Construction Today - Volume 16, Issue 2 - 93
Commercial | DENHAM-BLYTHE COMPANY
new office in Nashville
will help it sustain its growth in
southern design/build markets.
DENHAM-BLYTHE COMPANY IS BUILDING NEW OFFICES TO SUSTAIN ITS GROWTH. BY KAT ZEMAN
hen it comes to design/
Company is in its element.
The Lexington, K.Y.-based
design/builder specializes in industrial
construction from the initial concept of a
project through completion, taking on the
role of both designer and constructor.
"That gives us a significant competitive
edge," CEO Bill Quenemoen says. "We have
architects, engineers, designers and construction managers all under one umbrella.
Frequently, many companies will call themselves design/build but in reality they are a
design firm or contractor that has to partner
with other companies to be able to provide
a complete design/build package."
Denham-Blythe has a number of
projects under construction in Tennessee
and Kentucky, its main operating market.
However, the company has worked on
projects in other states as well. "We started
as a Kentucky-based company but our customers have taken us all over the country. I
Denham-Bly e Company
* Headquarters: Lexington, Ky.
* Employees: 200+
* Specia y: Industrial design/build
"We have architects, engineers,
designers and construction managers all under one umbrella.
That gives us a ignificant
- Bill Quenemoen, CEO
consider us to be a regional design/builder
but with a national capacity."
Denham-Blythe has enjoyed healthy
growth over the past few years. To accommodate the growth, it is constructing a new
office building in Nashville. The company
has had a presence in Nashville for almost
two decades through a small satellite office
it has been leasing, but it has outgrown it.
"This new building is necessary for us
to sustain our growth in Nashville and the
southern design/build markets," Quenemoen says. "We are really booming in that
whole southeastern market."
The new two-story, 13,800-square-foot
building broke ground in fall 2017. Roughly
50 employees are expected to move into the
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