About Us


Who We Are

We’re all about craftsmanship

American Beam & Steel is a Chicago licensed general contractor, specializing in residential and light commercial structural repair.  Our expertise is founded on 25+ years in residential construction and renovation, restoring the structural integrity to 100s of single-family homes and detached garages, multi-tenant buildings, and commercial properties.  Our clients are life-long homeowners, new home buyers, investment property owners, and real estate agents.

As the company grows, so do the skillsets. American Beam & Steel has the tools and knowledge to engineer solutions for any project that comes their way. Each project is unique, and American Beam & Steel are prepared to take any challenge that comes their way.


Our Founder

Mark Hopman

Mark Hopman, founder of American Beam & Steel began building homes in 1985 after a career in Aeronautical Engineering. After working as a carpenter and running his own contracting business, he gained the experience needed to fix structural issues in homes today.

Mark’s focus is to meet your every need when it comes to the structural integrity of your home or business. There’s no project too big or complicated that American Beam & Steel can handle.

“Mark came out to evaluate and give an estimate and was friendly, thorough, and informative. He displayed a greater knowledge and capacity for the work … so I chose ABS … and very glad I did! Mark came out with the team … on time and they got straight to work. Everyone was courteous and respectful of the house and cleaned up after themselves when they were done.

Afterwards Mark and I went into the crawlspace so he could show me what they’d done, and even went the extra mile in explaining the characteristics of the crawlspace and how to ensure it stays dry and free of cracking. I’ve had a lot of work done on houses over the years, and Mark and his team are among the best I’ve ever hired. I’d recommend them in a heartbeat!”

– Nick E, Orland Park

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