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»Projects such as the Puerto Rico Convention Center show off BLDM’s skills. Commercial | BERMÚDEZ, LONGO, DÍAZ-MASSÓ (BLDM), S.E. Top Contractor B Bermúdez, Longo, DíazMassó (BLDM), S.E. “One of our biggest goals is to ensure complete customer satisfaction.” BLDM HAS GROWN INTO A LARGE SPECIALTY CONTRACTOR IN PUERTO RICO. BY BARBARA MCHATTON quality of work as well as the cost-saving measLDM’s history reads like an acorn-toures it offers. In addition, the company’s strong mighty oak success story. Through relationships with local developers boost hard work, diversification of services BLDM’s standing as a reliable firm that provides and good relationships with clients, quality work. developers and its employees, the company • 2010 sales: $85 million has grown exponentially. Despite a tepid • Headquarters: San Juan, Puerto Rico economic climate, BLDM has amassed a net • Services: Specialty contractor (mainly Back to Basics worth of more than $48 million solely “The soft economy has been an issue in Puerto electrical and mechanical) through net income received from completRico for the past 10 years,” Díaz-Massó relates. “To • Employees: 700 ed projects. In 2010, it ranked 112 on stay competitive, we went back to the basics by Engineering News-Record’s annual list of top controlling costs, yet we know how to be aggresspecialty contractors. sive when we have to.” –Francisco Díaz-Massó, president The firm was established in 1962 by Juan Being a large company offers BLDM the opporBermúdez and Adriel Longo as Bermúdez & tunity to provide cost savings to its clients by Longo, S.E. The newly formed company spewarehousing a wide inventory of parts. “We purcialized in performing electrical contracting for residential projects. As chase a variety of items in bulk, such as cables and PVC pipe, to accomthe company grew, it saw opportunities for growth in more complex modate a variety of clients,” Díaz-Massó says. “This makes our prices commercial and industrial projects. In 2007, Bermúdez & Longo more competitive and gives us an edge over other firms.” merged with the Díaz-Massó Group to become its current corporation. “BLDM was also the first construction company to implement BIM “One of our biggest goals,” asserts Francisco Díaz-Massó, president, [building information modeling] systems in Puerto Rico,” he notes. “is to ensure complete customer satisfaction.” Many of BLDM’s clients “Our engineers will put the construction plan through BIM to check for have retained the firm’s services on subsequent projects due to its any system obstructions so they can plan ahead.” He adds that it helps 28 CONSTRUCTION-TODAY.COM MARCH 2011 http://www.CONSTRUCTION-TODAY.COM

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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

Construction Today - March 2011