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Institutional | STEELE & FREEMAN INC. Buildings Strong As Steele Freeman has completed »Steele &in the education sector projects throughout north Texas. STEELE & FREEMAN INC. SAYS IT PROVIDES CONFIDENCE FOR ITS CLIENTS BY BEING ACCESSIBLE. S teele & Freeman Inc. believes confidence begins at the conception of a construction project, even before a nail is hit. “From the beginning, we’re on board with the architects and engineers, finding ways to improve the project,” the company says. Based in Fort Worth, Texas, the general contractor advocates an open and detailed relationship with a client. “We make sure information flows freely so everyone involved in the project is on the same page and working toward the same goal,” it says. “We achieve this through weekly project meetings, monthly budget reports, open-book audits and the use of on-site Web cams.” Steele & Freeman has completed more than $420 million in projects that range in size from $100,000 to $50 million. In its more than 25 years in the construction industry, it is has completed projects in sectors including education, commercial, industrial and medical. Steele & Freeman gives each client a product guarantee. It says that it will honor most reasonable requests even after the one-year warranty on a project has expired. “We know that no matter how beautiful or functional the finished structure is, if [a customer’s] needs have not been met, then ultimately, the project has not been a success,” it says. “Our strengths lie not only in providing the highest-quality building, but also the highest-quality service.” Can-Do Crew Steele & Freeman says it has a name for the attitude and attention to detail it brings to a project, calling itself the “can-do crew.” During preconstruction, the company value-engineers to assure a client that it will get the most for the money, and prioritizes the wants and needs of the client. Once construction begins, Steele & Freeman says it pays attention to detail and maintains an open approach to the client and the project. It keeps an open channel of communication between itself and the client, listening to all client suggestions. It provides the client with the home phone number of each team member and takes aerial photos of the project’s progress for the client to review on a monthly basis. Safety and quality control are considered the cornerstones of each building constructed by Steele & Freeman. To ensure the safety and quality of each project, a designated team leader is responsible for leading regular meetings and inspections. The company recently completed work on Timber Creek High School in Forth Worth in time for the new school year. The school is Supporting Education Steele & Freeman has completed education projects throughout north Texas for clients including: • Arlington ISD • Birdville ISD • Bridgeport ISD • Carroll ISD • Eagle Mountain/Saginaw ISD • Fort Worth ISD • Grand Prairie ISD • Keller ISD • Lake Worth ISD • St. Vincent’s Episcopal School • Texas Christian University CONSTRUCTION-TODAY.COM OCTOBER 2009
Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Construction Today - October 2009
Construction Today - October 2009
Regional Spotlight: Southwest
Ledcor Construction Hawaii LLC
C.H. GUERNSEY & Co.
First Gulf Development Corp.: Meadowvale Corporate Centre
Jacobsen Construction: Workers Compensation Fund Headquarters
Novak Construction Co.
Affordable Concepts Inc.
HBD Construction Inc.: Edwardsville Crossing
Ledcor Construction: Napa, Calif.
Mared Mechanical Contractors Corp.
Myers & Chapman Inc.
Summit Contractors Group Inc.
Wilcox Construction Inc.
Special Focus: Mergers & Acquisitions
Hensel Phelps: Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl. Airport Sky Train
Circle Construction LLC
Electrical Contractors Inc.
Everett, Wash., Department of Public Works
Imco General Construction Inc.: Arlington WWTP
New Prince Concrete Construction
R.N. Rouse & Co. Inc.
Stanek Constructors Inc.
Fort Lewis: New Barracks, Army Growth Complex and Support Battalion
Torcon Inc.: Brookhaven National Laboratory’s National Synchrotron Light Source II
Bovis Lend Lease: FBI Denver HQ
Stuart Olson: University of Lethbridge Markin Hall
Bird Construction Co.: Shearwater Helicopter Base
Carbon Constructors Inc.
Consultants & Builders Inc.
Emerick Construction Co.: Rock Creek Middle School
Broadmoor/Boh Brothers Construction Co.: U.S. Coast Guard Integrated Support Command
Cahill Contractors Inc.: The Oakland Museum of California Phase 1
Flintco Inc.: Germantown Women & Children’s Pavilion
Gamma Construction Co.
Kreizenbeck Constructors: BSU Student Union
Pizzagalli Construction Co.: FAHC Radiation Oncology
Robins & Morton: Lincoln Hospital
Steele & Freeman Inc.
Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corp. (TNDC)
W.G. Yates & Sons Construction: Armed Forces Retirement Village
BBL Construction Services LLC: The Glen at Sugar Hill Apartments
Chelsea Investment Corp.
Affirmed Housing Group
Westland Construction Inc.: Bridges at Citifront
Product Showcase: Plumbing Equipment
Hunzinger Construction Co.: Johnson Controls Headquarters
B.L. Harbert International LLC: S.O.F. 5th Special Forces Battalion Operations Complex
Duke Construction: Monarch Beverage Co. Headquarters
Irish Construction Co.
TMU LLC (Triune)
Last Look: Consultants & Builders Inc.
Construction Today - October 2009