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Commercial | MYERS & CHAPMAN INC. Staying on Top of the Game »Myers & Chapman completed the Bragg Financial Building in Charlotte, N.C. W MYERS & CHAPMAN LOOKS AFTER ITS CLIENTS BY KEEPING UP WITH TRENDS. BY FERNIE TIFLIS ith more than 50 years in the business, Myers & Chapman Inc. has achieved great success by simply putting its clients’ needs first. Performing a wide variety of commercial, institutional and industrial projects, as well as offering green building, design/ build, renovations and preconstruction services, the company says it has worked on pretty much everything. Myers & Chapman’s goal is to look after its clients’ best interests, CEO Bob Webb notes. Most recently, this commitment was recognized by Business Leader, selecting the company as the 2008 Top Small Business in North Carolina. “This award is a strong validation of the strength of our relationships and quality of our people as well as the people with whom we work,” Webb states. “Our subcontractors said how much they appreciate what we do for them and they said we are fair and professional and a great company to work for.” The company’s clients include some of the leading developers in the Carolinas, including The Crosland Group, Faison, Beacon Development Partners, Collett & Associates, American Asset Corp., York Development Group, Pinnacle Properties, Trinity Partners and New South Properties. Recognition from its clients and other team members makes Myers & Chapman stand out from the competition, Webb continues. “[Being recognized that] we focus on the relationships that we have and that we treat everybody as our customers set us apart,” he says. “We are very good at getting everybody working for the best interest of a certain project and I think our clients recognize that.” Serving the Community Myers & Chapman employs 40 seasoned professionals who embody what the company is about, Bob Webb states. Aside from helping the company succeed, Webb says its employees are also committed to the community. “We’ve got some top-notch people here that not only care about clients, but the community, as well,” he states. “We are involved in civic activities, [such as] coaching [local] YMCA basketball and youth lacrosse teams. I think that speaks volumes to our commitment not only to the industry, but the community where we work.” pany received the Mecklenburg County Green Renovation project of the year for 2009. “Unlike green certification, any company can get certified, [but] only one company wins that [project of the year] award,” Webb points out. As a sign of its commitment to green building, the company employs five LEED-accredited professionals, including Webb himself. “We are starting to position ourselves as a leader in green building and I became LEED-accredited myself a little bit over two years ago,” he says. “When green building first got its traction, it was mostly the architects who had [certification]. In the class I went to, out of a show of hands there were only five of us who were contractors, and about 200 architects. Two years ago, contractors were only starting to recognize [that trend].” Webb says he was interested in green building even before the trend gained popularity. “I have personally been interested in promoting green buildings for a number of years,” he states. “About [six] years ago, we were already promoting a lot of things [such as] recycling, energy conservation and pollution control onsite measures, and we were doing a great job. It just seems like the right thing to do and that Going Green Myers & Chapman is moving toward winning more sustainable projects. In fact, its headquarters in Charlotte, N.C., is a LEED-CI goldcertified facility. Earlier this summer, the com- 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.
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