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Commercial | GOLDEN STATE FRAMERS »Golden State Framers says it doesn’t believe in cutting Above Board T 110 here’s no doubt that the current recession has been one of the most challenging times for contractors in recent memory. At every level and in every sector, contractors and subcontractors have been challenged on a daily basis by the harsh realities of the current situation. Although national facts and figures give an accurate picture of the recession, they don’t take into account the individual stories that make up those aggregate numbers. This issue, we continue our year-long look at the economy through the eyes of Californiabased carpentry contractor Golden State Framers and its general manager, Gary Viano. In our last installment, Viano said that although there were some signs of improvement, many contractors in the region were still cutting corners and clients were overlooking some important issues. In this installment, Viano goes into more detail about the “underground economy” that has sprouted up in Southern California as a result of the recession and talks about how managing can actually be easier during rough economic times. corners like others do. GOLDEN STATE FRAMERS REMAINS TRUE TO VALUE EVEN AS OTHERS CHEAT. BY CHRIS PETERSEN Golden State Framers • Headquarters: Placentia, Calif. • Specialty: Carpentry • Employees: 100 to 125 Turning the Corner Viano says the construction market in Southern California may be about to turn the corner, but it could be a while until every con- “Your cheaters are your cheaters. That’s their philosophy; that’s how they do it.” –Gary Viano, general manager 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

Construction Today - February 2011