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Firm Profile / History

Having spent over 20 years working as an architect and construction professional within the food service and retail construction industries, Carl Lingle formed Lingle Design Group in 2000 in Lena, Illinois.

Originally housed in a former bank building on Main Street in downtown Lena, Illinois (located west of Chicago), Lingle Design initially focused on providing drafting and architectural construction documents.  Fast forward to 2007 and an expanded list of services which included site checks and surveys, design renderings and concepts, branding and new concept rollouts, and construction administration, the Lingle Design team had grown to more than 30 employees and required a move to larger office space.

In true architectural fashion with plenty of challenges, two old side-by-side downtown buildings were purchased, one of which was the town’s hospital more than 50 years ago.  The extensive renovation resulted in a very functional upstairs office space which highlights the character of both the building and its occupants!

Licensed in all 50 states, our employee base now consists of LEED-accredited, licensed architects, project managers, surveyors, drafters and support personnel.  Together, we have provided services to corporate and franchise clients like McDonalds, Qdoba, Redbox, Buffalo Wild Wings, Rent-A-Center, Dunkin Brands, new start-up restaurant concepts, municipalities, commercial clients, schools and many private entities.

Our growth and success is dependent upon repeat clients who appreciate the quality, timeliness, and value of the products and services we provide.  We’re proud to say that hard work and client satisfaction have fostered additional growth.  In 2012, Lingle Design grew to include a regional office in Denver, Colorado where we continue to exceed clients’ expectations by providing consistent, predictable, partner-centered services.

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