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'We broke ground in spring and immediately got six inches of rain.'
each year. "This allows Maeda to concentrate on providing the highest quality and attention to detail its clients have come to expect,"
Myers says. "During the course of a year Maeda may also handle a
few small jobs like assisting with a remodel of an office or managing
a machinery change out or upgrade."
Standing Behind Its Work
Founded by Matabee Maeda Sr. in 1919 in Japan, Maeda started as a
civil engineering firm. It was incorporated in 1946 as Maeda Corporation. It became known for its construction services in southeast
Asia and North America. It was involved in the construction of the
world's largest and deepest undersea tunnel, largest rockfill dam in
Asia and Japan's first retractable roof dome.
Maeda is especially known in Hong Kong where it has constructed high-profile projects that include the Hong Kong International
Airport and Kap Shui Mun Bridge.
Today, the company's home base is in Tokyo, with offices in
many Asian countries as well as in Mexico and the Republic
The company expanded into the United States in 1985 by forming
MKK Technologies, a wholly owned subsidiary to assist Japanese clients with building in the United States. In 2010, MKK was dissolved
and Maeda Corporation USA was formed. It specializes in all phases
of construction management, design and build.
"Maeda Corporation USA consists of a small group of people that
combine to make an effective team," Myers says. "It takes all of us
to get the job done." The U.S. office operates mainly in the Midwest,
with projects in Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, Kansas
Test of Time
The company prides itself on being trustworthy and building quality projects that stand the test of time.
"We stand behind all the work we do," Myers says. "We take care of
our clients long after the project is completed. Most companies don't
do that. That's why our clients keep coming back to us. Our company's motto is 'willingness, integrity and technology.' We really do
what it takes to get the job and do it honestly, and we use the latest
materials and technology to get it done."
The company takes its three motto pillars seriously. Maeda
acknowledges that a company must produce a profit to remain in
business, but that focusing solely on profit prevents the company
from prospering. That's why integrity is fundamental to a business.
Maeda also places a heavy focus on technology. It prides itself on
technology that is original and that its competitors want to learn. It
believes that it has an advantage over its competitors thanks to its
use of the most current technology at fair prices.
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