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Industrial | BRENCAL CONTRACTORS INC. Brencal Contractors Inc. has been building in Michigan for more than 50 years. « Experience Counts BRENCAL CONTRACTORS INC. TAKES PRIDE IN ITS HISTORY AS WELL AS ITS RESPONSIVENESS. BY JIM HARRIS B rencal Contractors Inc. says its leadership prides itself on taking a hands-on approach to each of the projects it completes for clients. “Our owners, Charles J. and Brian W. Brickel, are basically the project managers of their own company,” says Vice President Ken Perko, who also serves as the Warren, Mich.-based general contractor's chief estimator. “I turn projects over to them, and in many cases they will take the projects on themselves. Both of them are only a phone call away, so our clients don't have to go up the chain of command; they can speak directly with our owners.” For the Brickels, construction is a family tradition. Their father Jack W. Brickel co-founded Brencal Contractors, Inc. in 1960. The company's name is derived from the first few initials of the names of its founders – Brickel, Sheldon England and Robert E. Calleja. Since its founding, the company has developed a reputation for taking on complex commercial and industrial projects and delivering them on time and with the highest standards of quality and safety. “Brencal Contractors is one of the most successful construction companies in metro Detroit,” the company says. “Our field supervisors alone 94 CONSTRUCTION-TODAY.COM JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2013 have an average of 28 years with the company and have experience with some of the most complex industrial construction in Michigan.” Range of Capabilities Being a general contractor, one of Brencal Contractors' greatest strengths is its ability to self-perform several key functions on projects including excavation, concrete and demolition, Perko says. The company owns and maintains its own earthmoving fleet, providing the ability to handle both deep and shallow excavations. “We have the experience to tackle difficult site and soil conditions, aggressive scheduling deadlines, and multiple construction activities and phasing requirements,” the company says. Brencal Contractors' concrete experience includes industrial pits, floors, foundations, pavement, parking decks and other projects serving non-residential building sectors, and its demolition capabilities include building interior removals, structural concrete, steel removal and mechanical system removals. The ability to self-perform work helps the company reduce construction costs, saves time during the bidding process, begins projects 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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