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Michael »M.J., Ashley and two Wolfe represent generations at Circle. Civil | CIRCLE CONSTRUCTION LLC Coming Full Circle C FAMILY OWNED CIRCLE CONSTRUCTION LLC HAS CHANGED WITH THE TIMES. BY CHRIS PETERSEN what. “I think we’re very professional, we’re ircle Construction LLC has a long and very cooperative and we’re very timely,” he storied history in the Southeast, startsays. “We always get the job done on time.” ing with the first levees built by www.circleconstructionllc.com Since the tragic impact of Hurricane Katrina Monroe J. Wolfe Sr. in 1960. Today, • 2008 sales: $26 million on the Gulf Coast, Circle Construction has been his son, M.J. Wolfe Jr., says the company con• Headquarters: Belle Chase, La. busier than ever, and Wolfe says the company tinues to enjoy a good working relationship • Employees: 90 looks forward to a long period of activity. He says with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers – a • Specialty: Dredging and heavy conthis flurry of work will be enough to carry Circle relationship built on decades of successful struction Construction into the next generation of family dredging and heavy construction work. leadership and give it the opportunity to prove “There’s still some guys running up there [in itself among the elite contractors in the region. the Corps of Engineers] who want to tell me stories about my father,” M.J. Wolfe Jr. says. –M.J. Wolfe Jr., Part of the reason for the company’s longeviChanging Market president ty has been its ability to evolve with the work, When Wolfe’s father founded Circle Constructransitioning from a marine-dominated compation in 1960 – then Circle Inc. – levee building ny to a more land-based operation as the levee construction process has was different from what it is today. “The Corps of Engineers used to changed. Wolfe says the company’s willingness to adapt with the times design the levees where the levee was actually built with borrowed also can be seen in its state-of-the-art equipment fleet. Above all, he material that was opposite where the levee was built,” Wolfe explains. adds, is the company’s devotion to getting the job done right, no matter Dirt excavated from canals was used to build the levees, but eventually Circle Construction LLC “I think we’re very professional, we’re very cooperative and we’re very timely.” OCTOBER 2009 CONSTRUCTION-TODAY.COM
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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