About TOR

About Us


Tore Bakk-Hansen (Owner and current President) started TOR Construction in 1988.  Since then, TOR Construction has been one of Chicago’s leaders for concrete projects that are “unique” or “challenging” in nature.

Our experienced field force and management team excel at projects that have complicated and intricate structural details, multiple phases and difficult logistics within the Chicago metro area.  We specialize in concrete projects with heavily reinforced/tall foundations, shear walls, single sided sheet pile wall pours, retaining walls, theater systems (Geofoam and concrete), CIP decks and post tension slabs.


TOR’s success can be attributed to our focus on quality, customer service and combined with successful past performances.  Our strengths are our knowledge of the industry and willingness to push the boundaries of concrete construction.  A few examples of TOR Construction’s unique concrete portfolio includes the British International School of Chicago, multi-story additions at the Midtown Athletic Club (club remained fully open during construction), Halas Hall, Medinah Country Club, Arclight & Black Ensemble Theaters in Chicago.


TOR Construction is a proud member of the following organizations:

  1. ASCC – American Society of Concrete Contractors
  2. CCA – Concrete Contractors Association of Greater Chicago
  3. FVCA – Fox Valley Concrete Association
  4. American Concrete Pumping Association
  5. Fox Valley AGC – Associated General Contractors