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Commercial | IMC CONSTRUCTION INC. Leverage of Loyalty I BUILDING LONG-TERM RELATIONSHIPS HAS BROUGHT IMC LONG-TERM SUCCESS. BY KATHRYN JONES MC Construction Inc. has grown to become a leading general contractor and construction manager on the national building scene because it understands that construction isn’t just about building structures, it’s about building relationships and keeping them. The company was founded in 1975 by Chairman Emeritus Tom Williams and his father, Buck Williams. What started as a small contracting business with three or four employees working out of a small, residentialstyle office has grown to 70 employees working out of IMC’s 25,0000-square-foot, LEED Gold-certified headquarters in Malvern, Pa. As the company celebrates its 35th anniversary this year, it looks back on its history with a great sense of pride. “The loyalty and trust that our clients have in us is what I’m most proud of,” says partner and Vice President of Preconstruction Mike Ryan, who has been with the company for 27 years. In the past, about 75 percent of IMC’s business has come from repeat clients, he remarks. In recent times, when the private market was hit by the economic downturn, IMC began pursuing more work in the public market and building relationships with new clients. That’s one reason why IMC has been consistently ranked as one of the best places to work in its area. Partner and Contract Manager Ed Shields – who has been with the company for 13 years – says IMC fosters an atmosphere of collaboration, which makes it an enjoyable place to work. “Everyone’s ideas are respected and appreciated,” he states. “There is a lot of group discussion and support from upper management as well as your peers. It’s a family atmosphere, and the owners are very family oriented. They understand the need for balance between your work and personal life.” As a result, employees at IMC are loyal in Maintaining Loyalty IMC recently completed a $30 million expansion for the Pennsylvania College of Technology and currently is building a middle school in Phoenixville Township, Pa., and three high schools in the Harrisburg, Pa., region. It began aggressively pursuing public work to stay loyal to a promise it made to its employees. “Throughout this downturn, we’ve had no significant layoffs,” Ryan notes. “Our philosophy going into the recession was to aggressively pursue the work that was available, even at reduced margins, in order to keep our employees working.” IMC Construction Inc. • Annual sales: $125 million • Headquarters: Malvern, Pa. • Employees: 70 • Specialties: General contracting and construction management building »IMC isstructure ainunique wood-Pa. dome Warminster, PHOTO: BY OZZIE ( “Our goal is to continue our growth and to provide opportunities for future partners.” –Ed Shields, partner and contract manager 118 CONSTRUCTION-TODAY.COM FEBRUARY 2011 http://www.CONSTRUCTION-TODAY.COM

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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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