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Civil | FLAGGER FORCE FLAGGER FORCE’S CALLING IS TO MAKE ROADS IN THE NORTHEAST A SAFER PLACE. BY JIM HARRIS lagger Force may have a stock of cones, electronic signs and other traffic safety devices at its disposal, but the company’s true value to customers comes from another resource. “We consider ourselves a people company that just happens to have a lot of signs and cones,” says Mike Doner, who co-founded the Middletown, Pa.-based company with his wife Michele in 2002. “When our clients hire us, they are hiring our people, not our equipment.” The company’s client base includes electric, gas and water utilities as well as utility and road contractors, engineers, excavators, surveyors and township supervisors, who look to the company to provide temporary traffic control in the event of road closures brought about by construction and maintenance work. Flagger Force offers a “one-stop shop” for clients who would otherwise need to train their own employees in traffic control, contract vehicles, equipment and signs. This gets diffi- A Force for Safety F cult when the signs are from more than one company and clients have to maintain their own inventory, Doner says. “The customers who purchase our service are looking for our expertise, as well as a way to lower their liability exposure, turn their fixed costs into a variable cost, and focus their own employees on the core competencies of the company,” he explains. “The value is enhanced by our experience conducting many different types of traffic operations. We establish hundreds of sites every day, and know state and federal traffic control manuals like the back of our hand.” Flagger Force serves the states of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland and Delaware as well as northern Virginia. In addition to its headquarters in Middletown, the company maintains regional dispatch operations in Philadelphia and Harrisburg, Pa., and Baltimore, Md. as well as supporting facilities in Scranton, Pa. and Flemington, N.J. A Service Focus Flagger Force’s biggest strength is in the level of service it offers, which Doner attributes to his and his wife’s background in service-oriented companies. “We bring a focus on customer service to the construction industry,” he says. “We’re open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, so regardless of the time of day, our clients can always reach someone in our office in a dispatch role available to meet their needs.” ou cl are hiringr ourients phire us, they equipment.” peo le, not our –M ike Doner, vice presi dent and co-found er www.flaggerforce. • Sales: $33 mcom • Headquarters: Million • Employees: 900 iddletown, Pa. • Services: Traffic control services “When Flagger Force services allow »FlaggertoForce’s on their own clients focus core competencies. The company says its values of integrity, leadership, trust and respect guide all of its actions. « 76 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
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