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TriBeCa Transformed New line structures

In the swanky landmark district of TriBeCa, new life is brought to a 100-year-old warehouse. The renovated luxury condo has all the trappings of an upscale destination that is quintessential New York.

'Aggie' Pride

Jacobsen Construction ‘Aggie’ pride surges on the campus of Utah State University with the recent completion of its state-of-the-art LEED Silver Agricultural Sciences Building.

Team Spirit


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“Go Team” takes on a whole new meaning as Team FSI captures the essence of excellence with the construction of a new car dealership for high-end luxury brand Mercedes-Benz.





Editor-in-Chief Todd Weaver Editor Diana Doyle Executive Editor Jonathan Mack Assistant Editor Joseph Orange Creative Director Maria J. Owens Art Director Kris Apodaca Contributing Designer Susan Park Lee Advertising Design Allie Allen Production Assistant Keishia Lovell Editorial Director Kate Darling Staff Writers Drew Grossman, Kevin D. Porter Copy Editor Mariya I. Bouraima Content Directors Sophia Hartwick, Michael Shields, Brandon McBride, Jill Patel, Quenshell Williams, Juan Stewart Vendor Relations Steve Peters Advertising Sales Support Yvonne Chen Advertising Sales Tim Leming, Moe Kazemi, Publisher Steve Reed Reprints/Circulation Anne Brewer

oZ WORLD MEDIA, LLC 1100 H Street NW, Suite M Washington D.C. 20005 Construction Leaders Today is an international quarterly B2B trade journal that services the construction industry in custom build, geothermal, green building, heavy, residential, commercial, civil engineering and specialty trade sectors. CLT has a readership of 200,000 C-Level executives within the construction industry. We do not accept subscription requests from the general public, however an abbreviated version is available on our website.

on the cover

Utah State University's College of Agriculture, Agricultural Science Building. This 125,000 sq. ft. building is LEED Silver and holds labs, classrooms and offices.

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in every issue 04 Staff Editorial 06 Guest Editorial 08 Industry News 09 Calendar 10 The Hot List 133 Advertising Index

Northeast 16 Team FSI

The $7.5 million Mercedes-Benz dealership in Rochester, N.Y. was not the first dealership that Team FSI had built. This made them a prime bidder.

22 Cruz Construction

Just 10 months ago, Cruz was awarded Hunter's Point South — New York City's largest new affordable housing complex since the 70's.

80 Bogner Construction

Holmes Cheese Co. in Ohio needed a wastewater treatment facility that would not only protect water supply, but also provide an energy source.

82 Integrity Construction

After working at a construction company for 24 years, Brad Heemstra struck out on his own in 2007 and has never looked back.

83 Scheck Industries

Scheck won the contract to perform a turnaround for a ConocoPhillips oil refinery. But unforseen circumstances made it a year before work began.

84 North Twin Builders

Building custom home communities is North Twin Builder's specialty.

85 K.F. Sullivan Design/Build

Car dealers in the Madison, Wis. area call on K.F. Sullivan for design/build.

85 Williams & Associates Architects

Specializing in recreational and governmental markets, Williams Associates provides solutions that are in harmony with the surroundings.


24 Nu-Tech Energy Solutions

92 Carothers Contruction

26 New Line Structures

98 Manhattan Construction & Florida Aerial Services

32 Kaleida Health Systems

100 Rabren General Contractors

34 H.P. Cummings

102 Wright Contracting

38 Benchmark Construction

104 Mountain Builders

Serving the niche of energy efficient, affordable senior housing, Nu-Tech recently completed a duplex geared towards 55-year olds. 250 West Street was a warehouse for over 100 years before it was converted to a luxury condo building. Kaleida Health selected Turner Construction to manage their highly advanced Gates Vascular Institute — the first of its type in western New York. Grafton County jail, built in 1986, was in dire need of renovation. But with costs estimated at $38 million, community leaders delayed the project. Long Community at Highland in Lancaster, Pa. is one of the first rental senior living facilities; the concept seems to be taking off well.

42 A.R. Brouwer

Just in time for their 75th anniversary, Weber's Hotel and Restaurant received a complete renovation, thanks to A.R. Brouwer Company.

46 Feriozzi Concrete

The $2.4 billion waterfront casino in Atlantic City, Revel, needed an updated road system to handle increased traffic flow.


In the last 10 years, over 700,000 military personnel used VA health care. Carothers is helping to provide quality facilities in the Biloxi, Miss. area. What began as a childhood dream to become a park ranger turned into a unique venture in aerial photography for large-scale projects in Florida. Alabama State University is the oldest institution targeting African Americans. Rabren has completed two projects on the campus. It was an easy decision when Kerry Ford and Volkswagon hired Wright for their new dealerships after Wright had success with many other car brands. This firm prefers to refer to their sprawling log homes as "quality" instead of "high-end". They've built homes up to 14,000 sq. ft.

west 110 Jacobsen Construction

The new agricultural science building at Utah State University is 125,000 sq. ft. and houses labs where students work towards curing diseases and strengthening communities through conservation and biotechnology.

118 Homewise

This non-profit is making homeownership a reality for New Mexicans.

64 PDC Midwest

123 Clark & Sullivan

70 Marous Brothers

124 Nitti Graycor

76 Tropic Construction

126 The Ultimate Plumber

79 Johnson Lasky Architects

127 Robinson Construction

The Alpha Med Center handles cancer diagnosis and treatment in one facility, which is rare, especially with such a high caliber of service. Chip Marous can negotiate a job on a napkin, stick to the number and selfperform 40 percent of the work. Now that's impressive. As the for-profit arm of the non-profit developer of affordable and senior housing, Tropic has over $59 million of property under its management. Well over 3.5 million sailors have come through Building 13. With that type of usage, renovation and restoration is inevitable.

Expansion of the University of Nevada Reno earthquake engineering lab means more seismic research for a safer tomorrow The Salvation Army hired Nitti Graycor to expand and renovate their Southwest Division Headquarters. A young Mesa, Ariz. company beats deadlines and inspections to provide the best in specialized plumbing services. Robinson specializes in movie theatre construction and has worked with Regal Cinemas to bring movie buffs the ultimate experience. November December 2012 3

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Salvation army hQ receive's the ultimate plumbing service

young Mesa, Ariz. company beats deadlines and inspections to provide the best in specialized plumbing services. by Margaret Pugh


n September 2011 The Ultimate Plumber was awarded a plumbing contract with Nitti Graycor for the Salvation Army in Phoenix, Ariz. The multi-structure project consisted of the Divisional Headquarters and accompanying office building, as well as two housing buildings, a dining building and the warehouse remodel. “As a team, we really enjoyed working on the Salvation Army project. It gave us a sense of accomplishment to provide services to an organization that is relentless in their mission to help others in times of great need. We understand what an invaluable service the Salvation Army provides as first responders for people affected by disaster or tragedy. It was an honor to be selected to work for such an admirable and caring organization,� said Owner and Vice President Kaylon Walker. The work performed by The Ultimate Plumber team was especially gratifying because of the many areas of specialization required. The project included nine 80-gallon water heaters requiring thousands of feet of copper piping. The professional crew installed multiple ADA showers with trench drains, 52 water closets, 48 lavatories and 23 bath tubs. In addition, the crew installed over 291 plumbing fixtures including 23 roof drains ranging from 4 to10 inches. The team also installed a complete natural gas system for the commercial-grade kitchen and two grease interceptors, one of which had a 1500 gallon capacity. The Ultimate Plumber demanded such high-quality work on the entire plumbing system that when the project was completed, very few items remained on the punch list. One unique challenge presented to the Ultimate Plumber crew was the fast-paced schedule required to meet mandatory project deadlines. The Ultimate Plumber team performed all work for the project using a four to eight man crew working 10 hour days, including Saturdays when needed. In the end, the expert management team was able to complete all work ahead of deadline while passing every plumbing inspection the first time. The Ultimate Plumber was founded in 2006 and is located in Mesa, Ariz. The Ultimate Plumber specializes in new construction plumbing and are experts in many specialized types of commercial plumbing. The company has been awarded and completed jobs in diverse commercial areas including healthcare systems, warehousing sites and churches. The company has experience with restaurants, apartments and government parks. The company accepts bids statewide and strives to complete the job right the first time on time. The Ultimate Plumber is dedicated to always performing quality workmanship while adhering to the highest standards of workplace safety. The company only hires professional journeyman plumbers and has been completely free of workplace injuries since its inception. See ad on page inside front cover. 126 Construction Leaders Today

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