Founded in 1961, Neil Enterprises is a photo novelties and photo promotional products manufacturer serving the needs of many different industries: professional photographers, retailers, special events, instant printing, embroidery, craft, educational, and ad specialty.

Harbour served as the design-builder for Neil’s two-story 110,000 SF distribution warehouse, which also serves as the company’s corporate headquarters.

The building is a precast structure with a reinforced concrete foundation, structural steel frame, three decorative exterior canopies, a truck interior loading dock, and a TPO roof.

The interior design features a mix of enclosed offices and meeting spaces within an open office floor plan. A large “town hall” serves as a multi-purpose space for break times and impromptu meetings for employees to engage with each other.

The materials utilized on the exterior included precast concrete, aluminum storefront glazing, and a stacked stone veneer.

The project also included 8-acres of site work, including underground utilities and hydrocarbon removal structures, a sustainable storm-water management system, and water-efficient landscaping.

Increased ventilation and high-end lighting systems allow for constant energy savings based on current sun exposure throughout the day. The building then becomes increasingly efficient when unoccupied.

  • Client: Neil Enterprises, Inc.
  • Role: Design-Build
  • Location: Vernon Hills, IL
  • 2-Story 110,000 SF Building, Office, and Distribution Center
  • Estimated Cost: $9,498,662.00
  • Actual Cost: $9,037,052.00
  • Contract Amount Changes: Credits Back to Owner for Unused Contingency
  • Contracted: Winter 2018
  • Completed: Winter 2018
  • Architect: Ware Malcomb
  • Civil: CM
  • MEP: Westside
  • Structure: Unlimited



Neil Enterprises, Inc.


Ware Malcomb


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