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Commercial | TILTON PACIFIC CONSTRUCTION INC. • Projected 2009 revenues: $35 million • Headquarters: Rocklin, Calif. • Employees: 20 • Services: Commercial contractor Tilton Pacific Construction Inc. “Very few owners are building new because there’s so much space available out there.” –Gregg Hall Milpitas Gets MiniMalled AN EMPTY BIG-BOX STORE IS BEING QUICKLY CONVERTED INTO A MINI-MALL. BY RUSS GAGER he term “second generation” does not refer only to the grandchildren of immigrants – it also can be a term used in real estate. “Our struggling economy has resulted in many developers refocusing their businesses,” observes Gregg Hall, executive vice president of operations for Tilton Pacific Construction Inc. about the Milpitas Retail Center in Milpitas, Calif. “I think that this product is being driven by the economy. You’ll hear the term ‘second-generation project’ used a lot these days. Second-generation projects are the new buzzword. Very few owners are building new because there’s so much space available out there. A lot of the developers are trying their best to capitalize on the existing spaces that are available.” The Milpitas Retail Center is an example of this trend, Hall maintains. When Home Depot vacated one of its stores that was built in the mid-1980s, a developer decided to turn it into a mini-mall anchored by an Asian-themed grocery store named Seafood City. So, this secondgeneration retail development may be patronized by first-generation customers. Tilton Pacific is expanding the original 100,000-square-foot building by demolishing the former 17,000-square-foot garden center of the store and building an enclosed addition in its place that is connected to the rest of the original building. This will create a mini-mall that is slated to have 35 smaller retail tenants besides the 34,000-square-foot grocery store all under one roof, with interior walls separating each tenant. “All of the shop spaces around the perimeter need new glass storefront and an exit door to go to the outside walk,” Hall points out. “Imagine an existing Home Depot that has tilt-up concrete walls. They’re solid reinforced concrete, so before new openings can be cut in, they have to be reinforced from the inside. Specially engineered, surface-mounted steel T in the process of expanding a mini-mall that was once big-box »Tilton Pacific Construction is says “second-generation” projects such as these are anaemergingretail store in Milpitas, Calif. The company trend. CONSTRUCTION-TODAY.COM JANUARY 2010 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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