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'Quality assurance and safety quickly
became our first priority.'
structure and finishing behind the paint
and furniture was key to creating a positive
office environment, which they defined as
a workspace that was practical and pleasant
for staff and made a positive impression to
clients. Realizing imperfect construction
could subconsciously create a negative
opinion drove the mission of Midwest
Group to provide perfection in their services, including steel stud layout, drywall
finishes and drywall and acoustic ceilings.
From the onset of the company, up-
holding construction schedules has been
an important piece of Midwest Group's
mission. "We recognize that schedule delays
can result in hidden costs for a tenant, and
our goal is to avoid that," Team Leader Brent
Logan says. "We do this by taking a proactive approach to schedules and push other
trades to do the same."
Midwest Group's commitment to excellence in each project has gained the confiMidwest used its expertise on Studio
Bell in Calgary to deliver an innovative
design and structural integrity.
dence of general contractors, architects and
interior designers. By working closely with
each trade, Midwest Group is able to interpret and deliver the vision of designers
"When we were awarded Studio Bell,
home of the National Music Centre in
Calgary, we were faced with a labor-intensive, intricate project," Operations Manager
Danny McMahon recalls. "The walls in the
expansive atrium are compound radius.
They encompass 6 floors and extend above
the roof line, measuring over 100 feet tall."
Design was crucial, but so was structural
integrity. The Midwest team brought together the experience of many of their key
operations personnel to develop and execute an unconventional building method to
achieve both factors successfully.
Another notable undertaking of Midwest
Group is the extensive food court ceiling
located in Gulf Canada Square. The 3,400
square feet of Armstrong custom woodwork
panels in the ceiling had to be independently suspended with precision. "Each
of the 234 panels are custom sized with
zero tolerance to create the desired design
intent," McMahon says.
Besides large-scale projects, Midwest Group has a Rapid Response Team
comprised of qualified tradespeople who
specialize in commercial wall and ceiling
repairs. Trained to work in occupied spaces,
the team's focus is to complete jobs as
quickly as possible with little disturbance
to business operations.
Today, Midwest Group is still committed
to their founding principles of quality, service and completion in any size of project.
Recently, Midwest Group expanded into
the Saskatchewan market and is actively
working on the Saskatchewan Hospital
North Battleford development. "We're
excited to be serving the Saskatchewan
community, and are looking forward to
another 30 years of fulfilling our mission,"
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