2024 News 

Marco Gets Permit for White House Black Market
Marco Contractors (Warrendale, PA) has been issued a permit to build-out 3,434 square feet of space for a White House Black Market in St. Johns Town Center in Jacksonville, FL. Click here to read more. 

MRS Gets Permit for Sephora
Management Resource Systems (High Point, NC) has been issued a permit to build-out 4,830 square feet of space for a Sephora in the Mandarin Landing shopping center in Jacksonville, FL. Click here to read more.

Immel Moves to New Headquarters
Immel Construction (Green Bay, WI) is moving its headquarters into the former Lakeland University Green Bay center. In March, the university announced it would move into the Northeast Wisconsin Technical College main campus. “Since becoming an employee-owned company, we have experienced growth and the need for updated facilities and space,” said Paul Martzke, president of Immel. “This move represents our commitment to that growth and providing an excellent work environment for our people. Our new location will also allow us to better serve the greater Green Bay community and our client and customer base throughout the Midwest.” Immel will keep its original facility as an operations center, which includes warehouse, prefabrication and equipment functions. Click here to read more.

Petretti Joins Schimenti as Director of Estimating
Richard Petretti, a recognized estimating and cost analysis leader in the construction industry, has joined Schimenti Construction Company (New York) as Director of Estimating. Bringing over 20 years of experience, Petretti is a highly regarded leader within New York Metro and national markets on significant projects spanning the retail and commercial sectors across the country. Click here to read more.

ZipWall Wins Retailers’ Choice Award
ZipWall® announced that its ZipDoor® Magnetic was chosen as a Retailers’ Choice Award winner at the 2024 National Hardware Show®. For the past 58 years, the Retailers' Choice Awards have showcased the best, most innovative products featured at the National Hardware Show. Presented by North American Hardware Paint Association, the awards honor manufacturers for their innovation and provide insight for retailers. The Retailers’ Choice Awards rely on the opinions of actual retailers who know what their colleagues need in a product to attract customers.

Designed for sealing a doorway or creating a self-closing entry in a plastic barrier, the ZipDoor Magnetic is versatile and reusable. It is quick and easy to set up with ZipWall double-sided tape, specially designed not to damage the doorframe. Powerful magnets ensure the door maintains a tight seal while providing easy access to the work area. The magnetic door panel is made of high-tech fabric impervious to dust and features a clear plastic window.

The ZipDoor Magnetic is ideal for both residential and commercial remodeling dust protection. Sealing a doorway up to 46”x86” takes just a minute, and creating a self-closing entry in a plastic barrier is easy too. Simply make a doorframe with duct tape and attach the magnetic door panel using ZipWall tape to your newly created doorframe.

Tri-North Constructs New Valvoline Instant Oil Change
Tri-North Builders (Madison, WI) is constructing a new Valvoline Instant Oil Change in North Topeka, KS. The location will include three bays for oil changes and is expected to be finished in September. Click here to read more.

RAYWEST Updates
RAYWEST DESIGNBUILD (Fayetteville, NC) recently broke ground on a Culver’s franchise in Hope Mills, NC. Click here to read more. The company also delivered SkiBurger a new home in Elizabethtown, NC. The building housing the restaurant, known for its lakeside charm and award-winning cuisine, succumbed to fire in 2022. RAYWEST built the new location from the ground up. Click here to read more.

MRS Getting Permit for Sephora in Jacksonville Beach
Management Resource Systems (High Point, NC) has applied for a permit to build out a Sephora in the Mandarin Landing shopping center in Jacksonville, FL. Sephora is leasing a 4,830-square-foot store in the center.

Bogart Staff Announcements
Bogart Construction (Irvine, CA) recently announced some staffing changes. Noel Amand was promoted to Vice President of Operations. In his new role, Noel will play a pivotal part in shaping the strategic direction of the company’s operations while continuing to uphold the highest standards of efficiency, innovation, and client satisfaction. Denis Wijaya joined the team as a Project Executive. Wijaya comes to Bogart as a seasoned construction professional on large-scale projects.

Crowley Joins Westwood Contractors as Director of Construction 

Allen Crowley

Westwood Contractors (Fort Worth, TX) has announced Allen Crowley as the latest addition to its team in the role of Director of Construction. Allen's inclusion represents a significant milestone for the company, leveraging his wealth of experience amassed through a multifaceted career in construction spanning over four decades. His expertise encompasses a diverse array of projects, including those within retail, restaurant, commercial, industrial, and institutional sectors. Click here to read more.

 

RCA Members on Top 60 List of Shopping Mall, Big Box Store, and Strip Center Construction Firms
Several RCA members are part of BD+C’s ranking of the nation's largest shopping mall, big box store, and strip center general contractors and construction management firms for 2023, as reported in the 2023 Giants 400 Report.

#2 Schimenti Construction Company
#12 Gray Construction
#16 Sachse Construction 

Click here for the full list. 

Fortney & Weygandt Update
Fortney & Weygandt, Inc. (North Olmsted, Ohio) started the year with a bang, building  out a new Phantom Fireworks location in Warrensville Heights, OH. CVS Health recently acquired Oak Street Health and has selected the company for  some of the first build outs and conversions as the brand is launched in their stores. Fortney & Weygandt is breaking ground on a new retail shelland a future Citizens Bank in Avon, OH. They are alsoworking on two Popeye’s in Ohio and a LongHorn Steakhouse in Chesapeake, VA.  

Wolverine Builds New Gym at Addiction Recovery Center
Wolverine Building Group (Grand Rapids, MI) and eight subcontractors transformed and expanded an area once used as a food pantry into a workout space available to men in Guiding Light’s recovery program. Guiding Light, a Christian nonprofit focused on addiction recovery, unveiled a new gym that was funded through cash and in-kind donations totaling $25,000.  Wolverine and the subcontractors spent 1,100 hours on the 2,100-square-foot gym, and donated building materials and gym equipment. Click here to read more. 

Wolverine’s Dillard Appointed to Brownfield Redevelopment Authority
Kaylee Dillard, a project manager at Wolverine Building Group (Grand Rapids, MI) has been appointed to the City of Grand Rapids' Brownfield Redevelopment Authority (BRA). The authority is responsible for overseeing the Brownfield Redevelopment Program and the Local Brownfield Revolving Fund and helps offset some of the costs that come with the development of contaminated or currently unusable properties in the city of Grand Rapids. Dillard has wide experience in commercial construction, working on diverse projects. Click here to read more.