Lebanon Business Park, located in the Indianapolis suburb of Lebanon, Ind., was developed by Duke Realty in 1994 and today spans more than 1,250 acres. More than 2,600 people are employed by companies occupying 6.4 million square feet of office, industrial and manufacturing space in the park. Demonstrating the acumen that led to the creation of the industrial park nearly 20 years ago, Duke Realty continues to add to it and create new engines of economic growth in central Indiana.
One of the company’s latest projects in Lebanon Business Park is a new distribution center for distributor Purity Wholesale Grocers, expanding the space Purity already has in the park and providing a new avenue of growth for both companies. Duke Realty Senior Vice President Charlie Podell says the new distribution center is further evidence of the company’s skill and expertise at developing large-scale commercial and industrial projects. “In this business park, we continue to expand our existing clients, with nearly every customer in the park increasing its space,” Podell says.
Faced with a painting project, some companies might be tempted to do it all on their own instead of hiring a contractor. But that choice can make all the difference, Walter Bazan Jr. says. “There’s a lot of things that can go wrong,” the president of Bazan Painting Co. declares.
If a professional is not hired, “It’s not going to be as aesthetically pleasing,” he warns. “The brush strokes may disappear a little more in a professional painter’s work as opposed to [those] made by a maintenance guy.”
Safety is also an important consideration, and a professional will be on the lookout for off-gassing, if chemicals are ever released by the paint. “[You can get] better service by using the professional painter, versus someone who doesn’t know,” he says.
For President Adam Honig, the journey of growing Thermoset Roofing Corp. has been a unique one. For the past 23 years, he has grown the company’s reach from Florida to Puerto Rico, the Bahamas and as far as Grenada.
A native of New York, Honig originally moved to Thermoset Roofing’s home state of Florida in 1977. Eleven years later, at the age of 17, Honig began his career in construction by working in residential roofing part-time in North Carolina.
Northwest Properties has taken pride in its ability to maneuver quickly as a family owned and operated developer and manager of shopping center developments. However, the company is embarking on a major multi-use project that has been years in the making and will change the way it conducts business in the future throughout British Columbia and Alberta.
If manufacturers can design and own their production facilities, why do doctors need someone else to build and own their hospitals? Several physicians asked themselves this question and ended up partnering with Derrick Evers, CEO of Neal Richards Group (NRG) to make it happen.
The physicians – Drs. Wade Barker, Richard Toussaint, David Genecov and Robert Wyatt – founded Forest Park Medical Center and asked NRG to develop their first facility in Dallas. So NRG supervised development and construction of the facilities to Forest Park Medical Centers’ specifications, and NRG’s separate real estate development partnership now leases it back to them.
A subcontractor turned general contractor is a common story in the construction industry. What’s less common however, is a general contractor that has retained its subcontracting capabilities. What’s even less common is a general contractor with subcontracting capabilities and an in-house architectural staff. In that respect, Marous Brothers Construction occupies a unique space in the construction industry.
The advantage of spending more than 40 years performing heavy civil and infrastructure projects is that experience is the best teacher. Although construction methods change, the essence of the project does not. One method that has been gaining attention of late is directional boring, which Hemlock offers through Hemlock Directional Boring.
Mike Whalen, president and CEO of Heart of America Group, refers to his company’s management team and workforce as his own “delta force.” Of course, Delta Force is known as one of the premier special mission units in the U.S. Department of Defense, able to swiftly and efficiently execute covert, top-secret missions. It’s not that Heart of America’s team is working undercover to deliver its projects, but Whalen explains it does execute its work in such an excellent way that it allows the company to consistently provide the market with quality products that attract consumers.