After 33 years, it's time.

A Swan Song: Gary Heitz

I started working at Chicago Scenic in 1978, when we were in that little place on Morgan Street. It was Bob and me and a bunch of other kids hanging around, making a little bit of money. Our focus was on building theater sets. We enjoyed trying to figure stuff out.

The work expanded dramatically over the years, as did our client base. I’ve always enjoyed working with such a wide array of people. It often felt as if I had another family on the road because of the camaraderie we shared. I can’t think of another job that could have given me the kind of community and fun I’ve enjoyed for so many years. I’m very thankful to all of you who helped make that happen in the office and on the road.

But now, after 33 years, it’s time.

I’m retiring on August 31 and wanted to share the news with you, my clients and friends. Chicago Scenic has a strong project management team in place. Rest assured that you are in good hands. Once the final decision on my replacement has been made, we’ll share the details with you.

My wife Laura and I are staying in the Chicago area and look forward to traveling. Our families are scattered, from Maine to Hawaii. We’re both big baseball fans so we’ve talked about visiting every ball park in the country. That should keep us busy for a while. I’ll be here until the end of August, so please don’t hesitate to call if I can help.

Thanks again for so many good years.



A Swan Song: Gary Heitz