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Chance’s Devotion »Chance Construction prides itself on its commitment to serving its community. Commercial | CHANCE CONSTRUCTION CO. W CHANCE CARES ABOUT ITS COMMUNITY’S FUTURE AS MUCH AS ITS OWN. BY GENEVIEVE DIESING hen speaking with Chance Construction founder and president Jay Chance, it doesn’t take long to realize that what motivated him to start the company 25 years ago – and what remains at the heart of the company today – is the desire to serve his community. With clients such as Wal-Mart, Sam’s Club, Lowes Co. Inc, Nations Rent, Tractor Supply and Ashley Home Store, Chance Construction Co. has completed retail projects and retrofits across the nation. The company’s construction portfolio is expansive, but the project Chance says stands out most is the downtown square renovation in Hemphill, Texas, – the town Chance grew up in and where the company is based. “The square was quite grand when I was a child growing up here, but over the years, all the retail shops had moved out and mostly a few offices remained,” Chance recalls. “Chance Construction has remodeled five of the buildings, which now house retail shops and a restaurant. These remodel projects turned into a labor of love and changed the face of downtown significantly.” Chance Construction focused on keeping the original integrity of the structures by reusing materials salvaged from the existing buildings, Chance says. “[By] working with the customers, we created a plan to reutilize as much materials as possible,” he says. “The projects took a little over a year to complete with a combined cost of $500,000 for a total of 36,000 square feet.” Passion to Serve properties is one of the Chance’s passion to serve his community is a companywide commitareas where Chance excels. ment. The firm is one of the largest employers in Hemphill – following only the state of Texas and the healthcare sector, Chance says – and it Chance concentrates on takes its position as “an anchor of the local community” seriously. building and retrofitting “We have, over the years, contributed to almost every area in the comretail properties in Texas. munity where a need has been identified,” Chance says. “By working with community leaders, nonprofits and community organizations, we support our community and its people through employee involvement and corporate monetary and in-kind contributions.” In 2009 alone, the Chance Construction staff has collectively volunteered more than 9,000 hours within the community. Since www.chanceconstruction.com August 2000, the company has given $63,500 in scholarships to students of Hemphill High • HQ: Hemphill, Texas School and Pineland, Texas, high schools. • Annual revenues: Approximately $30 million Chance Construction has donated more than $126,000 to local organizations and • Employees: 68 nonprofit companies, and it supports civic • Services: General contracting issues, the arts and communitywide fundraising programs. Chance’s passion to serve doesn’t end there. »Restoring commercial » Chance Construction Co. “These remodel projects turned into a labor of love.” –Jay Chance, president and founder DECEMBER 2009 CONSTRUCTION-TODAY.COM
Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Construction Today - December 2009
Construction Today - December 2009
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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