Construction Today - May 2017 - 81
A Civil Specialist
Based in Alameda, Calif., Stacy and Witbeck started operations in
1981 by performing heavy civil construction in San Francisco. Its
first projects included restoring the San Francisco Cable Car line on
Although the company found success with heavy underground
construction projects, it focused primarily on rail and transportation
in the early 1990s. Today, Stacy and Witbeck is one of the largest
urban heavy civil contractors in the nation as well as a leading light
and commuter rail and streetcar transit specialist.
Donaldson, who joined the company three years ago, says lessons
learned from the early phases of the Gilbert Road project, include
getting as much of the background tasks complete as early as possible. "There's a lot of paperwork needed to support these projects,"
By doing more ahead of time, "You have flexibility during construction," Donaldson says, noting that she will push this strategy on
future projects. "It really just [involves] communication, understanding everyone's expectations, and outlining their goals and
opportunities so everyone is working towards the same goal."
The Arizona market is busy, Donaldson says. She credits some of
the activity to a transit tax the city of Phoenix passed in 2015 to
fund a $30 billion program, partially for road transportation and
light rail additions.
"Valley Metro and the city of Phoenix have been aggressive in
getting those projects out sooner than later," she says, noting that a
major highway is also being constructed around the south side of
the city. "The city is very busy in the construction world right now."
Stacy and Witbeck hopes to win some of that construction work,
Project Manager Jennifer
Donaldson says the Arizona
market is busy.
A Valued Partner
Stacy and Witbeck provides construction and management services
on rail and transportation projects. "We specialize in best-value
procurement opportunities on challenging projects where we can
use our expertise to work collaboratively with project owners and
designers to identify opportunities for constructibility and value-engineering solutions and achieve schedules that reduce costs
and minimize revenue downtime," it says.
The company's focus on project goals has earned it a reputation
as a go-to contractor. "Our talented workforce has experience in
all aspects of construction including earthwork, utility work, structures, bridges, rail work, systems and systems integration," Stacy
and Witbeck says.
"We take pride in our superior client service, consistent construction excellence and responsiveness to community concerns,"
it says. "Our safe, prompt, efficient and fair construction practices
have made us a valued partner, contractor and employer."
The company will maintain its strong team as it takes on those
projects. "It really is a good group of people," she says. "We are hard
workers who all take a lot of pride in what we do.
"We want to give the owner a project that they can be proud of,
and that we are proud to show our kids," Donaldson says. "The future
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