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Manhattan Construction Company to build new multi-purpose ballpark for Texas Rangers

Friday, September 29th, 2017

 Globe Life Field Rendering (Image credit: HKS)

ARLINGTON, TEXAS – Oklahoma-based Manhattan Construction Company has been selected as construction manager for the new multi-purpose ballpark for the Texas Rangers Baseball Club in Arlington, Texas. The groundbreaking ceremony was held Thursday afternoon, officially kicking off construction of Globe Life Field.

The new 42,000-seat major league ballpark is a public-private partnership between the Texas Rangers and the City of Arlington. It will be a multi-use entertainment and sports facility with a retractable roof and other related infrastructure.

“There was great interest and competition for the General Contractor’s role to build our new ballpark. However, at the end of the interviews and qualification process, one firm stood out above the rest, and that was Manhattan Construction,” said Rangers Executive Vice President of Business Operations Rob Matwick “We’re fortunate to have a world class company like Manhattan in our own backyard. As a builder, Manhattan prides itself on its ability to lead these complex fast track projects, which result in some of the most iconic buildings in the world. We’re thrilled to partner with the Manhattan team to deliver a new, state of the art ballpark in the City of Arlington for our fans and players.”

Manhattan Construction Company first worked for the Rangers organization in 1994 when they built the Texas Rangers’ current home, Globe Life Park in Arlington. For their work on that project, Manhattan received the Associated Builders and Contractors National Award of Excellence. Since that time, the company completed five renovation/upgrade projects on the ballpark, and built the ballpark’s high-profile neighbor, AT&T Stadium in Arlington, home of the Dallas Cowboys.

“It has been a privilege serve the Texas Rangers throughout the years and we are honored to have been selected to build their new word-class ballpark for their fans,” said John Reyhan, president of Manhattan Construction Company. “We strive to truly understand our client’s business goals and serve as a business partner they can count on for any project, large or small.”

In addition to sports projects, Manhattan’s portfolio is diverse in terms of project size and type, including new construction and renovation of hospitals, airports, education, cultural, commercial, hospitality, government, entertainment, mixed-use and multi-unit living projects.

Manhattan Construction is ENR Texas & Louisiana’s 2017 Contractor of the Year, a seven-time recipient of the STEP Diamond honor, a top safety honor of the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC), and a winner of the 2016 ABC National Safety Excellence Award and of the 2016 Associated General Contractors (AGC) Construction Safety Excellence Award.

The stadium is currently in design by HKS Architects. The first phase of construction began in August 2017 with the relocation of a sanitary sewer line, which is expected to take three to four months for completion.

(Rendering Image Credit: HKS)


Manhattan Construction names Jason Fuller as vice president of Houston

Monday, August 14th, 2017

Jason Fuller

Houston, Texas – Manhattan Construction Company, a privately-held construction services company founded in 1896, is pleased to announce the promotion of Jason Fuller as vice president of the Houston region. Fuller will lead client engagement, preconstruction and construction services for Manhattan’s Houston-area office. Fuller’s promotion solidifies Manhattan’s commitment to the Houston market, where the company has had a solid presence for more than 70 years.

Fuller has been part of Manhattan’s Houston team for 16 years and during that time he advanced through project management, preconstruction and business development responsibilities. Prior to his promotion, he served as project director. In his new role, he brings a diverse set of expertise gained in the Houston market where he has been involved with projects in the commercial, aviation, sports, entertainment and healthcare business sectors.

“Our Houston-area clients will benefit from Jason’s involvement in the Houston community and his expertise in early phase project planning and preconstruction,” said John Reyhan, president of Manhattan Construction Company.

Fuller, a native Houstonian, holds a bachelor’s degree in construction science from Texas A&M University. 

About Manhattan Construction Company:

Founded in 1896, Manhattan Construction is recognized among Engineering News-Record’s top 50 contractors in the nation. In the last three years, Manhattan has received more than 40 industry honors for quality and safety. Manhattan is a 14-time Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) Accredited Quality Contractor (AQC) and a seven-time ABC STEP Diamond Safety Award Winner. The company’s services include Builder-Driven Preconstruction®, construction management, general building, and design-build. Manhattan Construction operates from offices in Tulsa and Oklahoma City, Okla.; Dallas and Houston, Texas; Naples, Fort Myers, Tampa, Fla.; Washington, D.C.; and Atlanta, Ga. Visit us at

Manhattan Construction Company announces Oklahoma leadership team appointments

Thursday, June 22nd, 2017


Tulsa, Oklahoma – Oklahoma-based Manhattan Construction Company, a privately-held construction services company founded 1896, announces recent promotions to its Oklahoma leadership team. Kyle Nelson has been promoted to vice president of the Oklahoma City-area office and Ryan Haynie has been elevated to Tulsa-area operations manager. Haynie will oversee field operations with his counterpart Kevin McKay, Oklahoma City-area vice president of operations. The team is led by Larry Rooney, senior vice president of the Oklahoma region.

“Kyle, Ryan, Kevin and Larry represent a strong heritage of serving our Oklahoma community with hard work, building expertise, trustworthiness and dependability,” said John Reyhan, Manhattan Construction Company president. “Our Oklahoma management team is committed to the professional development of our team members and nurturing our reputation of integrity and fairness, reliable performance, and quality results. These traditional Manhattan values are our path for continued growth.”

Prior to his promotion, Kyle Nelson served as project director and led the historically significant Oklahoma State Capitol Interior Restoration project in Oklahoma City. During his 17-year career at Manhattan, Nelson has built enduring, positive relationships with clients and the community. He served on the Oklahoma History Center project team, and worked on projects for the University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma City University and Oklahoma State University. In 2014, he was recognized by ENR Texas & Louisiana as a “Top 20 under 40 Honoree” for which candidates were selected from a five-state region, including Oklahoma. In 2012, Nelson was honored by OKC Biz magazine as a “40 Under 40 Honoree.” He holds a Bachelor of Science in Construction Science from the University of Oklahoma in Norman.

Ryan Haynie previously served as project director at Manhattan. Most recently, he led the construction of Muscogee Creek Nation’s River Spirit Casino Phase II in Tulsa, Oklahoma. During his 17-year career with Manhattan in Tulsa, he led field operations for the construction of the BOK Center, ONEOK Field and Guthrie Green Park projects. In 2013, Haynie was recognized as a 40 under 40 honoree by Oklahoma Magazine and the Tulsa Business Journal. He is an American Institute of Contractors Certified Professional Contractor and a U.S. Green Building Council LEED Accredited Professional (AP). Haynie is earned a Bachelor of Science in Construction Management from Oklahoma State University.


Manhattan’s Andrea Gossard selected as an Oklahoma Magazine 2017 “40 under 40” honoree

Monday, April 10th, 2017

We are thrilled to announce that Manhattan Construction Company Project Manager Andrea Gossard has been selected as an Oklahoma Magazine “40 Under 40” Class of 2017 honoree. Each year Oklahoma Magazine recognizes 40 young professionals who are making a lasting mark in their home state. 

During Andrea’s career at Manhattan, she has been involved with constructing more than $260 million in projects in Oklahoma. Andrea is currently serving as project manager for the highly-complicated, top-to-bottom interior restoration of the Oklahoma State Capitol. This project team has developed the first-ever building information model (BIM) for the Capitol integrating the design, mechanical, plumbing and electrical systems into a 3-D format.

In 2016, Andrea was named “Project Manager of the Year” by the Associated General Contractors of Oklahoma. In 2013, she was named an OKBiz “Forty Under 40” honoree. She has served on Manhattan Construction project teams whose work has resulted in five Associated Builders and Contractors of Oklahoma Excellence in Construction Awards (2014, 2013, 2012, 2009 and 2006) and two Associated General Contractors Build Oklahoma Awards (2014 and 2012).

Andrea 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.

Read Andrea’s “40 under 40” Oklahoma Magazine profile:

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Manhattan Construction Company Earns National Safety Award from the Associated Builders and Contractors

Tuesday, March 14th, 2017

Manhattan Construction receives Associated Builders and Contractors National Safety Excellence Award. Pictured left to right: ABC National Chair Chuck Goodrich, Manhattan Construction Company Operations Manager Jim Cuddihee and Safety Manager Dean Ramineh

Manhattan Construction Company has been named the winner of a National Safety Excellence Award from Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC).

Manhattan Construction Company received the award March 1 during the 27th annual Excellence in Construction® Awards at Workforce Week ’17 in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

“Associated Builders and Contractors is thrilled to honor Manhattan Construction Company, whose world-class safety processes and safety culture has created an environment where every employee understands that the wellbeing of those around them is everyone’s responsibility,” said 2017 ABC National Chair Chuck Goodrich, president of Gaylor Electric Inc., Indianapolis. “Manhattan Construction Company’s impressive safety record shows the clear difference that an uncompromising, top-down commitment to safety makes in a contractor’s performance and we are proud to call them an ABC member.”

The 2016 National Safety Excellence Award winners were selected from ABC member firms that achieved Diamond, Platinum and Gold status in ABC’s Safety Training Evaluation Process (STEP). Manhattan Construction Company is a seven-time STEP Diamond award winner. Diamond is highest STEP honor level.

STEP is the standard for developing world-class safety programs in construction and is designed to help both large and small contractors evaluate every aspect of their corporate safety and health program and identify opportunities for improvement. In February 2017, ABC published its annual Safety Performance Report, which documented that the average STEP Diamond company is 770 percent safer than the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ average for the entire industry based on their total recordable incident rate.

About Manhattan Construction Company:

Founded in 1896, Manhattan Construction is consistently recognized nationally by Engineering News-Record as a top 50 contractor. In the last three years Manhattan has received more than 40 industry honors for quality and safety. The company’s services include Builder-Driven Preconstruction®, construction management, general building, and design-build. Manhattan Construction operates from offices in Tulsa and Oklahoma City, Okla.; Dallas and Houston, Texas; Naples, Fort Myers, Tampa, Fla.; Washington, D.C.; and Atlanta, Ga. Visit us at

About Associated Builders and Contractors:

Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) is a national construction industry trade association representing nearly 21,000 chapter members. Founded on the merit shop philosophy, ABC and its 70 chapters help members develop people, win work and deliver that work safely, ethically, profitably and for the betterment of the communities in which ABC and its members work. Visit us at

SAME appoints Manhattan’s Elaine Gray as a Board member and Sponsorship Chair for the Washington, D.C. Post

Tuesday, March 7th, 2017

Washington, D.C. – Elaine Gray, director of business development of Manhattan Construction’s Mid-Atlantic office, was recently appointed to serve as a board member and sponsorship chair for The Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) Washington, D.C. Post.  The Washington D.C. Post (chapter) is the largest SAME Post in the society with more than 1,800 members, 140 of which are sustaining member companies and public agencies, including Manhattan Construction.

The SAME Washington D.C. Post represents both government and commercial organizations. Each sponsoring firm’s financial contribution supports the Post’s Scholarship Fund, Young Members’ Activities, SAME Engineering and Construction Camp attendees, and Leadership and Mentoring Activities.

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.