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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.

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.