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Residential | VICTOR INTERNATIONAL Sustainable Beauty VICTOR EXPANDS ITS LUXURY WHILE ALWAYS RESPECTING THE ENVIRONMENT. BY MARTA JIMENEZ-LUTTER ictor International is a marriage between art and science. At least that is how Chairman David V. Johnson views the construction company he founded more than 30 years ago in Michigan. “The art is the design phase, the creativity involved in each community, and the science is engineering environmentally sustainable structures,” he explains. Johnson is part visionary, part entrepreneurial explorer and part world ambassador for the environment. He consistently has been able to find and develop communities in places of unparalleled beauty during the last three V “My goal is to one-ofkind, generationadofamily acommunities in halrmony with nature.” –David Johnson, chairman • Headquarters: Auburn Hills, Mich . • Employees: 200 Victor International decades, always leaving the area better than he found it. “I have the ability to see what can be versus what it is,” he claims. That vision of possibility is what made him undertake the Bay Harbor development in Northern Michigan in the mid-1990s. When Victor International and CMS Energy looked at the area, there was a cement plant with a pocketed moonscape terrain. Today, the site is a thriving four-season luxury community overlooking Lake Michigan with a marina, equestrian club, hotel and conference center. In the spirit of conservation and sustainability, Johnson encouraged the use of electric vehicles in the new Northern Michigan develop- 48 CONSTRUCTION-TODAY.COM SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2012 http://www.CONSTRUCTION-TODAY.COM

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Construction Today - September/October 2012
Construction Law
Green Construction
Best Practices
Lighting Technology
HDC Development Cos.
NorthPoint Development
Cornish & Carey Commercial Newmark Knight Frank – Moffett Towers
Demar Plumbing Corp.
Howard S. Wright – Tony Nelssen Equestrian Center
Rommel Cos.
NOW Specialties Inc.
NOW Specialties Inc.
Sioux Chief Manufacturing Co.
Victor International
Starwood Land Ventures
LaValley Building Supply
Congress Construction
McCormack Baron Salazar Inc.
Related California – The Village at Santa Monica
Ricco Construction
Taisei Construction Corp.
WPM Construction
WPM Construction – WR Sage West Apartments
Flagger Force
Miami International Airport – North Terminal improvements
Graham Construction and Engineering – Wastewater Treatment Plant Upgrade
Hydrema US Inc.
CARCON Industries
Dennis’ 7 Dees
G.W. Peoples Contracting Co. Inc.
International Airport Development Co. Ltd. – Argyle International Airport
TL Wallace Construction Inc.
TL Wallace Construction Inc.
Morrison Hershfield – Newfoundland
APEX Block Corp.
Teqton Inc. U.S.
Dakota Transload
Empyrean Services
West Side Tractor Sales Co.
U.S. General Services Administration/VCC – FBI field building
Kohler Ronan LLC
Turner Construction – Martin Army Community Hospital
Last Look

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