Archive for December, 2013

Manhattan Construction Wins Four 2013 ENR Texas & Louisiana Best Project Awards Including Top Honor: Project of the Year

Monday, December 23rd, 2013

ENR 2013 Best Projects Awards


DALLAS – Manhattan Construction Company has won four “2013 Best Project” awards from Engineering News-Record (ENR) Texas & Louisiana, including the top honor of overall “Project of the Year” for construction of the George W. Bush Presidential Center in University Park, Texas.

Manhattan Construction also received three Best Project awards in three categories for the construction of: 

  • BBVA Compass Plaza in Houston, Texas in the Office/Retail/Mixed-Use Developments category. Project owner: RS Post Oak Perennial, LP (The Redstone Companies). Project architect: HKS, Inc.
  • First Baptist Church Dallas in Dallas, Texas in the Cultural/Worship category. Project owner: First Baptist Church Dallas. Project architect: Beck Architecture. 
  • George W. Bush Presidential Center in University Park, Texas in the Higher Education/Research category. Project Owner: George W. Bush Foundation. Project architect: Robert A.M. Stern Architects, LLP. Project landscape architect: Michael R. Van Valkenburgh and Associates.

 The ENR Texas & Louisiana Best Projects awards program recognizes top construction projects that best demonstrate innovation, exceptional quality and an ability to find creative solutions to daunting challenges. More than 80 entries were submitted representing projects completed in Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Arkansas and Mississippi.

The honors were presented to Manhattan team members at ENR’s awards luncheon on December 18, 2013 at the Renaissance Dallas Hotel.

About Manhattan Construction:

When Laurence H. Rooney founded what is now Manhattan Construction Group in Oklahoma Territory in 1896, he built his business and reputation for trustworthiness and dependability through consistent performance. These same timeless values have enabled Manhattan to grow and prosper into one of the most respected construction firms in the nation. The firm’s operating companies are Manhattan Construction Co., Cantera Concrete Co. and Manhattan Road & Bridge. Manhattan is recognized by Engineering News-Record as a top 20 U.S. domestic builder and in last two years has received 50+ industry honors for quality and safety. The company’s services include Builder-Driven Pre-Construction®, construction management, general building, design-build and turn-key projects, and roads, bridges and civil works. Manhattan works in the U.S., Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean. For more information about Manhattan, please visit: or connect with us on twitter @ManhattanBuild, via Facebook/ManhattanConstruction and on LinkedIn.

Florida Veteran Receives Home For The Holidays

Friday, December 13th, 2013

Building Homes for Heros

Naples, Fla.- Just in time to celebrate the holidays, Army Sergeant Brent Hernandez, his wife, Katy, and two children will move into their new, custom-renovated and mortgage-free home on Sat., Dec. 14. Building Homes for Heroes, a national non-profit, non-partisan 501(c)(3) organization, and its partners, Chase bank and Manhattan Construction, will host a homecoming celebration for the Hernandez family at the family’s new home located in Naples, Fla., marking the organization’s 17th new or renovated, fully-financed home donated to severely wounded or disabled soldiers in 2013.

 Sgt. Hernandez was deployed to the Zabuil Province of Afghanistan with the 75th Ranger Regiment on March 28, 2010. A mere 13 days into his deployment, Hernandez was severely wounded when his aircraft, an Air Force CV-22 Osprey tilt-rotor, crashed. The pilot, flight engineer, an Army ranger, and a civilian contract employee were killed, while 16 others were wounded. Hernandez, who was unconscious and suspended by his safety line, sustained critical injuries including ripped intestines through his abdominal wall, three small bowel resections, two traumatic hernias, oblique muscles ripped in half and separated from his spine, three fractured ribs, a collapsed lung, two fractured vertebras, traumatic brain injury, and post-traumatic stress disorder.

During his service, Sgt. Hernandez earned the Army Achievement Medal, Good Conduct Medial (2x), National Defense Service Ribbon, Global War on Terrorism Ribbon, Army Service Ribbon, Army Ranger Tab, Combat Infantry Badge, and the Army Parachutist Badge.

“We are thrilled to be able to gift this home to the Hernandez family in time to celebrate the holiday season,” stated Andy Pujol, president of Building Homes for Heroes. “Very special thanks to our amazing partnership with Chase, and our newest partner, Manhattan Construction, for providing us with the support necessary to continue gifting mortgage-free homes to the brave men and women of the military.“

Locals are invited to attend Sgt. Hernandez’s homecoming celebration, where he and his family will be recognized for their tremendous dedication along with the organizations and volunteers who contributed to the home’s renovation. Following a procession and formal ceremony, Sgt. Hernandez will be presented with the keys to enter his new home that supportive community members and volunteers have even decorated for the holidays.

Founded in 2006, Building Homes for Heroes celebrated 17 new homes donated in ten states in

2013. The organization is on track to donate 25 homes in 2014.

For more information about Building Homes for Heroes, please visit

Manhattan featured as 2013 Great Company To Work For in Oklahoma Magazine

Thursday, December 12th, 2013

We are honored to have been featured in Oklahoma Magazine’s December issue as a 2013 Great Company To Work For!


Manhattan 2013 Great Company To Work For

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