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Manhattan Construction Wins Four AGC Build Oklahoma Awards

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017

The Associated General Contractors (AGC) of Oklahoma has honored Oklahoma-based Manhattan Construction Company with four Build Oklahoma Awards.

AGC’s Build Oklahoma Awards program represents the “Best of the Best” commercial building projects in the state. Manhattan Construction received AGC Build Oklahoma Awards for the following projects: 

  • Choctaw Nation | Durant Casino & Resort in Durant, Oklahoma in the “Commercial – $50+ Million” category. The project included a new 13-story hotel tower and spa on level one of the tower. The South Casino Expansion included a cinema complex, laser tag, video arcade and a 20-lame bowling alley. The North Expansion consisted of a 3,000-seat theater with a state-of-the-art sound, video and lighting system.
  • Hotel Fox & Universal Ford Building in Tulsa, Oklahoma in the “Historic – Up to $5 Million” category. The renovation of the historic Hotel Fox & Universal Ford Buildings located in the Brady District of downtown Tulsa, consisted of exterior restorations and interior renovations. The build-outs on level one encompassed multiple commercial tenants. Level two build-outs added 31 new apartments and 3,800-square-foot of new office space.
  • The University of Oklahoma (OU) | College of Medicine Academic Office Building in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma in the “Education – $50+ Million” category. The OU Academic Tower is a nine-story building that serves as the new home to several departments and administrative offices of the OU College of Medicine including the Dean’s office staff, the admissions office and office of continuing professional development, and the offices of the departments of medicine, surgery, obstetrics, gynecology, orthopedic surgery, rehabilitation and otolaryngology-head and neck surgery.
  • St. John Broken Arrow Hospital | OR & Radiology in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma in the “Healthcare – $5 to $10 Million” category. For this project, Manhattan added 12,000 square feet and remodeled 5,300 square feet of the existing Broken Arrow hospital. The project was completed in two phases in an active hospital adjacent to operating rooms and inside sterile areas. Unique features such as positive air pressure, medical gas/air and vacuum were a high focus in this critical area.

Manhattan team members from each project were presented the honors at the AGC Build Oklahoma 77th Annual Awards Banquet held on Saturday, February 4th at the Embassy Suites Downton in Oklahoma City.

About Manhattan Construction

When Laurence H. Rooney founded Manhattan Construction Co. in 1896, he built his business and reputation for trustworthiness and dependability. These timeless values have enabled Manhattan to become one of the most respected construction firms in the nation. In the last three years Manhattan has received more than 40 industry honors for quality and safety. Manhattan has been an Accredited Quality Contractor (AQC) for 14 consecutive years and is a seven-time STEP Diamond award winner. The Diamond award is highest honor in the Associated Builders and Contractors Safety Training and Evaluation Process (STEP) awards program. The company’s services include Builder-Driven Pre-Construction®, construction management, general building, and design-build. The company works in the U.S., Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean.

Video: Behind the scenes tour of Oklahoma State Capitol basement infrastructure work.

Monday, February 6th, 2017

VIDEO: Watch this behind the scenes tour with Manhattan Construction Project Manager Andrea Gossard of the infrastructure work taking place in the basement of the Oklahoma State Capitol in Oklahoma City (January 20, 2017). Manhattan Construction Company, and design partner Frankfurt-Short-Bruza, are providing design-build services for the Oklahoma State Capitol Interior Renovation project.


For the Safety Buy-in, Emphasize “The Human Side”

Monday, January 23rd, 2017

Manhattan Construction’s Brandon Batt uses empowerment, teamwork, and above all, a reminder of family, to keep safety at the forefront on job sites. Read Construction Equipment article by Frank Raczon.

Manhattan Construction’s Greg McClure receives Outstanding Alumni Award from the Texas A&M College of Architecture

Tuesday, October 25th, 2016

Manhattan Construction Vice President of Sports Greg McClure was honored by the Texas A&M University College of Architecture with the Outstanding Alumni award on October 14, 2016 in College Station, Texas. This honor was bestowed upon seven former students who have shown outstanding achievements in their careers since graduating from the program.

The nominations are by former students of the university who see these individuals performing in a way that shows excellence in what they do. McClure served as Manhattan’s project director on the $441 million renovation of Kyle Field at Texas A&M where his efforts were highly visible to the former student community.

“I am just very grateful that my college feels I have done something worthwhile in my career to-date,” McClure stated when asked how he felt about this honor.

Manhattan Construction Names Shannon Jones Dallas Operations Manager

Monday, September 19th, 2016

Manhattan Construction Co. has announced the promotion of Shannon Jones as operations manager for the company’s North Texas region where he will oversee construction quality, subcontractor management and safety program adherence to ensure building excellence for Manhattan’s clients.

During Jones’ 18-year career with Manhattan he has had an instrumental role in the construction of many complex projects in both northern and southern Texas. Noteworthy projects include AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas; NRG Stadium and Harris County Criminal Justice Center in Houston, Texas; Apogee Stadium for the University of North Texas as well as Southwest Airlines’ new training and operations support building in Dallas, Texas.  

“I have been fortunate to work with Shannon on several projects over the years and know firsthand how passionate he is about our industry,” said Manhattan Construction Vice President Wesley Weaver. “His personal and professional experiences have kept him grounded to always do the right thing. I am excited that he will be able to share his life experiences and leadership with our North Texas group.”

Most recently, Shannon oversaw the construction of the development knows as The Star in Frisco, Texas which includes the new headquarters for the Dallas Cowboys and 12,000-seat multi-use stadium and practice field. His portfolio of work includes more than $1.8 billion in the State of Texas.

Shannon graduated with a bachelor’s of science degree in construction science from Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas.

Manhattan’s Ethan Bateman recognized as NextGen Under 30 recipient

Thursday, September 15th, 2016

Manhattan Construction ​Oklahoma City Project Engineer Ethan Bateman has been recognized as one of the 2016 NextGen Under 30 winners by ionOklahoma Magazine. The NextGen Under 30 program was created in 2011 to recognize outstanding individuals aged 30 years and younger for their contribution to their organizations and communities. This year there were nearly 700 nominations from all over the State of Oklahoma with 15-30 winners per category.  Ethan was recognized under the Science, Engineering and Technology category.

Ethan graduated from Oklahoma State University in 2014 before beginning his career at Manhattan Construction. He is currently working on the Lake Murray State Park Lodge in Ardmore, Oklahoma. Ethan will receive the award at the Awards Dinner and Ceremony on November 18th at the Cox Convention Center in Oklahoma City.


Manhattan Construction wins AGC Texas Top Safety Award and Zero Lost Work Day Award

Wednesday, July 27th, 2016

HOUSTON, TX. – The Associated General Contractors Texas Building Branch has honored Manhattan Construction Co. with the 2016 Texas Top Safety Award and the Zero Lost Work Day Award.

The Associated General Contractors of America is an organization of qualified construction contractors and industry related companies dedicated to skill, integrity and responsibility. The association provides a full range of services satisfying the needs and concerns of its members, thereby improving the quality of construction and protecting public interest. Manhattan Construction is a member of the Dallas and Houston chapters of the AGC-Texas Building Branch.

Team members (Chris Vollenweider: center left, Jeremy Ballard: center right) from Manhattan Construction Co. were presented the honors at the AGC Convention held June 12-15th2016 at the Horseshoe Bay Resort in Horseshoe Bay, Texas.

Manhattan Construction named Accredited Quality Contractor by ABC

Thursday, July 21st, 2016

Today, Manhattan Construction Co. announced that it has earned the Accredited Quality Contractor (AQC) credential, which is bestowed by the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC). This is the 13th consecutive year that Manhattan has been recognized with the AQC designation.

“Associated Builders and Contractors is pleased to recognize Manhattan Construction’s continued commitment not only to high quality construction, but also to its employees, clients and communities as an Accredited Quality Contractor,” said 2016 ABC National Chair David Chapin, president of Willmar Electric Service, Lincoln, Neb. “Manhattan Construction’s dedication to responsibly and ethically running its business permeates through every facet of its operation and makes it a terrific ambassador for the merit shop construction community.”

“The AQC designation is a reflection of our commitment to provide a lasting and positive impact on the communities in which we build, our team members and their families, and all of the people who are part of the building process,” said Manhattan Construction Company President John Reyhan. “We work hard to improve our training, benefits and programs year after year. AQC measures that positive evolution.”

ABC’s AQC program provides recognition to world-class construction firms that have documented their commitment in five areas of corporate responsibility:

  • Safety.
  • Quality.
  • Employee benefits.
  • Training.
  • Community relations and diversity.

AQC status is reviewed for renewal annually and is recognized by Construction Users Roundtable (CURT®), an organization founded by leading construction project owners. In achieving AQC status, each member company takes the following pledge:

As an Accredited Quality Contractor, our company is committed to providing our clients with the highest quality construction services and we care deeply about our employees and the communities in which we build. We are proud to be part of the construction industry and are dedicated to the principle of free enterprise. We commit ourselves to serve our communities and to provide our employees with the skills they need to work safely and productively in order to meet the needs of our clients.

Clay Cockrill Receives Clyde Riggs Volunteer of the Year Award

Tuesday, June 28th, 2016

Manhattan Construction Company Project Director Clay Cockrill has been selected by Rebuilding Together OKC (RTOKC) as the recipient of the 2016 Clyde Riggs Volunteer of the Year Award. Rebuilding Together OKC brings volunteers and communities together to improve the homes and lives of low-income, elderly homeowners in the Oklahoma City metro are. Every year the organization hosts a Barn Raising Bash which benefits the nonprofit with funds going towards the purchase of supplies for the home repairs and safety modifications for seniors. Clay was recognized at this year’s event for his volunteer efforts which helped raise a total $65,000 for home repairs.

Clay has been a member of the board of directors for RTOCK since 2010. He has been a strategic member of the organization and has helped reconnect his church after being absent from active participation with Rebuilding Together OKC. His efforts not only lead to the re-engagement of church volunteers, but he also recruited Manhattan Construction with its numerous volunteers to the Rebuilding Together program. He also serves as co-chair of the annual golf tournament and is responsible for the children’s care and special event at the annual construction derby event.

“The Clyde Riggs Volunteer of the Year Award is presented to a volunteer with Rebuilding Together OKC that embodies the true spirit of our mission,” said Mike Edmison, Rebuilding Together OKC executive director. “Clay Cockrill has been an inspiring example of this. He has made differences in fundraising, leadership and hands on work with our homeowners. No one is more deserving of this honor.”

Clay has 20 years of construction industry experience including MAPS and MAPS for Kids, commercial building, higher education and aviation project types. He serves on the boards of directors for The Oklahoma Quality Foundation, and the Leadership Oklahoma City Alumni Board. He is the Oklahoma City Rotary Club 29 Service Saturday committee chair and is also involved with the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce, University of Oklahoma Club of Construction Science and Church of the Servant United Methodist. He is a 2011 OKCBiz Magazine Forty Under 40 honoree. Clay graduated from The University of Oklahoma with a bachelor of science in construction science in 1999.

Manhattan’s Andrea Gossard, Justin Fegel and Matt Martinez receive AGC of Oklahoma industry honors

Wednesday, May 4th, 2016

AGC Honors

Manhattan Construction Company Project Manager Andrea Gossard has been selected by the Associated General Contractors (AGC) of Oklahoma as “Project Manager of the Year.” Each year AGC recognizes the project manager who has shown superior skill and creativity in bringing a complex project to completion.  Also, recognized were Justin Fegel for Safety Excellence, and Matt Martinez for Industry Appreciation. Gossard, Fegel and Martinez were presented with the awards at AGC’s 76th Annual Meeting on January 16, 2016 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

“It is a great pleasure to be a part of the professional growth and development of Andrea, Justin and Matt,” said Manhattan Construction Vice President Mark O’Rear. “We are proud to have these outstanding professionals on our team.”

Gossard was a 2013 OKCBiz ‘Forty Under 40” honoree and is also a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professional (LEED AP). She received her Bachelor of Science in Construction Science from The University of Oklahoma in 2008. During college she interned with Manhattan Construction from 2006-2008 and after graduation became a full-time team member at the Company.

During Gossard’s nine years with Manhattan, she has been involved with constructing more than $130 million in projects including work in hospitality and on major University campuses in Oklahoma. She is currently working on the $85 million Oklahoma State Capitol – Interior Renovation project. She has served on teams whose work resulted in multiple quality and safety honors including four AGC Build Oklahoma Awards and multiple other construction industry service awards.

Manhattan Senior Superintendent Justin Fegel received the “2015 Safety Excellence Award” recognizing supervisors who achieve excellence in keeping our construction sites safe. Finalists for this award must demonstrate the highest levels of leadership, innovation and personal commitment to creating a culture of safety on and off the jobsite. Fegel has been in the construction industry for almost 30 years and spent more than half of his experience with Manhattan. He received his Bachelor of Science in Construction Management from Oklahoma State University in 1988. Fegel is responsible for construction of $1.2 billion in various projects.

Manhattan Safety Director Matt Martinez was recognized with the “2015 Industry Appreciation Award” given each year to individuals whose contributions to the construction industry in Oklahoma were meaningful and impactful. Martinez’s contribution in training and professional development made a significant difference by allowing more than 110 people to be trained annually, instead of the 12 that had completed the program in previous years. The total impact is a change in training from 360 hours per year to 3,300 hours of training per year. Martinez has been in the construction industry for almost 20 years and enjoys a consistent track record of increased productivity hours with reduced safety incident rates.