It started as a small gesture among friends. In 1988, John Buck and several founding partners found themselves at a beer garden one sunny spring day. Not wanting to totally waste the afternoon, John suggested they make the outing a charitable function. Everyone put $50 into a baseball cap, then wrote their favorite youth or education program on a slip of paper and put it in a second cap. The moment a waitress pulled the winners, Spring Fling was born.

Today, The John Buck Company’s Spring Fling stands as the premier charity celebration in the Chicago Real Estate community. Over the past 30 years, Spring Fling has raised 1,800 attendees annually.

2023 Spring Fling 50/50 Raffle Winner

Monica Wright

A Special Thank You to Our 2023 Sponsors

Diamond Sponsor ($25,000)

Ruby Sponsor ($15,000)

Platinum Sponsors ($10,000)

Gold Sponsors ($8,000)

Silver Sponsors ($5,000)

AMS Industries, Inc.

Berglund Construction

Chicago Title Insurance Company

Clune Construction Company

Draper and Kramer, Inc.

Duane Morris LLP

Environmental Systems Design, Inc.

Flooring Resources Corporation

Gibson Electric & Technology Solutions

Harley Ellis Devereux


Interior Alterations, Inc.

Interior Construction Group, Inc.

J.P. Morgan Commercial Real Estate

Locke Lord

Otis Elevator

Pepper Construction


Power Construction


Stantec Architecture

Taft Law

Titan Electric


Wright Heerema Architects

Bronze Sponsors ($3,000)

Admiral Heating & Ventilating Inc.

Advanced Fire & Security Systems, Inc.

Alumitec Ltd.

Anchor Mechanical, Inc.

Aspen Commercial Painting, Inc.

Centrio Energy

Cohesion IB, Inc.

Conway & Mrowiec

Cullen Construction Management

Door Service, Inc.


Fifth Third Bank

Flood Brothers Disposal


Fox, Swibel, Levin & Carroll, LLP

Ginsberg Jacobs

Golub & Company

Harvard Maintenance

Hoerr Schaudt Landscape Architects


Jenkins + Huntington

Kastle Systems

Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP

Keller North America

Magnusson Klemencic Associates

McHugh Construction Company

Neal & Leroy, LLC

Near North Title Group

North American

Performance Wealth Partners

Pierce Engineers

Project Management Advisors, Inc.

Proven IT Business Systems

Racer | MRSA Design Studio

Rolander Interests, LLC

Stone Installation & Maintenance, Inc


Tremont Realty Capital

Urban Real Estate Research

Zentro (formerly Everywhere Wireless)


In Kind Donors

Breakthru Beverage Illinois

GMSC Security


United Radio Communications