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a milestone when it completed more than
$100 million worth of construction for the
first time in its history.
Another milestone was reached in 1990,
when Messer's 99 employees purchased
the company from the Messer family. At
that point, the company began to expand
its footprint in Ohio by opening regional offices in Lexington, Columbus and
Dayton. By 1997, Messer reached a $300
million annual revenue plateau for the
first time. Some of its noteworthy projects
included the Aronoff Center in downtown
Cincinnati, completed in 1995, and the
renovation of Cincinnati's iconic Museum
Center at Union Terminal in 1990.
In the 2000s, Frank Messer & Sons
officially changed its name to Messer
Construction Co. It opened four additional
regional offices: Louisville, Knoxville, Indianapolis and Nashville. Messer put in place
more than $500 million of revenue for the
first time in its history and formed its economic inclusion department in 2005.
Since 2010, the company has opened
its Charlotte regional office and continues
to grow. Twenty-five years after becoming
employee-owned, the company's workforce has increased tenfold, its annual revenue has multiplied by more than eight,
and it operates in nine cities throughout
the Midwest and Southeast.
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