Business 100 – 2018

Michael T. Clune/Clune Construction Company

Born in Dublin, Ireland, Mike Clune is the chairman of Clune Construction. In 1978, after immigrating, Mike secured an entry-level position with a local construction firm, which he would later buy to utilize as the foundation for the creation of his own company, Clune Construction.

Mike was inducted into the Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame in 1998. Sponsored by the University of Chicago, the award is given to innovative business leaders in the Chicago area who have spearheaded private companies, overcome challenges, and exhibited high levels of excellence, all while demonstrating consistent growth, employment generation, and profitability.

In addition, Mike is dedicated to giving back to the community. He currently serves on the board for Mercy Housing Lakefront, while also lending support to Rebuilding Together and C.R.A.S.H. USA, a non-profit organization which Mike co-founded. Additionally, he is the Chairman of the Board of the Irish American Partnership, a non-profit that funds education and community development programs across Ireland, North and South. ♦