2023 News

Robert Benda assumes role as CEO of Westwood Contractors
Westwood Contractors, Inc.
has announced that Robert Benda has assumed the role of Chief Executive Officer effective February 10th, 2023.  Mr. Benda has served the company in several roles since joining Westwood in 1987, most recently as Chairman of the Board, a title which he will continue to hold.  Upon assuming this role, Mr. Benda issued the following statement:  “I look forward to charting the path forward for the company as we continue to grow and to help position Westwood for its next 40 years of success.  I am excited to return to active leadership of the company and to working with our dedicated team of construction professionals to achieve the ambitious goals to which we all aspire.” Click here to read more.

ESI Receives Award of Merit
Engineered Structures, Inc. (ESI), Idaho Falls, ID, was recognized with the Award of Merit Residential/Hospitality for The Hearth on Broad. The award was part of the 2022 ENR Mountain States Best Projects. The eight-story, 222,000-sq-ft apartment community provides 161 homes and 5,000 sq ft of retail/restaurant space in the heart of downtown Boise. The podium-style construction includes post-tension concrete decks from the basement up to the fourth floor, with wood frame construction on remaining levels. Its Z-shaped design diverges from the typical block-style buildings of Boise and provides every unit with views of mountains, parks and downtown. Click here to read more. 

Tri-North Begins Breaks Ground on Library
Tri-North Builders, Fitchburg WI, recently broke ground on the new Oregon Public Library, in the Village of Oregon, WI. Construction of the building and its variety of features–including a storytime room, a community meeting room, study rooms, a quiet reading room, solar panels and a geothermal system–should be finished next winter. Click here to read more.

R.E. Crawford to Begin Work on Pet Supermarket
R.E. Crawford Construction, Sarasota, FL, has received a permit to build out at Pet Supermarket in Dames Pointe Plaza in Arlington, FL.
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Fred Olivieri Installs Canton Signs
Canton, OH has added welcome signs to major entrances, proclaiming, "Canton: Hall of Fame City." Fred Olivieri Construction Co., of North Canton, is very involved in the local community, and began work on the project last spring. Four signs have been installed and the city is considering six additional locations. Click here to read more.

Wolverine to Build Distillery, Expand Country Club
Wolverine Building Group, Grand Rapids, MI, is the GC for the Eastern Kille Distillery, which is building a new headquarters, distillery operations, bar and restaurant in Plainfield Charter Township, WI. The custom-engineered building will double the size of the company’s existing distillery operations, and will include a 2,800-square-foot outdoor cocktail garden. Click here to read more.

Wolverine is also the GC for a $16 million expansion project at the Blythefield Country Club, which is building out its existing facilities with plans to be complete in time for the 2023 Meijer LPGA Classic. The renovations are of the entire facility, while construction also includes improvements to the aquatics and racquet sports facilities. Click here to read more.

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