Michael S. Lebar
Principal | President of Construction

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Michael Lebar brings more than 20 years of construction management and development experience to his position at Podolsky Circle Construction LLC. Michael has developed and constructed over 7 million square feet of industrial, office, retail and municipal development and construction projects.

As Principal of the firm and President of Podolsky Circle Construction, Michael is responsible for all construction related activities including pre-construction services, estimating, design-build services, construction management services, and property diligence services. He also manages municipal approvals and entitlements for development clients.

Prior to joining Podolsky Circle, Michael was Principal of Lebar Construction and held development and construction positions with First Industrial Realty Trust and A. Epstein and Sons.  In addition to constructing facilities in the Chicago Market, he has also served clients in Wisconsin, Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky, Georgia and California.

Michael holds a Bachelor of Science in Construction Management from Bradley University.

Notable projects and clients include:

Light Industrial/Warehouse

  • Maytag
  • Rustoleum
  • Medline Industries
  • Penske Logistics


  • Computer Projects of Illinois
  • Creeden & Associates
  • Conde Nast Publications

Refrigerated & Food Facilities

  • Affiliated Foods Midwest
  • Nishimoto Trading Company
  • Carol’s Cookies
  • Sweetener Supply


  • Land of Nod
  • Journelle Chicago
  • The Merchandise Center