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a million design/ »Culpepper hasfor$25student housing build contract a project at Florida State University. Culpepper Construction Co. Inc. • Sales: $70 million • Headquarters: Tallahassee, Fla. • Employees: 75-150 • Specialty: Construction managementat-risk and design/build Commercial | CULPEPPER CONSTRUCTION CO. INC. “It’s always our hope that if you do a good job, you’ll be asked back next time.”–Sparky Huddleston, vice president of business development tomers built up, it can be a very big advantage.” One of the biggest ways the company has developed such positive client relationships is by focusing on maximizing the client’s dollar in the best way possible. “We’ve developed a solid track record, and clients know that we can complete the project on time and within their budget – all while maximizing value as much as possible,” Huddleston says. Wayne Mayo, also involved in business development for Culpepper, says the company’s reliability and service do not end after the keys are turned over. In fact, the company has earned a reputation for unmatched service during warranty periods well after project completion. “People know that they can count on us to stand by our product,” Mayo explains. “The sheer longevity of our company has been a major selling point for us. The stability, tenure and reliability of our personnel are critical to our success as a company.” It’s not uncommon to find a Culpepper employee who has been with the company for decades. In fact, the average superintendent has been with Culpepper for 20 years, and project managers average 15 years. “We have a well-qualified staff that has been here a very long time, which is a significant advantage for us,” Huddleston says. Count On Culpepper F or nearly 80 years, Culpepper Construction has not only remained true to the markets in which it excels, but it has also strategically grown its reach to offer the array of construction services its customers demand. As a result, the Tallahassee, Fla.-based company has developed a reputation for high-quality, reliable work performed throughout the southeastern United States. Culpepper, which also operates a fully staffed office in Thomasville, Ga., is especially active in K-12, higher education and healthcare markets. The company also is well-known for its private sector projects, such as student housing and retail development. Although the market remains slow nationwide, Vice President of Business Development Sparky Huddleston says he is finally seeing signs of life. “Business has been picking up CULPEPPER CONSTRUCTION’S REPUTATION FOR SUCCESS HAS HELPED IT DEVELOP A LONG LIST OF REPEAT CLIENTS. BY KATE BURROWS slightly,” he says. “We’re seeing a few signs in our market area that give us hope things are on the upswing, and could show steady improvement in the next few years.” With that said, he adds. “As we all know, the past several years have been tough for everyone in the industry, so we’ve been spreading out geographically more than ever before in order to keep our people busy.” Back to School Culpepper is hard at work on a $25 million student housing project for Florida State University. Scheduled for completion in 2012, the six-level suite-style dormitory project is being delivered as a design/build contract. “Most of our projects are construction management or lump sum bid,” Huddleston explains. “But with design/build, we are working with the architect on the same team. We’ve been partnering with architects and engineers Strong Reputation The company’s reliability and reputation for success have earned it a high level of repeat business – more than 70 percent of its work comes from longtime clients, Huddleston says. “It’s always our hope that if you do a good job, you’ll be asked back next time,” he explains. “We always continually look for new clients, as well, but if you have a good base of repeat cus- 108 CONSTRUCTION-TODAY.COM FEBRUARY 2011 http://www.CONSTRUCTION-TODAY.COM

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Construction Today - February 2011

Construction Today - February 2011
Out of the Blues
Best Practices
Exploring BIM
Construction Law
Wall Works USA Inc.
Epoch Properties
Pacific Pile & Marine
Dufferin Construction – Highways 403 and 401 Projects
Natt McDougall Co.
Abhe & Svoboda Inc.
Malcolm Drilling
McKinney Drilling Co.
ODOT/Miller Cable Co. – Northeast Ohio ITS Project
Barnard Construction – Snoqualmie Falls Hydroelectric Redevelopment Project
C.A. Barrs Contractor Inc.
Charles Blalock and Sons Inc.
Parsons Brinkerhoff, Hatch Mott MacDonald, Skanska USA, Dragados USA and Tutor Perini – Alaskan Way Viaduct Replacement
William Charles Construction – I-39 Repaving
Wadman Corp.
CB Richard Ellis Canada
The Cadillac Fairview Corp. Ltd./PCL Constructors Canada Inc.
Fargo Pacific Inc.
Critchfield Pacific Inc.
Harold O’Shea Builders
Culpepper Construction Co. Inc.
Golden State Framers
HRH Construction
Hudspeth & Associates Inc.
Hyder Construction
IMC Construction Inc.
Jones Lang LaSalle – Empire State Building Renovation and Retrofit
Econo-Malls Management Corp.
Ruscio Studio
Turner Construction San Diego – New Central Library
Trotter & Morton – University of Calgary
Collavino Construction Co. Inc. – One World Trade Center
Danis Building Construction Company – The Indu and Raj Soin Medical Center
F.J. Sciame Construction Co. – Abraham Joshua Heschel School
Eckman Construction – Pinkerton Academy Freshman Building
The Hagerman Group – Parkview Whitley Hospital
Scheck Industries
Whaler Industrial Contracting Inc.
Last Look

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