Operating out of Chicago IL and its’ surrounding areas, CDC is a general contracting firm, which provides Make Ready/Rehab Turn-key, Residential and Commercial Construction, American Disability Access (ADA), Uniform Federal Accessibility Standards (UFAS) and Life Safety Installation, Interior Demolition, and Construction Management Services.
Coleman Development Corporation (CDC) is a small minority owned construction company founded in 1996. Coleman Development Corporation has successfully operated in Chicago, Illinois and surrounding areas for the past 16 years with concentration on small and large scale construction renovation, retrofitting, restoration and rehab of commercial and residential multi-dwelling units.
Coleman Development Corporation (CDC) was founded in 1996 as an outgrowth of the U.S. Housing and Urban Development Agency and the Chicago Housing Authority (CHA) Resident Entrepreneurial Training Program (RETP) that was created to train public housing residents in various entrepreneurial endeavors in order to foster self-reliance and self-sufficiency.
In 1996, Coleman Development Corporation partnered with Coronet Distribution Corporation and was awarded its first contract in CHA’s appliance replacement program. This joint venture became C & H Joint Ventures (CHJV). In 1999, C & H Joint Ventures was awarded its first construction contract for CHA’s winter emergency of 1999 program to perform home repairs. This joint venture was dissolved in 2003, leaving Coleman Development Corporation to perform small construction related activities solely. During this time, Coleman Development Corporation began to perform drywall, flooring and interior demolition. From 2003 to December 2012, Coleman Development Corporation (CDC) generated approximately $20,000,000 in revenue.
In 2005, Coleman Development Corporation (CDC) received its general contractors’ license from the City of Chicago to work on construction projects $5,000,000 or greater. Coleman Development Corporation is recognized as an MBE firm with the City of Chicago; Cook County, Illinois; the State of Illinois; a certified DBE firm through the Chicago Transit Authority. In 2012, Coleman Development Corporation received its Federal HUBZone certification.
CDC has its address in leased premises at 7258 S. Halsted, Chicago, IL 60621.
Its activities fall under the following NAICS Classifications:
CDC is involved in five distinct activities
Lester Coleman is a former resident of a public housing development located in Chicago, IL. In 1996, he founded Coleman Development Corporation (CDC), a small minority owned construction firm. The company’s motto is: Rebuilding Communities, Reshaping Lives.
Lester Coleman, President and Chief Executive Officer
Lester Coleman has received numerous accolades and awards for his work and on April 22, 2010 was highlighted during Chicago Small Business Day, by the HUD Deputy Secretary Ron Sims. In 2012, Coleman, along with a number of “American Dream” style change makers, was chosen to consult with Warren Buffet on the advancement of his ideas and what it may mean to the future of all those who are job creators. “It was certainly an honor to sit down, one-on-one with one of the most successful entrepreneurs in history. It has spurred me to do even more in my business and personal endeavors,” said Coleman. “Made In America” will not be just the things found in clothing retailers, warehouses or hardware stores any longer. It can now conjure a picture of a face; that of the founder of Coleman Development Corporation with a whole new meaning, open to interpretation.
Karl Henry, Senior Project Manager
Karl Henry joined Coleman Development Corporation in 2008 as a Junior Project Manager. Karl is currently a Senior Project Manager and his responsibilities include project implementation. He also functions as the Client Liaison for Coleman Development Corporation. Karl Henry received a Bachelors of Arts degree from Jackson State University in 1998.
Charles Coleman, Project Manager
Charles Coleman joined Coleman Development Corporation as a Junior Project Manager after graduating from Northern Illinois University in 2010 where he received a Bachelors of Arts degree. Charles is now a Project Manager for Coleman Development Corporation and oversees a wide variety of projects.