The Accel Construction team is a reflection of our founder—a unique breadth of experience and professionalism that creates real value. Talent and technical expertise that contributes to quality of execution. Personal commitment and people skills that make us easy to work with. Meet the people behind Accel performance.
Henry Lopez, Founder and CEO
Henry Lopez brings more than 29 years of experience in building, construction, acquisition and development of major real estate projects to Accel clients and projects. Henry has successfully led high-profile commercial, retail, residential and hospitality projects to completion that includes Chicago’s highly successful multi-billion dollar Central Station Development. He has also overseen the $50-million renovation of 250 S. Wacker Drive, a 247,000 square foot, 17-story office building, along with many other major high profile projects in Chicago. Since founding Accel Construction, Henry has continued to expand the firm’s experience and clientele, completing numerous projects for the government and military.
Prior to founding Accel Construction, Henry served as Senior Vice President at Forest City Enterprises, as Vice President for The John Buck Company, as Vice President for LR Development (now part of the Related Companies) and as Senior Project Manager for Power Construction Company.
Henry’s professionalism, creative thinking, negotiation skills and extensive experience in both the building and financial aspects of the business enhance his ability to add value by creating substantial cost-saving opportunities well before a project begins. He has a proven track record of delivering exceptional, on-time and on-budget projects, achieved through effective decision making, attention to detail and leadership.
Henry holds a B.S. in Civil Engineering and Construction Management with a minor in business from Bradley University.