Director of Facilities

Bill Brennan

WHY LITTLE CITY

“After selling my environmental remediation companies, I was looking for an organization where I could make a meaningful difference in people’s lives. After two years of searching for the right fit, I was lucky enough to find Little City in 2014. The mission, the staff who you can immediately tell really care about our clients, the school, the campus, and the thought that my skillset would benefit both adults and children with disabilities was more than enough to know this is where I was meant to be at this time in my life.”

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Before coming to Little City in 2014, Bill had extensive experience in engineering, facilities management and real estate.
As President of Brennan’s PEB & Associates, Inc., Bill successfully transformed a nearly bankrupt environmental remediation company into a business with the highest profit margins in the environmental industry. Ultimately, he independently sold the company to the largest regional environmental competitor.
Following that sale, Bill became President of Brennan’s Environmental Remediation, Inc. where he regulated operations for the City of Chicago municipal facilities environmental contract, provided emergency response services for 400+ municipal facilities, and coordinated environmental work with OSHA, EPA, IDPH, Engineering & Public Works Departments and the Laborers’ International Union for 15 years.
Bill went on to preside as President of Fifth Star Properties where his management of facilities, construction and real estate included oversight on 40+ single and multi-tenant facilities. At Fifth Star Properties, he also performed market research, property analysis, and price negotiations on commercial, industrial, and retail facilities.
As Director of Facilities at Little City since 2014, Bill’s vast experience and knowledge in facilities, maintenance and real estate has benefitted the organization exponentially. There is no task too small or too large that Bill isn’t involved in at Little City’s vast properties. Bill provides facilities management for 49 LCF-owned buildings, a 56-acre campus, a leased space in Chicago, and LCF-owned scattered sites in Chicago’s northwest suburbs and Waukegan. One of his first major undertakings at Little City was locating and renovating a new 30,000 square foot day-program facility within the mandated 12-month timeframe during the Countryside Association merger.
Additionally, Bill continues to oversee the complete construction of the six state-of-the-art children’s group homes in the Duffey Family Children’s Village, which is scheduled for completion in 2023.
Most recently, Bill is actively looking to acquire and renovate adult residential group homes and a day services building in order to provide Little City residents and clients with the high-quality environments that they deserve.
Bill graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, with a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering.

 

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PERSONAL LIFE
I have three teenagers and an amazing wife. I set a goal of staying in all 50 states with my family before the eldest went off to college – it took just under ten years, but we did it. After that, we even made it to Ireland and Scotland. When the pandemic changed travel in 2020, we rented a thirty-foot RV and drove to the east coast; we body-surfed in the ocean, ate seafood and ice cream, and made memories that I will forever cherish. Family and friends … it’s what keeps me going.

If you weren’t Director of Facilities at Little City, what would you most likely be doing?
I would make a run at being mayor of Schaumburg. Start a blog about traveling with kids to all 50 states (this has been requested many times by friends). Spend more time on real estate. Golf more with family and friends. Look for another organization where I can do some good. Improve my culinary and mixology skills. Start planning our travels for when we become empty nesters.

Connect with Bill
bbrennan@littlecity.org
(847) 221-7141

 

WHY LITTLE CITY

“After selling my environmental remediation companies, I was looking for an organization where I could make a meaningful difference in people’s lives. After two years of searching for the right fit, I was lucky enough to find Little City in 2014. The mission, the staff who you can immediately tell really care about our clients, the school, the campus, and the thought that my skillset would benefit both adults and children with disabilities was more than enough to know this is where I was meant to be at this time in my life.”

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Before coming to Little City in 2014, Bill had extensive experience in engineering, facilities management and real estate.
As President of Brennan’s PEB & Associates, Inc., Bill successfully transformed a nearly bankrupt environmental remediation company into a business with the highest profit margins in the environmental industry. Ultimately, he independently sold the company to the largest regional environmental competitor.
Following that sale, Bill became President of Brennan’s Environmental Remediation, Inc. where he regulated operations for the City of Chicago municipal facilities environmental contract, provided emergency response services for 400+ municipal facilities, and coordinated environmental work with OSHA, EPA, IDPH, Engineering & Public Works Departments and the Laborers’ International Union for 15 years.
Bill went on to preside as President of Fifth Star Properties where his management of facilities, construction and real estate included oversight on 40+ single and multi-tenant facilities. At Fifth Star Properties, he also performed market research, property analysis, and price negotiations on commercial, industrial, and retail facilities.
As Director of Facilities at Little City since 2014, Bill’s vast experience and knowledge in facilities, maintenance and real estate has benefitted the organization exponentially. There is no task too small or too large that Bill isn’t involved in at Little City’s vast properties. Bill provides facilities management for 49 LCF-owned buildings, a 56-acre campus, a leased space in Chicago, and LCF-owned scattered sites in Chicago’s northwest suburbs and Waukegan. One of his first major undertakings at Little City was locating and renovating a new 30,000 square foot day-program facility within the mandated 12-month timeframe during the Countryside Association merger.
Additionally, Bill continues to oversee the complete construction of the six state-of-the-art children’s group homes in the Duffey Family Children’s Village, which is scheduled for completion in 2023.
Most recently, Bill is actively looking to acquire and renovate adult residential group homes and a day services building in order to provide Little City residents and clients with the high-quality environments that they deserve.
Bill graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, with a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering.

 

Leadership (18)
Leadership (19)
Leadership (20)
Leadership (21)
Leadership (22)
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PERSONAL LIFE
I have three teenagers and an amazing wife. I set a goal of staying in all 50 states with my family before the eldest went off to college – it took just under ten years, but we did it. After that, we even made it to Ireland and Scotland. When the pandemic changed travel in 2020, we rented a thirty-foot RV and drove to the east coast; we body-surfed in the ocean, ate seafood and ice cream, and made memories that I will forever cherish. Family and friends … it’s what keeps me going.

If you weren’t Director of Facilities at Little City, what would you most likely be doing?
I would make a run at being mayor of Schaumburg. Start a blog about traveling with kids to all 50 states (this has been requested many times by friends). Spend more time on real estate. Golf more with family and friends. Look for another organization where I can do some good. Improve my culinary and mixology skills. Start planning our travels for when we become empty nesters.

Connect with Bill
bbrennan@littlecity.org
(847) 221-7141

 

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