East Region


Mike Clune

Born in Dublin, Ireland, Mike Clune began his career in the construction business at an early age in Europe and the Middle East. In 1978 he moved to Chicago, Illinois, a decision that would set the direction for the rest of his life. Shortly after his arrival, he secured an entry-level job at the company he would ultimately use as the foundation for building his own firm. Over the years, Mike's personal work ethic and entrepreneurial spirit guided him in transforming that company into Clune Construction.

In 1996 this same work ethic and entrepreneurial spirit earned Mike his induction into the Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame. Sponsored by the University of Chicago, the award is given to innovative business leaders in the Chicago area who have spearheaded private companies, overcome challenges, and exhibited high levels of excellence, while demonstrating consistent sales growth, employment generation, innovation and profitability.

Mike strongly believes in giving back to the community and is an active Board Member for Mercy Housing Lakefront and Emeritus of Chicago House. In addition, he lends his support to Rebuilding Together and is Co-founder of C.R.A.S.H. USA (a non-profit organization offering direct and indirect help for those less fortunate in the community).