2021 News

January 2021

Stefan Figley joins Westwood Contractors as CEO
Stefan Figley
Westwood Contractors announced the addition of Stefan Figley as Chief Executive Officer, a role he officially assumed on December 7, 2020. Robert D. Benda—a past present of RCA—who has served as CEO since 2005, will continue with the company as Chairman of the Board. As part of Westwood’s succession plan, a nationwide search was conducted and Mr. Figley was selected for the role of CEO. As Mr. Benda stated, “On behalf of the entire board we are delighted to welcome Stefan to the Westwood team, and we believe he possesses the combination of skills and experience necessary to build on Westwood’s 37-year track record of success. Stefan’s depth of marketing experience including domestic and international roles and successful track record of leading large organizations operating on a national scale will bring added resources to the talented Westwood team and ensure a bright future for the company.”

Mr. Figley, a Certified Franchise Executive, has more than 24 years of experience employing his strategic vision focusing on the key metrics driving EBITDA performance and multimillion-dollar revenue growth. He has worked extensively in developing and leading large and small teams both in the U.S. and abroad for national and international brands including Steamatic where he most recently served as President until its sale to an international public company, Jani-King, ServiceMaster, and Leo Burnett Worldwide. Having also served in roles of chief operating officer, strategy consultant, chief marketing officer, and other capacities, Mr. Figley’s highly collaborative approach and leadership style results in well-aligned teams within an organization to maximize competitive advantages and exceptional customer value propositions. In addition, he brings a tremendous network of clients, prospects, subcontractors, and other resources further expanding the company’s potential for growth. Click here to read more.

ICI Starting Construction on Porsche Dealership
ICI (Elmhurst, IL) is commencing construction on the Napleton Porsche Chicago dealership located within the Presidential Towers development. The new dealership will contain 10,000 square feet of sales space and a 17,000 square foot service department. This marks ICI’s third Porsche dealership construction project in recent years. Click here to read more.

Wolverine and Rockford Join New Community Transformation Fund
Rockford Construction and Wolverine Building Group, both of Grand Rapids, MI, are part of the New Community Transformation Fund, a West Michigan venture capital fund that intends to invest in growing, minority-owned businesses. The New Community Transformation Fund netted $8.5 million in commitments from investors in its first year and ultimately hopes to raise $25 million through 2021 to support minority entrepreneurs. Click here to read more.

Wolverine Partners with Literacy Center of West Michigan for Education Grant
Wolverine Building Group (Grand Rapids, MI) is part of a community partnership that submitted an application to the U.S. Department of Education’s Rethink Adult Ed Challenge on behalf of the Literacy Center of West Michigan. The nonprofit is one of five finalists from the state, and the only one in the West Michigan region that is advancing to the next round, with the opportunity to win a share of $750,000. The grand prize will be $250,000 and up to five runners-up will receive at least $100,000. The Challenge aims to advance pre-apprenticeship programs and career opportunities nationwide by breaking down barriers many adult learners are faced with. The proposal includes English instruction and skills training within apprenticeship programs for Latina women entering the mechanical, electrical and plumbing trades. Click here to read more.

David A. Nice Enters Interim Agreement for Fire Station
David A. Nice Builders (Williamsburg, VA) is discussing an interim agreement with the Williamsburg City Council to demolish the city’s current fire station and build a new 31,000-square-foot station on the same lot. The final agreement is expected in July. Click here to read more.

Fulcrum Working with CapRock on Industrial Park
Fulcrum Construction (Atlanta, GA) is joining a team assembled by CapRock Partners to build a multi-building industrial park in southwest Las Vegas. The three-building industrial park, totaling 230,000 square feet, will include a 132,450-square-foot building with 28-foot clear heights, five grade-level doors and 26 dock-high doors; a 75,836-square-foot building with 24-foot clear heights, five grade-level doors and 22 dock-high doors; and a 21,976-square-foot “jewel box” building with 24-foot clear heights, one grade-level door and two dock-high doors. Click here to read more.

 

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