About Us

Chicago General Contractor is the brainchild of Donny Zanger, a serial entrepreneur originally from Philadelphia, and Juan Rudel, a veteran contractor with 37 years of experience in the general contracting space in the Chicago metropolitan area. Donny and Juan met at a building convention in Chicago when Donny was splitting his time between Chicago and New York City, and they instantly developed an easy going chemistry that they knew would turn into something special. The idea behind CGC was simple – become a one-stop-shop where Chicagoans, both business owners and homeowners alike, can turn their vision of their dream renovation projects into a reality. Before teaming up with Juan to found GC, Donny spent fifteen years in the general contracting space, starting shortly after just finishing college. In addition to his thriving contracting business, Donny is also the founder of several technology companies including some that made a successful exit while others are still up and running independently. CGC’s team of builders has worked with some of the biggest players in Chicago and the Midwest, including Goldfinch, the Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago Truborn, and many others. CGC’s team is proud to serve every type of client, no matter how big or small, and guarantees uncompromising attention to detail and satisfaction with every project.

Contact CGC today to get a free quote for your next building project or renovation