Archive for January, 2019

Justin Fegel named AGC of Oklahoma “Superintendent of the Year.”

Friday, January 25th, 2019

OKLAHOMA CITY – The Associated General Contractors of Oklahoma (AGCOK) has named Manhattan Construction Company Senior Superintendent Justin Fegel “Superintendent of the Year.” Fegel received the honor at AGCOK’s Awards Banquet held Saturday, January 19 at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Norman, Oklahoma.

The “Superintendent of the Year” award recognizes the superintendent from among the AGC of Oklahoma membership who has shown superior skill and creativity in bringing complex projects to completion. Fegel was chosen for his exemplary commitment to his projects, his dedication to safety, and his passion to mentor others.

Justin Fegel of Manhattan Construction named AGC of Oklahoma 'Superintendent of the Year'

Caption: Manhattan Construction Company Senior Superintendent Justin Fegel.

“During his career, Justin has established an excellent reputation among his peers for his hard work and dedication to project success,” said Craig Abbott, Manhattan Construction Company vice president. “It is a pleasure to congratulate Justin on this esteemed honor.”

Fegel joined Manhattan in 2000 and since has been involved in more than $500 million in construction projects. He started his career specializing in healthcare construction where he served most of his time leading projects for the St. John Health System in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Most recently, Fegel relocated to Stillwater, Oklahoma to work for his alma mater where he has successfully delivered the Oklahoma State University (OSU) New Business Building and is currently leading work on the new OSU Baseball Stadium.

The AGC of Oklahoma (AGCOK) is a statewide, full service, non-profit organization for construction professionals. AGCOK actively represents all types and disciplines of contractors and related affiliates including general contractors, specialty contractors, suppliers, service providers, education affiliates, and other industry related professional organizations. http://www.agcok.com

About Manhattan Construction Company:

Founded in 1896, Oklahoma-based Manhattan Construction Company is among the largest family-owned construction companies in the United States. The company provides preconstruction, construction management, program management, general building, and design-build services throughout the United States, Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean. Manhattan’s award-winning portfolio of work includes sports, healthcare, government, education, laboratory, aviation, transportation, convention, casino and hospitality facilities.

www.manhattanconstruction.com

Manhattan Construction wins two AGC “Build Oklahoma” Awards

Friday, January 25th, 2019

Tulsa, Oklahoma – Oklahoma-based Manhattan Construction Company, a top nationally-ranked general building company, has been honored by the Associated General Contractors of Oklahoma (AGCOK) with two “Build Oklahoma” awards for projects completed in 2018. AGCOK’s awards program represents the best of the best commercial building projects in the state. Manhattan Construction Company received top honors for construction of the:

Oklahoma State University (OSU) Business Building

Photo credit: Gray City Studio

Oklahoma State University (OSU) Business Building in Stillwater, Oklahoma in the Education $50M+ category. The New Business Building at OSU is a 140,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art learning facility that is equipped 13 classrooms, 16 break out rooms, nine conference rooms, four labs, academic department offices, a graduate student lounge, a student organization room, and a coffee and snack shop. Designed by Elliott + Associates, the new building features a radius structure tagged as a “crescent” with a large courtyard that aligns with the Legacy Walk on campus. It is the new home for more than 5,000 business majors from 44 states and 59 countries.
Choctaw Nation Tribal Complex

Photo credit: Simon Hurst Photography.

Choctaw Nation Tribal Complex in Durant, Oklahoma in the Institutional $50M+ category. The Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma Tribal Complex campus is home to five buildings including a 500,000-square-foot Tribal Headquarters building and 9,700-square-foot Data Center designed by Frankfurt Short Bruza, a 11,000-square-foot Public Safety Building, 45,000-square-foot Wellness Center, and 48,000-square-foot Facility Maintenance Building designed by JCJ Architecture. The headquarters, with an east and west wing and a rotunda in the center, houses approximately 75 tribal business units, the Chief’s office and multiple government programs.

Team members were presented the awards at AGC of Oklahoma’s annual banquet dinner held at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Norman, Oklahoma on January 19.

About Manhattan Construction Company

Founded in 1896, Oklahoma-based Manhattan Construction Company is among the largest family-owned construction companies in the United States. The company provides preconstruction, construction management, program management, general building, and design-build services throughout the United States, Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean. Manhattan’s award-winning portfolio of work includes sports, healthcare, government, education, laboratory, aviation, transportation, convention, casino and hospitality facilities.www.manhattanconstruction.com

About AGC of Oklahoma:

The AGC of Oklahoma (AGCOK) is a statewide, full service, non-profit organization for construction professionals. AGCOK actively represents all types and disciplines of contractors and related affiliates including general contractors, specialty contractors, suppliers, service providers, education affiliates, and other industry related professional organizations. When you join the AGCOK you are a part of a network that includes over 6,500 general contractors, over 9,000 subcontractors, and 10,000 service providers. http://www.agcok.com/

Manhattan Construction promotes Clay Cockrill as OKC director of business development

Thursday, January 17th, 2019

OKLAHOMA CITY, OKLAHOMA – Oklahoma-based Manhattan Construction Company, a top nationally-ranked general building company, has announced the promotion of Clay Cockrill as director of business development for the company’s Oklahoma City office, which serves central Oklahoma. In this role, Cockrill is responsible for growing the company’s client base and maintaining existing client relationships. 

“Clay continually gives back to our community with his time and expertise and cares deeply about the success of Oklahoma City,” said Craig Abbott, vice president of Manhattan Construction Company’s Oklahoma City office. “He brings extensive building expertise and a caring approach to every client and project, which is central to our family-owned values.”

Clay Cockrill, Manhattan Construction Company Director of Business Development</em> project site in Oklahoma City.</Clay Cockrill, Manhattan Construction Company Director of Business Development.

During his 28-year career in the construction industry, Cockrill has worked in project management and business development roles. Most recently, he served as project director for Manhattan’s Oklahoma City office and has ten years of experience in client relations positions managing key client relationships. 

Cockrill serves on the boards of Cleats for Kids, the Commerce Bank Board of Advisors, and as vice president of Rebuilding Together, OKC. He is a 2016 Clyde Riggs Volunteer of the Year Award winner and a 2011 OKC Biz Forty under 40 honoree. He is a member of Leadership Oklahoma City Class of 31 and OKC Rotary Club 29.

He holds a bachelor’s degree in construction science from The University of Oklahoma. He is a Certified Construction Manager (CCM) by the Construction Manager Certification Institute, and DBIA Designated Design-Build Professional by the Design-Build Institute of America.

About Manhattan Construction Company:

Founded in 1896, Oklahoma-based Manhattan Construction Company is among the largest family-owned construction companies in the United States. The company provides preconstruction, construction management, program management, general building, and design-build services throughout the United States, Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean. Manhattan’s award-winning portfolio of work includes sports, healthcare, government, education, laboratory, aviation, transportation, convention, casino and hospitality facilities. Manhattan is a 14-time Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) Accredited Quality Contractor (AQC), an eight-time STEP Diamond Safety Award Winner, and a 2017 Pinnacle Safety Award winner − ABC’s top national safety honor. www.manhattanconstruction.com

About AGC of Oklahoma:

The AGC of Oklahoma (AGCOK) is a statewide, full service, non-profit organization for construction professionals. AGCOK actively represents all types and disciplines of contractors and related affiliates including general contractors, specialty contractors, suppliers, service providers, education affiliates, and other industry related professional organizations. When you join the AGOK you are a part of a network that includes over 6,500 general contractors, over 9,000 subcontractors, and 10,000 service providers. www.agcok.com/

Manhattan Construction, AGC of Oklahoma, and Junior Achievement collaborate to bring Northwest Classen High School students first

Thursday, January 3rd, 2019

OKLAHOMA CITY Oklahoma-based Manhattan Construction Company, the Associated General Contractors (AGC) of Oklahoma Work Force Development Committee, and Junior Achievement worked together to bring Northwest Classen High School students to their first-ever “Careers in Construction Day.” The program is designed to offer students the unique opportunity to visit a professional work environment and to gain insights into how to find and keep a fulfilling career in construction.

“According to the 2018 Workforce Survey by AGC and Autodesk, 80% of construction firms surveyed are having a hard time filling some or all positions,” said Doug Tapp, executive director of AGC of Oklahoma. “In Oklahoma, that number is 85%, so we are working on programs, like this one, to elevate awareness about construction related-careers with high school students.”

On November 29, Manhattan Construction welcomed twelve students from Northwest Classen High School to their McBride Ambulatory Surgical Center job site in Oklahoma City to learn first-hand what it is like to work on a large commercial construction project.

Manhattan Construction Project Manager Lucy Lambert shared information with the students about the different career paths in the construction industry.

“My family was in construction, so when I went to college I already knew the paths and options available to me,” said Lambert. “It is fun for me to see the students get excited about what I do for a living, and share all of these fantastic job opportunities in construction that they might have never thought of before.”

While at the project site, students heard from a panel of representatives from Southwest Drywall, Swanda Brothers, Wattie Wolfe and Shawver and Sons, who are all subcontractors at the McBride project. They shared career advice for working in various trades, including mechanical, electrical, metal structure, equipment manufacturing, metal framing, drywall, insulation, and acoustical ceilings.  

The day’s events included a guided tour of the job site where students saw the trade work in action.

“Construction is a collaborative endeavor and so is getting the message out to the youth about our industry options,” said Clay Cockrill, project director at Manhattan Construction. “Thanks to AGC, Junior Achievement and our subcontractors, these students got to see first-hand how complex, diverse and exciting jobs in construction can be. We hope they spread the word.”

Link to 2018 AGC Workforce Report: https://www.agc.org/news/2018/08/29/eighty-percent-contractors-report-difficulty-finding-qualified-craft-workers-hire

JA Construction Career DayPhoto of “Careers in Construction Day” participants at Manhattan Construction’s McBride Ambulatory Surgical Center project site in Oklahoma City.

About Manhattan Construction Company:

Founded in 1896, Oklahoma-based Manhattan Construction Company is among the largest family-owned construction companies in the United States. The company provides preconstruction, construction management, program management, general building, and design-build services throughout the United States, Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean. Manhattan’s award-winning portfolio of work includes sports, healthcare, government, education, laboratory, aviation, transportation, convention, casino and hospitality facilities. Manhattan is a 14-time Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) Accredited Quality Contractor (AQC), an eight-time STEP Diamond Safety Award Winner, and a 2017 Pinnacle Safety Award winner − ABC’s top national safety honor. www.manhattanconstruction.com

About AGC of Oklahoma:

The AGC of Oklahoma (AGCOK) is a statewide, full service, non-profit organization for construction professionals. AGCOK actively represents all types and disciplines of contractors and related affiliates including general contractors, specialty contractors, suppliers, service providers, education affiliates, and other industry related professional organizations. When you join the AGOK you are a part of a network that includes over 6,500 general contractors, over 9,000 subcontractors, and 10,000 service providers. www.agcok.com/