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Residential | BUCH CONSTRUCTION - THE VINE
Buch Construction's knowledge
of multifamily projects is creating
opportunities for its business.
BUCH LEARNS FROM PAST PROJECTS AS IT TAKES ON A NEW MULTIFAMILY JOB. BY TIM O'CONNOR
uch Construction's relationships
with clients and subcontractors
have always been more important
to the Maryland company than
pursuing a specific kind of project. Buch
Construction prides itself on working with
clients for the long term, creating a symbiotic partnership for growth.
Its first client was Hecht's Department
Stores, a once-popular retail chain. Hecht's
sold its stores in 2005 and eventually became a part of Macy's, but the relationship
between Buch Construction and Hecht's
persisted through those mergers and the
contractor works with Macy's today.
"I think that is a testament to who we are
as a company," Director of Business Development Julia Corona says of the continued
cooperation. It's also a testament to Buch
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Construction's status as a woman-owned
business and the different perspective that
brings to the male-dominated industry.
Husband-and-wife team James and Marie Buch founded their namesake company
more than 30 years ago, but Marie has run
the company since her husband passed
away in 2008. Although she's in her 70s,
Marie Buch remains active in the company's
day-to-day operations with the help of her
children, Denise, Carl and Mike. "We are
a family and woman-owned company,"
Because Buch Construction is relationship driven, its clients have led the contractor to a diverse range of projects during the
past three decades. The company is best
known for constructing base buildings and
retail structures, but it recently completed
its first multifamily housing project, the
418-unit Shady Grove Apartments in Rockville, Md.
Its success on Shady Grove gave Buch
Construction the opportunity to tackle its
Buch Construction - The Vine
* Location: Laurel, Md.
* Employees: 200
* Specia y: General contractor
"I'm eally impressed wi
subcontractors we have
- Jim Packer, enior project manager