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Commercial | F&R CONSTRUCTION GROUP INC. Eyes Wide Open ADAPTING TO MARKET CHANGES IS ONE OF F&R CONSTRUCTION’S KEYS TO SUCCESS. BY FERNIE TIFLIS W working for the firm for the past 11 to 19 years. In 2004, the family startith the prolonged recession affecting almost every busied operations under its current name. ness in the country, Puerto Rico’s construction market is For the past 37 years, F&R Construction has worked on more than 300 not immune. In fact, in 2008, the private sector reported projects, including hospitals, institutional facilities, corporate offices, coran approximate 22.2 percent drop in the number of approved permits, while the total construction permits dropped 20.7 per- rectional facilities and high-rise offices, as well as residential projects and manufacturing facilities. Staying active in diverse markets has helped cent. In today’s competitive environment, it takes a whole lot to stay on F&R Construction weather industry challenges. top of the game. Fortunately, San Juan, Puerto RicoAccording to President Jaime Fullana Sr., based F&R Construction Group Inc. not only has the the company’s success over the years has longevity – but the experience – to keep going. • Headquarters: San Jua resulted of a Brothers Jaime, Angel Antonio and José n, Puerto Rico things. “It’from a combinationhard number of • Employees: 600 s a combination of work, being Miguel Fullana founded F&R Construction Corp. ahead of what the market wants and changing in 1972 after completing their university educa• Specialty: General cont ractor and adapting according to the market condition in R.P.I., Notre Dame and Kansas State tions,” he states. “When we started, we were in University, respectively. Following their father’s the high-rise housing market, then we went footsteps, the four sons – Jaime Jr., Antonio Jr., into the commercial and manufacturing faciliJosé Miguel Jr., and Manuel Jaime – pursued –Jaime Fullana, presid ties sectors, then back to commercial again and, their college degrees in engineering and/or ent after that market dried up, we returned to housconstruction management in the United States, ing, both high and low end. Now, we’re back into and later joined the firm. They have been F&R Construction Group Inc. “We have been th recessions. We survroughthtwo e one and we will suivede th first rviv is one.” »F&R Construction has worked on more than 300 projects in Puerto Rico, including high-rise offices, hotels, hospitals and corporate and manufacturing facilities, as well as residential. 16 CONSTRUCTION-TODAY.COM DECEMBER 2009
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2010 Construction Forecast
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
T.N. Ward Co.
EllisDon: North Park Quad Pad Arena
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
John W. Danforth Co.
Shore Environmental LLC
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
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.
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
Tower Construction: Huntington Memorial Hospital expansion
Absher Construction Co.: Chief Sealth High School and Denny International Middle School
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.
Kite Realty Group Trust: Eddy Street Commons at NotreDame
Last Look: DANSY
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