Mike Tomasian was born into the construction industry. His father worked as a carpenter forman for Corrigan Construction. Eventually, he went on to starting up his own union affiliated firm, building several commercial project across the Chicagoland area.

Mike graudated from Bradley University with a Bachelor of Business Adminstration in Managerment and Operations. Shortly after graduating, Mike opened several of his own bars and restaurants. He soon realized his passion was centralized around the construction of the bars and restaurants.

Mike opened Chicago Bar Consultants in 1997. At the time, the primary service offered was in the consultation of designing and building bars and restaurants to several would-be restaurateurs. Chicago Bar Consultants also helped develop the restaurants marketing strategies, menu items with signature dish and cocktail options that catered to target clientele.