Board-Ups and Other Crisis Support for Small Businesses

In the aftermath of riots from the outrage of George Floyd's murder, the City of Chicago offers support to affected small businesses

City Clean-Up Assistance

City of Chicago chief small business officer Kenya Merritt has put together a team of city staff to assist with cleaning our corridors starting June 1. They will prioritize the hardest-hit commercial corridors and small businesses that need assistance. She needs your help with the following:

Board-ups: For businesses that need support with board-ups, below please find a listing of Chicago-area board-up companies. If there are small businesses in your community that need assistance, please send an email to and

  • Cook County Board Up: (708) 389-3889
  • Chicago Board Up Service: (773) 338-2500
  • Rapid Board Up: (773) 997-8770
  • A Quality Board Up Services: (773) 202-8700
  • Triple A All County Board Up: (773) 233-4900
  • Busy Bee Board Up: (773) 501-7705
  • Tri-County Board Up: (708) 800-6672
  • Puroclean: (630) 400-8001
  • Rich Construction Emergency Board Up: (800) 249-0557
  • Alpha Glass & Board Up: (219) 750-9969
  • Emergency Board Up: (219) 838-8718
  • 1-800-Board Up: (1-800) 262-7387

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