About Us

Troop is passionate about construction: we love what we do and we have fun doing it; and we aggressively strive for a high-quality product and safe working environment.


Troop Contracting is a certified Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned (CVE) full service General Contractor providing value-added services through STRONG ethics, fair and competitive prices, attention to detail, and fostering successful PARTNERSHIPS with our customers, subcontractors, and suppliers. We have experience in high-tech museum and immersive gallery environments, ground-up construction, retail, interiors, education, and government projects.


Motivated to by their entrepreneurial spirit, Brian Hatlen and Michael Gerhardstein raised the Troop flag in 2010. Our tenacity positioned us from two guys using door leafs as desks to a $6M/year volume construction business (and growing). Combined, we have over 30 years of experience to tackle any mission that is put in front of us.


Brian Hatlen was a Captain in the US Army and served in Operation Iraqi Freedom from 2005-2007, earning two Army Commendation Medals and a Meritorious Service Medal.  He brings his leadership training, discipline, decision making under stressful conditions, and strong value system to Troop.



DUNS #: 965504892
Cage Code: 66XY7
GC License: TGC027109
NAICS: 236220 (primary)
Other NAICS: 238130, 238310, 238350, 238320, 238330, 236210, 238110, 238210, 238220

Certifications: Certified Veterans Enterprise (CVE); Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Business; LEED AP BD+C; OHSA 30HR; US Army Corps of Engineers Construction Quality Control Management for Contractors

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Troop Contracting Inc.
p: 630.568.5252
f: 773.525.0275

648 Executive Drive
Willowbrook, IL 60527