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Exhibition Contractor

A little bit more about us

Our History

With more than 100 years of combined experience as exhibition contractors, Prime has the knowledge and network to offer cost-effective solutions for your electrical, plumbing and rigging needs. Based in Chicago but with top-level service providers nationwide, we have mastered the temporary utility services industry.
Our labor expertise means a worry-free show for you. With hundreds of events under our belt, we can solve problems before they happen.
In addition, we can offer you the best in consultation services to make sure you don’t overpay for what you need. With our expertise in electrical management, consulting, and labor management, your event goes off without a hitch every time.

Freedom of Choice

Illinois lawmakers created legislation that gives clients the ability to choose their own electrical and exhibition contractors for all shows at McCormick Place and Navy Pier, giving you—not just the general contractor—more “freedom of choice.” This gives you the power to go with a team you can trust.

Prime works with all general contractors and even provides savings for clients who have done business at Navy Pier and McCormick Place in the past. Prime is an exhibitor appointed utilities contractor at Navy Pier and McCormick Place.

We’ve done hundreds of shows, so we can help you navigate any situation – no matter how complicated. We help make your event easy.

Our Approach

We pride ourselves on our transparency and competitive pricing. With Prime as your exhibition contractor, you will work with local experts, not a large national contractor with bundled options. We provide transparent billing that outlines the exact hours for services rendered. Our ability to bill you for only what you need makes us extremely competitive and saves you thousands of dollars.

We believe that through efficient labor management and competitive price points, everyone wins: the show manager, the exhibitors and the tradeshow industry. And, above all, we believe our company’s core principles make us the best in town:


We work within and outside the company to provide the best customer service.


You deserve the best, most cost-effective solution, and we take that to heart.

Service Excellence

It’s our world-class service that keeps us running.


Transparency and clarity are critical to meeting the individual needs of each client.


Creativity fuels our team and produces new ideas to fit your needs.


Our hearts and minds are behind everything we do at Prime.


The safety of exhibitors and attendees is of utmost importance to us.

Allow our Award-Winning team to take your event to the next level.

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