Welcome to ENCAP, Inc.
We are general contractors specializing in ecologically sensitive and water-resource-oriented projects. Our staff is made up of Erosion and Sediment Control Specialists, Native Landscape Professionals, and Ecological Consultants. We identify and address the ecological risk factors involved when undertaking projects large or small.
Our unique expertise offers unparalleled levels of service and efficiency for our clients in all situations. ENCAP can provide proactive solutions for your project’s ecological needs, be they residential, commercial, or industrial.
Since 1973, ENCAP has worked with land improvement design teams consisting of engineers, landscape architects, and planners to help you navigate ecological guidelines with ease.
We specialize in efficient, budget-conscious erosion control for builders, developers, municipalities, park districts, federal agencies, and homeowner associations.
Together, we can restore remnant prairies and wetlands, state and federally listed historical nature preserves, large-scale natural forest-preserve land, and more.
As experts in controlling stormwater discharge through best management practices (BMPs), we efficiently review and optimize Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plans (SWPPPs) for residential, commercial, and industrial developments.
ENCAP, Inc. continues to expand our specialty contracting and general contracting services. With a focus on identifying and addressing the environmental and ecological risk factors associated with any project, we’ve completed many projects both large and small as a general contractor. We offer skilled and knowledgeable project management combined with capable and responsible contracting partners to deliver a high quality product to our clients. Fulfilling the needs of municipal and public agencies, private land developers, and financial institutions has given ENCAP the knowledge and perspective to efficiently tackle any project.
Providing wetland delineation and tree inventory service allowed us to clear extensive woody vegetation, redirect flow, and install habitat boxes to replace lost coverage while we solved the creek’s erosion issues and improved the water quality for the fauna who rely on it.
Little Calumet River
Offsetting the impact of a large-scale flood mitigation project proved to be hard work, as pervasive invasive species had overrun the area. We’ve labored to bring back and nurture the local flora in the floodplain and nearby wetland, including species which are considered conservative and even endangered.
DeKalb Nature Trail
A utility line right-of-way had damaged the native landscape and allowed nonnative species to move in to this cozy pathway. Unable to replant the native trees due to the power lines, we opted for prairie and wet meadow areas. Our 3D models were accepted, making the district, ComEd, and stakeholders happy in the end and allowing us to restore this important resource.