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H- CENT TOPCOR Companies LLC • 2012 revenues: More than $75 million • Headquarters: Baton Rouge, La. • Employees: More than 500 • Specialty: Industrial and infrastructure construction AL SOU T TOPCOR IS USING ITS STRENGTHS TO ACHIEVE UNPRECEDENTED GROWTH. BY STACI DAVIDSON R Industrial | TOPCOR COMPANIES LLC Synergistic Success FO US C “I’ve succeeded with all of the great guys I have with me and I’ve worked myself out of a job.” -James Baker, president and CEO »TOPCOR Companies operates nine divisions that serve different market sectors. T OPCOR Companies LLC is working on its largest project to date – a bridge restoration project for the Louisiana DOT initially valued at $5.6 million – and recently was awarded its largest contract in the history of the company – a $7 million submarine facility for the Navy. Additionally, the company has grown its revenues every year since 2005, and expects to reach $75 million in annual revenues by the end of 2012. According to President and CEO James Baker, TOPCOR can attribute this strength and ongoing success to 86 CONSTRUCTION-TODAY.COM JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2013 two factors: pooling the resources of all of its divisions and its ability to maintain an enviable safety record. “One of the most important aspects of our success in the last several years is our safety program,” Baker explains. “We have three years and 2 million work hours without a lost-time incident.” Based in Baton Rouge, La., TOPCOR operates through nine divisions: TOPCOR Services, TOPCOR Construction, TOPCOR Quality Applications, US Fusion, TOPCOR Belco, TOP- COR Offshore, TOPCOR Augusta, TOPCOR Mechanical and L&S Concrete Restoration. Together, the businesses offer concrete and steel structural renovation, turnkey general civil, structural and mechanical contracting, coatings and tank linings, containment systems, tank and pipe fabrication, structural steel fabrication and erection, bridge restoration, rubber lining, HDPE piping systems and HDPE containment linings systems. Baker stresses that “our non-yielding demand for safety excellence” is upheld by each aspect of the operation. “We have a total recordable incident rate of zero from OSHA, and clients recognize us as a step above our competitors because no other company in our areas of specialization has a record like that,” he says. “Eric Bertolet is our safety manager who works with all of our companies. We are a group of small companies that each does from $3 million to $15 million a year in business. By working together, we can afford to have the caliber of safety program that other $10 million companies can’t.” Each division is managed separately, but they work together seamlessly to provide single-source solutions to clients. Baker says this preserves the entrepreneurial spirit of each company and generates great pride among the employees. “Small companies engender a great work atmosphere,” he says. “We’ve chosen to keep each company separate and let them do what they do. They are entrepreneurial and family oriented, but all of the teams work together well, which keeps us sharp. Each one has an http://www.CONSTRUCTION-TODAY.COM

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Construction Today - January/February 2013
Case Studies
Best Practices
Business Management
Green Construction
Construction Materials
Consigli Construction – Wat Nawamintararachutis NMR Meditation Center Thai Buddhist Temple
The Michaels Organization – University Student Living
Clark Builders – The Mustard Seed
JC Beal Construction Inc.
Plaza Construction – ENV
Regalia Beach Developers LLC – Regalia
Batson-Cook Construction – SkyHouse Orlando
Billingsley – Cypress Water Dallas
Jon M. Hall Co.
Pratt Homebuilders
John Moriarty and Associates – Charlesview Residences at Brighton Mills
Daikin America – Plant Expansion Project
Morton Buildings
MSI General Corp.
ClearSpan Fabric Structures
TOPCOR Companies LLC
Coatings Unlimited Inc.
Brencal Contractors Inc.
Del’s Construction Co. Inc. – Cambria Production Facility Expansion
Paric Corp.
Archer Western – Consolidated Courts Complex
Tishman Construction
McCarthy Building Cos. – Mercy Hospital Joplin
University of Maryland Medical System – Trauma Center Expansion
Swinerton Builders – San Joaquin Community Hospital Cancer Center
The Lemoine Company – Lafayette General Medical Center expansion
L.F. Driscoll – Temple University
P. Agnes
FIP Construction Inc.
National Lutheran Communities and Services – The Village at Rockville
Carothers Construction Inc. – Special Operations Command South Headquarters
The Hillman Group
Taylor Woodstone
Tooz Construction Inc.
Woolley’s Classic Suites
Structure Tone – Novo Nordisk Inc. North American headquarters
Gilbane Building Co. – Potawatomi Bingo Casino hotel
Pacific Building Group
Denark Construction – Owensboro-Daviess County Convention and Events Center
Traylor Bros. Inc.
Bobcat Contracting LLC
Reliable Contracting Co. Inc.
Union County and KemperSports – Galloping Hill Golf Course Clubhouse and Learning Center
E.L. Robinson Engineering
INDOT: 1-69 Corridor
Palmetto Corp
Monroe Tractor
Wood's CRW Corp.
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