Building a better tomorrow
Title: Senior Project Manager
Organization: Cullen Construction Management
Anthony “Tony” Guzman is a child of immigrants and a first-generation college graduate. Guzman was raised in Cicero, Illinois, and went to Morton East High School. He attended Northwestern University and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering.
Guzman began his career at a large, international general contracting firm in Chicago and worked on residential high rises, schools, and historical renovations. In addition to project management work, he participated in the company’s rotation program focused on preconstruction and estimating. He then moved to a developer and general contracting firm where he gained skills in retail and commercial construction.
Currently, Guzman is a senior project manager at Cullen Construction Management and has had the opportunity to work on an extensive array of projects including high rises, senior living and educational facilities, student housing, transit-oriented developments, tenant improvements, and commercial standalone buildings. Guzman provides day-to-day leadership and support on projects that have received local and state funding from groups such as the Chicago Neighborhood Opportunity Fund and the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity. Guzman provides construction management and owner’s representation services to private developers on projects located throughout the nation, and he leads the company’s technical services efforts and is focused on calibrating the company’s estimates, templates, and processes.
Outside of work, Guzman is a house captain for Rebuilding Together, mentored for ACE Chicago, and sits on the Chicago Auxiliary Board for the Hispanic Alliance for Career Enhancement. In 2021, Guzman received the Emerging Leader Award from the National Latino Education Institute.
Guzman spends his free time reading, traveling with his wife Ana, and chasing their corgi BMO around the yard.
Words of Wisdom: Ambition and passion are great motivators, but they can engulf you. Be sure to take a step back and reflect on the moment, your story, and the people who have helped you. Show appreciation and give back.