Our Story

Denny Medows was born into a farming family living in Southern Illinois, near Christopher, in 1908. When Denny was only 12 years old, his father (Benjamin), died and Denny was forced to assume the duties and responsibilities of running the family farm and caring for his Mother (Delphia) and sisters & brothers. It was at a very young age that Denny learned about hard work and dedication.

In the late ’20s, Denny, in an effort to expand his horizons and bring a new beginning to his life, moved north to Chicago and found a job with Western Electric Corp. He met (Flora), his future wife, married her and together they raised five sons, instilling in each a sense of faith, integrity, honesty and strong morals.

Ken Medows was one of Denny’s sons. Ken was born in 1946, and after graduating high school, he spent 47 years of learning all aspects of the construction process in great depth. Working all over the Chicagoland area, Ken worked as a GC or Project manager completing many different commercial and custom residential projects. He also had time to raise a family having two daughters and one son, Dennis. Ken spent a life time learning the trade. He passed on the values and ethics he learned from his father Denny, to his own children, continuing his father’s legacy.

Dennis is pictured here with his father Ken.


Dennis Medows, the President of Medows Construction, has spent the majority of his adult life learning the construction trade. After 20 years as a Project Manager in the Commercial Construction Industry, Dennis decided to take his passion for building to another level and began Medows Construction, Inc. in 2009 along side his father, Ken. Throughout his life, Dennis learned invaluable lessons from his father, including: having a strong work ethic and a dedication to quality, and you will have success.

After the untimely passing of his father in 2015, Dennis continues to hold a strong work ethic that he so proudly shared with his father. With 75+ years’ experience in the construction trades, the Medows’ family legacy continues to do business ethically and morally and upholds their reputation for quality.

So, if you’re looking for quality and integrity, you’ll be happy you contacted Medows Construction, Inc. for your next project.