Setting the Bar High for Cannabis Facility Design-Build

Those in the cannabis industry understand that they must select the right contractor to assist in reaching their project goals. Harbour is adept in the entire process of consulting, constructing, and transforming a structure so that projects are delivered on time and on budget, with minimal disruption to ongoing business operations. As the cannabis industry’s full-service design-build firm, we partner with our clients to provide the best-in-class service to achieve their goals.

Our institutional knowledge and experience with the cannabis industry’s strict compliance, regulatory, and operational requirements ensure your project is completed correctly the first time. Whether your focus is on yield, production, or efficient retail, Harbour is committed to building your project for optimal success.

Harbour’s over 63 years of professional work experience, leveraged with dynamic cannabis industry knowledge, allows the team to align client visions with client goals. We deliver well-equipped, complex facilities built to the highest standards with the quality craftsmanship to match.

The cannabis industry has set the bar high with customer experience in successful dispensaries. Harbour’s process aims to produce a functional, secure, and compliant retail space, guaranteed to engage your customers and patients alike. Harbour's build-outs are approached holistically as floor plans are designed to optimize safety, aesthetics, and overall client experience.

We manage your project
from start to finish

Our experience in the cannabis industry includes dispensaries, Marijuana Infused Products (MIP) kitchens, cultivation facilities, extraction rooms, processing facilities, greenhouses, and lab support.

  • Facility Design-Build
  • Security Planning
  • Pre-Construction
  • Consulting
  • Construction Management
  • Permitting and Compliance Support
  • Value Engineering
  • Sustainability
  • 3D Data Collection and BIM
  • Cultivation Centers
  • Processing Facilities
  • Dispensaries

An Elevated Experience in Cannabis Construction


Generations of experience has earned us the reputation as an 
industry leader. Harbour has been in the construction industry for 
over 63 years, and our work is rooted in extensive experience, hard earned trust, and community relations. Our success stems from a foundation of innovative construction solutions and quality craftsmanship.

Turnkey Solutions

We understand that design-builds in the cannabis industry require the orchestration of many moving pieces. Rest assured that with your project, Harbour manages all aspects of construction from beginning to end, with permitting, licensing, public relations, and additional operational requirements.


Harbour is committed to green building standards and practices in all services we perform. We are determined to reduce or eliminate our projects’ carbon footprint with a Three-Step Process.

Nature’s Care Company - Case Study

Harbour recently completed Phase I of II for Nature’s Care Company (NCC) in Chicago’s Downtown Loop. NCC is the first adult-use cannabis dispensary in Chicago, and the first cannabis dispensary built in the Loop. Harbour was instrumental in this project’s success by assisting in:

  • The Facilitation in the Department of Building Permitting Process, Including the Commission on Chicago Landmarks
  • The Acquisition of Chicago Department of Transportation Street, Alley, and Temporary 
Drive Permits
  • Assistance with Ensuring Guidelines Were Met 
Per the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR) to Attain a Cannabis Dispensary License
  • Client Support During the Chicago Zoning Board of Appeals and Cannabis Special Use Permitting
  • Public Relations with the Local West Loop Community Organizations
  • Developing and Managing An Expedited Phased Construction Schedule to Ensure License Acquisition Per Dispensary Proximity Guidelines
  • Consultation and Installation of High-Tech Security Systems with Deterrence Measures

“Acreage Holdings has completed many projects throughout the country. As we know, Chicago is one of the most challenging locations, and we chose to partner with Harbour Contractors to ensure our cannabis construction project was done right the first time.”

Frank Mattiace
Project Manager at Acreage Holdings