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Residential | BEAL|DERKENNE CONSTRUCTION – THE HUB BEAL|DERKENNE CONSTRUCTION IS ON TRACK TO COMPLETE THE HUB PROJECT ON TIME. BY JIM HARRIS The Hub of Activity A The Hub will fill a growing need for student housing at Arizona State University. « cess. One of those clients, Core Campus, a ndrew Beal and Michael Derkenne Chicago-based student housing developer, established a general contracting contracted Beal|Derkenne Construction in 2011 company in 2010, a time many of to build The Hub, a $40 million development their peers were either going out that will help fill a growing need for housing of business or struggling to survive. “It was • Project cost: $40 near Arizona State University in Tempe. definitely not a great time in the marketplace million “We worked with several of the Core folks on a to form a new company, and a lot of people • Location: Tempe, A riz. previous project in Tempe,” Beal says. “They were thought we were crazy to be starting from • Employees on site at drawn to us because of our management style and scratch,” Beal says. • Scope of work: Stu peak: 250 dent housing wanted to partner with us on this new project.” Just two years after founding their comBeal previously has worked with several large pany – Beal|Derkenne Construction – the contractors building projects including large-scale, two have a portfolio of more than a halfcomplicated high-rise developments. Derkenne’s dozen projects under their belt including a -Andrew Beal, co-ow ner prior experience includes project management and large mixed-use student housing developexecutive positions, a wealth of pre-construction ment in Tempe, Ariz. Arizona is proving to be experience and an extensive design/build portfolio. a major market for the Des Moines, Iowa-based The men received bachelor’s degrees in concommercial contractor, which also counts its home base among its main struction management from the University of Newcastle in Australia. areas of operation. Beal and Derkenne are each OSHA 30 certified and licensed Iowa B-01 Beal credits the relationships he and his partner made with developcommercial general contractors. ers and others during their tenures at previous companies with its suc- Beal|Derkenne Constru ction – The Hub “I feel we have the ab turn on a dime and a ility to dapt to changes.” 72 CONSTRUCTION-TODAY.COM NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2012 http://www.CONSTRUCTION-TODAY.COM

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Construction Today - November/December 2012
Construction Law
Best Practices
Hurricane Sandy
Marketing Strategies
Holcim (US) Inc.
Tampa Tank Inc./Florida Structural Steel
Rockwell Group
IVM Construction Inc.
Millennium Partners – Millennium Place
Paradigm Cos.
W.G. Yates Construction
Regalia Beach Developers LLC – Regalia
Marlyn Development and S.L. Nusbaum Realty – Heritage Forest Apartments
Chas Roberts Air Conditioning
Bellini Williams Island
Beal|Derkenne Construction – The Hub
Cedar Siding Inc.
Nibbi Bros. – Hunters View Phase 1
EllisDon Corp. – Surrey Memorial Hospital Critical Care
Turner Construction – Martin Army Community Hospital
U.S. General Services Administration/VCC – FBI Field Building
The Hayner Hoyt Corp.
Paric Corp.
Rotondo Weirich Enterprises Inc.
Advocate Christ Medical Center and Pepper Construction – Outpatient Pavilion expansion
Shawnee Mission Medical Center – United Excel – Birth Center
National Lutheran Communities & Services – The Village at Rockville/ARCH Consultants Ltd.
Harold O'Shea Builders – Springfield Clinic First North
Dewberry/Okland Construction – Western Regional Medical Center Addition
Kohler Ronan LLC
Graber Post Buildings Inc.
Tooz Construction Inc.
Bombardier Learjet – Facility Expansion
Rock Gaming LLC – Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati
Demar Plumbing Corp.
Metrolina Greenhouse
Rommel Cos.
W.G. Tomko Incorporated Contractors
Continental Contractors
Reliable Contracting Co. Inc.
Graham Construction and Engineering – Wastewater Treatment Plant Upgrade
J.R. Filanc Construction Co. Inc.
Pulice Construction Inc. – I-10 Prince Road
Ames-Granite – US 36
Tomar Construction
E.E. Cruz/Tully – Bronx-Whitestone Bridge Queens approach
TL Wallace Construction Inc.
CARCON Industries and STL Engineering
Last Look

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