Otto Baum Company

Otto Baum Company

Founded by Otto Baum in 1937, Otto Baum Company, Inc. is a leading full-service provider of concrete, earthwork, masonry and restoration services. We are a union contractor partnering with the area’s finest bricklayers, carpenters, finishers, laborers and operators.

Serving central Illinois and the Quad Cities

The focus of our operations ranges throughout central Illinois and the Quad Cities in Iowa, including:

  • Bloomington, IL
  • Champaign, IL
  • Davenport, IA*
  • Decatur, IL
  • Peoria, IL
  • Springfield, IL
  • DeKalb, IL*
  • Rockford, IL*
  • Galesburg, IL

* Masonry and restoration services only

We balance productivity, quality and safety.

We seek to maintain a balance between three principles: productivity, quality and safety. It is equally important that we complete each job in a timely manner, build according to specs, and watch out for the well being of everyone on our job sites. For the benefit of our customers and shareholders, we diligently pursue each of these principles without sacrificing either of the others.


Air Barrier Association of America
MCAA (Mason Contractors Association of America)
ACI (American Concrete Institute)
GPCSA (Greater Peoria Contractors & Suppliers Association)
SWRI (Sealant, Waterproofing,  & Restoration Institute)
AGCI (The Associated General Contractors of Illinois)
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Mr. Otto Baum and the American Dream

Otto BaumIn Depression-era 1937, a 33-year-old German immigrant set out to pursue his “American Dream.”

A skilled brick mason who had come to the United States at age 21, Otto Baum worked the rural areas surrounding Peoria, Illinois and quickly built a reputation for quality. His work ethic and proven skills allowed his business to grow.

Four sons later joined their father in the business and through their leadership this relatively small masonry subcontractor grew to become one of central Illinois’ largest full-service contractors specializing in all types of concrete, earthwork, and masonry construction and restoration services.

Now spanning three generations, Otto Baum Company, Inc. still operates on the principals and values established by its founder who left a legacy of faith, family and skilled employees.