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In 1989, Joan Andersen Schmidt founded Andersen Concrete Pumping – the first woman-owned company in the U.S. concrete pumping industry. Since then, the company has gained over 30 years of hard-earned experience by developing major infrastructure for the city of Chicago and the United States Midwest. Andersen Concrete Pumping pumps an average of 200,000 yards of concrete a year, building and refurbishing urban landmarks of all sizes. 


The company has built over 40 skyscrapers and mid-rises in the Chicago area since its inception. Starting with River East in 1999, an enormous four-block shopping center with a 16-screen movie theater. River East was the third largest residential structure in the country at that time. The effective scale of Andersen Concrete Pumping’s operations has only increased. The company’s services boomed in 2007, which developed Andersen Concrete Pumping into what it is today. Now, Andersen Concrete Pumping is renovating O’Hare International Airport and constructing a new Facebook headquarters in a gigantic 10-year project. 


This scale is possible due to Andersen’s innovative use of the Schwing zero-elevation cross frame, which the company was the first in the industry to employ. Since 2018, the company has expanded into three locations. Currently Andersen Concrete Pumping’s headquarters is South Holland, IL with a shop in Lake in the Hills, IL and Northwest Indiana. Andersen is setting the standard of safety and quality for midwestern concrete pumping and conveying services, with more projects to come.



Lincoln Pak Zoo


River East


Soldier Field

Guaranteed Rate Field


United Center


McCormick Place and Event Center

Bridge of Kankakee River

Loyola Hospital


Amazon Projects (ongoing)


Wrigley Field

University of Chicago

Water Reclamation Projects


Northwestern Hospital


Marseilles Lock and Dam

Illinois Lock and Dam


Oak Brook Mall

Facebook Projects (ongoing)


Union Station

O'Hare International Airport (ongoing)

Midway International Airport (ongoing)

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