The UPG Mission

Urban Pioneer Group is a platform for cultural reclamation, from resources to recipes to events. We craft interiors & furniture from reclaimed timber & products;

reclaim age-old recipes then help creatively market them,

and we provide our uniquely intimate space for personal & corporate events.  


Owned and operated by,

Sheila & Tom Kunkel


Urban Pioneer Group is an 1,800 square foot rustic, open space available for parties, rehearsal dinners, showers, corporate meetings/team building, and celebrations of all kinds!

Located in the         of Forest Park, IL 

"Community is how we thrive, and UPG is modern community-building through food, space and design."

UPG offers biophilic product design and build services,

a beautiful biophilic event space (complete with two full industrial kitchens and rooftop)

mindfully designed to bring us closer together

and catering services to help individuals bond over artisanal, community-driven food."


                                    63 five star reviews across all platforms...   

"Incredible Venue! Simply the best!"-Cleveland D.

At Urban Pioneer Group....

under the Builders side we reclaim & rebuild  materials  to make them new again...  

And under the UPG's Society we create experiences, engage people, and enhance lives thru food, gatherings & learning new trades...

Come join us!

Rent our space for your next event or celebration!

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 Urban Pioneer Group, Forest Park, IL 

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