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Cantera Concrete Company named to ABC’s Top-performing U.S. Commercial and Industrial Construction Contractors List

Tuesday, July 16th, 2019

TULSA, OKLAHOMA – Cantera Concrete Company is ranked 80 on the 2019 Top Performers list released by the Associated Builders & Contractors (ABC). Published as a supplement to Construction Executive magazine, the list recognizes the Top 150 Performers among ABC member contractors for achievements in safety, quality, diversity and project excellence ranked by work hours, with special designations identified.

ABC Top Performers List Cover

“ABC Top Performers are leading the way in the merit shop construction industry, where diverse participants are constantly striving to achieve the highest levels of personal and company performance in an environment of fair and open competition,” said Michael Bellaman, president and chief executive officer of ABC. “These rankings will help the industry identify contractors like Cantera Concrete Company that have achieved world-class safety performance, demonstrated their commitment to their workers and their communities and earned recognition for project excellence and diversity.”

To be eligible, Cantera Concrete Company has demonstrated world-class safety performance by implementing ABC’s STEP safety management system, which makes the top-performing contractors up to 680% safer than the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics industry average, according to the ABC 2019 Safety Performance Report. Cantera Concrete Company is a four-time recipient of the ABC STEP Platinum Safety Award. Top Performing companies are ranked by size based on the number of hours worked in 2017, as reported in their 2018 STEP applications.

The Top Performers list recognizes contractors that have earned ABC national awards and designations. Cantera Concrete Company is an Accredited Quality Contractor (AQC).

Access the 2019 Top Performers list at at abc.org/topperformers

About Cantera Concrete Company:

Founded in 2001, Cantera Concrete Company is a commercial concrete subcontractor that provides structural or elevated, tilt-up, piers, flat work, foundation and architectural concrete services. Cantera is an Accredited Quality Contractor (AQC) and performs work in Oklahoma, Arkansas and Texas. Cantera is a member of the Manhattan Construction Group family of companies. www.canteraconcrete.com

Manhattan Construction Company named to ABC’s Top-performing U.S. Commercial and Industrial Construction Contractors List

Tuesday, July 16th, 2019

TULSA, OKLAHOMA – Manhattan Construction Company is ranked 37 on the 2019 Top Performers list released by the Associated Builders & Contractors (ABC). Published as a supplement to Construction Executive magazine, the list recognizes the Top 150 Performers among ABC member contractors for achievements in safety, quality, diversity and project excellence ranked by work hours, with special designations identified.

ABC Top Performers List Cover

“ABC Top Performers are leading the way in the merit shop construction industry, where diverse participants are constantly striving to achieve the highest levels of personal and company performance in an environment of fair and open competition,” said Michael Bellaman, president and chief executive officer of ABC. “These rankings will help the industry identify contractors like Manhattan Construction Company that have achieved world-class safety performance, demonstrated their commitment to their workers and their communities and earned recognition for project excellence and diversity.”

To be eligible, Manhattan Construction Company has demonstrated world-class safety performance by implementing ABC’s STEP safety management system, which makes the top-performing contractors up to 680% safer than the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics industry average, according to the ABC 2019 Safety Performance Report. Manhattan Construction Company is a nine-time recipient of the ABC STEP Diamond Safety Award – the highest honor in the ABC Safety Training and Evaluation Process (STEP) Awards program. Top Performing companies are ranked by size based on the number of hours worked in 2017, as reported in their 2018 STEP applications.

The Top Performers list recognizes contractors that have earned ABC national awards and designations. Manhattan Construction Company has earned the Accredited Quality Contractor (AQC) designation for 14 consecutive years, and is a winner of the 2016 and 2018 National Safety Excellence Award (NSEA). Manhattan is also the winner of the 2017 Pinnacle Award, ABC’s top safety honor.

Access the 2019 Top Performers list at at abc.org/topperformers

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 pre-construction, 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 nine-time STEP Diamond Safety Award Winner, and a 2018 National Safety Excellence Award Winner, and a 2017 Pinnacle Safety Award winner − ABC’s top national safety honor. www.manhattanconstruction.com

Foster to lead Manhattan Road & Bridge Company’s Northwest Arkansas division

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019

David Foster

Springdale, Arkansas (May 21, 2019) – Tulsa, Oklahoma-based Manhattan Road & Bridge Company, a top-tier bridge, and infrastructure construction firm, has named 30-year construction industry veteran David Foster as vice president of operations of its Northwest Arkansas division. With offices in Springdale and Little Rock, Manhattan provides bridge and heavy infrastructure construction services throughout the state of Arkansas. The company also operates in Oklahoma and Florida.

David is credited with leading teams to deliver more than $170 million in prime infrastructure contracts in Arkansas, and from his work as a public servant he bears a front-row perspective on how our clients and the community define project success,” said Todd A. Saxton, Manhattan Road & Bridge Company executive vice president. “As a life-long member of the Northwest Arkansas community, David brings local-area knowledge and a distinctive combination of expertise to continue Manhattan’s commitment to construction excellence.”

Foster is a Rogers-Lowell Area Chamber of Commerce board member, and previously served as chairman of The Arkansas Association of General Contractors Highway Division board. Before joining Manhattan, he served as vice president for APAC-Central in Fayetteville. He also worked as a resident engineer for the Arkansas Transportation Department and as an area engineer for the Federal Highway Administration. He holds the Professional Engineer (PE) credential granted by the National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE). He is a 1989 graduate of the University of Arkansas College of Engineering and was inducted into the Arkansas Academy of Civil Engineers in 2015.

About Manhattan Road & Bridge Company:

Ranked 17th in the nation on Engineering News-Record’s 2018 top bridge contractors list, Manhattan Road & Bridge Company provides bridge and heavy infrastructure construction services throughout Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Florida. From massive inner-city bridge projects to intricate decorative and stained concrete bridge construction, the Company performs turn-key bridge projects, bridge repair, and pile driving services.

Manhattan Road and Bridge Co. is a subsidiary of Manhattan Construction Group, which provides Builder-Driven Preconstruction®, construction management, general building, design-build, and turn-key projects, roads, bridges, civil works, pipeline and specialty construction services throughout the U.S., Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean. Other subsidiaries include Manhattan Construction Co., Manhattan Pipeline, LLC, Cantera Concrete Co., Spectrum Contracting, Inc. and Safe Zone, LLC. Manhattan Construction Group was named 2017 “Contractor of the Year” in a five-state region by ENR Texas & Louisiana.

Video: Final Piece of the West Fixed Truss Erected at Globe Life Field

Tuesday, April 9th, 2019

On Tuesday, April 2, Manhattan Construction, along with specialty contractor WW Steel, erected the final piece of the west fixed truss at the new ballpark called Globe Life Field for the Texas Rangers in Arlington, Texas. This component completes the truss, which weighs more than 2.4 million pounds and spans 630 feet in length. The next phase will be the installation of the east fixed truss. The entire operable room will use an estimated 19,000 tons of steel to complete.

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Jason Schafer Selected as an Oklahoma Magazine 2019 “40 Under 40” Honoree

Tuesday, March 26th, 2019

Jason Schafer

Jason Schafer Selected as an Oklahoma Magazine 2019 “40 Under 40” Honoree.

TULSA – We are pleased to announce that Manhattan Construction Company Senior Superintendent Jason Schafer has been selected as an Oklahoma Magazine 2019 “40 Under 40” honoree. Each year, Oklahoma Magazine chooses 40 individuals who represent the best the state has to offer in all fields of business, with the common goal of putting Oklahoma on the map as a state of the future.

In his 13 years at Manhattan, Jason has been instrumental in building several high profile projects that have helped define Tulsa’s entertainment and healthcare landscape. His recent projects include the highly complex River Spirit Casino Margaritaville Phase II expansion, the Children’s Hospital at Saint Francis, and premier Tulsa attractions BOK Center and ONEOK Field.

Jason has earned a reputation as a calm and levelheaded leader that empowers others around him. His leadership style revolves around a commitment to help mentor and develop the next generation of builders. Jason continually aims to build relationships with his colleagues and clients – not just on a professional level but on a personal level as well.

Outside of the jobsite, Jason is active in several organizations that have a personal significance to his family, such as the Ronald McDonald House Charities and Mended Little Hearts of Tulsa.

“Jason is a tremendous individual and a motivating leader,” said Ryan Haynie, Manhattan Construction Company Vice President. “We are excited that he has been honored with this recognition.”

Read Jason’s “40 Under 40” profile here: http://www.okmag.com/blog/2019/03/20/40-under-40-2019/16/

About Manhattan Construction Company

Manhattan Construction Company, the general building arm of Manhattan Construction Group, is Oklahoma-based Manhattan Construction Company, the general building arm of Manhattan Construction Group, is among the largest privately-held construction services firms in the U.S. Manhattan provides preconstruction, construction management, program management, general building, and design-build services throughout the United States, Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean. 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, which is ABC’s top national safety honor. www.manhattanconstruction.com

Brent Dostal named president of Cantera Concrete Company

Wednesday, February 20th, 2019

TULSA, OKLAHOMA – Brent Dostal has been promoted as president of Tulsa-based Cantera Concrete Company, a leading turn-key concrete subcontractor serving clients in Oklahoma, Arkansas, and North Texas. Cantera is a member of Manhattan Construction Group, which is one of the largest commercial construction companies in the southern United States.

Cantera Concrete Company President Brent Dostal

Cantera Concrete Company President Brent Dostal.

During Dostal’s 29-year career in the industry, he acquired extensive project management experience in general building, pulp and paper, and petrochemical facility construction. He served in project management for at Brown and Root from 1990 to 1997 and at Cantera’s general building affiliate Manhattan Construction Company from 1997 to 2001. Dostal has served as vice president of Cantera since its founding in 2001.

“Brent has been the day to day leader for Cantera for several years, and we are excited to recognize his accomplishments helping to transform Cantera into one of the top specialty concrete firms in the Southern United States,” said Larry Rooney, president of Manhattan Construction Group. “This promotion is well deserved, and we look forward to seeing where he and his team at Cantera can take the company in the years to come.”

Dostal has extensive industry and civic involvement. He serves on the board of the Oklahoma State Construction Management Advisory Board in Stillwater (1997-present) for which he also served as president (2007-2009), vice president (2005 – 2007) and finance committee. He serves on the Board of Construction at Oklahoma State University IT in Okmulgee.

He served on Associated Builders and Contractors of Oklahoma’s Board (2007 to 2010) and most recently served on the Workforce Development Committee. He serves on the Associated General Contractors of Oklahoma Education and Workforce Development committees and the American Society of Concrete Contractors Management Information Exchange (MIX).

Dostal has served as chairman of the Liberty Area Fire Protection Association in Liberty Oklahoma. He served on the Liberty Youth Sports Association as a coach for youth softball, baseball, and football. He is member of the Mannford 4H and FFA boosters club where he serves on the board of directors. He coaches Mannford youth in softball and basketball. He serves on the board The Mid America Dorper Breeders where he previously served as past president, president, and vice president.

He earned a bachelor of science in construction management from Oklahoma State University in 1990. He is American Concrete Institute (ACI) certified.

About Cantera Concrete Company:

Founded in 2001, Cantera Concrete Company provides turn-key concrete subcontracting services in Oklahoma, Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, and North Texas. Cantera is the Associated General Contractors of Oklahoma (AGCO)’s 2018 “Specialty Contractor of the Year” and American Subcontractor Association (ASA) – Oklahoma Chapter’s 2017 and 2018 “ Subcontractor of the Year.” Cantera’s award-winning portfolio of work includes sports, healthcare, government, education, laboratory, aviation, transportation, convention, casino, and hospitality facilities. Cantera is a nine-time American Society of Concrete Contractors Safety Award winner, an Associated Builders, and Contractors (ABC) Accredited Quality Contractor (AQC), and a thirteen-time ABC STEP Safety Award Winner achieving Platinum status four times. www.canteraconcrete.com

About Manhattan Construction Group:

Cantera Concrete Company is a subsidiary of Manhattan Construction Group, which has operations in the building, civil, pipeline, and specialty construction segments. Manhattan Construction Group was named 2017 “Contractor of the Year” in a five-state region by ENR Texas & Louisiana. Its operations include Manhattan Construction Company, Manhattan Road & Bridge Company, Manhattan Pipeline, LLC, Manhattan International Construction Company, Ltd, Cantera Concrete Company, Spectrum Contracting, Inc. and Safe Zone, LLC. www.manhattanconstructiongroup.com

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/