Why Work at MILBURN?

You can build a great career here. That’s the bottom line. We strive to make the MILBURN culture one of mutual respect while having more than a little bit of fun along the way. No two days are the same for us — you’ll never get bored with all the interesting projects we work on. We have a team that loves to work together, collaborating to find the best possible solution for each problem we encounter. Don’t take our word for it though. Scroll down to meet our team and see what they have to say about working for MILBURN.
The Right Fit

Who’s the right fit for Milburn?

We have openings that we are always working to fill, but we also work hard to figure out if we are a good fit for each other. When the fit is right, we have people that build a long-term career with us.

Arrive Early & Stay Late
Arrive Early & Stay Late
Take Pride In Your Work
Take Pride In Your Work
Have A Desire To Learn & Grow
Have A Desire To Learn & Grow
Make Sure The Job Is Done Right
Make Sure The Job Is Done Right
Treat Others Better Than They Treat You
Treat Others Better Than They Treat You
Do The Right Thing Even When Nobody Sees
Do The Right Thing Even When Nobody Sees

Our Benefits

Exciting Work

This one is pretty self-explanatory. Demolishing buildings at work each day is as fun as it sounds.

Great Benefits

From insurance to retirement plans and all points in between, we offer benefits that are competitive with any company in the industry.

Competitive Pay

We pay all of our employees the high wages they deserve. You’ll never feel underappreciated due to your paycheck.

People-First Culture

We welcome feedback from everyone, regardless of your job title. We’re here to listen to and support our employees.

Employee Testimonials

Eliasar Rosales
MILBURN has a more modern point-of-view, as opposed to the old-school mentality that so many companies in this industry have. They’re not opposed to new ideas for safety, which is a big deal to me. When I worked for other companies, they put people in such narrow roles. There is very little room for growth. MILBURN has a different mentality, which is similar to my own mentality. If somebody doesn’t know how to do something, we should teach them.

Eliasar Rosales

Corporate Safety Director
Sean Rush
MILBURN has a family-oriented feel to it also. Everything just clicks here. There’s really good teamwork on all levels of the company. There’s no one out for themselves here. Nobody acts like they’re a superstar. Part of that is due to the organization. This is a much more organized company than I’ve ever worked for, and there’s great leadership from the top down. It’s hard for me to explain how much better MILBURN is than the previous company I worked for.

Sean Rush

Our Team

Meet the Team


What's your company culture? +

We base our culture around training our employees and empowering them to work safely. We also firmly believe in a “one company, one family” mentality. We strive to create an atmosphere where all of our employees love to go to work, and take pride in what they do.

Will I have to work night-time shifts? +

A significant portion of our work happens during off-hours and during the night. We try our best to accommodate our employees’ schedules outside of MILBURN.

Where are your offices located? +

MILBURN Demolition is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois. And, to better serve our customers in the Southeast, we now have offices in Tampa, Florida. We often do work throughout the midwest, Chicagoland area, and in Florida; however, team members who are willing to travel can help us tackle projects throughout the United States as well.

Do I need to have demolition experience? +

We’re always looking for experienced team members for our demolition crews. However, above all, we value fit. If you don’t have any experience, and you’re ready to work hard and do the right thing, you can start as an apprentice and work your way up!

In other words: demolition or construction experience is welcomed and respected but we’re also committed to training tomorrow’s demolition experts.

Do you provide training? +

Yes. We offer hands-on, on-the-job training. In fact, our attention to detail and commitment to technology and safety are the keys to what makes MILBURN a different kind of demolition contractor.

Every team member participates in safety training regardless of their level of experience. We expect our foremen to mentor, train, and lead our teams with a safety-focused mindset. Many of our long-standing team members started on small projects and have worked their way up to leadership positions. There’s always room to grow at MILBURN.

What safety precautions do you take? +

We train — and retrain — all of our team members to make sure that we’re all on the same page and up-to-date on the latest safety protocols. Our foremen serve as mentors and teachers. We foster a culture of respect so that our laborers and operators can feel comfortable communicating ideas, and concerns, with our leaders.

“MILBURN has a more modern point-of-view … They’re not opposed to new ideas for safety, which is a big deal to me … If somebody doesn’t know how to do something, we should teach them.” — Eliasar Rosales, Corporate Safety Director.

Some of the ways we achieve this include:

  • Mandatory PPE (provided)
  • Daily safety meetings
  • Job hazard analysis
  • Daily stretching
  • Safety certifications

What does a typical day look like at MILBURN Demolition? What kind of work will I be doing? +

What you do every day will depend on your role. We can guarantee that no two days will ever be the same. Our headquarters are located in Chicago and Tampa and we offer full-service, small- and large-scale demolition contracting services throughout the country. We handle projects of any size and we tackle interior demolition, specialty demolition, and structural demolition.

Are background checks and drug tests part of the hiring process? +

Yes. Both are involved in our hiring process, and we randomly drug test as well.

What qualities do you look for when you hire someone? +

A positive, can-do attitude is a must! We also value a dedication to safety, common sense, a willingness to learn, demolition experience, physical ability, mechanical aptitude, communication skills, and attention to detail.

Are you hiring laborers, operators, and foremen? +

Yes, MILBURN Demolition is hiring! Our Tampa, Florida, offices are actively looking for new team members, and our headquarters in Chicago, Illinois, are always accepting applications for positions throughout the company.

How do I apply? +

You can apply online or in person at either of our office locations. View our open positions to get started.

Click on “view details” and complete the application form to apply online. To apply in person, visit MILBURN Demolition’s Chicago or Tampa locations. Simply bring your state- or government-issued identification to complete an I-9 form. For a list of acceptable identification, visit uscis.gov.

MILBURN Demolition — Illinois.
620 28th Ave.
Bellwood, IL  601104.

MILBURN Demolition — Florida
8801 Maislin Dr.
Tampa, FL  33637

How does your application process work? +

Submit your application online or in person (see above). If you’re a good fit, a team member from MILBURN Demolition’s Chicago or Tampa offices will contact you to schedule an in-person interview within two weeks.

Remember to bring your ID and I-9 form After the interview, finalists will complete a physical (examinations are covered by MILBURN) and begin the onboarding and training process.

What positions are you hiring for? +

Our list of open positions changes frequently; however, MILBURN Demolition’s Florida and Illinois offices are currently focused on hiring laborers, foremen, and operators. Our Tampa location is always hiring. And for the most up-to-date information regarding positions available at our Chicago location call 708-540-4683 and press 6.

How much do you pay? +

Chicago location (refer to LiUNA Local 225 and IUOE Local 150 union rates)

MILBURN Demolition follows union rates, which change every June. For the current union rates, visit the Laborers’ International Union of North America (LiUNA), Local 225 the International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE), and Local 150.

Florida location (based on experience):

  • Foreman: $30-$35/hr
  • Operators: $20-$30/hr
  • Laborers: $20-$25/hr

Do I need to join a union? +

Yes and no!

In Chicago, yes. To work at MILBURN Demolition, you must be a union member or join as an apprentice. Visit LiUNA’s apprentice program or IUOE Local 150’s Apprenticeship and Skill Improvement Program websites for more information about union apprenticeship programs.

In Florida, no. You do not need to join a union to work at MILBURN Demolition in Florida.

Do you provide benefits? +


In Chicago, benefits are offered through LiUNA or IUOE. For more information, visit LiUNA or IUOE’s websites.

In Florida, we provide health insurance after 90 days and a 401(k) after six months with matching up to 4%.

Benefit offerings differ by location and role. But what really sets our company apart is the culture. At MILBURN Demolition, we put our people first. Safety is ingrained at the core of our company, from senior-level leadership to laborers on the ground. Our highest priority is supporting our team and providing them with the train, gear, equipment, and guidance they need to succeed and go home safely at the end of each day.

Open Positions