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Modular Focus | MOBILE MODULAR
ONGOING COMMUNICATION HELPS ENSURE MOBILE MODULAR'S SUCCESS. BY BIANCA HERRON
or more than 30 years, Mobile
Modular has been a leader in the
temporary modular space industry. The Livermore, Calif.-based
company has served the commercial and
education markets, renting everything from
single-floor modular offices to multi-section
portable classrooms and office complexes.
Mobile Modular's parent company is
McGrath Rentcorp, which manages a diversified portfolio of business-to-business
equipment rental providers worldwide.
Mobile Modular has expanded well outside
of California into the District of Columbia
and 16 states including Georgia, Florida,
North and South Carolina, Maryland, Virginia and Texas.
"Mobile Modular was one of the pioneers
in the modular industry and has achieved
growth through all types of economic
cycles," Vice President Phil Hawkins says.
Hawkins attributes the company's significant growth to its employees. "Our founders believed that it was all about getting
the right people in the organization," he
explains. "So it was about hiring the right
folks. That included hiring those that were
focused on growth and had the ability to
see opportunities outside of the California
market and then take smart risks."
One of the things Mobile Modular is very
proud of, and which has contributed to its
success, Hawkins notes, is product innova-
» Mobile Modular's clients include public, higher education and private schools.
* Revenue: $200+ million
* HQ: Livermore, Calif.
* Employees: 400+
* Specia y: Modular e-locatable
"Our goal is to deliver an
exceptional ervice experience to
every customer every time."
- Phil Hawkins, vice president
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tion. In all of the markets it serves, Mobile
Modular has been innovative and tailored
its product offering to the types of modular
solutions needed by its customers. "Our
modular building designs and quality have
given us the ability to expand into new
areas and have opened up opportunities for
us to be more competitive, appealing and
differentiated, which has allowed us to get a
strong position in the markets we operate,"
Mobile Modular's customers include K-12
public school districts, higher education
institutions and private schools. However, a
significant portion of its business is public
school work. "That segment of the market
depends on us to be professional and highly
responsive," Hawkins says. "They want us
to provide a quality learning environment
and a price point that they can fit within