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Industrial | ACS INC. ‘Under One Cap’ ACS ACTS AS A SINGLE SOURCE FOR ALL OF ITS CLIENTS’ GOALS IN PROJECTS. BY ALAN DORICH any firms choose to take the role of either a designer or a builder, but ACS Inc. excels at being both by delivering integrated solutions that meet its clients’ expectations, Principal and Project Manager Bob H. Roth says. “[Our delivery model has] allowed our company to grow,” he says. Based in Madison, Wis., the integrated design and construction services provider specializes in serving a wide variety of clients, ranging from projects in the medical research market to the engine and vehicle test sector. “It’s a unique blend,” Roth says. “We’re able to span one side of the spectrum [to the other].” Principal Timothy J. Peckham founded ACS in the mid 1990s, when he saw an opportunity to serve market demand for a full-service integrated design and construction management firm. Today, the company not only specializes in design and construction management, but its services also include systems integration, instrumentation and controls, machine design and fabrication, program and data management, preventative maintenance and commissioning. ACS employs a staff of 85 and has a portfolio of repeat clients that includes Caterpillar, Cummins Inc. and Whirlpool Corp. When it serves clients through integrated project delivery, ACS can carry the initial project concept all the way from preliminary design through closeout, Roth says. “There’s never a transition of knowledge [where design concepts are lost],” he says. ACS also serves its clients as a provider of complex equipment through its fabrication and prototyping facility in Verona, Wis. “A lot of our jobs require unique pieces of equipment,” Roth says, adding that ACS has the ability to develop product concepts and manufacture them. In addition, ACS regularly travels out of the country for its clients. For instance, the company opened a branch office in London to serve a Caterpillar subsidiary locally. “We’ve [also] done work in Mexico for Whirlpool and John Deere,” Roth adds. “We [travel] all over the map with them as they see a need where our expertise fits.” a wide »ACS servesincludingvariety in of clients, those the medical research sector. M Making Additions ACS’s recent work includes 20,000 square feet of additions for the headquarters of Hendrickson, a truck suspension manufacturer in Woodridge, Ill. According to ACS Project Manager Chris Miller, the expansions will increase Hendrickson’s product validation capabilities. One of the additions includes a new drivein bay that Hendrickson will use to add suspensions to trucks and other equipment, while the other addition will house equipment for testing suspension rigs. ACS will fin- “[Our clients] entrust a lot of responsibility with us.” –Bob H. Roth, principal and project ma nager www.acscm.com • 2008 sales: $51 million • Headquarters: Madison, Wis. • Employees: 85 • Services: Design and construct ion ACS Inc. ish construction on the project this fall, Miller says. He adds that ACS has coped with changes in material prices and its budget during the project. For instance, during the summer of 2008, “Material prices were very volatile, [which] presented challenges,” Miller admits. “It was tough to manage the design against 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