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Manhattan Construction Company announces Central Florida leadership promotions

Thursday, January 21st, 2021

Tampa – Top performing national construction services firm, Manhattan Construction Company has promoted Michael Miller as vice president and Scott Heddens as operations manager of its Central Florida region. Based in Tampa, Miller will lead client engagement, preconstruction, and construction services, and Heddens will oversee field operations to ensure building excellence for Manhattan’s clients throughout the region. These moves are intended to support Manhattan’s growing presence in multiple market sectors throughout Tampa and Central Florida.

“Mike and Scott have been working together in the Central Florida region for several years,” said John Reyhan, Manhattan Construction Company president. “They’ve earned respect and trust of our Manhattan family of builders and our clients. We are pleased to elevate them into their new leadership roles.”

Manhattan Construction Company has promoted Michael Miller as vice president and Scott Heddens as operations manager of its Central Florida region.

Central Florida Leaders: Vice President Mike Miller and Operations Manager Scott Heddens

Miller served as operations manager before his promotion as vice president. During the last five years at Manhattan, he provided executive leadership for more than 40 projects. With 23 years of experience, Miller has managed multi-million dollar construction projects for government and private-sector clients. His project experience includes education, correctional, transportation, hospitality, mission-critical, sports, condominiums, and high-end renovation projects. Miller serves on the Hillsborough Education Foundation committee. He holds a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the Missouri University of Science and Technology.

Heddens is a 36-year construction industry veteran. He joined Manhattan in 2005, and prior to his promotion to operations manager, he served as a senior superintendent. During the last 16 years, he has worked on more than 60 projects in Central Florida in the education, government, aviation, hospitality, commercial, cultural, sports, and healthcare sectors.

Miller and Heddens are State of Florida Certified General Contractor license holders.

Manhattan Construction Company breaks ground on Center for Arts, Innovation, and Creativity

Tuesday, December 1st, 2020

BA Center for Arts Team

BROKEN ARROW – The City of Broken Arrow and Manhattan Construction Company broke ground on the new Center for Arts, Innovation, and Creativity in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma Wednesday, November 18.

The Broken Arrow Center for the Arts, Innovation, and Creativity facility new two-story, 14,325-square-foot building that includes space for classrooms, offices, a gift shop, a woodworking shop, and an art gallery, and a 1,200 square-foot outdoor classroom on the second-floor roof deck. The project is scheduled to complete in Fall 2021. Manhattan Construction Company is providing construction management services for the project, and Selser Schaefer Architects is the architect.

The City is working with ArtsOK, Inc., the non-profit that will occupy the facility, on a use agreement and programming. This innovative space will be a unique destination in Broken Arrow’s Rose District and will serve to the enjoyment and education of the citizens in the entire metro area.

Joining the representatives from City of Broken Arrow and the project team at the ceremony were council members, and AVB Bank officials, who donated the land to the City earlier this year.

BA Center for Arts Rendering

Before turning the dirt, Broken Arrow Mayor Craig Thurmond, AVB Bank President and Chief Executive Officer Ted Cundiff, AVB Board Chairman Kelley Kimbrough-Rash, Tulsa Performing Arts Center CEO Mark Frie, and incoming Center for Arts Director Jennifer Deal all said a few words to commemorate the event.

“I am so pleased to see this project finally come to fruition. This has been years in the making, and it is another great example of what can be accomplished in a public-private partnership. The commitment of AVB Bank and the City of Broken Arrow, along with the citizens of Broken Arrow, donors from across the state, Kristin Chenoweth and ArtsOK, have turned this dream into a reality,” said Mark Frie, Chief Executive Officer at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center.

(Photo by Manhattan Construction Company, Rendering courtesy of Selser Schaefer Architects)

Manhattan Construction Company receives OSC 2020 Pinnacle Award

Tuesday, November 17th, 2020
Photo of Trista Shomo, Sr. Safety Manager at Manhattan Construction Company, Betsey Kulakowski, Executive Director at Oklahoma Safety Council, David Evans, Sr. Safety Manager at Manhattan Construction Company

Pictured left to right: Trista Shomo, Sr. Safety Manager at Manhattan Construction Company, Betsey Kulakowski, Executive Director at Oklahoma Safety Council, David Evans, Sr. Safety Manager at Manhattan Construction Company

OKLAHOMA CITY – The Oklahoma Safety Council (OSC) has announced Oklahoma-based Manhattan Construction Company as its 2020 Pinnacle Safety Award winner. 

“The distinguished Pinnacle Safety Award recognizes an Oklahoma Safety Council Member company that displays the highest levels of excellence and quality in their industry,” said Betsey Kulakowski, executive director of the OSC. “Manhattan Construction is committed to safety and fostering a safety culture, which has resulted in above-and-beyond safety and health performance.” 

Manhattan Construction provides preconstruction, construction management, program management, general building, and design-build services, and has been shaping Oklahoma’s landscape since 1896. The company is well-known for their work on projects such as the Oklahoma State Capitol Interior Restoration and First Americans Museum in Oklahoma City, the BOK Center and Ascension St. John Health System in Tulsa, and a wide range of projects for Oklahoma State University, University of Oklahoma and numerous healthcare systems.

“We are grateful to the Oklahoma Safety Council for recognizing our safety program with its top honor. Our Manhattan family of builders is committed to the well-being and health of our team members and trade partners. We are dedicated to ensuring our job sites are the safest in the industry,” says John Reyhan, president of Manhattan Construction Company. 

As a member of the Oklahoma Safety Council for 14 years, Manhattan Construction is a proven industry leader in safety with new and innovative safety initiatives, said Kulakowski.

In 2020, Manhattan Construction launched training companywide for a crisis management app called “Smart Safety.” This smartphone-based notification system uses geo-fencing to issue emergency alerts and situation-specific instructions to workers on a job site. Manhattan’s safety team also developed its “Safe 8” Jobsite Hazard Analysis Tool, which guides team members through tasks before they start work to identify potential hazards and how to avoid them. 

Manhattan Construction was also swift in their response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Leadership in the organization immediately formed an action team to start addressing every aspect of potential impact on their employees and business. The team launched an internal communication portal, including self-care resources, employee assistance program (EAP) benefits, and mitigation and sanitation plans for job sites and offices. 

Oklahoma Safety Council presented Manhattan Construction Company the Pinnacle Safety Award in a small ceremony on November 3rd, 2020. 

Manhattan Construction Company wins National Safety Honors and six ABC of Oklahoma “Excellence in Construction” awards

Friday, November 13th, 2020

TULSA, OKLAHOMA – The Associated Builders & Contractors of Oklahoma (ABC) has honored Manhattan Construction Company with the ABC Safety Training and Evaluation Process (STEP) Platinum Award and six “Excellence in Construction” (EIC) awards.

This is Manhattan’s 22nd consecutive year to be recognized by ABC’s STEP Awards program, a world-class safety management system that measures safety processes and policies.

The EIC awards recognize outstanding projects built by members of the association. The awards were presented at the 2020 ABC Construction Awards Banquet held Thursday, October 22, at the Osage Casino Hotel in Tulsa, Oklahoma. 

Manhattan Construction Company won “Excellence In Construction” awards for construction of the:

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Oklahoma State University (OSU) O’Brate Baseball Stadium in Stillwater, Oklahoma, in the “Institutional $25 – $100 million” category.

The new O’Brate Baseball Stadium at Oklahoma State University is a 5,000-seat stadium that includes 13 suites and 400 premium seats in dedicated club and suite areas. Built by Manhattan, designed by Studio Architecture, and engineering by Wallace Engineering, this new baseball stadium features the best of the best modern-day player facilities, including an indoor training facility, a pitching lab, an artificial turf infield that allows for practices to take place year-round, multiple bar and food services areas, and state-of-the-art audio and visual equipment. Also included are a clubhouse and players’ lounge, a nutrition center, and an operations center that consists of a sports medicine area, additional training spaces, and an equipment room.

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University of Oklahoma (OU) Armory Renovation in Norman, Oklahoma, in the “Historical Restoration $2 – $10 million” category.

Built by Manhattan Construction Company, designed by GH2 Architects, and engineering by Wallace Engineering, this project included the renovation of a registered national historic building that is more than 100 years old for the University of Oklahoma’s ROTC Program. The entire facility was renovated while respecting the historical significance of the original design.

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Griffin Communications Radio Relocation in Tulsa, Oklahoma, in the “Renovation Under $2 Million” category.

Built by Manhattan Construction Company and designed by REES, this project retrofitted the Griffin Communications Headquarters building to occupy five radio stations acquired by Griffin, the parent company of KOTV News Channel 6. In two phases, Manhattan constructed multiple new offices for the relocated new media staff to make way for the radio stations in the former new media area.

Photo credit: Josh New Photography

Cox Business Center Renovation in Tulsa, Oklahoma, in the “Renovation $10 – $100 million” category.

For this project, Manhattan Construction Company, in a joint venture with Flintco, known as Tulsa Vision Builders, served as construction manager, and MATRIX Architects Engineers Planners was the architect. The Vision Tulsa Modernization of the Cox Business Center project consisted of two major elements, a new three-story clear lobby entrance and the conversion of the historic convention center area into a 40,000-square-foot ballroom.

Photo credit: Manhattan Construction Company

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers COVID-19 Alternative Care Facilities in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, in the “Healthcare $5 – $15 million” category.

Built by Manhattan Construction Company, designed by HKS, and engineered by Lee & Browne Consulting Engineers, this project is a FEMA/U.S. Army Corps of Engineers mission assignment issued under a Presidential Declaration of Emergency to renovate and convert existing hospital spaces.

Working concurrently in Oklahoma City and Tulsa, Manhattan Construction converted 100 patient rooms at the INTEGRIS Baptist Medical Center Portland Campus and 116 patient rooms at the OSU Medical Center Hospital into Category 2 Plus patient spaces in only 14 days.

Photo credit: Josh New Photography

BOK Center River Spirit Lounge in Tulsa, Oklahoma, in the “Commercial $2 – $5 million” category.

For this project, Manhattan Construction Company, in a joint venture with Flintco, known as Tulsa Vision Builders, served as construction manager, GH2 was the architect, Wallace Engineering, and Olsson Engineering were the engineers. The BOK River Spirit Lounge was a 5,000-square-foot renovation to the existing BOK Center that added a new bar and lounge with a 1,000-square-foot private entrance.


Manhattan Construction Company wins three ABC Greater Houston “Excellence in Construction” awards

Tuesday, November 10th, 2020

HOUSTON, TEXAS – Manhattan Construction Company, a top nationally-ranked general building company, has been honored by the Associated Builders & Contractors (ABC) of Greater Houston with three “Excellence in Construction” awards, including the ICE Award, the program’s highest honor. The awards program recognizes outstanding projects in the commercial and industrial construction industry. The awards were presented during the organization’s virtual event Thursday, October 22, in Houston, Texas. 

Manhattan Construction Company received “Excellence In Construction” honors, including:

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ICE Award: United Technical Operations Center (UTOC) – Hangar X in Houston, Texas, in the “Institutional Publicly Funded Greater than $40 Million” category.

The United Technical Operations Center (UTOC) at George Bush Intercontinental Airport is a program consisting of multiple projects working together to improve and consolidate United Airlines maintenance services in the Houston area. Built by Manhattan Construction and designed by FSB, the project includes a 2.5-wide plane body hangar, an engine build-up area, roughly 13 acres of new hardstand and taxi lane paving, and the renovation of existing Hangar E and the United Stores Facility. The project also incorporates a new Shops Facility addition to the existing Hangar E Engine Build-Up facility.

Photo credit: Manhattan Construction Company

Merit Award: Bob Watson Education Center at Turner Park in Houston, Texas, in the “Institutional Publicly Funded” category.

The project was built by Manhattan Construction, designed by English + Associates Architects, Inc., and engineered by Garza + McLain Structural Engineers, Inc., Duplantis Design Group, and E&C Engineers & Consultants Inc. The Bob Watson Education Center at Turner Park is a new 5,600-square-foot classroom building located at the Houston Astros Youth Academy. It allows the Academy to expand opportunities such as after school tutoring, SAT/ACT prep, college admissions mentoring, field maintenance, groundskeeping, sports journalism and broadcasting, life skills training, and leadership development to youth in Houston.

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Merit Award: Sam Houston State University – Art Complex and Associated Infrastructure in Huntsville, Texas, in the “Institutional Publicly Funded $5 – $30 million” category.

Built by Manhattan Construction Company and designed by Kirksey Architecture and engineered by Cardno Haynes Whaley Associates, this project is a new four-story, 72,000-square-foot building on the Sam Houston campus with photo studios, galleries, darkrooms, office space, lounges, drawing and painting classrooms, as well as printmaking laboratories.

Manhattan Construction Company wins two Collier Building Industry Association “Sand Dollar Awards”

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2020

NAPLES, FLORIDA – Collier Building Industry Association (CBIA) has honored Manhattan Construction Company with two 2020 “Sand Dollar Awards.” The “Sand Dollar Awards” are presented each year to member builders, developers, architects, remodelers, interior design firms, landscape architects, trades, marketing, sales, and advertising professionals who have demonstrated building, design, and marketing excellence in Collier County. The awards were presented during the organization’s virtual gala Saturday, October 24, 2020.

Manhattan Construction Company was honored with “Sand Dollar Awards” for their work on the following projects:

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Best Public Facility –  Over  $5-million category: Baker Park in Naples, Florida.

  • Owner: City of Naples
  • Construction Manager: Manhattan Construction Company
  • Architect/Engineer: MHK Architecture and Planning & Kimley-Horn and Associates, Inc.

Baker Park is a 14-acre park that a 34-foot high-elevated knoll overlook with space for art displays, a performance stage, splash pad, rubber surfaces, artificial turf, an event building, event lawn, marsh overlook, sunrise terrace, multiple playgrounds, a kayak launch, and family restrooms. The project is surrounded by an environmentally sensitive area with mangroves. Native vegetation was used throughout with educational signage. The park itself is open to the public while the event building is rented out for various occasions. The event space includes attached restrooms and a catering kitchen.

WATCH: Baker Park Video Slideshow

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Best Healthcare Facility – $5 to $15-million category: Nichols Community Health Center in Naples, Florida.

  • Owner: Healthcare Network of Southwest Florida
  • Construction Manager: Manhattan Construction Company
  • Architect: Burt Hill/Pollock Krieg Architects, Inc.

Nichols Community Health Center is a three-story medical office building for Healthcare Network of Southwest Florida located at the corner of Green and Collier boulevards in Collier County, Florida. The 52,115-square-foot building offers an array of outpatient care services such as pediatric, dental, mental health, behavioral, as well as a full pharmacy with drive-thru. Room types include offices, exam rooms, dental exam rooms, dental operating rooms, denture lab, nurse stations, x-ray rooms, waiting rooms, triage areas, ultrasound room, pharmacy, lactation areas, a catering kitchen, conferences rooms, and a boardroom.

WATCH: Nichols Community Health Center Video Slideshow

TEAMWORK magazine dedicated to all who were part of building Globe Life Field, the new home of the Texas Rangers

Friday, July 24th, 2020

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What an experience it has been for everyone at Manhattan Construction Company to build the new awe-inspiring home of the Texas Rangers – Globe Life Field!

With Texas Rangers holding the soft Opening of their new ballpark without fans today, we are thrilled to share the online version of TEAMWORK magazine. The stories in this publication provide a window into the behind-the-scenes feats of collaboration that show how important our partners were in building this tremendous structure. The magazine was originally scheduled to be published on Opening Day in March 2020, which was canceled due to COVID-19 public gathering concerns.

Manhattan is honored to be the construction manager for this new 1.8 million-square-foot retractable roof MLB ballpark, but we didn’t build it alone. Building is a team sport, and we wish to recognize our trade partners and the more than 10,000 workers who put in more than 6-million work hours to build this extraordinary ballpark. It has been our privilege to work with some of the most skilled and dedicated craftspeople in the industry.

We extend our heartfelt thanks to Ray Davis and Neil Leibman, and the entire Texas Rangers organization, and to Mayor Jeff Williams, and the City of Arlington, for the opportunity to serve fans and the Arlington community. As a fifth-generation Rooney family-owned company, our Manhattan team was delighted to build The Rangers’ original ballpark in Arlington and serve this community again 24 years later to build Globe Life Field.

Our experience with The Rangers team has been nothing short of exemplary. The Rangers’ Rob Matwick, John Blake, Chuck Morgan, Mike Healy, and Jack Hill have been supportive team members, and we couldn’t have accomplished what we did without their constant engagement for the past three years.

Thank you to the design professionals for their collaboration during construction. HKS, Inc., Walter P Moore, ME Engineers, WJHW, SWA, MMA, VAI, and all of the consultants played a significant role in the successful completion of Globe Life Field.

We sincerely appreciate ACARI Management Group, Inc., for their dedication and support with community outreach, which helped the project achieve its MWBE participation goal.

At Manhattan, we care deeply about the long-term success of our clients, our communities, the structures we build, and the people who build them. We dedicate this TEAMWORK publication in honor of all who were part of bringing this prestigious ballpark to life.

We are thrilled that the team gets to play in the new ballpark and look forward to seeing fans enjoy it someday soon too. Go Rangers!

With gratitude,

Larry Rooney, President
Manhattan Construction Group

John Reyhan, President
Manhattan Construction Company

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City of Houston Ardmore Drinking Water Operations earns APWA Project of the Year Award

Monday, July 13th, 2020

Houston – The American Public Works Association (APWA) Texas Chapter has recognized the City of Houston Ardmore Drinking Water Operations (DWO) Facility project with its “2020 Top Projects and Leaders” award in the Structures, $5-million to $25-million category. The award promotes excellence in the management and administration of public works projects. The Ardmore project was managed by the City of Houston, designed by Huitt-Zollars, and built by Manhattan Construction Company.

The Ardmore facility provides the City of Houston a centralized center for administration and maintenance operations to provide drinking water to 2.5-million people. The two-story, 61,140-square-foot facility is set on a 4.25-acre site and includes office space, training rooms, material storage, and multiple workshop bays to house the city’s Drinking Water Operations. Construction completed in May 2019.

This project continues Manhattan Construction Company’s history of serving the City of Houston since 1942.

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: