With heavy hearts and fond memories, we regret to share that Paul Hellermann, Bulley & Andrew’s president emeritus, passed away surrounded by family and friends on Thursday, February 9th.
Every bit a leader, Paul was also a comrade in the true sense of the word, always providing guidance and support no matter the assignment or issue. He was a devoted husband and father, trusted friend, strong leader and champion of the building industry. Combining an affable personality and generous spirit with a deep understanding of construction at every level, Paul was widely liked and eminently respected by colleagues and competitors alike.
Paul joined Bulley & Andrews in 1988 and was instrumental in collaborating with firm leadership to make ours one of the leading construction companies in the Midwest. He worked 60-plus hours a week from the very beginning and helped Bulley & Andrews earn a consistent ranking on the ENR Top 400 list. His ubiquitous “open door” policy was the foundation of countless mentor/protégé relationships within the firm.
His professional and personal reputation endures as Bulley & Andrews enjoys sustained relationships that Paul helped cultivate, such as S&C Electric and North Central College, that are at the core of B&A’s client portfolio.
Paul consistently dedicated himself to protecting and advancing the building profession. In addition to being on the board of directors of Bulley & Andrews, he had served as chairman of the Mid-American Regional Bargaining Association (MARBA), trustee of both the Carpenters’ Pension Fund and the Laborers-Employers Cooperation and Education Trust, and director and chairman of the Builders’ Association.
Beyond his extensive professional involvement, Paul wholeheartedly engaged in his community and the firm in philanthropic pursuits such as Autism Speaks and Rebuilding Together.
A proud graduate of Bradley University, enthusiast of a good practical joke and an avid fan of any sport his grandkids played, Paul will be deeply missed and thought of often.
A celebration of life in honor of Paul will be held on Saturday, February 18, 2017 at 9:30 am at the Naperville Covenant Church located at 1150 Hobson Road, Naperville. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Brain Tumor Association (ABTA).
The American Brain Tumor Association
8550 W. Bryn Mawr Ave., Suite 550
Chicago, IL 60631-3225
Click here to view a video retrospective honoring Paul and reflecting on his significant contributions to Bulley & Andrews.