Construction Today - September/October 2017 - 108
Civil | MCGUIRE AND HESTER
McGuire and Hester offers a
range of heavy civil engineering
and construction services.
MCGUIRE AND HESTER TACKLES GROUNDBREAKING PROJECTS IN NORTHERN CALIFORNIA.
ome people dream about building
castles in the sky. McGuire and
Hester is building a roof-top park.
The Alameda, Calif.-based heavy
civil engineering and construction company is part of a groundbreaking $2.3 billion
project that will be the first of its kind. "We
are building a world-class 5.4-acre park
about 70 feet in the air," President Mike
Hester says. "It will be a signature project
the Bay area."
McGuire and Hester has been commissioned by Webcor Builders to build a $32
million garden-like park on the roof of San
Francisco's future public transportation
hub, the Transbay Transit Center. With its
ability to self-perform many of the trades
on the project, the Transbay Rooftop Park
is a perfect fit for McGuire and Hester. Upon
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McGuire and Hester
* Headquarters: Alameda, Calif.
* Employees: 300
* Specia y: Heavy civil engineering and
"We are building a world-class
5.4-acre park about 70 feet
in e air. It will be a ignature project e Bay Area."
- Mike Hester, president
completion in 2018, the new Transbay Center, dubbed by many as the "Grand Central
Station of the West", will connect eight Bay
Area counties through 11 transportation
systems. The project calls for up to 100,000
square feet of retail space and a rooftop park
that will include restaurants, café, playground and an amphitheater for concerts
and live performances.
McGuire and Hester, which celebrated its
90th anniversary last year, offers a range of
heavy civil engineering and construction
services to both public- and private-sector
clients. Its capabilities include complete
site work services, specializing in pipeline,
grading, paving, concrete, landscape and
mechanical work. These services include
pre-construction planning, added value at
coordination/design meetings, constructability reviews, site logistics and planning.
Operating mainly in northern California,
McGuire and Hester has acquired a solid
reputation across multiple market sectors,