We are idea builders, creative problem-solvers, solution providers, and artists.

We are exhibit visionaries and metal workers, scenic painters and sculptors, electricians with a flair and masters with a needle and thread. We are your best partner when a challenge is keeping you up at night. Our depth of knowledge and breadth of experience are two of the fundamental differences that clients find when they work with us. We apply what we’ve learned from many different projects to deliver solutions and efficiencies that set us apart time and time again.

By applying our talents of technical design, creative builds, meticulous installs and committed, partner-driven project management, we seamlessly deliver every aspect of a project from start to finish. And we work with a variety of designers, architects, agencies and clients to create engaging experiences that excite and inspire.

Our team members are experienced in a broad range of skills, from carpentry and metalwork to sculpture and scenic painting, electrical/mechanical and interactive development, automation and soft goods.

Services include:

  • Project development & management
  • Interactive development
  • Fabrication
  • Installation
  • Scheduling & budgeting
  • Drafting, engineering & construction drawing
  • Prototype creation & testing
  • Value engineering
  • Design interpretation & charrettes
  • Equipment & maintenance training
  • Material & other resources training
  • Permitting assistance
  • Signage permits & installation tools
  • engineer & manufacture custom control panels approved to the UL508A standard


CSSI is a very clever company who will work out any problems we run into. I’m extremely happy with how they focus on us as a customer and they’re easy to work with. They are patient, willing to listen to our requirements and help map out a solution.

SVP, Madison Square Garden

Meet your team

Chicago Scenic Studios has 40-years of experience mastering the complexities of dynamic environments, challenging interactive experiences, theatrical productions, and entertainment attractions of all types. And we make it all happen under one roof at our Chicago-based 165,000 square foot facility.

When we work together, you’ll have one point of contact throughout your entire project. One of the dedicated project managers you see below will manage your budget, maintain your schedule, and be your single point of communication until the project is done and we start talking about your next one.

  • Bob DoepelChairman Bob Doepel
  • Blasko RisticPresident Blasko Ristic
  • Doug PokornyVice President of Projects Doug Pokorny
  • Renée MancinoExec Director, Client Relationships Renée Mancino
  • Jim MallerdinoClient Service Executive Jim Mallerdino
  • Mike ZarembaEstimator Mike Zaremba
  • Jeff BrozekVice President of Operations Jeff Brozek
  • Steven BirceaPurchasing Manager Steven Bircea
  • Joe McCabeTechnical Designer Joe McCabe
  • Gwain LozanoLogistics Manager Gwain Lozano
  • Jason OhlsenVice President, Florida Operations Jason Ohlsen
  • Allison MillerSenior Project Manager Allison Miller
  • Beth SmithDepartment Head, Metals Beth Smith
  • Juan ArriagaFabrication Lead Juan Arriaga
  • Doug PeerSenior Project Manager Doug Peer
  • Jason DornbushProject Manager Jason Dornbush
  • Jerry PriceDriver Jerry Price
  • Harrison ChanFabrication Lead Harrison Chan
  • Gillian FinneganAssociate Project Manager Gillian Finnegan
  • Justin EvansFabrication Lead Justin Evans
  • George Patterson Technical Design Drafter George Patterson
  • Ethan GillTechnical Designer Ethan Gill
  • Thom UptonDepartment Head, Carpentry Thom Upton
  • Ben RamosCarpenter Ben Ramos
  • Dale HourllandVice President Technical Design Dale Hourlland
  • Terri WelchDriver Terri Welch
  • Kevin RutherfordFabrication Lead Kevin Rutherford
  • Sam EhrnmanPainter Sam Ehrnman
  • Brian GonnerTechnical Designer Brian Gonner
  • Mike SaltzmanHuman Resources Manager Mike Saltzman
  • Jon HarveyDirector of Production Jon Harvey
  • Curt KucikDepartment Head, Electronics Curt Kucik
  • Ben MorinFabrication Lead Ben Morin
  • Becca VenableDesign Coordinator Becca Venable
  • Les WoodsDepartment Head, Paints Les Woods
  • Mike JanssensCarpenter Mike Janssens
  • Pete BrownPainter Pete Brown
  • Paul RobertsonProject Manager Paul Robertson
  • Mike SkierschCarpenter Mike Skiersch
  • Ethan CraigTechnical Design Detailer Ethan Craig
  • John FurlanPainter John Furlan
  • Tien CaoMetals Fabricator Tien Cao
  • Scott RoisumMaintenance Supervisor Scott Roisum
  • Larry GalvanRentals Manager Larry Galvan
  • Scott MeyerLogistics Staff Scott Meyer
  • Rob CaseyGraphics Manager Rob Casey
  • Dylan ReynoElectrician Dylan Reyno
  • Connor MagounAssociate Project Manager Connor Magoun
  • Kyle GreenburgCarpenter Kyle Greenburg
  • Terrance WongProject Engineer Terrance Wong
  • Tim AdamsMetals Fabricator Tim Adams
  • Mark BotelhoDepartment Head, Soft Goods Mark Botelho

Want more information about capabilities?
Contact Chicago Scenic.