By Michael Parks, Vice
President of Florida Division
In 2019 alone, we built, or are currently building, nearly 4,000
apartment units and many of those projects are for repeat clients. In fact,
nationwide there are more than 600,000 multifamily units currently under
construction. With that many new apartments about to come on the market, it
might seem like the market is close to being oversaturated — if it isn’t
already. But the truth is, our research shows the demand for new multifamily
units isn’t slowing down. How is it possible that vacancy remains low despite
the largest swell of apartment construction in recent history? Here are the
main factors behind the continued demand for multifamily units, and one simple
thing you can do to maximize your next projects’ return on investment:
Learn More Why Demand is Still High in Multifamily Market
people who plan, manage, and build our projects are all experts in their field,
and an integral part of our company’s success. David Filippone is a
senior superintendent with more than 41 years of experience in the industry.
Here’s eight questions to get to know him.
Learn More Meet Our Experts: David Filippone
By Turner Burton, President
We’ve already discussed early trade partner involvement in
some of the earlier parts of this preconstruction series, but it’s an important
enough topic to address in a separate blog. Our trade partners possess the
majority of the talent and boots on the ground to perform the work. They are
the ones who take a plan, embrace the schedule, and complete the finished
product – who better to involve in solving the problems of how to build? Their
involvement and commitment is crucial for a project’s overall success. We have
found the best projects are the ones where we engage our trade partners early during
preconstruction, long before the work begins. Here are four ways that early
trade partner involvement can add value to any project.
Learn More 4 Ways Engaging Trade Partners Early Can Immediately Improve Your Project
By Parrish Pittman,
Content Marketing Writer
What keeps you up at night? We can think of a few nightmare
situations that could pop up on a project. Budgets running out of control.
Dead, vacant structures haunting valuable properties. Unseemly site conditions
lurking below the surface. It’s enough to send a shiver down your spine. But
there’s no need to fear! When you have a
great team in place, a new project can be a dream come true. Here’s a few
project nightmares that the right contractor, working side-by-side with your
design team, can help prevent from ever coming to life.
Learn More Make Your Project All Treats, No Tricks
By Brian Castleberry, Senior Project Manager
Every few years, our company holds an employee summit — two days for everyone in our company, from every job site and office across the country, to come together for training, development, and fellowship. To plan the event, we first must find a space that can hold 600+ people in one room with multiple spaces for breakout sessions. All the sessions involve presentations, so the space needs to offer audio/visual capabilities. Plus, we need a large enough pre-function space to set up information booths for employees to visit between sessions. Whether its corporate summits like ours, weddings, or trade shows, event planners have a list of amenities and features they’re looking for in a venue. So, how do you make sure your hotel checks all the right boxes to book the next big event? I’ve spent the last four years working on ballroom and convention center expansions and these are the most common features I’ve seen being added to modern meeting spaces.
Learn More Convention Center Features That Help Book Events
By John Page, Director of Business Development
When you take a trip, there has to be an attraction drawing you to that particular location. In Orlando, it’s probably the theme parks and resorts. If you’re headed to Phoenix, you might have the Grand Canyon on your sightseeing list. The point is, wherever you travel, you have places to go, things to do, and a hotel room to sleep in at night.
Our hospitality clients are changing the way they build and renovate hotels in an effort to not only attract guests but give them reasons to stay longer inside the hotel. The simple fact is anything that keeps guests on your property can help drive revenue. Here’s some of the trends we’ve seen in hospitality projects to increase revenue and improve the guest experience.
Learn More Hospitality Trends That Drive Revenue
By Parrish Pittman,
Content Marketing Writer
May 23, 2009, we began a long journey with Children’s of
Alabama to build not just a hospital – but a modern, sustainable building that
would serve as a beacon of hope for sick children and their families. Three
years later, Benjamin Russell Expansion Facility at Children’s of Alabama was
complete. The project – the single largest hospital project in Alabama’s
history – was over, but our partnership with Children’s of Alabama was just
beginning to thrive.
Learn More A Trusted Partner for Children’s of Alabama
The people who plan, manage, and build our projects are all experts in their field, and an integral part of our company’s success. Tom Underwood is the operations director in Atlanta and helps ensure our teams have the resources to keep our projects on track — no matter what challenges arise. Here’s eight questions to get to know him.
Learn More Meet Our Experts: Tom Underwood
By Jeff Light, VP of
My first higher education project with Hoar Construction was
building a new student
recreation and wellness center for Abilene Christian University. Our client
wanted to replace the outdated, existing rec facility which housed un-airconditioned
gyms filled with a few punching bags and ropes for climbing. ACU enlisted us to
help create a modern, state-of-the-art facility which promotes fitness and enhances student
recreation activities. The project was a milestone for the school and was such
an exciting experience to be a part of. A few years later, after completing
several more projects together, we held a ribbon cutting and tailgate for the
school’s first on-campus football stadium. Being on campus with
faculty, students, alumni, and fans as we all celebrated the Wildcat’s first
home football game in 50 years was an unforgettable experience.
Learn More 5 Factors to Consider When Working on an Active Campus
By Brady Johnson, Vice
President of Operations
Have you every shared an office with someone? What kind of co-worker would you want working in a shared space? My guess is you wouldn’t want to work next to the person who leaves their desk a mess — papers, folders, even trash creeping into your area. What about their work habits? Someone who is always waiting until the last minute or preventing you from being as efficient as possible is sure to get on your nerves quickly. Anyone trying to do their job in that kind of environment would probably ask for a new office, or even a new job, before too long. For our trade partners, our job sites are their offices. And those same annoying habits that can drive someone crazy in a cubicle, can drive a trade partner to search for a new project. We’re in the middle of a labor shortage crisis in our industry, so losing even one trade partner could derail a project’s schedule fast. So, what’s the atmosphere like on your job sites? If you’ve never asked your contractor what they do to keep trade partners happy — you probably should start. Here’s 4 things your contractor should be doing to ensure your projects attract and retain the best trade partners.
Learn More 4 Ways to Make Your Job Site The Place People Want to Work