Charlie Haapala is an expert in construction, design and development. He has a wealth of experience in retail fast track, and brand name store roll outs across the country. His history of success includes the establishment of restaurants, department stores, strip centers, mixed use high-rise and loft conversions, town housing, high end residential, hotels, banks, downtown parking garages, office buildings and warehouses.
Charlie has been integral to the fast track, high volume (+100) simultaneous competitive bid build outs of Lerner’s, Express, The Limited, Victoria’s Secret, Lane Bryant, Lens Crafters, Wilson Suede & Leather, Tucci Benucchi Restaurants, Capitol Commerce Center, Forest Park Mall, J. Alexander Restaurants, Carson Pirie Scott, Barnes & Noble Book Seller and more.
As Managing VP of Construction for a Chicagoland developer, Charlie has been responsible for delivering completed projects, including initial site and building design development, specification detailing, city/neighborhood approvals, conceptual budgeting/estimating, contract negotiation and administration, management of in-house construction staff, consultants, architects, engineers, contractors, customer service departments, property management and claim settlements.
He successfully delivered more than $80 million in development during this two year phase, including over 375 condos with numerous commercial tenant spaces.
Charlie has earned a reputation for delivering high quality projects on time and on budget. He is there every step of the way, from initial conceptual budgeting, competitive hard bidding, contract negotiations and award, project management through completion and customer service.
At T.M. Crowley & Associates, each member of our team has a history of excellence.