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Residential | RELIABLE BUILDERS INC. Exponential Growth R RELIABLE BUILDERS HAS GROWN IN BOTH SIZE AND SERVICE OFFERINGS IN GUAM. BY BARBARA MCHATTON eliable Builders Inc. (RBI) was established in 1977 by Jong K. Kim, CEO and president, to rebuild residential homes in Guam after the island was ravaged by Super Typhoon Pamela in 1976. Beginning with one backhoe, one truck and two employees, the firm completed nearly 65 homes within its first seven years in operation. Spurred by a burgeoning construction market in the mid-1980s, the company expanded its project scope to include commercial projects such as hotels, multifamily residences and business facilities. By 1991, RBI began competitively bidding on military projects for both the U.S. Navy and Air Force installations on Guam. RBI has also been involved with infrastructure projects, such as port operations projects including dredging works, pile driving and rock revetment; and civil projects such as road construction, bridge repairs and erosion control. “RBI completed several projects for the U.S. military including the Guam Veterans Affairs Outpatient Clinic at Naval Hospital and the postal service project at Andersen Air Force GUAM FO CUS Base, which is currently underway,” says Philsan Kim,vice president and the founder’s son. In May 2009, RBI received the contract to repair and modernize Bachelor Quarters Buildings 580, 581 and 584 at Camp Covington Naval Base. Funded by the American Recovery and Investment Act of 2009, the project involved installing new doors, windows, ceramic tile, appliances, kitchen cabinets and plumbing faucets and fixtures, as well as cooling systems. In addition, the work included replacement of drywall, repainting and other cosmetic improvements. “This ongoing work provides for repair and alteration of the enlisted quarters to improve the quality of life and safety for personnel who return to Guam after serving in active duty,” Kim says. Also committed to helping the people of Guam, RBI recently completed phases I and II of the Sagan Bonita project in Mangilao. The company was responsible for clearing and grading approximately 19 acres of property that will be used for affordable housing units Reliable Builders Inc. • 2010 sales: $36 million • Headquarters: Tamuning, Guam • Employees: 250 • Specialty: General contracting “We work toward one goal— and that is to live up to our name. We take pride in our work as Reliable Builders.” –Philsan I. Kim, vice-president for low- to moderate-income families. “This project is being built as a collaborative effort between the Guam Housing and Urban Renewal Authority, the Micronesian Self-Help Housing Corp. and the U.S. Department of Agriculture,” Kim says. The company has received many commendations, most notably from the Guam Contractors’ Association for Excellence in Construction in 2010, 2008, 2006 and 2002 for a Reliable Builders has been building in Guam for more than 30 years. « 132 CONSTRUCTION-TODAY.COM MARCH 2011 http://www.CONSTRUCTION-TODAY.COM

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

Construction Today - March 2011
Table of Contents
Social Media
Exploring BIM
Best Practices
Urban Construction
Building Growth
Bermúdez, Longo, Díaz-Massó (BLDM), S.E.
Wadman Corp.
Universal Builders Supply Inc.
Harold O’Shea Builders
Ralph L. Wadsworth Construction Co. LLC
Hudspeth & Associates Inc.
Dana B. Kenyon Co. – Florida State College at Jacksonville
Kaback Enterprises
Hyder Construction
On Site Management Inc.
Retail Developers in Ontario
Morguard Investments Ltd. – Bramalea City Centre and Expansion
Ivanhoe Cambridge Inc.
Bayfield Realty Advisors Inc.
Rudolph and Sletten
Collavino Construction Co. Inc. – One World Trade Center
MW Builders – Fort Leonard Wood AIT Barracks, Phase 1
Thor Construction
Weir Welding Co.
JE Dunn Construction Co. – Woman’s Hospital
Manhattan Kraft Construction Co. – Sarasota Police Department Headquarters
P.J. Hoerr Inc. – Advocate BroMenn Medical Center
Poettker Construction – Watterson Towers Renovations
Merit Kitchens
BBL Builders – Columbia Parc at the Bayou District
Reliable Builders Inc.
Joe Hall Roofing
ECM International Inc.
Branch Highways Inc.
GCC America Inc.
HOK: NOAA Pacific Regional Center
Last Look

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