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Fowler and HammerExceeding expectations while operating in a safe environment is top of mind for Fowler & Hammer Inc. as it completes the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Science Labs Building.
By Bianca Herron

Fowler & Hammer Inc. strives to bring innovation to every project by utilizing the latest in construction technology. The La Crosse, Wis.-based company’s most recent project for the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse is no exception as new Building Information Modeling (BIM) technology is being used for the majority of the Science Labs Building’s interior construction. This allows Fowler & Hammer Inc. to analyze constructability while efficiently planning and coordinating jobsite activities with trade contractors.

“As a general contractor, we do things the right way,” Vice President and COO Eric Lehmann says.  “We don’t cut corners. I know a lot of contractors say that, but we truly don’t. We want to build our projects right the first time by offering exceptional quality and value.”

3D StoneUnder the direction of new owners Lily and Kurt Sendek, 3D Stone continues to expand upon its already strong history of product excellence and customer service.

By Bianca Herron 

Whether one may notice or not, Indiana limestone is everywhere. Some of America’s most notable buildings, including the Biltmore Estate, Washington National Cathedral, Pentagon and Empire State Building, all share a common factor: they were built with Indiana limestone - a hallmark of construction throughout the history of the United States, says Greg Gootee, Vice President of Sales for 3D Stone.

Tekton PicExceptional performance on its projects helps Tekton Builders to stand out in New York City. 

By Construction Today Staff

Based in New York City, Tekton Builders says it has succeeded thanks to the efforts of a team of industry veterans who are deeply focused on the goal of completing extraordinary projects to obtain complete client satisfaction. This fervent desire is coupled with extensive industry expertise, allowing this New York-based construction company to tackle many projects in its market.

KCI ConstructionKCI Construction performed much-needed renovations and upgrades on the St. Louis County Courts to create a more welcoming experience for citizens.

Founded in 1922, KCI Construction Company began as a carpentry construction firm named Kloster Company, then became Kloster Construction. Kloster concentrated on schools, churches and single-family homes from the 1930s-1950s, eventually adding concrete and other types of construction to its capabilities through the direction of its founder, Charles Kloster. In 1955, Kloster's two sons, Barney and George Kloster, joined the firm and expanded the direction of the company by adding hospital construction.

Walker Engineering picWalker Engineering maintains excellence in electrical engineering and construction projects by scoring touchdowns on some of the most complex projects in Texas.

By Janice Hoppe-Spiers

Walker Engineering is Texas’ electrical contractor. Maintaining the company’s 36-year reputation across the state for engineering expertise and high-quality electrical work has been a priority for cousins and second-generation leaders CEO Scott Walker and President Brent Walker.

River City picRiver City Construction works on the New Fulton State Hospital to build a safer, more modern psychiatric facility in Missouri.

By Stephanie Crets

River City Construction has strived to provide high-quality results to its customers since it was formed in 1984. The company has built more than $3.75 billion worth of construction projects and grown to a workforce of more than 400 employees.

River City pursues a fair number of public work projects and has a good track record of successfully winning and being awarded these ‘hard bid’ jobs.  In addition, the company self-performs much of its own work on projects, including self-perform concrete, masonry, carpentry and architectural specialty packages. 

Webcor picWebcor’s expansion of San Francisco’s Moscone Convention Center will not only add more capacity, but also create jobs and use less energy and water than any other U.S. convention center.
By Bianca Herron

In an effort to stay competitive and attract the best events in the convention market, San Francisco’s Moscone Convention Center – the city’s primary exhibition and meeting facility – is currently undergoing construction for a half-billion-dollar expansion.

“This is a huge project for the city of San Francisco because without this expansion, $200 million in economic activity will be lost every year,” says Thomas George, construction manager for Webcor Builders, the general contractor for the project. “We started construction fall 2014 and broke it into three phases because we couldn’t just close the convention center due to the high-volume amount of dollars it brings to the city.”

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