Much more than simply a manufacturer or contractor, Fibrebond has developed a unique niche among the engineered building system market. 

The Minden, La., company started in 1982 as a concrete building manufacturer for the microwave communications industry. It has since grown to fill over 650,000-square-foot production space that offers precast concrete panel, interlocking steel, and lightweight track and stud building systems. 

Fibrebond can install completed units or assemble partially built components at a construction site. Additionally, its teams can incorporate system equipment and provide finish work, such as HVAC and plumbing installation. The firm also provides ongoing maintenance. 

Nearly 100 years old, Danis Building Construction Company is a third-generation, privately owned construction company based in Dayton, Ohio. The company services the Midwest and Southeast with five offices in Ohio, North Carolina and Florida. 

Danis specializes in public and private building and industrial projects, along with offering expertise in construction management, general construction, designing and building, lifecycle analysis, quality assurance, active campus planning and economic inclusion. It also has experience in corporate, healthcare, senior living, education, retail, hospitality and entertainment construction markets.

Barr & Barr oversees exciting projects; one of particular note is Cornell Tech’s Bloomberg Center in New York City.

Tom LePage has been involved in many cutting-edge construction projects during the 24 years he’s worked for Barr & Barr, but nothing quite compares to the Bloomberg Center. It is one of three buildings that will make up the first phase of the Cornell Tech campus on New York City’s Roosevelt Island.

This project is significant to Barr & Barr because they have a history with Cornell University dating back to when former company President Peter N. Barr, a Cornell graduate, oversaw construction projects for the university in the late 1940s and early 1950s, LePage says. “The Barr family is very proud of this opportunity,” he says.

Nabholz Construction’s commitment to integrity is so ingrained in the company’s philosophy that the word is part of its logo. For more than 60 years, the company has executed on its principles to become one of the largest commercial contractors in the United States. “Every day, from our CEO’s office to the project site, we strive to create exceptional value for our clients, employees and employee shareholders by maintaining an impeccable reputation and providing innovative services,” the company says.

R.D. “Bob” Nabholz was building a home for his soon-to-be wife, Barbara, in 1949 when he received an unsolicited offer on the property. Using the profits from the sale, Nabholz went on to build more homes and the company got its start. In 1953, he officially incorporated Nabholz Construction in Arkansas and in 1961 it completed its first million-dollar project, the Arkansas Children’s Colony. The construction company continued to grow and in 1984 secured its first out-of-state projects in Richmond, Va., and San Antonio. Nabholz Construction now has 12 offices: seven in Arkansas, two in Oklahoma, and others in Kansas, Missouri and Mississippi.

Community colleges across the nation are engaged in projects designed to enhance their facilities and improve their offerings to students. One of the biggest challenges in these endeavors is finding the right partners with which to work. Fortunately for California’s Solano Community College District, it has established a strong working relationship with Kitchell, an Arizona-headquartered general contracting and construction management firm that has an extensive presence in California.

Established in 1950, Kitchell has built its legacy by providing general contracting and construction management services. Today, it remains an employee-owned company that provides services from development and program management to construction and facility management. The company is licensed in Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, Texas, Utah and Washington.

Forty years ago, Joseph Natoli founded a general contracting business that would become one of the most respected firms in the industry. Today, under the leadership of his son, Company Owner Paul Natoli, Natoli Construction celebrates four decades of impressive, renowned projects with an extensive list of prestigious awards. Among them are the construction of the New York Giants’ Home Headquarters, an expansion of Rutgers University Livingston Campus and the remodeling of the Statue of Liberty. 

How does a relatively small company of 50 employees, still bearing its family name, end up with such high-profile projects? “We have an impeccable reputation in the tri-state area,” Paul Natoli explains. “It’s our best marketing tool.” From past performance to its manner of business, the firm has created a reputation that has spread from private sector clients to public and to federal. 

When Kaiser Permanente was still in the early planning stages for its new hospital campus in San Diego, the healthcare organization brought Hensel Phelps into the process. As the general contractor on the project, being involved from the start allowed Hensel Phelps to better advise Kaiser Permanente as it developed the hospital’s schematic designs. 

The builder was even able to enlist its major mechanical and engineering subcontractors as early as May 2012, two years before construction began. Involving all of the major players early fostered collaboration and helped Kaiser Permanente determine the most efficient ways to design systems for the hospital and support buildings, ultimately saving money.

As an organization, HDC Development can trace its roots back to 1970. Originally, the company built a legacy over time in construction management and general contracting in commercial and multifamily housing. 

Among the company’s leaders today is Senior Vice President and Project Manager Jim Lemke. HDC Development is well known for its expertise in the assisted-living, congregate housing, memory care, foster care, nursing home, hospital, commercial office and multifamily housing markets. The company’s skillset includes experience in development, market analysis, architect and site selection, and construction supervision.

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