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Commercial | AFFORDABLE CONCEPTS INC. ing b to satisfy othe n ack and trying base we have b eeds of the client 20-plus yearsuilt over our in business.” –Bob Palochik , vice president and pr oject manager • Headquarters: pts.com • Employees: 4 North Las Vegas, Nev. • Services: Const0 “We’re g ruction management Affordable Con cepts Inc. www.affordable conce Affordable Concepts Inc. has grown from a small home-remodeling contractor into one of Las Vegas’ largest construction management firms. « Surviving in the Desert W AFFORDABLE CONCEPTS INC. GOES BACK TO BASICS TO SURVIVE THE RECESSION. BY BRIAN SALGADO ith the construction market growing increasingly competitive as the pool of projects dries up during the recession, Affordable Concepts Inc. is executing a number of strategies to stay profitable. With more than 20 years of success in the Las Vegas area, Bob Palochik, vice president and project manager, believes Affordable Concepts will flourish again after the recession passes. “I still look at the future as being in the black,” he says. “We hope and anticipate that this recession is going to come to a head. We look at the future to be not as rosy as we’d like it to be, but we will weather this storm.” Bob Potter and his father, Sammie Potter, founded Affordable Concepts in 1985 as a small home-remodeling business. Today, the company is among the largest construction manager firms in the Las Vegas region, and it has been recognized as one of the top revenue-producing general contractors in Arizona, New Mexico and Nevada, according to the Associated General Contractors. New Endeavors Even though things look bleak, Affordable Concepts is not sitting back and waiting for the economy to turn around. About two months ago, it launched Affordable Federal Services to cater specifically to military projects. Palochik says Affordable Concepts wanted to snag some of the projects born from the stimulus money earmarked for upgrades and renovations to military bases throughout the United States. Many military projects are constructed through negotiated contracts, which serves Affordable Concepts perfectly. As of print time, Palochik says Affordable Federal Services was on the short list for one project valued at $8 million, and is awaiting word on two more projects. Although Affordable Concepts launched this endeavor primarily with in-house personnel, Palochik says the company has partnering agreements with numerous engineers and designers to bolster its design/build packages. “We’ve entered some partnering agreements with a number of people in this arena, including an architect from California, LEED-certified engineers in Arizona and some structural and MEP engineers out of California, as well,” Palochik adds. “It’s all about getting to know each other and being fully comfortable and achieving something with the design team you’ve assembled.” Repeat Clients The recession has pushed contractors of all sizes to bid for any available projects, making CONSTRUCTION-TODAY.COM OCTOBER 2009 PHOTOS: G PHOTOGRAPHIC
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