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Civil | PAPICH CONSTRUCTION CO. INC. – ROUTE 46 EXPANSION PROJECT Expanding On Route 46 PAPICH CONSTRUCTION IS NOW ADDING LANES TO CALIFORNIA’S ROUTE 46. BY ALAN DORICH or Papich Construction Co. Inc., the key to surviving the downturn in the economy has been its ability to adapt, Project Manager Derek Todd says. For instance, “We had a lot of dry up in the private economy in homes and subdivisions,” he says. “We have transferred most of our [focus to] highway jobs, underground [projects], paving and minor concrete structures, which we haven’t been doing previously.” Owner Jason Papich founded the Grover Beach, Calif.-based firm in 1997. This continued the legacy of his father, Bill Papich, who provided construction services to clients in the state of California. Today, Papich Construction says it has a reputation for working diligently and providing turnkey projects to its clients, as well as finishing on schedule and under budget. “The Papich team of constructors can provide an extensive array of construction services,” the company declares. “We will function as a general [contractor] or subcontractor, depending on customer requirements and when a project calls for work outside of the scope of our abilities, we use only highly skilled subcontractors,” the company says. “Papich Construction, with its commitment to client satisfaction, quality and community, has earned a respected industry name as a full-service general contractor.” Additionally, “Papich Construction stays on top of the technology curve by applying the use of computers in estimating, scheduling, and material and equipment control,” the company says. “This ensures the accuracy of our construction budgets and the proper allocation of resources for every project.” Todd notes that the company focuses primarily on serving customers on the Central Coast, and in the Central Valley of California. “We have a large customer base in San Luis Obispo County, and in Bakersfield,” he says. “We’ve [also] traveled as far as Palm Springs.” In addition, the company says it supports its community through multiple organizations, including Arroyo Grande Valley Little League, Arroyo Grande High School Girls Basketball, Central Coast Express Softball and Paso Robles United Soccer Club. Improving Safety Papich Construction’s current traffic projects include the widening of Route 46 for the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), which is one of several projects to improve safety on an infamously dangerous Papich Construction Co. Inc. • Project budget: $34 million • Headquarters: Grover Beach, Calif. • Employees: 105 • Scope: Lane expansion of six miles of highway “[Our employees are] clearly our reason for success and why we’ve been able to get so big so fast.” –Derek Todd, project manager »Papich Construction has transferred its attention to highway and other civil projects in the wake of the housing market slowdown. 152 CONSTRUCTION-TODAY.COM DECEMBER 2009 http://www.CONSTRUCTION-TODAY.COM

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Construction Today - December 2009
2010 Construction Forecast
Special Focus
Product Showcase: Hand Tools
F&R Construction Group Inc.
Suffolk Construction: Met 2
Weitz Co.: Solaris at Crossroads
Chance Construction Co.
Allied Building Products Corp.
Bird Construction Co. Inc.: Condado Vanderbilt Hotel
Broccolini Construction Inc.: EDC Headquarters
CJ Pink Ltd.
Cobra Corporate Management Inc.
DDRM: The St. Regis Deer Crest Resort
Q.B. Construction
T.N. Ward Co.
EllisDon: North Park Quad Pad Arena
REIG Capital
Blumenfeld Development Group & Forrest City Ratner – East River Plaza
Clark Construction: Michigan International Speedway
Morton Buildings Inc.
Triangle Associates Inc.: The Gallery on Fulton
Vogel Bros. Building Co.
Walsh Construction: Mercy Corps.
Wasatch Advantage Group: San Tropez
Profitable Contractor
John W. Danforth Co.
Shore Environmental LLC
S.T. Wooten
American Civil Constructors Inc.
Archer Western: I-75/I-475 Reconstruction
Cleland Site Prep Inc.
Delaware DOT: Indian River Inlet Bridge
Goodfellow Bros. Inc.
International Construction Equipment Inc.
Kiewit Pacific Co.: SR 519 – Seattle Intermodal Access Project
Plaza Construction Corp.
B. Gottardo Construction Ltd.
Bergmann Associates: Walkway Over The Hudson
Craig Olden Inc.
G.M. Sipes Construction Inc.
Idaho Sand & Gravel Co.: Ten- Mile Interchange
J.F. White
Malcom Drilling Co. Inc.
Mid Eastern Buildings Inc.: Southampton Wastewater Treatment Plant
Minnesota Department of Transportation: I35W Crosstown/ Urban Partnership
Nicholson Construction Co.
Papich Construction Co. Inc.: Route 46 Expansion Project
Tilcon New York Inc.: Interstate
Tyam Excavation and Shoring Ltd.
W.C. English Inc.: U.S. 321
West Electric Corp.
Industry Trends
Turner Construction Co.: Eastern High School
Gafcon Inc.: Carlsbad High School Modernization Project
DASNY: Gouverneur Healthcare Services
Stuart Olson: University of Lethbridge Markin Hall
University of Houston Student Housing
HDR Architecture Inc.
Marshall-Lee Construction Corp.
RA-LIN & Associates
Suffolk Construction: Boston Renaissance Charter School
Suffolk Construction: FIU School of International and Public Affairs
Swinerton Builders
Tower Construction: Huntington Memorial Hospital expansion
Absher Construction Co.: Chief Sealth High School and Denny International Middle School
Bird Construction
Casey Middle School
Cedar Ridge High School
Clark: Lowell Reception Center
Gilbane/Banks Joint Venture: Coppin State University
Hensel Phelps Construction Co.: FORSCOM/USARC New Headquarters
Shaw Construction: Mesa State College Student Center
Shiel Sexton: Butler University
SpawGlass Contractors Inc.: Austin Community College Rio Grande Campus Parking Garage
Stuart Olson: New Edmonton Remand Centre
The Christman Co.
Turner Construction Co
Weddle Construction Ltd.
Construction Coach
Polimeni International
Greenpark Homes
Kite Realty Group Trust: Eddy Street Commons at NotreDame
Construction Law
Centerpoint Builders
Last Look: DANSY

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