August/September Business View Magazine

22 23 AT A GLANCE TUSCHALL ENGINEERING CO. WHAT: A supplier of superior metal clad- ding and siding products WHERE: Burr Ridge, Illinois WEBSITE: TUSCHALL ENGINEERING CO. FOR SUPERIOR METALS T uschall Engineering Co. of Burr Ridge, Illinois provides professional architectural firms with superior metal cladding and siding products backed by its well-earned reputation for dependability, innovation, and excep- tional craftsmanship. A second-generation business, the company was started in 1937, by John R. Tuschall, father of its current President & CEO, Jim Tuschall, who has been with the company for 43 years. “My father was installing furnaces and doing duct work, and got into air conditioning when that started to get popular,” Tuschall recounts. “He did that from 1937 till the mid-‘50s, and then he started doing metal decking for flat-roof buildings in the Chicago market. In the late ‘60s, he got into metal siding for industrial warehousing. Metal insulated panels kind of dried up in that market in the ‘90s –precast con- crete took over, so then we got into the high-end, architectural metal panels.We are installers of archi- tectural metal panels, putting the cladding on the outside of a building.We do a lot of high-rise, univer- sities, hospitals, churches, and some very high-end TUSCHALL Engineering Co.