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»Urban Landmarks emphasizes the importance of its subcontractors. Residential | URBAN LANDMARKS Team Solution W Urban Landmarks “They know our expectations and know how to coordinate the work.” URBAN LANDMARKS KNOWS THE KEY TO SUCCESS IS SUBCONTRACTORS AND SUPPLIERS. BY BRIAN SALGADO Summerhill Homes, Best Communities by ith competition for qualified Landmark, Urban Landmarks Master Builder construction employees so fierce and Classic Landmarks Master Builder. throughout the province of When Urban Landmarks entered the multiAlberta, many prime contrac• HQ: Edmonton family residential market in 2003, Landmark tors have sought unique ways to ensure sub• Employees: 14 Group brought in industry veteran Brennan as contractors will be readily available to build • Services: Multifamily residential the construction manager for the new business their projects. Urban Landmarks, which development and construction because of his 43 years of experience in architecentered the region’s hot multifamily residenture and construction. tial market in 2003, has its own processes in place to keep up with the demand that are certainly unorthodox, even by today’s standards. Loyal Subcontractor Base –Terry Brennan, construction manager “When we selected our trade contractors and Like many developers, Urban Landmarks values suppliers, most of them were surprised at our loyalty from its subcontractor and supplier base. approach,” Construction Manager Terry Brennan However, the company takes this to another says. “We said to them, ‘We are going to select level through its retention initiatives. someone from this group based on their proposal to work with us forever.’” Brennan says Urban Landmarks initially selected its trades and supUrban Landmarks is a subsidiary of the Landmark Group of Builders, pliers for various scopes of work by short-listing about four companies which made its name in the last 32 years as a single-family homebuilder per craft or product that it felt could provide the standard of quality its throughout Alberta. Today, the group consists of Landmark Homes projects and business model required. These potential partners then Edmonton, Landmark Homes Calgary, Landmark Homes Red Deer, submitted their proposals in a traditional fashion. The final selections JANUARY 2010 CONSTRUCTION-TODAY.COM http://www.CONSTRUCTION-TODAY.COM

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Construction Today - January 2010
Profitable Contractor
Aireko Enterprises
Metrus Construction Limited: Le Parc Tower II
CJ Pink Ltd.
Costello Dismantling Co. Inc.
Allied Building Products Corp.
IDEURBAN: The St. Regis Mexico City
Interlink Group
TCD Inc.
Jersen Construction Group
Killian Construction Co.: The Westin Hotel
Legacy Partners Residential: Riverpark
Strathcona Mechanical Ltd.
Tilton Pacific Construction Inc.
On the Cover
Wharton-Smith Inc.
Product Showcase: Software and New Technology
Nicholson Construction Co.
Gilchrist Construction Co.
Turner Construction Co.: MIC Rental Car Center
Union Concrete Construction: Outer Harbor Parkway Project
D’Onofrio General Contractors Corp.
Worldwide Rental Services
AmQuip Crane Corp.
EIC Associates Inc.
Grinnell Recycling
Intercounty Paving Associates LLC: N.Y. Route 112
Matrix Design Group
Nicholson Construction Co.: Canton Dam
Sessler Wrecking
Wilson & Company Inc. Engineers and Architects: Rail Division
Regional Spotlight
Group Lepine Ltd.
Laurysen Kitchens Ltd.
Aspen Ridge Homes: Vu Living
Walsh Construction: Sherman Replacement Hospital
Block Cos.
PortSide Builders Inc.
Summit Builders Construction Co.: Classic Residence at Silverstone
Urban Landmarks
Keystone Construction Corp.: Carmel Arts District Lofts
Construction Coach
HDR Architecture Inc.
Brasfield & Gorrie LLC
Dimeo Construction Co.
Nan Inc.
EllisDon: North Park Quad Pad Arena
CANA Construction: TELUS World of Science
Cornerstone General Contractors Inc.
Harvey-Cleary Builders: City of Austin Public Safety Training Facility
Hensel Phelps Construction Co.: Granada Hills High School
Pirtle Construction Co.: City of Miami College
Sundt: East Contra Costa
Taylor & Parrish Inc.: Carole Weinstein International Center
Turner Construction Co.: Nationwide Children's Hospital
Turner Construction Co.: Duval Unified County Courthouse Facility
Weddle Brothers Construction Co. Inc.
AP Construction Inc.: Kensington Creative and Performing Arts High School
The Boldt Co.: Luther Midelfort Hospital Expansion
Choate Construction: NGCSU Projects
Donley’s LLC: Bavaro Hall at the University of Virginia
EllisDon: Woodstock General Hospital
McCarty Corp.: Maneuver Center of Excellence Headquarters
Munlake Contractors Inc.
Murray Company: Kiowa Country Memorial Hospital
River City Construction LLC
Skyline Roofing Ltd.
SpawGlass: Austin Community College Round Rock Campus
W.E. O’Neil Construction: Downtown Women's Center Project
Special Focus
CANA Construction: SMART Technologies
DiFazio Industries
Ecco III Enterprises Inc.
G.W. Peoples Contracting Co.
ARCO/Murray National Construction Co. Inc.
Baker Electric Inc.
Chester Bross Construction Co.
Titan Wrecking & Environmental LLC
Last Look: Urban Landmarks

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