ArcoARCO Construction completed a senior living facility in St. Louis after overcoming difficult building conditions. 

By Stephanie Crets

ARCO Construction is a design/build general contractor with a client-centered, process-driven focus on every project. Founded in 1992, the company is headquartered in St. Louis with offices across the United States including Kansas City, Indianapolis, Chicago, Atlanta, Cincinnati, Philadelphia, Dallas, Tampa and Houston.

RestaniRestani Construction’s willingness to go the extra mile has earned it a strong base of repeat clients.

By Alan Dorich, Senior Editor at Knighthouse Publishing

When Restani Construction Corp. takes on a project, its customers can count on it to meet their needs. “We really pay attention and work with the client as best as possible,” Vice President of Engineering Jack Alfassy says. 

HenselPhelpsAustinBergstrom1 copyHensel Phelps Construction plans to arrive on time with the Austin Bergstrom International Airport expansion. 

By Kat Zeman

One of the largest general contractors and construction managers in the United States, Hensel Phelps Construction is about midway through a $350 million expansion project at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport in Texas. 

The mammoth project, that broke ground in 2015, is targeting completion in 2019. Hensel Phelps is handling the construction portion of the project that amounts to roughly $276 million. The project’s highlights include new contact gates, an expanded airfield for jet parking, apron pavement expansions and more concession space for shops and restaurants.

“I think it’s going to be a great project for the city of Austin,” Project Manager Joe Sanders says. “It’s a great design that builds on the city’s character.” The expansion is expected to boost Austin-Bergstrom’s capacity by 27 to 30 percent.

Boudreau Pipeline pic copyBoudreau Pipelines customers, employees and vendors are crucial to its 20 years of success.

By Jim Harris

Boudreau Pipeline Corp.’s relationships with its vendors, customers and employees have allowed the company to thrive for the past 20 years. 

“I think focusing on people is the biggest reason for our success,” President Alan Boudreau says. “We understand that relationships are the most important thing in our business, and maintaining those relationships is our biggest motivator.”

Boudreau traces his construction experience back to 1996 when he purchased his first backhoe and started a company called A&B Equipment. Boudreau and his wife Christie ran the business out of their home and Boudreau served as its owner-operator.

After a year of working on his own, one of Boudreau’s clients asked him to bid on a pipeline project. Although he was not experienced with pipeline work at the time, he was awarded the project. This led to the launch of Boudreau Pipeline Corp. and the hiring of his first employee, Abel Macias, who still works with the company as a foreman. A few other employees have worked for the company for as long as 17 years, he notes.

Durr Mechanical picDurr Mechanical had to build and transport a 4,000-ton generator over 150 miles.
By Alan Dorich

Some may overlook the transportation aspects of a power generation project, but those elements recently proved critical for Durr Mechanical Construction Inc. The contractor was tasked with constructing a massive heat recovery steam generator (HRSG) for the PSEG Fossil LLC Sewaren Generation Station under construction in Woodbridge, N.J.

But the company also had to transport the 4,000-ton, 126-foot-tall generator 150 miles from Port of Coeymans, N.Y., to Woodbridge. The plant, Vice President Paul Thompson explains, is being built on a small footprint that prevented all components from being constructed on site at once.

Conti Fayetteville picConti Enterprises’ Fayetteville, N.C., project will relieve congestion and spur economic growth.

By Knighthouse Media Staff

The Fayetteville Outer Loop involves the construction of a new 6.8-mile stretch of interstate including 17 new bridges and more than six miles of new interchange highway. Included in the highway portions are three major interchanges, two of which serve as key entrances to Fort Bragg.

The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) awarded the project to Conti in late summer 2014 and work began that fall. The project is on schedule to meet its October 2018 completion date, despite an unusually cold and wet winter that saw two rare North Carolina snowfalls. “It has certainly compressed the project’s schedule,” Project Executive Chris Conerly says. 

Conti Solar photo Photo credit: Brightsfield Development LLC

 Conti Solar, a leader in distributed generation (DG) solar facility construction, announces 44.5MW of DG projects now underway in Massachusetts. 

By Alan Dorich, Senior Editor at Knighthouse Media

With a large market presence in the Northeast, Conti has found a great deal of success building distributed generation solar facilities. DG facilities are generally under 20 megawatts (MW) in size. “The DG market is unique in New England. Conti’s ability to leverage its extensive infrastructure, deep solar expertise and flexibility has expanded our opportunities,” Regional Manager Sean Harrington said.

“Contractors entering the DG market may struggle with inherent fast pace of solar projects [with] their intricate complexities,” he says. “Our turnkey services, $1.2 billion bonding capacity, cost management and seasoned leadership has led to The Conti Group’s leading position within this market. It has also spurred our growth into newer DG and utility scale solar markets in Minnesota, the West Coast and Southeastern United States.”

Conti VolvoConti Enterprises is part of building a key interchange project in South Carolina’s Lowcountry.

By Tim O’Connor, Senior Editor at Knighthouse Media

When car manufacturer Volvo broke ground on its first American factory in 2015 it was a major win for Berkeley County, S.C. The facility, which will open in late 2018, is expected to produce as many as 100,000 cars annually and could create 4,000 jobs in the long term. In all, the project is expected to generate $4.8 billion in annual economic output.

The Volvo plant has the potential to be a major economic engine for Berkeley County and all of South Carolina, but first, it needs to connect to the state’s larger transportation systems. In late 2016, the South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) awarded a contract to Conti Enterprises to design-build a new interchange that will create an access point to the Volvo facility from I-26 near mile marker 189. “The construction of this interchange is an important step in providing an interconnected system for driving the state’s economic engine,” South Carolina Secretary of Transportation Christy Hall says.

Conti’s experience with similar high-profile projects made it the ideal general contractor for the Volvo interchange project. “We have an extensive resume when it comes to bridge and interchange construction,” Senior Project Manager Mike Prudente says. 

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