COVID-19 Update

Hogan Design & Construction COVID-19 Update

To our HDC family, clients, and friends.

I wanted to take a moment to reach out and share with you personally, how Hogan Design & Construction (HDC) is handling the COVID-19 situation.

During the surreal events of the past week, we remain fully operational and continue to meet with current and prospective clients via our Virtual Design Services. Designated as an ESSENTIAL BUSINESS by the State Of Illinois, we remain open for business, ready to serve you with the same dedication and service excellence you’ve come to expect. We are so very grateful to all those in our community who have continued to support not only our company but all local businesses during this uncertain time. We have implemented strict safety protocols on our job sites, ensuring the safety of our clients and network of local tradespeople. 

Our thoughts and prayers go out to all those globally impacted by this unprecedented occurrence. We’re thankful for all healthcare workers and first responders that remain on the job, providing lifesaving help to those in need of assistance. We’re grateful for the strength found in our people, our community, in our engagements, and friendship with you. We resolve to do our absolute best today and tomorrow to serve you.

Be well, stay safe and healthy and thank you for your continued support. 

Sincerely,

Brian Sig

Brian Hogan
President, CEO
Hogan Design & Construction

 

HDC Is Open for Business and Ready to Serve You

During this difficult time, the HDC team is working remotely but we remain fully operational. For the safety of our clients, employees, and sub-contractors we are taking active and extensive precautions, doing our part to help prevent the spread of the virus. While implementing these measures, we are continuing to serve our community to the best of our abilities.

 

HDC's COVID-19 Action Plan

Here at Hogan Design & Construction, we value the health and well being of our clients, employees, and Trade Partners above all else. We are committed to creating a safe & healthy work environment for everyone involved. Below are some of the steps that HDC is taking in order to ensure the safety of our customers and staff:

  1. HDC does not perform work for any project unless all parties feel completely comfortable with proceeding.

  2. HDC staff is always practicing social distancing and all CDC recommended procedures.

  3. HDC employees and Trade Partners are required to monitor their health daily to detect any signs of illness or potential symptoms of COVID-19 & must report them immediately.

  4. HDC does not allow anyone who is showing signs of illness onto a project job site or within our office.

  5. HDC staff must wear masks whenever making store runs and must wash their hands regularly.

  6. HDC has provided all staff with gloves, masks, and hand sanitizer.

  7. HDC staff is willing to wear gloves and/or masks whenever meeting with clients.

  8. HDC staff is running all in-house meetings virtually for the time being.

  9. HDC staff is willing to run all client meetings virtually via zoom, phone calls, FaceTime, etc.

  10. HDC is currently not stacking Trade Partners within confined spaces in order to expedite schedules.

  11. HDC staff is greatly limiting store runs, office visits, and any unnecessary contact of all kinds.

  12. HDC will label every job site with COVID-19 Health Check signs at each point of entry.

  13. HDC will fully protect job sites with 3 mil plastic barriers where possible separating workspace & living space.

  14. At client request, HDC will provide a BuildClean Unit for any job site to auto-filter air within the job site.

  15. HDC will provide hand sanitizer for all job sites.

  16. If washrooms are not available onsite, HDC will provide hand-washing stations.

  17. HDC job sites will be broom cleaned & tidied up after each day of work.

  18. HDC job sites will be thoroughly cleaned after the project is completed.

*If any of the above items are seen as not being followed, please immediately notify the HDC Production Manager, Doug Panozzo, at either (815) 530-0808 or doug@hdcbuild.com.

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HDC Is Taking Necessary Precautions

For 20 years, we've been helping our clients navigate the ins-and-outs of the remodeling process. During this time of crisis, our foremost concern is the health and well-being of all. That's why the HDC team is taking every possible precaution.

  • Meetings that would normally be done in-person are now virtual/teleconference meetings, conducted in the comfort and safety of our client's home or business.​

  • All HDC projects scheduled and in-production at this time are unique in that, the homeowner or business owner is not currently in-residence. This allows us access to the project without the need for one-on-one contact with our clients. 

  • If a future project is scheduled during the ongoing State Of Illinois Stay At Home mandate, we will be checking in with clients regularly to make sure that no one in the home is exhibiting any signs of illness before we send our staff. In this circumstance, we have directed our sub-contractors and staff to maintain proper social distances when working on the job site, meeting with clients, or community members.

  • We have implemented mandatory internal virus safety protocols for our staff and sub-contractors, posting signage specifying our protocols at all job sites. Personnel exhibiting any symptoms will be sent home.

  • Our staff will be regularly sanitizing high-touch job site surfaces.  Access to parts of the home not under construction will be restricted.

 

Impacts To Project Schedules and Construction

During the COVID-19 event, some clients have asked if their design or production schedule will be impacted. The answer is no. Scheduling has not been impacted, however, as the COVID-19 event evolves, we reserve the right to notify our clients of possible scheduling updates or changes. To date, we continue to hold design meetings, albeit virtually, and our dedicated staff and sub-contractors continue to make daily progress on active projects while adhering to our enhanced safety protocols. Any project progress could of course quickly change if State or County health authorities change their guidance for our industry, etc. HDC prides itself on clear and open communication. We will update our clients immediately should schedules be impacted.

 

State Of Illinois Executive Order 2020-10 Regarding Essential Businesses

Order Excerpt ... For purposes of this Executive Order, individuals may leave their residence to provide any services or perform any work necessary to offer, provision, operate, maintain and repair Essential Infrastructure.
Essential Infrastructure includes, but is not limited to: food production, distribution, and sale; construction (including, but not limited to, construction required in response to this public health emergency, hospital construction, construction of long-term care facilities, public works construction, and housing construction); building management and maintenance; airport operations; operation and maintenance of utilities, including water, sewer, and gas; electrical (including power generation, distribution, and production of raw materials); distribution centers; oil and biofuel refining; roads, highways, railroads, and public transportation; ports; cybersecurity operations; flood control; solid waste and recycling collection and removal; and internet, video, and telecommunications systems (including the provision of essential global, national, and local infrastructure for computing services, business infrastructure, communications, and web-based services).
Essential Infrastructure shall be construed broadly to avoid any impacts to essential infrastructure, broadly defined.

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