Donovan Eckhardt

Donovan is President of Greymark Development Group which he founded in 2013 and is responsible for the firms day-to-day operations providing his clients architectural/engineering, general contracting, construction management, design/build, interior planning/design, feasibility studies and zoning/site planning services. Donovan’s notable work has landed him a show with HGTV called Windy City Flip which will focus on 10-12 new single family developments and scheduled to air summer 2018. Prior to founding Greymark Donovan was Vice President of CD Group a full service architectural design and comprehensive construction build firm where he led the development of the company’s medical and office construction services group working on projects ranging from Advocate Medical office build-outs to new construction car dealerships. Donovan attended University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign for his undergrad and later where he earned his Master of Architecture. Donovan lives in Chicago’s Bucktown neighborhood and enjoys playing golf in his downtime.

Looking back at his time as a Mentee, Donovan fondly recalls his Mentorship with Al Klairmont who stressed on him the importance of watching every dollar from dumpster contracts to property acquisitions. Donovan brings this same cost verification approach to all of his projects from material selection to multi-unit condo developments.

Greymark Development is a luxury general contractor and real estate developer specializing in residential single family homes up to 24 unit condominium projects.

Posted January 31, 2018
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