For the past four years, Madison Construction has been among Crain’s Fast Fifty – a list of the fastest-growing Chicagoland companies. We didn't get that way by accident. It took a lot of hard work and a reliable banking partner like First Merchants. When big projects come our way, we need a bank that can act fast to help us get the contract, and First Merchants always delivers.
Madison Construction is a fully integrated construction management and general construction company employing some of the most experienced individuals in the industry. Since we opened in 2001, we’ve seen record sales every year - even during the 2008-09 nationwide financial crisis. We previously worked with a very large bank, but were looking to find a partner that could focus more on our account and work with us on a personal level.
We found that partner in First Merchants and have been with them for more than five years. We wanted a bank that could come up with creative ways to help our account while keeping paperwork and red tape to a minimum. For us, it's simple, Madison Construction is among the fastest-growing companies in Chicago, and we need a bank that can help us continue to grow and build our reputation.
When the chance to land an $80 million contract presented itself, we knew we didn't want to tie up our existing line of credit for one project - possibly impacting our ability to take on other projects in the near future. First Merchants knew we had to move quickly to seize this opportunity, and acted fast to help us. The bank opened a new line of credit for this particular project, and treated it as a separate account. This meant we were able to take on this lucrative project without straining our lines of credit.
First Merchants Bank understands our business, and came up with a creative solution to help us land an $80 million project. However, it's the things they do every day that really make the difference. They treat our account like a local bank would, and work with us on a personal level while still providing the necessary resources of a big bank. We needed a partner that could keep up with our business and help build our reputation, and First Merchants made it happen.
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