Novak Construction Enhances Portfolio with New Division, Novak Interiors

After 40 years of perfecting ground-up, interior build-out and renovation projects, Novak Construction Company has created a new vertical, Novak Interiors. Novak is proud to have a dedicated team focusing on corporate interiors and tenant improvement clients specifically.

Novak welcomes Chris Novak to Novak Interiors as Executive Vice President. Chris has a proven track record, not only as a team leader, but as an experienced project manager who has managed several million square feet of work. He brings over 30 years of experience to his new role leading the Novak Interiors division.

Jason Steffen and Josh Mertes have joined the Novak Interiors division as Project Executives. They are no strangers to having run projects, and their experience leverages them to be able to move a project along its milestones. Jason and Josh bring a total of more than 30 years’ experience in the construction industry to Novak, and they are both LEED accredited professionals.

“We are proud to have Chris and his team focusing specifically on interiors and tenant improvements. It is something we do well, and I look forward to the growth of that division within our firm,” noted John Novak, Founder and President of Novak Construction.

This year marks the 40th Anniversary of Novak Construction ( as a top tier, nationally-recognized General Contractor and Construction Management firm known for its well-rounded portfolio and many projects in the retail, and multi-family/mixed-use, senior living, industrial, corporate and institutional sectors. Novak Construction has consistently been named as one of Chicago’s Top General Contractors and is the recipient of AIA Chicago’s Design Excellence Award – General Contractor for its By The Hand Club for Kids project. Novak Construction was also named Best Supermarket Contractor in Illinois by General Contractors Magazine.