Chicago IL's Largest Fabricator of Architectural Canopies & Architectural Products
CEI Materials designs, fabricates and installs canopies, column covers and other architectural metal products in Chicago IL and nationwide. We're committed to being the foremost provider of architectural facades by approaching every opportunity with enthusiasm and integrity. Since our inception, we have installed over 500 projects, many for major corporate brands.
Established in 2008, CEI is one of the few fabricators with installation capabilities. With over 500 projects installed to date, we are the fabricator behind the storefronts of many corporate brands. We work with architects, general contractors and installers on all aspects of the project including design assist, project management, fabrication and installation. We deliver superior results for each and every one of our projects.
CEI Materials has completed 500+ projects for clients from a wide range of industries:
Chicago IL's Largest Fabricator and Installer of Louvers, Sunshades, Screens, and Column Covers
CEI is able to provide and install louvers and sunshades built to specifications in conjunction with exterior cladding and curtain wall systems.
By delivering this service we can ensure the proper installation and consistency as it relates to the color on your building.
Most importantly, CEI understands the importance of keeping the exterior envelope of a building sealed. Since most mounting hardware penetrates the exterior cladding system, it is critical to have an understanding of how to integrate the installation of these additional scopes of work.
CEI's column cover systems are available in either Metal Composite Material (MCM) or Aluminum Plate. Our column covers can be formed to virtually any shape and are available in a number of different joint configurations.
CEI offers full-service capabilities for all your needs:
Project Management: Our experienced Project Managers (PM) bridge the gap between CEI (Design, Production and Installation) and the client to reduce risk (schedule, scope, budget and quality) and maximize benefit. CEI's Project Managers are competent; using knowledge of our systems, skills and techniques to execute our projects effectively and efficiently to meet the pre-defined objectives. Qualified to handle the most complex construction challenges, our project team is well equipped and time-tested, to help us to anticipate potential problems and provide solutions before fabrication begins.
At CEI, we understand the importance of delivering projects on time, accurately and within budget. With this in mind, we take a professional approach to working with our clients to include frequent and open communication. In addition, CEI's quality processes enable us to significantly reduce production lead times and project completion dates while delivering to our clients the high value products that they expect.
Design: CEI's team of skilled Design Engineers are innovative and efficient. Our design approach is cost efficient and practical. CEI's experience allows for the prompt execution and submission of shop and production drawings. CEI provides Architects with design assistance for the development of the building envelopes.
Fabrication: With fabrication capabilities at our facility in Manchester, Michigan we are capable of producing a million square feet of MCM per year. CEI utilizes the latest CNC technology to provide the architectural designs and tolerances that our clients require. Our equipment, coupled with our experience, permits CEI to deliver precision and speed to every step of fabrication, while specializing in architectural wall panel systems.
Other offerings include full sheet metal services for trims & flashings, column covers, equipment screens and many other complimentary components. Every CEI product meets or exceeds construction and performance benchmarks so that any project will be of unquestioned quality. This is evidenced by the receipt of fabrication certification through our manufacturing partners Alcoa Reynobond and Mitsubishi Alpolic.
Installation: In partnership with our sister company Supreme Metal Solutions (SMS) we provide our clients with a single source, turn-key solution. SMS employs experienced installation professionals capable of handling any cladding challenge. Our crews are well trained and operate at the highest level of quality and craftsmanship on every project.