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Industrial | CRUZ CONSTRUCTION INC. says employs »Cruz haveitmoved rigsworkers who in Alaska for more than 30 years. C 158 A Winning Team ruz Construction Inc. says that it is capable of doing what others consider impossible. “Innovation and a hands-on management style has made Cruz Construction what it is today – a company able to successfully complete numerous projects in seemingly impossible situations quickly and without damage to the environment,” the company says. Based in Palmer, Alaska, the general contractor provides clients with oilfield and heavy civil services, including tundra transportation, rig moving and land clearing. Founders Dave and Dana Cruz started the company in 1981. Today, Dave Cruz brings more than 30 years of construction experience to the company and is skilled in such areas as contract negotiations, administration, equipment operation and maintenance. In addition, he shares ownership with Dana Cruz on Cruz Marine LLC, an Alaskan construction support firm that specializes in shallow draft operations. “We are committed to hiring and retaining well-trained, experienced and motivated workers,” it states, noting that it has been blessed with a low turnover. “Our seasonal workers have a high rate of return and many have been with the company over 15 years.” CRUZ CONSTRUCTION SAYS IT STRIVES TO HIRE AND KEEP COMMITTED, EXPERIENCED WORKERS. Cruz Construction also has earned awards for its work. For example, for its performance on the 1999 Chena River Dredging in Fairbanks, Alaska, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers gave the company its Commander’s Medallion. “The challenge of the Drift River Crossing Pipeline Replacement and Northern Intertie Ice Roads projects’ success garnered the Associated General Contractors of America Excellence in Construction Award for 2002 and 2003,” Cruz Construction says. Heavily Skilled Cruz Construction says it is skilled in remote Alaska projects, as well as large-scale land and right-of-way clearing jobs. “[We have the] logistical capabilities to get the right people and the right equipment wherever it is needed,” the company says. For instance, when it comes to tundra transport services, the firm says it has an oil and gas fleet of tundra-approved vehicles that puts it next to the most versatile and capable contractors in Alaska. “Our crews have decades of experience supporting resource development projects all CONSTRUCTION-TODAY.COM OCTOBER/NOVEMBER 2011 http://www.CONSTRUCTION-TODAY.COM

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Construction Today - October/November 2011
Energy Efficiency
Green Building
Executive Perspective
Best Practices
Bernards Construction – El Capitan High School
Bogner Construction Co. – College of Wooster Scot Center
Jean McClung Middle School
Hellas Sports Construction
The Walsh Group – NOAA Pacific Regional Headquarters
Haskell Co. – Scripps Proton Therapy Center
Robert A. Bothman Inc. – Stockton Unified School District
JE Dunn – Energy Systems Integration Facility
Rosendin Electric – AVUHSD Solar Project
Ratcliff Construction Company – Crossroads Church
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Flintco Pacific – Calaveras County Adult Detention Facility
Lee Lewis Construction – Angelo State University’s Plaza Verde Student Housing
Manhattan Construction – First Baptist Church of Dallas
Market & Johnson – Eau Claire County Courthouse project
McTech Corp – 97th Military Police Battalion Headquarters
Parkland Health & Hospital System
RBC Construction
Central Building and Preservation – Randolph Tower City Apartments
Scaparotti Construction Group
Trinity Properties – Trinity Place
Advanced Real Estate Services
Lawrence B. Wohl Inc./Wohl Diversified Services
TN Ward and Commercial Interiors – Maryland Live
ASX Construction – Parc Lafayette
Bayland Buildings Inc.
Dependable Mechanical Systems
New Dawn Developments
DSLD Homes
Aquilini Development and Construction Inc.
Cobalt Construction – Meta Housing
Lifestyle Communities
Pratt and Associates LLC
Miramonte Homes
MP J.J. Duffy Joint Venture/Pathway Senior Living LLC – Victory Centre Vernon Hills
Woodland Homes
Aecom/Inima Joint Venture – Hialeah, Fla., Water Treatment Plant
MWH Constructors – Austin Water Treatment Plant No. 4
Pepper-Lawson Construction – Missouri City Surface Water Treatment Plant
MWH Constructors – AWT Improvements
Blount Contracting Inc.
Harbor Offshore Services
Cruz Construction Inc.
Humble Construction
Nova-Con Projects Ltd.
Trimen Electric
EllisDon Corp. – Atlantic Region
EllisDon Corp. – St. Joseph's Regional Mental Health Care
Focus Equities
Intercom Services Immobiliers
George Brown College – New Waterfront Campus
Seaside Transportation Services
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