Commercial

CraftCraft Construction is bringing its experience to a new condominium project.

By Alan Dorich, Senior Editor at Knighthouse Publishing

When Craft Construction Co. builds a project, it makes sure that its entire team is accessible to its clients. “I’m personally involved in every project myself and I want to keep Clients happy,” Owner and President Barry Craft says.

Hensel PhelpsHensel Phelps breaks ground on a $250 million Colorado Rockies Development in Denver. 

By Kat Zeman, Senior Editor at Knighthouse Publishing

Baseball fans of the Colorado Rockies rejoice. Hensel Phelps, one of the largest general contractors and construction managers in the United States, broke ground on a $250 million mixed-use development that will change the face of Denver’s downtown.  

TGNickelEssexT.G. Nickel nears completion on tower in the historic Essex Crossing project.   

By Kat Zeman, Senior Editor at Knighthouse Publishing

New York City’s Lower East Side is emerging out of a cocoon. What once was a desolate site with a few parking lots and a chain-link fence is blossoming into a mega mixed-use development that promises revival and transformation. 

Hunt Austin Phoenix’s Sky Harbor Airport keeps pace with the area’s growth with help from HuntAustin.

By Chris Kelsch

There has been very little debate regarding the need to expand Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. The airport served more than 43 million passengers in 2016, and in November 2016 was ranked No. 1 in the United States overall by ThePointsGuy.com for its amenities, on-time flights and proximity to downtown Phoenix. And as Phoenix continues to grow and host significant attractions such as the Super Bowl and the NCAA Basketball Final Four, those numbers are only going to increase and strain the existing infrastructure.

Given the need for modernization, the city of Phoenix in 2013 approved a $590 million design/build project known as the Terminal 3 Modernization Program at Sky Harbor International. Overseeing the project is joint venture HuntAustin, a 50-50 partnership between Hunt Construction Group and Austin Commercial. James Augustyn, project deputy director, notes it has been a good partnership for the construction firms. “It has been a nice blend of two really strong cultures,” Augustyn says. “There has been a good mix of resources and contributions from both sides.”

KASTKAST Construction successfully navigates logistical challenges downtown Fort Lauderdale, Fla., where it is constructing the city’s largest building at 499 feet tall.  

By Janice Hoppe-Spiers, Senior Editor for Knighthouse Publishing

KAST Construction builds for clients who follow a vision, tear down walls and build excellence. The company’s mission is to bring those dreams into reality by developing projects that are a platform for economic growth and build better communities. “The culture among our ownership is really world-class, putting us in the right direction with good drawings and a great design team so we can succeed,” General Superintendent Richard Chitwood Jr., says.

GrangerGranger Construction Company delivers results with a strong emphasis on integrity, quality people and client service.

By Knighthouse Editorial Staff

Based on a diverse career in construction and development, in 1992 Les Granger and his wife Nancy created a construction company dedicated to building with the highest standards of quality, integrity, people and safety. Since then Granger Construction Company, Inc. has worked hard to live up to that mission by completing projects on time, and within budget while doing things differently. Les feels construction is an art and he has a real passion for the business. Too often the construction industry breeds adversarial relationships. We don’t operate that way. “Our company is built on a team of people that share that passion of building relationships through trust, meeting expectations and simply doing the right thing,” says Bob Poresky, manager of business affairs. “That is what Granger Construction is all about.”

WaterbourneWaterbourne continues to grow and excel in Western New York with a focus on its clients and each building’s end users.

By Staci Davidson, Senior Editor at Knighthouse Publishing

In the construction industry, there are many firms that feel comfortable wearing the dual hats of construction manager and general contractor. This gets them in front of more potential work, and maybe they have the staff to manage both functions well. Waterbourne Construction Advisors LLC however, has found 25 years of success as a “true construction manager,” never serving as a general contractor. Co-Managing Partner Anthony D’Auria explains there are only a handful of construction managers in the Upstate New York construction industry who don’t pick up the general contractor hat, and that is fine with Waterbourne, as its history shows.

UPS Centennial Hub picUPS delivers more than packages ahead of schedule, such as its new sorting facility.

By Chris Kelsch

In picking someone to oversee the expansion of its Centennial Hub packaging center in Louisville, Ky., it’s easy to see why UPS chose Jim Zimmer, its in-house project engineer. “I think like a UPS employee,” Zimmer explains. “When I’m working on the facility, I’m thinking about how a UPS employee would use it.”

Zimmer has considerable experience working on construction projects for UPS. He oversaw the $400 million UPS Worldport expansion in 2006, among other projects. The Centennial Hub expansion ranks right up there with UPS’s most ambitious.

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