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Commercial | LAWRENCE B. WOHL INC./WOHL DIVERSIFIED SERVICES New York Specialists Wohl »Theservicesfamily has delivered its throughout New York City and beyond. LAWRENCE B. WOHL INC. HAS BUILT A STRONG REPUTATION THROUGHOUT NEW YORK STATE. BY JIM HARRIS • Revenues: $2 million • Headquarters: Port Ch ester, N.Y. • Employees: 15 • Specialty: Coatings, th acoustic insulation, andermal and fireproofing “W –Jonathan Wohl, presid ent Lawrence B oh Diversified S.erWcesl Inc./Wohl vi e follow our ra than hunting forclientsk.” ther wor J onathan Wohl knows the sort of projects his company takes on aren’t exactly glamorous, but he doesn’t mind. “We’ve always been involved in difficult projects,” says Wohl, the president of Lawrence B. Wohl Inc., which is doing business as Wohl Diversified Services. “We get the hard jobs and the dirty jobs.” Examples of the company’s work include fireproofing underground train stations such as the Downtown PATH Restoration Project at Ground Zero; the Eastside Access Project, which connects the Long Island Railroad with Grand Central Station; and Fulton Train Station in Lower Manhattan. Wohl is also experienced with spraying K-13 (brand) black cellulose acoustic insulation in restaurants like STK and Bill’s Burgers, and added a custom midnight blue K-13 to the WTC Memorial Museum. “Our work is very specialized,” he adds. “There may be other companies that say they can do this sort of work, but we do it all the time.” The Port Chester, N.Y.-based company specializes in spray applied acoustic plaster & soundproofing, thermal insulation, and fireproofing. Wohl works on commercial, office, retail and infrastructure projects in New York City and the tri-state area. While the company’s jobs may be complex and “dirty,” its work is a vital component of many high-profile buildings and projects. The company sprayed five inches of K-13 insulation on the underside of the two pools at the World Trade Center Memorial and has been involved with many of the projects at the 9/11 Ground Zero site. Its involvement with the World Trade Center dates back to its participation in the fireproofing repair of Tower One’s five underground levels, including a fully operational chiller plant, after it was bombed in 1993. Wohl also in recent years has partnered with other companies on major fireproofing projects notably the Grand Avenue bus facility in Long Island City, Queens – a $4.7 million project for Granite Construction; and the WTC Memorial, a $4.9 million Project for Bovis Lend Lease. Wohl has self-performed acoustic insulation for JP Morgan Chase’s Park Avenue Corporate Conference Center, performed acoustic caulking and firestopping services to Jazz at Lincoln Center for Turner Construction and installed acoustic insulation to Kaufman Astoria Studios for E.W. Howell. Current projects include a number of acoustical insulation and acoustic plastering jobs in offices such as Plaza Construction’s boardroom, the General Contractor’s Association (GCA) offices, the German Consulate’s cafeteria and new television and movie studios for MTV and Nevin Street Studios. Other projects slated include a church, a museum and fireproofing of multiple locations for Costco and intumescent fireproofing at LCT3 Lincoln Center. Next year, Wohl will fireproof the Transit Hall commuter station at Ground Zero. Wohl’s father Lawrence B. Wohl and grandfather Maurice Wohl founded 88 CONSTRUCTION-TODAY.COM OCTOBER/NOVEMBER 2011 http://www.CONSTRUCTION-TODAY.COM

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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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