Case Studies General Contractor

Paul Kacha – Framaco International 

Est. reading time: 5 mins

That $100 million-plus project took some doing. So Paul Kacha explains how his company, the general contracting and procurement specialist Framaco International, put the finishing touches on the new U.S. Embassy in the Papua New Guinea capital of Port Moresby a year ago.  This being the South Pacific island’s first LEED-certified building and one that […]

Brandon Brito – Greystar 

Est. reading time: 4 mins

In the 1990s and early 2000s, moving into an apartment with stainless appliances and a resort-style swimming pool was considered luxurious. Those units were traditionally more expensive and required the applicant to have a higher income and credit score and a clean rental history.   Fast forward to 2024. Stainless steel appliances with hard surface countertops […]

Gary Wood – Stryker Construction

Est. reading time: 5 mins

It seemed a risky move back in late 2011 when Gary Wood, all of 30 years old and tired of toiling for others, went forth with his own construction company at a time when builders in the greater St. Louis area were having trouble finding work. “I had a lot of people tell me it […]

Matt Maggiore – The Maggiore Companies

Est. reading time: 5 mins

When it comes to urban development, “mixed-use” is a term that gets volleyed around quite a bit these days. As cities and towns grapple with their (in some cases limited) existing space and simultaneously strive to make themselves desirable, the concept of melding residential, commercial, cultural and industrial uses into one harmonious package seems to […]

Chris Ehrenfeld – Bold Construction

Est. reading time: 4 mins

True custom homes are as much art as abode, but building them isn’t without stress for contractors and clients alike. Staying on schedule and on budget is an especially difficult prospect, to a large degree because crews and project managers often work from plans that have never been built before, and clients can request changes […]

Chris Edwards – Monterey Construction

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Many construction companies may call themselves custom home builders, but in Chris Edwards’ experience, oftentimes they are only offering customers a choice among pre-selected homes. “It’s what I call a ‘modified tract home,’ and they basically show you their product line of maybe a handful of floor plans and a few designs, and that’s it,” […]

MRG Construction Management Inc.

Est. reading time: 5 mins

Starting a new business, in any industry, requires striking a balance between the size of the company and the volume of work it handles. Increasing the staff too quickly, without sales to support it, can sap profits, while taking on too much work can overwhelm the staff. Matt Genzale, the founder and owner of MRG […]

C.T. Wilson Construction

Est. reading time: 5 mins

Few things can deteriorate like a big unmaintained building, and the folks of Greensboro, North Carolina, were constantly so reminded when they ventured just north of the downtown. For it was there where much of a sprawling, once-teeming mill complex had been crumbling since its looms ceased operating in 1982, there being little need in […]

Dan Waibel Designer Builder LLC

Est. reading time: 4 mins

The walls are upright, the plumbing is installed, the roof is secured, electric is done. It’s time for most design-build construction firms to move on, but Vice President and Head of Design at Dan Waibel Designer Builder Will Waibel, says his firm’s work is only partially done. “While the typical design builder will usually leave […]

SEH Excavating Contractors Inc.

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Plenty of contractors know the benefit of performing services in-house, from added quality control to offering more diverse services and taking bigger jobs, but SEH Excavating Contractors also sees a much more profound benefit. “In a way, it’s how we’re able to control our own destiny,” says Vice President of Operations Mike Shenkle. Based in […]

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