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Commercial | HBD CONSTRUCTION INC. – EDWARDSVILLE CROSSING Experience Counts I HBD CONSTRUCTION IS BUILDING THE EDWARDSVILLE CROSSING RETAIL CENTER. BY BRIAN SALGADO f the recession is in full swing, the retail market in the southern Illinois and St. Louis region isn’t feeling it. HBD Construction Inc. is the construction manager of Edwardsville Crossing, a retail center anchored by a 70,000-square-foot Dierbergs grocery store complemented by numerous junior anchors filling out the 60-acre footprint. In fact, the site is being leased out at a surprising pace, considering the economic conditions. “That site has leased up very quickly,” Project Manager Gerald Hill says. “I’ve been working on Dierbergs developments for quite some time – at least 20 years. What’s impressive about this is not only is there a Dierbergs store, but there are not a lot of little mom-andpop tenants. This particular project has several junior anchors instead.” As construction manager, HBD Construction is responsible for the build-out of Dierbergs, as well as an additional 300,000 square feet of space for stores including Best Buy and Old Navy. As many as 72 of these stores will occupy a space of at least 20,000 square feet. in »Edwardsville Crossinghouse southern Illinois will junior anchors on 60 acres. More Demands With several prominent, national retailers occupying these spaces, Hill says the construction demands have increased in complexity. When HBD Construction works with small- to mid-sized retailers, they tend to go with designs suggested by the architects of record, and most locations have similar features and constructability needs. National chains, though, enter into leases with stock designs in hand to match their established locations in decor, branding and layout. When building for these end-users, transitioning from one shell to the next is not as seamless as it would be with the smaller clients. “Junior anchors come in with their own criteria whereas with mom-and-pops, you’re working with an architect,” Hill adds. “In our case, we have an architect working for a developer, so we can create a set of documents and work from that with a team approach. “On the junior anchors, the lease contains language that requires us to complete certain things at certain times instead of being able to move from one project to another with more of About HBD Construction a fluid schedule. When junior anchors sign a lease, you’re working to a timed schedule that lease holder puts in front of you, with the real estate department telling you when you have to be complete. You might have several projects going at one time, all working toward their own particular dates.” For junior anchors such as Michaels, Office Depot and Petco, the retailers shared a large tilt-up concrete building divided only by demising walls. When this happens, the contractor must HBD Construction can trace its origins to 1922 when Horace B. Deal founded H.B. Deal & Co. in St. Louis. Deal’s sons, Bill and Clarence, ran their father’s firm until 1978, when longtime employees Daniel O’Keefe Jr., Russell Shilt and Melvin Schaefer started HBD Contracting Inc. Michael Perry, Brian Kowert and Daniel O’Keefe III rebranded the firm as HBD Construction in 2004. Today, the company delivers projects as a general contractor, construction manager, program manager or design/builder. CONSTRUCTION-TODAY.COM OCTOBER 2009
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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