James J. Snyder

Director of Design and Construction


Jim Snyder serves as a Design and Construction Manager for the Harlem Irving Companies and is responsible for procuring due diligence services including environmental, geotechnical, and survey work. Additionally, he is responsible for environmental, demolition, site, and construction cost evaluation related to excavation, stormwater management, Department of Transportation and building improvements. This includes complete responsibility and procurement of all design services; civil, traffic, architectural, structural, civil, mechanical, electrical, and plumbing as well as all construction services.


Snyder possesses over 16 years of construction management. Prior to Harlem Irving, Snyder spent 10 years working for large commercial construction firm, Turner Construction Company in Chicago and Denver. He held positions as field engineer, project engineer, project superintendent, project manager and project estimator on both renovation and ground up projects ranging in size from $500,000 to $160,000,000; he also served on Turner’s Charity Board. The construction projects Snyder was responsible for include Chicago’s Symphony Center ($90M), Lake Forest Place ($93M), Pine Meadow Corporate Center ($11M), 16 Market Square ($89M), the Tabor Center ESPN Zone ($10M), Soldier Field Renovation Project, the Lurie Research Center ($140M), various AT&T Call Center renovations ($500,000) as well as project estimator on several projects (project range $25M to $160M).

At the Harlem Irving Companies, Snyder has managed all site and neighboring roadwork improvement on Kendall Marketplace, The Emerald, Halsted Street retail, 33rd & Damen, 3740 N Halsted, the HIP Expansion, Surfside Holiday Inn renovation, 1220 N Wells Apartments, the future Uptown hotel/apartments in Normal, and the future Menards in Moline.

Snyder holds a BS in Building Construction Management from Michigan State University.


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