Under the experienced hand of company President Jason Bullock, the JPS name has grown into a well-known and highly respected brand across the state of Louisiana and beyond its borders. Bullock has overseen the evolution and rapid growth of a number of companies under the JPS umbrella, including JPS Aviation, providing aircraft charters; JPS Executive Transportation, with a fleet of vehicles providing professional driver and chauffeur services; JPS Realty, with years of combined real estate knowledge; JPS Ford, offering new and used vehicles and a service center; JPS Sports Management; and JPS Equipment Rental.
Stephenson's Rental Services
A Trusted Name in Equipment Solutions
As far as construction tool and equipment rental companies go, you cannot get much better than Stephenson’s. The one-stop-shop for all rental needs has a stellar culture of customer service. Construction in Focus spoke with its President and CEO Guy Manuel.
Woodbridge Home Exteriors
A Fusion of Art and Science
Woodbridge Home Exteriors is a construction company specializing in home exterior remodeling, with an impressive 25 years of experience in the industry.
Whatever it Takes
Cordeck is a full service manufacturer of metal deck, a formed corrugated steel sheet supported by steel joists or beams to provide structurally efficient floor and roof systems. It includes the roof deck, the floor deck, form deck and cellular deck.
Landscape Concepts Management
Creating Landscapes for Life
Landscape Concepts Management began in 1981 in a very small garage in Libertyville, Illinois as a construction and landscape management operation. From these humble beginnings, the company worked to establish a reputation and soon launched a partnership with a major developer in the Chicago Metropolitan area called Cambridge Homes. This was the beginning of a trend of consistent growth for Landscape Concepts.
The Importance of Public Spaces
Benefitting Communities Worldwide
Throughout history, public spaces have played a vital role in shaping our daily lives. From the original Speakers’ Corner in London’s Hyde Park to the centuries-old Plaza Mayor in Madrid built during the reign of Philip III, to New York’s legendary Central Park – one of the most-filmed and visited spots in the world – parks, public squares, waterfronts, gardens, community centers, playgrounds and even dog parks are places for us to meet, interact with one another and keep a finger on the pulse of our communities.
Engineered Wire Products
A Wire Mesh Producer Broadens Its Reach
Engineered Wire Products (EWP) of Upper Sandusky, Ohio is a fast-growing mesh producer that we first profiled last year in Construction in Focus. EWP produces welded wire reinforcement (WWR) for the precast (PC) and cast in place (CIP) concrete industries, with reinforcing products utilized in a wide variety of construction, infrastructure, industrial, agricultural and transportation projects. The company has spent the past year focusing on opportunities and growth, especially with recently acquired Las Cruces, NM and Warren, OH facilities.
Going the Extra Mile
From unlikely beginnings, Scurlock Industries has found great success. The company was started by Vance Scurlock who was a certified professional accountant (CPA) for Price Waterhouse in the 1930s and later worked for the FBI and the Mercantile Bank of Jonesboro. In 1953, he decided to cash in his retirement to start Jonesboro Concrete Pipe.
Standley Batch Systems
The Means to its Clients’ End Products
For over three-quarters of a century, Standley Batch Systems has customized solutions for its customers with its concrete paver and block, precast and prestressed concrete, ready-mix concrete, dry mix concrete, bagging and frac sand plants, for every batching and mixing need. During its long history, no two customers have ever received the same plant.
American Concrete Pipe Association (ACPA)
110 Years in the Making
As the world’s most commonly used building material, concrete offers a wealth of features that make it the material for building projects everywhere, both above and below ground. Behind the concrete that is so commonly used for infrastructure in America is the American Concrete Pipe Association (ACPA) which advocates, represents and educates its members, as well as the collective concrete pipe industry.
Lee’s Precast Concrete
Concrete and Service with Integrity
As one of the largest precast concrete producers in Mississippi, Lee’s Precast Concrete is a trusted name that always strives to exceed the expectations of its customers. Many customers repeatedly return for the outstanding service and the exceptional products they receive.
George Reed Inc.
A True Family Firm
George Reed Inc. is a general engineering contractor from Modesto, California that has been around for over seventy-three years providing services that include grading, paving, concrete work, asphalt and aggregate. It is the go-to contractor for emergency repairs aided by three asphalt plants and four rock quarry supply sites. In the off-season, when the ground is too cold, the company has to find other ways of occupying its time, which it does by entering the private market. Construction in Focus spoke with Director of Business Development Chris Marr.
Johnson Concrete Company
Celebrating 70 Years as a Family-Owned Business
With headquarters in Salisbury, North Carolina, Johnson Concrete is celebrating seventy years of spirit and innovation; of maintaining integrity in an industry dominated by behemoths and of developing unique solutions for issues facing concrete masonry. It is also celebrating by rebranding as Johnson Concrete Products to accurately reflect a diverse range that includes its new ProBlock Masonry Wall System.
PJM Mechanical Contractors
Full-Service and Fast-Growing
PJM Mechanical Contractors, Inc., is a full-service contractor that offers construction and installation, service and maintenance, fabrication, design/build, and boom truck services. Within these broader categories, the Ewing, New Jersey-based company also performs sheet metal work, duct work, plumbing and welding fabrication. A union shop, PJM has been expanding its service offerings, personnel, and client base, and is eager to keep growing.
Brothers Fire and Security
A Commitment to Safety and Security
Brothers Fire and Security, established in 1994, is a fire protection, security and communication company located in Minnesota. With its main headquarters in Elk River and its security operation in St. Cloud, Brothers Fire and Security is dedicated to providing the best service to its customers.
Control Air Conditioning Corporation
Putting Clients First
Control Air Conditioning Corporation is a leading private mechanical contractor offering heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) and plumbing installation services in the state of California.
Turnagain Marine Construction
A Better Way
Working in Alaska as a marine constructor of piers and docks and a provider of offshore crane and barge support along with a host of other services can be quite the challenge. The weather, competition and finding the right people with appropriate skill sets can truly test the competencies of a construction company in this northern state. Construction in Focus spoke with Operations Manager Julian Koerner about its prospects for the future.
Delivering Real Success
HTS Texas is an independent, built-to-order commercial, institutional and industrial HVAC equipment provider. It builds complex automated systems and offers technical servicing for various heating, ventilation and air conditioning units. The company’s building automation systems include temperature allotting controls, humidity controls, security controls, fire alarms, and low voltage solutions.
Lakewood Construction of Holland, Michigan takes immense pride in the quality of its work, the abilities of its employees, and the fact that the firm has stayed true to its roots. Located next to Lake Michigan, the company primarily serves the Western Michigan market.
How This New Builder Is Striving to Be Green
Based in Markham, Ontario, DiGreen Homes is a high-end, family-owned builder serving the Greater Toronto Area. It was established in 2013, after President Abubakar Masood had already been involved in the industry for 13 years. His father was a builder, and his grandfather was as well.
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