One Thousand MuseumA striking exterior design is not the only thing One Thousand Museum by Zaha Hadid Architects will contribute to Miami.

By Chris Petersen

Zaha Hadid Architects is one of the world’s most renowned architectural firms, having designed such iconic structures as the London Olympic Aquatic Center, the CMA CGM Tower in France, China’s Guangzhou Opera House and the BMW central building in Germany. The firm’s already impressive portfolio will add another entry when the One Thousand Museum tower is completed in Miami in 2018. The structure will be the first residential skyscraper in the Western Hemisphere designed by Zaha Hadid Architects, and Kevin Venger, one of the developers on the project alongside Louis Birdman and Gregg Covin, says the project team couldn’t be prouder to bring a project with this pedigree to Miami.

shop picKodiak Building Partners’ acquisition strategy helps develop a leading construction materials supplier.

By Bob Rakow

Kodiak Building Partners CEO and co-founder Steve Swinney admits that Kodiak’s founders chose a risky time to leave their positions at a leading building materials company to invest in a construction recovery. It was 2010, and the construction industry was only beginning to rebound from the recession that rocked the market just a few years earlier. Swinney and his partners were not deterred. “We felt as though there was an opportunity for investment,” he says.

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Golden State Lumber operates with a customer-first mentality by treating customers and employees as partners. 

By Stephanie Crets

By treating the customer as a partner, Golden State Lumber retains the philosophy on which the company was built back in 1954. With products such as lumber, hardware, doors, windows, fencing and insulation, Golden State Lumber services a range of customers from the everyday handyman to the big developer, but its main focus is on the professional builder.

“They care about the quality of product that’s going into their projects, but one of the biggest things they’re looking for is service,” CEO Jessica Scerri says. “We’re always looking at how we can provide better service and value to customers. It’s all about knowing our customers, what they need and being able to give them that service. For them, it’s about how can we service them to make sure we’re saving them money.”

Boathouse View 2 Rendering copyEssex General Construction's work on the Boathouse apartment complex in Portland, Ore., reflects its commitments to teamwork and LEED-quality sustainable construction. 

By Jim Harris

Essex General Construction's focus on teamwork has enabled it to be one of the most trusted contractors in its home base of Eugene, Ore., for nearly 30 years. “Throughout the years we’ve developed strong partnerships, based on open communication, a commitment to fairness and a need to see every project through,” the company says. “These relationships — with clients, designers, subcontractors and suppliers – are as strong and sturdy as the buildings we construct.”

The level of commitment the company demonstrates to its projects distinguishes Essex from many of its general contracting peers. “We have earned people’s trust in the valley and have brought that commitment to Portland,” Project Manager Perry Smick says. “Our relationships are key to our success.”

stairDuce applies the master builder concept to its work in New York City to great success.

By Chris Petersen

Duce Construction Corp. founder and President Rory McCreesh understands the value of the little things more than most builders. After emigrating from his native Ireland to New York City in 1985, he began his career in construction as a carpenter, where he saw first-hand the hard work that goes into every construction project. After rapidly moving up through the ranks, McCreesh went into business for himself in 1989, founding Duce Construction Corp.

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Allied-Orion is using its management expertise to boost its development of multifamily apartment properties.

By Tim O'Connor

On the surface, an apartment complex might have everything a tenant could ever want. Pools, 24-hour fitness room access and high-quality units are all features that get a prospective tenant in the door. But to be a truly desirable place to live a residential development needs more than a list of features; it needs a team behind it than can effectively manage the property and address the concerns of owners and investors alike.

“You will experience the difference with us when you receive the strategic attention of our company teams” says Ricardo Rivas, CIO of Allied-Orion Group. The company is a full-service, vertically integrated multifamily management, investment (acquisition and development), and construction firm. “There is no detail too small for us.” At least one of the company’s three active partners is involved directly in every development that Allied-Orion does.

One of the most versatile and successful contractors in the country, Tutor Perini Corp. has a legacy that dates back to 1894. Today, Tutor Perini is made up of more than 20 wholly owned subsidiaries located throughout the nation and beyond. 

“Our success results from our proven philosophy of building relationships on trust,” Executive Vice President Peter Sukalo says. “We can manage large, complex projects with aggressive fast-track schedules, elaborate designs and advanced systems while providing accurate budgeting and strict quality control.”

Diversity is the key to success for Sterling Renaissance Inc. The small general contracting and construction management firm has taken on projects in a variety of industries since its inception nearly 40 years ago.

The company’s portfolio is varied and has included multifamily residential, retail, restaurants, senior and supported living, medical, schools, industrial and offices. It also performs historic renovations. 

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