Henry Bros. Co. served as the construction management firm for the Mother Agatha O'Brien Residence Hall at St. Xavier University's Chicago campus. | Supplied photo
Updated: June 13, 2013 5:34PM
Henry Bros. Co. recently received the Shield of St. Xavier Award, the university’s highest honor that is presented at the annual President’s Scholarship Ball in Chicago.
Recipients of the Shield are honored for their “support of St. Xavier’s mission of academic excellence and social concern.”
Henry Bros. has supported the Scholarship Ball since 1990 and has served as the dinner sponsor at the ball. Third-generation co-owners of the company, George Ferrell and Bill Callaghan, have chaired the SXU Golf Classic since its inception 16 years ago. This event has grossed more than $1.3 million toward scholarship support since 1997.
SXU President Christine M. Wiseman said, “Among other things, we owe the tranquil beauty of our campuses in Chicago and Orland Park to this construction company that helped us maintain the growth of our campus life.”
Based in Hickory Hills, Henry Bros. has built or renovated much of the Chicago campus since the mid-1970s, including the Outdoor Sports Center, the Shannon Center, McDonough Chapel of the Mother of Mercy and all the residence halls, according to Wiseman. The Orland Park Campus also was built by Henry Bros. in 2003. Currently, the firm also worked on renovations of the library and associated high tech learning facilities.
Ferrell helped to fund the renovations of St. Xavier’s Ferrell Field. Ferrell Field is named in honor of his brother, Richard, who was a baseball player at SXU and was killed in a car accident during his first year in the minor leagues.