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Civil | EIC ASSOCIATES INC. Dedicated Contractor Associates »EICthe site workperformed all of for Queens West Plaza in New York. C »The contractor built PierRiver Park along the Hudson waterfront in Hoboken, N.J. EIC REMAINS COMMITTED TO PROJECTS NO MATTER HOW COMPLEX THEY GET. BY KATHRYN JONES T he hands-on leadership and extensive industry experience of its three founding principals have enabled EIC Associates to grow and prosper, Chief Engineer Leo Pflug Jr. says. The Springfield, N.J.-based heavy civil and marine contractor was established in 1998 by Joseph A. Branco, Andre Ameer and Ralph Serpe. Branco and Ameer had worked together for 25 years managing construction projects for government agencies and private clients, and these relationships continued when they formed EIC. One of EIC’s first contracts was a small project on U.S. Route 18 in Millstone, N.J., for which it earned a few hundred thousand dollars. When the company reached a milestone of $4 million in annual revenues, it branched into two divisions: heavy civil public work for New York agencies such as the Department of Design and Construction and the Economic Development Corp. and private site work for housing developments along the Hudson River. In 2002, EIC added a marine division after acquiring the necessary equipment and management to perform water-based work. Today, EIC excels on complex tunnel and foundation structures, utility and street projects, and marine structures. It offers a gamut of site work capabilities such as paving, grading and environmental remediation. Its market territories include both the public and private sectors of New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Connecticut. Operating as both a prime contractor and a specialty subcontractor, the company’s annual revenues have risen to the near $100 million range. Committed Contractor According to Pflug, EIC’s talented work force sets the company apart. “We have a lot of smart, creative guys that think outside the box by coming up with innovative, new ways to get these jobs built,” he says. EIC embraces complicated projects because they challenge its employees to find solutions to meet its clients’ needs, Pflug explains. Throughout the preconstruction process, the company reviews the various options to constructing a project to find the best approach. “I think our perseverance is a good thing and a bad thing,” he jokes. “We’ve never left a job or failed to finish a job. We’ve always stuck to a job, whether it meant we were making money or losing money. We just keep going until we get the job done. That’s the key to a successful project – when you don’t stop and keep going to get the work done. That’s the personality the company has – we make sure we get it done right and stick to it.” EIC approaches each project as its own separate entity equipped with its own manager and staff. “We focus on that job with the support of the home office management,” Pflug says. “And we’ve got the classic management split in heavy construction – the office guy and the field guy – with Joe and Andre. Andre Ameer is the field guy with 30-plus years of field experience who manages all of the men and equipment between »Manhattan’s 310 West a52nd Street project included 25foot-deep excavation. CONSTRUCTION-TODAY.COM JANUARY 2010
Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Construction Today - January 2010
Construction Today - January 2010
Metrus Construction Limited: Le Parc Tower II
CJ Pink Ltd.
Costello Dismantling Co. Inc.
Allied Building Products Corp.
IDEURBAN: The St. Regis Mexico City
Jersen Construction Group
Killian Construction Co.: The Westin Hotel
Legacy Partners Residential: Riverpark
Strathcona Mechanical Ltd.
Tilton Pacific Construction Inc.
On the Cover
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.
Intercounty Paving Associates LLC: N.Y. Route 112
Matrix Design Group
Nicholson Construction Co.: Canton Dam
Wilson & Company Inc. Engineers and Architects: Rail Division
Group Lepine Ltd.
Laurysen Kitchens Ltd.
Aspen Ridge Homes: Vu Living
Walsh Construction: Sherman Replacement Hospital
PortSide Builders Inc.
Summit Builders Construction Co.: Classic Residence at Silverstone
Keystone Construction Corp.: Carmel Arts District Lofts
HDR Architecture Inc.
Brasfield & Gorrie LLC
Dimeo Construction Co.
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
CANA Construction: SMART Technologies
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
Construction Today - January 2010