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Industrial | HUMBLE CONSTRUCTION The Golden Rule W ith a name like Humble Construction, it’s not surprising that the company’s president would say that key to success is being fair and honorable to customers. For more than 60 years, that’s exactly how the Ohio-based general contractor has done business, and President Terry Humble says he has no intention of ever changing that. “I think the biggest single thing is trust,” Humble declares. “It doesn’t cost us anything to be trustworthy, and to me that’s a big plus for our clients.” Although competition in the Columbus, Ohio, construction market and the surrounding area is especially tough right now due to the economy, Humble says Humble Construction prefers to let its reputation and values speak for themselves rather than lower its standards. “I end up by telling our potential clients to go with the party you trust, and that’s more important than a lot of things, like the lowest price,” he says. Trust has been the watchword at Humble Construction since the company’s origin in 1946 when Humble’s father, Tracy Humble, built his first house. The company continued contributing to the post-World War II housing boom in Ohio, incorporating in 1959. Terry Humble joined the company early in his life, eventually getting involved full-time after graduating from Ohio State University with a degree in civil engineering. By 1980, Tracy Humble had retired, and Terry Humble took the reins as president. The family ties are expected to continue well into the future, as well, as two of Terry Humble’s three sons are part of the company Humble Construction provides general contracting and other services in sectors including commercial. « HUMBLE CONSTRUCTION SAYS TREATING CUSTOMERS FAIRLY LEADS TO A LONG HISTORY. BY CHRIS PETERSEN today. “I’m proud of my father’s history and I’m proud of my sons’ future,” he says. Creating Relationships Based in Columbus, Humble Construction performs the vast majority of its work within a 100-mile radius of the city, but Humble says Humble Construction has been known to work outside of that area from time to time. “We have developed close relationships with a lot of our clients who trust us and respect what we do, and as such they take us to other parts of the country,” Humble says. Although the company’s roots were in residential construction, Humble Construction today is a much more well-rounded firm, providing general contracting and other construction services in sectors including commercial, 160 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
Last Look

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