OUR HISTORY

our-history

Company namesake Victor Schuttler visits one of the jobsites of his son’s company.
Company namesake Victor Schuttler visits one of the jobsites of his son’s company.
As work progresses on a home remodeling project, co-founder Margaret Schuttler and her mother-in-law Ruth Schuttler visit the job-site to oversee the team.
As work progresses on a home remodeling project, co-founder Margaret Schuttler and her mother-in-law Ruth Schuttler visit the job-site to oversee the team.
Margaret Schuttler and son Robert Schuttler Jr. carryout the daily duties of operating the business out of their Park Ridge, IL home.
Margaret Schuttler and son Robert Schuttler Jr. carryout the daily duties of operating the business out of their Park Ridge, IL home.

 

Victor Construction’s history is family history.

It was in December of 1954 that Robert and Margaret Schuttler put their ambitions and dreams into action. With two children and a third on the way, Robert and Margaret began Victor Construction Company, named after Robert’s father Victor Schuttler. The business was run out of the couple’s home for many years as they expanded their family to five children.

Robert Schuttler began his career in the construction industry by working as a salesman to a home remodeling company. He enjoyed it and always knew that the business he would one day have would also be a home remodeling business. While Robert worked to find business, Margaret “Marge” was the bookkeeper. Their road to growing the business was anything but easy. While battling the bumps in the road, Robert and Marge had to support their five children and support the company, all out of their savings. This husband-and-wife team built Victor Construction Co. on their backs and were true trail blazers to the family legacy.In the 1970’s, Robert decided to service the Chicago Metropolitan area as a commercial general contractor and slowly stepped away from the home remodeling business.

As the company grew, some of Robert and Marge’s children also found their place in the company. Although Robert Jr. and Jeffrey began their time at Victor Construction as labored help, they worked their way to becoming officers to the company. Eventually, Victor Construction included Robert Sr. as President, son Robert Jr. as Vice President, wife Marge as Secretary, and son Jeff as Treasurer. Although it was hard to fully pull away from a company he had such passion for, Robert Sr. and Marge eventually retired leaving a line of succession that included his son Robert Jr. as President, son Jeff Schuttler as Vice President, and daughter Peggy as Secretary. Since Robert Jr.’s retirement, Jeff Schuttler has taken on the role of President, grandson to Robert Sr. Zak Schuttler has become Vice President. Even Zak’s wife Kelly Schuttler has joined the family legacy and has joined Victor Construction as Project Administrator.

Victor Construction continues to stand the test of time. We continue to improve our means of efficiency and quality. As we discover new technologies, methods, and opportunities, Victor Construction remains one of Chicago’s must trusted general contractors. Our clients are an extension of our family—we believe it only necessary to take care of them as so.

A Letter from Grandmother Margaret Schuttler to her Grandson Zak Schuttler.