TMA Affiliate Focus: Al Raffin of Raffin Construction

Raffin Construction Co. is a 5th generation general contractor that specializes in industrial, commercial and institutional markets

Al Raffin took time to answer a few get-acquainted questions for the TMA News Bulletin:

Q: What book had the most impact on you?
A: “He Leadeth Me” by Fr Walter Ciszek, who spent 23 years in Soviet prisons and labor camps. His book has helped me to deal with the ups and downs of life.

Q: What’s the most interesting place you’ve visited?
A: Without a doubt, Israel. The connection of the small country’s history coupled with
walking in the footsteps of Jesus Christ was very powerful.

Q: What is your favorite holiday?
A: My favorite holiday is Thanksgiving, because it is when most of my family is able to gather, and of course, there is much for which to be thankful.

Q: What’s your favorite sports team?
A: This goes back to my days growing up on the southside of Chicago. I am a big Chicago White Sox fan — not fun to be these days, but a real fan hangs in there with his team.

Q: When people come to you for help, what do they usually want help with?
A: Most people are looking for help with an economical way to either build a new facility or to add space to their existing plant. We also deal with clients that need input into complex construction projects. We have been around a long time, so we can often draw from past experiences to give advice and construction services in
these situations.

Contact Al at: 773.785.3055 or