Archive for June, 2020

Alan Dunnam promoted to Operations Manager of Manhattan’s Houston Region

Monday, June 22nd, 2020

Alan DunnamHouston – Leading national construction services firm, Manhattan Construction Company has promoted Alan Dunnam to operations manager in Houston. In this role, Dunnam oversees construction quality, subcontractor management and safety program adherence to ensure building excellence for Manhattan’s clients.

With a 31-year career in construction, Dunnam led his first project at age 25. As a superintendent, he has constructed projects across ten different states. His broad building experience includes aviation, industrial/manufacturing, sports, healthcare, higher education, K-12, parking garage, and office tower projects.  Dunnam joined Manhattan as a senior superintendent in 2015.

“Alan is a consummate construction mentor, a collaborator, and holds a high bar for safety and quality work. We are honored to have him as part of our leadership team in Houston,” said Jason Fuller, Manhattan Construction Company vice president.

Dunnam attended Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, Tennessee.

Manhattan Construction Group ranks nationally on ENR’s Top 400 Contractors, Top 100 Construction Management-at-Risk Firms, and Top 50 in Domestic Building Lists

Thursday, June 11th, 2020

Engineering News-Record (ENR) has recognized Manhattan Construction Group in its annual 2020 contractor rankings in the United States and abroad. Manhattan ranked #44 on the “ENR Top 400 Contractors” list, #27 on the “ENR Top 100 Construction Management At-Risk firms” list, and #30 on the “ENR Top 50 in Domestic Building/Mfg. Revenue” list.ENR Ranking Social Image

ENR’s rankings are based on annual revenue at home and abroad. ENR reports on the top design firms, both architects and engineers, and the top construction companies as well as projects in the United States and around the world. ENR ranks companies engaged in general contracting, specialty contracting, engineering, architecture, and environmental services, among other specialties.

“Throughout our five generations of family ownership, this was an unprecedented year for us,” said Larry Rooney, Manhattan Construction Group president. “The company’s significant growth during this last year is the result of cumulative years of hard work by our family of builders who live the timeless qualities of doing the right thing, building trust, and providing exceptional construction services day in and day out.”

The “ENR Top 400 Contractors list,” published annually in May, ranks the 400 general contractors, both publicly and privately held, based on construction contracting-specific revenue. Link to list:

The “ENR Top 100 Construction Management At-Risk” list, published annually in June, ranks the 100 largest U.S. construction firms, both publicly and privately held, based on revenue derived from projects where they provide CM services on an at-risk basis.  Link to the list:

Layle McKelvey joins Manhattan’s Houston office as Director of Community Relations and Inclusion

Monday, June 1st, 2020

Houston – Manhattan Construction Company, a top nationally-ranked construction firm, has appointed Layle McKelvey as director of community relations and inclusion in Houston. McKelvey will foster key relationships within city, county, and state government, lead Manhattan’s diversity and inclusion efforts, and drive engagement with local partners to enrich Manhattan’s overall benefit to our clients and community. While based in Houston, McKelvey will be engaged in serving all of Manhattan’s market areas nationally.

“Layle’s strong ties to the Houston community and commitment to supplier diversity is a great asset to Manhattan and our trade partners across all of our markets,” said Jason Fuller, Manhattan Construction Company vice president, and Houston regional manager.

McKelvey has managed sourcing and supplier diversity at airport facilities in Houston, Cleveland, Denver, Los Angeles, Newark, and Washington, D.C. With her previous firm, she worked closely on diversity programming with Manhattan Construction project teams on the Houston IAH New Terminal C North and United Technical Operations Center (UTOC) projects. 

McKelvey graduated from Texas Southern University with a Bachelor of Science in Public Affairs and Communications.  She is a sought-after thought leader, speaker, and presenter on supplier diversity, business development, and supply chain logistics.  

Layle has worked tirelessly with many organizations serving on boards and other positions of leadership. She serves as a faculty consultant for the Houston-Galveston Women’s Business Center and has received numerous awards, including Top 50 Women by Houston Woman Magazine, Top 25 Professionals in Supplier Diversity, and Advocate of the Year by many minority and women organizations.  She is one of 50 women to serve as  “conversationalists” by the University of Houston’s Friends of Women’s Studies for their coveted 2020 Table Talk Luncheon in March 2020.