We excel at building relationships.


Building relationships is the foundation needed to make a difference. To that end, we focus on partnering with our customers by developing a shared vision and working with them to achieve their construction goals. We accomplish this by:

  • Understanding customer needs
  • Client coaching
  • Providing fair pricing
  • Setting a realistic schedule
  • Aligning our objectives with team members
  • Creating trust while delivering performance
  • Addressing issues as they arise and working on potential solutions
  • Providing ongoing communication during the course of a project
  • Delivering a high quality product
  • Ensuring ownership participation in all phases of a project
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Party City


We also work to build relationships with our subcontractors—all of whom are integral to project viability. In order for us to better achieve our client’s goals, a good relationship with subcontractors can make a project that much more successful. We share the customer’s vision with our subs so that everyone can work together toward a common goal. In new markets, we identify subcontractors who share our ideals, and this allows us to continue growing our subcontractor base.

Six reasons why you should choose us for your next project.

  • We fairly represent our customers by being honest.
  • We employ excellent problem-solving abilities and provide value engineering based on our years of experience in the trade.
  • We maintain our customers’ best interests when issues arise and seek to find the optimal solution.
  • We are highly motivated and passionate about our work.
  • We set reasonable expectations to achieve high quality results.
  • We stand up for our work and our commitments.

Confidence built on a solid foundation for over 20 years.

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Thorndale Construction Services, Inc. (Thorndale) is started by Alan Horsman, and the company’s first client is Seattle’s Best Coffee.
Thorndale begins construction of Cold Stone Creamery restaurants in the Midwest—building over 30 stores in the upcoming years.
Thorndale is selected to manage build-outs for Starbucks throughout the country. Thorndale completed over 60 such projects in universities, airports, hotels, hospitals and casinos over the next five years.
Started work on retail spaces at O’Hare Airport—which resulted in five continuous years of work at O’Hare.
Thorndale becomes a selected general contractor for Chick‑fil‑A in the Midwest.
Thorndale receives a Certificate of Recognition for Innovation for conceiving a construction solution for the facade design of a historical building.
Thorndale is recognized by Jason’s Deli as a valued partner of their company.
Thorndale builds the world’s first Nutella restaurant in downtown Chicago.
Thorndale starts construction of the first Guzman y Gomez in the United States.

You’re safe building upon our experience.

Meet our core team. For additional information on our team, please send us an email.


Alan W. Horsman

Project Manager and Estimator

Ryan Horsman

Project Manager

Kevin O’Keefe

Director of Business Operations

Sandra Horsman

Let’s start a conversation about your next project.