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Tekton PicExceptional performance on its projects helps Tekton Builders to stand out in New York City. 

By Construction Today Staff

Based in New York City, Tekton Builders says it has succeeded thanks to the efforts of a team of industry veterans who are deeply focused on the goal of completing extraordinary projects to obtain complete client satisfaction. This fervent desire is coupled with extensive industry expertise, allowing this New York-based construction company to tackle many projects in its market.

KCI ConstructionKCI Construction performed much-needed renovations and upgrades on the St. Louis County Courts to create a more welcoming experience for citizens.

Founded in 1922, KCI Construction Company began as a carpentry construction firm named Kloster Company, then became Kloster Construction. Kloster concentrated on schools, churches and single-family homes from the 1930s-1950s, eventually adding concrete and other types of construction to its capabilities through the direction of its founder, Charles Kloster. In 1955, Kloster's two sons, Barney and George Kloster, joined the firm and expanded the direction of the company by adding hospital construction.

Walker Engineering picWalker Engineering maintains excellence in electrical engineering and construction projects by scoring touchdowns on some of the most complex projects in Texas.

By Janice Hoppe-Spiers

Walker Engineering is Texas’ electrical contractor. Maintaining the company’s 36-year reputation across the state for engineering expertise and high-quality electrical work has been a priority for cousins and second-generation leaders CEO Scott Walker and President Brent Walker.

River City picRiver City Construction works on the New Fulton State Hospital to build a safer, more modern psychiatric facility in Missouri.

By Stephanie Crets

River City Construction has strived to provide high-quality results to its customers since it was formed in 1984. The company has built more than $3.75 billion worth of construction projects and grown to a workforce of more than 400 employees.

River City pursues a fair number of public work projects and has a good track record of successfully winning and being awarded these ‘hard bid’ jobs.  In addition, the company self-performs much of its own work on projects, including self-perform concrete, masonry, carpentry and architectural specialty packages. 

Webcor picWebcor’s expansion of San Francisco’s Moscone Convention Center will not only add more capacity, but also create jobs and use less energy and water than any other U.S. convention center.
By Bianca Herron

In an effort to stay competitive and attract the best events in the convention market, San Francisco’s Moscone Convention Center – the city’s primary exhibition and meeting facility – is currently undergoing construction for a half-billion-dollar expansion.

“This is a huge project for the city of San Francisco because without this expansion, $200 million in economic activity will be lost every year,” says Thomas George, construction manager for Webcor Builders, the general contractor for the project. “We started construction fall 2014 and broke it into three phases because we couldn’t just close the convention center due to the high-volume amount of dollars it brings to the city.”

Stuart OlsonWith more than 100 years of experience, Stuart Olson knows what it takes to complete a successful project: teamwork, communication and understanding.
By Bianca Herron

Founded in 1911, Stuart Olson Inc. is a full-service construction company serving multiple industries, including healthcare, industrial, commercial, hospitality, oil and gas, and education. Since its founding more than a century ago, the Canada-based company prides itself on successfully collaborating with others, a tradition it strives to uphold today, according to Project Manager Sean Kangas.

“We understand the importance of respect and focusing on the best interest of the project, and not just the individuals involved,” Kangas says. “I think this has made us quite successful in the industry and is the reason for our many repeat clients.”

One of Stuart Olson’s many repeat clients is the University of Alberta. The company is currently constructing a long-term storage building on the university’s south campus.

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BARTON MALOW 01Barton Malow is performing a $50 million renovation on MSU’s Breslin Center while it remains in operation.
By Tim O’Connor

At a time when public projects are driven to find the lowest responsible bid, the impact of relationships can be understated. But the familiarity among owner, construction manager and contractors on the renovation and expansion of Michigan State University’s Breslin Student Events Center shows how critical trust can be in overhauling a facility that must remain open throughout construction.

All of the subcontractors chosen for the project are based in Michigan and many have worked on MSU projects before. “They understand the culture and expectation of the university so it’s not a matter of educating the contractors every time they come on site,” says Kevin Waldman, senior project manager for Barton Malow, the construction manager for the renovation.

MountcoMountco takes pride in building affordable housing projects that revitalize New York communities.

By Tim O’Connor

A good affordable housing project can transform a community. It can bring in young professionals such as teachers and municipal workers who earn less than 80 percent of the local average mean income (AMI), while helping elderly residents afford to remain in their town.

Affordable housing projects can even revitalize a community. Fifteen years ago, Mountco Construction & Development Corp. was one of the few affordable housing developers in Mount Vernon, N.Y., a suburb of New York City near the Bronx. Mountco’s work in the area brought new people to the city, which in turned lured more shops and local businesses, sparking an economic renewal.

“It turns around a community over time,” Mountco founder and President Joel Mounty says. “When you build affordable you’re really creating something for families and individuals.”

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