Meet our Leadership Team

At Cicero's, we create leaders at every level and generate momentum in every market we serve. We do that by rewarding new thinking and respecting the long-standing values that have made our company unique for generations. 
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Cicero's PPMP improves project delivery, reduces risks that impact budget and schedule, provides ongoing project review and status updates, and minimizes disruptions to staff and guests

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The Cicero's Way of Doing Business


Cicero's Development Corporation is an established General Contractor that specializes in commercial renovation projects and works across the U.S. Founded more than four and half decades ago, Cicero's has developed and trademarked their main renovation program called Renovationomix®. This program is a coordinated systematic method comprised of several key elements that enables us to consistently complete all projects on-time, on-budget with complete client satisfaction. By utilizing our Renovationomix® program along with the “Best Value Approach” for each and every project, our clients can achieve increased profitability. It is one of the reasons that Cicero's Development has become an industry leader in the commercial renovations industry.  



Founded in 1970 by Sam Cicero, Sr., Cicero's Development remains a family-owned business of renovation professionals. Like his father, the company's president Sam Cicero, Jr. has assembled, grown and developed a wide array of talented professionals, key systems and core set values that are embedded deep into our corporate philosophy. These same core values have allowed the company to successfully grow into one that now serves several different types of commercial properties across the country. By specializing in commercial property renovation, Cicero's have worked with large corporations, small businesses and every major hotel brand in the hospitality industry including Marriott, Hilton, Starwood, Wyndham, Omni, Starbucks, and many more.


Now retired, Sam, Sr. explains: "Our mission is always consistent: We work closely with property owners to achieve their overall business plan and increase their income by expanding and upgrading their property. At Cicero’s, we accomplish this by working with property owners as an integral part of their team and utilizing our key systems, engaging our talented professionals and provide superior workmanship.  We are all about family and it permeates all aspects of our company. Family is all about caring, support, and relationships which are the very same values we extend to our clients and is our business philosophy."


Sam, Jr. adds: I'm proud to lead in a business culture where employees are encouraged to share, communicate and problem-solve with innovative ideas and good solutions. We celebrate personal and work successes, while raising the quality of life for everyone we interact with on a daily basis. We constantly push ourselves to think and act progressively so that we can offer our clients and partners the best results available in their renovation projects.."


Sam Jr. says he believes attitude is key: "One person’s attitude can make a big difference. Success requires utilizing a combination of good attitude, hard work, dedication, and persistence, along with good common sense. Education alone will not do it. I will tell anyone, find customers' needs, and fulfill those needs to the best of your ability. And always be flexible. Customers' needs change and you need to be adaptable to them. In short, if you continue doing the same thing for a long period of time in business, without change, you’ll soon be out-of-business."



Cicero's is made up of professionals that are innovative and think out-side-the box. They are all solution driven thinkers and possess decades of experience in design-build, construction, project management, estimating and supply management. We all make it a priority to stay informed on current industry trends and practices, as well as taking the necessary time to share this knowledge with fellow team members and business partners.


Cicero's believes in the power of partnering and collaborating with industry organizations, associations and community development organizations. This is common sense and good business sense. We are proud members of Commercial Construction and Renovation Association, American Hotel & Lodging Association (AH&LA). United States Green Building Council (USGBC), Asian American Hotel Owners Association (AAHOA), Construction Advisory Board (CAB). In addition, we attend major conferences and tradeshows including the Lodging Conference, HOTEC, Hunter Hotel Investment Conference, H I Connect Design, National Association of Black Hotel owners, Operators and Developers (NABHOOD), Lodging Green & Sustainability and the North American Hotel Investment Conference (NATHIC).

Cicero's Development Corporation

10038 Clow Creek Drive, Suite A

Plainfield, IL 60585

(866) 904-0141 - Office
(630) 904-7063 - Fax


AT 866-904-0141, ext. 8255


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