Construction Advisory Council - CAC
“Industry Partners for the Future”
The Purdue University Department of Building Construction Management is committed to excellence in learning, discovery, and engagement in and for the construction industry. The purpose of the Construction Advisory Council (CAC) is to support and promote the Building Construction Management program.
The CAC will meet two times per year with special committees meeting as needed. The Executive Committee of the CAC will provide leadership to the CAC, and will be composed of the “Industry Partners of the Future” plus individuals. The term of the appointment to the CAC will be from July 1 to June 30 of the following year.
Meet our 2013-14 Building Construction Management Executive Committee
F. A. Wilhelm Construction Co.
Purdue BCM Alum 1984
2nd Vice President
1986 grad MSCE
3rd Vice President
Purdue BCM Alum 1993
Corporations - “Industry Partners for the Future” $3,750
Any corporation that participates in the “Partners for the Future” is entitled to designate one representative and one alternate of the corporation to participate in the activities of CAC and to serve on the Executive Committee. Industry Partners have the opportunity to provide a company wall display in one of the BCM Laboratories. In addition Industry Partners may attend the BCM Career Fairs at no additional charge.
For more information on joining the CAC please contact Fran Misch, (765) 494-2465
2013-2014 Building Construction Management Construction Advisory Council Members
Our overall corporate philosophy at ABcom is Success Through Service. This philosophy is best exemplified in our approach to a negotiated fast-tracked project requiring both expertise and experience in the areas of design/engineering, cost estimating and construction management/control.
Anning Johnson is one of the largest specialty drywall contractors in the United States. Through ten Anning Johnson district offices we offer a wide range of contracting operations to general contractors, owners and developers with an emphasis on drywall systems, acoustical ceilings, framing, carpentry, metal deck, EIFS, lath and plaster, insulating concrete roof decks, spray fire-proofing, painting and decorating.
BMW Constructors, Inc. is an extremely focused industrial contractor performing multi-million dollar capital projects, in-plant maintenance, turnarounds and outages throughout the Midwest and Pacific Northwest regions. While we perform a wide array of services, our core service lines include process piping, pipe fabrication, high purity piping, welding, steel erection, boiler maintenance, sheet metal and other construction-related services. Since 1955, BMW has evolved into a process-driven company providing repeat service to a prestigious list of “blue chip” customers in the petrochemical, refining, pharmaceutical, chemical, biotechnology, power generation, semiconductor, food processing, metals, hospitals, healthcare and manufacturing industries. Through our precious, highly-skilled employees and our unique, cutting-edge processes, we proudly earn our customers’ trust and respect each and every day.
Baker Concrete Construction The fundamental belief in doing the right thing for clients and coworkers has propelled Baker Concrete to the industry leader that it is today. Through 40 years of construction and more than 9,000 projects under its tool belt, Baker has experience in virtually every type of concrete project imaginable, from commercial office buildings to heavy industrial power plants. Whether building one of the nation’s premier athletic stadiums or framing a local parking structure, Baker’s professional teams execute with drive, enthusiasm, and a winning can-do attitude to complete every project with excellence.
Balfour Beatty We are a world-class infrastructure business – the experts in everything from financing, planning and design to construction, maintenance and support. Operating in over 80 countries, we are a leading business in many of our markets and are setting the industry standard for ethics, safety and sustainability.
Bowen Engineering Founded in 1967 as a general contractor based in Indianapolis, Indiana, we spent our early years as a water and wastewater treatment plant contractor. Over the past decade, it became apparent that a contractor that specializes in self-performing earthwork, concrete, and mechanical work is a highly sought after entity in all areas of construction. We now perform work in many different markets - including Power-Energy, Industrial, Private Water, Public Works and Performance Contracting. We are founded on the premise that a contractor that has engineers on staff brings a new level of professionalism to construction. We are planning for the next generation of leadership internally, and for the next milestone in growth externally.
Brandenburg, established in 1968, is one of the nation’s largest demolition firms with a staff in excess of 700 full-time permanent employees. Brandenburg provides comprehensive asset retirement services for total plant closure as well as selective demolition designed to enhance the efficiency and profitability of ongoing plant operations. Brandenburg self-performs associated services including environmental assessments, remediation, scrap management, site preparation, electrical and mechanical utility construction and relocation, equipment salvage and rigging.
CITGO Petroleum Corporation is an American success story that originated back in 1910 when pioneer oilman Henry L. Dougherty created the Cities Services Company. In 1965, Cities Services decided to change its marketing brand and introduced the name CITGO. They retained the first syllable of its long-standing name and ended with CITGO to imply power, energy and progressiveness. The now famous and enduring CITGO logo was born. Now more than four decades later, CITGO is in the top rank of petroleum marketers in the United States, and one of the nation's top marketers of gasoline. We are a world-renowned supplier of diesel fuel, jet fuel, kerosene, lubricants, greases, waxes, petrochemicals and industrial products.
Cupertino Electric is a private company headquartered in San Jose, Calif. that has provided expert engineering and construction services for a constantly evolving world for more than 59 years. Cupertino designs and installs custom electrical solutions for clients in a variety of industries, including alternative energy, biotech, commercial, data center, education, energy infrastructure, gaming, healthcare, hospitality, manufacturing and retail. The company’s Energy Alternatives Division engineers, procures, constructs and maintains renewable energy solutions.
DPR Construction, Inc. is a unique technical builder with a passion for results. Ranked in the top 50 general contractors in the country over the last 10 years, we are a national commercial general contractor and construction manager that has grown with our customers by delivering measurably more value. With the purpose of building great things—great teams, great buildings, great relationships—DPR is a truly great company. Our relentless accountability, proven technical expertise, and collaborative approach allow us to provide a higher level of quality service on projects of all sizes and complexities, whether it's a multi-million-dollar technical facility or the renovation of a single office.
Ever since we opened our doors in 1956, E&K has been uncompromising in the commitment to deliver the highest quality products and services our clients demand, anywhere they need them. Today, we’re one of the largest interior/exterior finish contractors in the U.S., with offices throughout the country and a reputation for excellence.
Throughout our growth, we’ve never lost sight of our founding values. We continue to cultivate them, always keeping the interests of our employees, our clients, and our communities at the top of our priorities.
Our steadfastness to integrity, quality and safety continues to fuel our growth and help us realize our vision: to be the premier specialty contractor in the country. More importantly, it allows us to continue to exceed our clients' expectations.
For years Executive Construction Inc. has brought extensive expertise and effective results to a wide range of commercial and institutional general contracting and construction management assignments. ECI's projects, comprising more than 60 million square feet since the firm's inception in 1974, range from $10,000 to $40 million in construction costs. The firm has generated over $100 million in revenue for each of the last five years.
The Wilhelm name has been prominent in Indianapolis since 1923. In the 1930s and 1940s, Wilhelm became a general contractor constructing commercial, institutional, and industrial projects in Central Indiana.
In the 1950s and 1960s, Wilhelm began constructing projects throughout Indiana including university buildings at Purdue, Indiana, Ball State, and Indiana State, while continuing to work in Indianapolis for industrial customers such as Eli Lilly and Company.
In the 1970s and 1980s, Wilhelm developed its expertise at historic renovation and parking structure construction while still continuing to serve its markets developed earlier.
During the 1990s and early 2000s, Wilhelm applied its experience in structural concrete to hotels and casino hotels. Also during this period, the experience gained in pharmaceutical building was applied to hospital buildings and research laboratories.
Today, Wilhelm's breadth of expertise and depth of resources enables us to thrive, even during economic downturns, retaining key employees, and building financial strength unmatched by other construction providers in our peer group.
FBi Buildings, Inc., is a post-frame design and self-performing construction company serving agriculture, livestock and commercial/industrial markets in the Midwest that has built well more than 20,000 farm-storage, farm-shop, dairy-barn and beef monoslope structures for cattle confinement, industrial rental projects for investors, horse barns, and pole barn storage buildings for suburban landowners and hobby farmers.
Finch Constructors, Inc. (FINCH) is a family owned and operated business which provides Mechanical, Electrical, and Construction Management services to commercial and industrial clients throughout the Midwest since 2002. FINCH is a Nationally Certified Minority (MBE), Disadvantaged (DBE), and Veteran Business Enterprise (VBE) based in Indianapolis, IN. There are currently 62 employees in the Indianapolis office.
Gaylor, Inc. is a leading design-build electrical services contractor bonded, insured, and licensed in 34 states to provide full service electrical, industrial, power, telecom, and 24-hour emergency repair & maintenance services for our clients. We pride ourselves as being one of the most progressive, high tech construction firms in the country with the specialized skills and technical expertise needed to help our clients meet their goals of productivity and profitability in today’s extremely competitive markets. At Gaylor, we are passionate about people and are committed to attracting, retaining, and developing high performing talent. The foundation for Gaylor’s success is built upon a set of core values that has developed a culture where employees are given endless opportunities for long-term career growth, development and personal achievement.
Our company philosophy is built around our mission and these principles of service: The Construction Industry is a service industry. Because of our unparalleled services and achievements, 85% of our work program is for existing customers. Our customers expect to be a part of the decision-making process. Our preconstruction professionals devote their careers to providing accurate construction budgets. During the design phase, we provide the project teams with cost options and construction analysis in order that early decisions can be made to benefit the project. Our customers want someone big enough to do the job, but small enough to listen. Our resume includes over $3 billion of completed projects ranging from $10,000 to $140 million. Our customers do not want surprises. Our proactive approach during both preconstruction and construction keeps the entire team abreast of the challenges with the goal of eliminating them entirely - no surprises.
Since 1937, Hensel Phelps Construction Co. (Hensel Phelps) has delivered the best value in building services by placing expert construction professionals on every project undertaken. Hensel Phelps is consistently ranked among the top general contractors and construction managers in the nation by ENR (Engineering News Record). Closely directed by personnel in district offices strategically located throughout the United States, Hensel Phelps builds a diverse range of project types, including new construction and renovation of commercial office, airport, distribution and industrial, correctional, public assembly, sports, health care, educational, institutional, residential, mixed use, retail, hospitality, mass transportation, entertainment, microelectronics, research and development, and laboratory facilities. These projects have been built for both public and private clients using various delivery methods, and many have incorporated significant green building features.
Holder Construction Company is a nationally leading Commercial Construction Company consistently ranking in the Nation’s Top 100 contractors. Since 1960, our company’s focus is on strong relationships and top quality buildings which have resulted in over 80% repeat client business, a list including major Fortune 500 companies and experience spanning across 33 states. It is our mission not to be the biggest, but always the best. We pride ourselves on our people and our strong company culture. Holder has been listed in the Top 25 Best Medium Companies to work for since 2004, and consistently works with our associates to maintain that reputation
If you don't provide high quality work, you won't last long. It's that simple. Hunt Construction Group has been around for more than 65 years. That says something about our product.
Hunt was built on a simple, yet powerful, philosophy: Do the job right. It's proven to be our lasting foundation. Strong client relationships are as important to us as our construction expertise. Both are needed to get the job done on time, in a cooperative manner, and in a way that meets the client's needs. We understand that at the end of the day, we both want the same thing - something we're proud to put our names on.
JE Dunn Construction Company Mission Statement
To provide construction services in a professional manner to exceed the expectations of our clients. To maintain a strong commitment to economy, integrity, quality, performance, and safety; while providing an environment of challenge, opportunity and growth for all employees, regardless of race, creed, age, gender or disability. Quality - We strive for error-free workmanship. We look for ways to continuously improve upon our results. Integrity - We are fair and equitable in our dealings and respect the rights of others. We are committed to giving back to the community our time, talent, and treasure. Economy - We are constantly seeking ways to improve our efficiency and productivity. Performance - We complete our work expeditiously through teamwork and planning. Safety - We are committed to a safe working environment. Our goal is an accident-free workplace.
Johnson Controls delivers products, services and solutions that increase energy efficiency and lower operating costs in buildings for more than one million customers. Operating from 500 branch offices in more than 150 countries, we are a leading provider of equipment, controls and services for heating, ventilating, air-conditioning, refrigeration and security systems. We have been involved in more than 500 renewable energy projects including solar, wind and geothermal technologies.
At Lend Lease, we work with communities, clients and our colleagues to create positive legacies from funding a project right through to developing and constructing state of the art buildings and infrastructure, including hospitals, roads and bridges. We also create vibrant residential communities, productive workplaces and retail destinations.
Mass. Electric Construction Co. (MEC) is one of the nation’s premier electrical contractors. We are a leader in providing complex and large-scale electrical construction and maintenance services. Our clients include those in power & energy, transportation, industrial and infrastructure markets across North America. We are the industry leader in rail systems installations, with over $3 billion in transit and rail work completed. We focus on Safety – Nobody Gets Hurt – and exceeding client expectations by meeting or beating project schedules and budgets.
Messer We choose to live where we build - Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio and Tennessee - where we create sustainable relationships with stakeholders to influence the quality of design, building and commissioning processes. Clients love that we work where we live, know the stakeholders and actively invest in those communities.
As one of the Midwest’s leading construction firms, the foundation of Meyer Najem is our commitment to client satisfaction, employee satisfaction and the communities we serve. Through those commitments, our management-owned firm consistently delivers on promises and exceeds expectations. As a result, Meyer Najem is repeatedly selected for premiere projects in the healthcare, senior living, commercial, church/religious, government and institutional markets throughout the Midwest.
Founded in 1919, Michuda Construction, Inc. is a family owned, full service General Contracting and Construction Management firm based on the south-side of Chicago. Michuda specializes in constructing and renovating facilities for health care, educational and commercial clients throughout the Midwest. By focusing our resources on select business sectors throughout the Midwest, Michuda Construction, Inc. is able to consistently deliver superior service tailored to our clients’ needs while maintaining a healthy balance between family and work for our employees.
The National Demolition Association represents more than 1,000 U.S. and Canadian companies that offer standard demolition services as well as a full range of demolition-related services and products. We provide members information on the latest advances in equipment and services as well as educational programs and tools to stay abreast of regulatory and safety matters.
TAKE CHARGE! Stand out with a leader. PCL is a construction leader in buildings, infrastructure and heavy industrial markets. We are a 100% employee owned general contractor with an annual volume over $5 billion. PCL has a long tradition of excellence that spans over one hundred years. We are ranked as the 8th largest contractor by Engineering News Record and have also been recognized as a “Best Place to Work” by numerous publications. We have strong capabilities and commitment to self-perform vital divisions of our own work. PCL also offers a comprehensive in-house training curriculum known as the PCL College of Construction – serving employees’ continuing education. Our people have helped us stand out as one of North America’s leading construction organizations.
Performance Contractors, Inc. is one of the largest Industrial General Contractors in the Gulf Coast region. Focusing primarily on the PetroChem, and Oil Refinery markets. In business for 34 years, with offices in Baton Rouge, LA; Houston, TX; Mobile, AL; and Lake Charles, LA. Performance's annual sales volume is in excess of $1,000,000,000 per year, and we currently have approximately 8,000 employees. Performance is a growing company with over 52% annual growth rate through the last 10 years. We are interviewing individuals interested in starting and growing their career in the industrial sector.
Pepper Construction Group (www.pepperconstruction.com) is a general contracting and construction management firm that primarily serves the non-residential and private sector markets. Since 1927, the company has served a full range of clients including: retail, education, health care, institutional, industrial, commercial, interiors, hotel, and entertainment markets. With 2005 gross revenues of $852 million, this Chicago-based privately owned company has more than 1,200 employees and major offices in Illinois, Indiana, Texas and California
Founded in 1926 in Chicago, Power Construction is an 82-year old management-owned commercial construction company with a unique business model. Power has chosen to limit its geographic reach to just the greater Chicago area. Doing so enables senior management to provide hands-on leadership for each project day-to-day and ensures that staff are able to be home with family and friends each night... no crazy travel requirements here. With more than $500 million in revenue each year, Power is the largest builder that works exclusively in this region.
PulteGroup has been providing the American Dream of homeownership to families for 60 years. What started as a single home built and sold by the entrepreneurial spirit of an 18-year-old Bill Pulte, has grown into the industry’s sole multi-brand homebuilding company with the ability serve customers in all phases of life. Today, PulteGroup operates in approximately 60 markets throughout the country.
The Restoration Industry Association is the oldest and largest non-profit, professional trade association dedicated to providing leadership and promoting best practices through advocacy, standards & professional qualifications for the restoration industry.
Representing over 20,000 cleaning and restoration professionals from 1.100 member firms specializing in textiles, environmental issues, and restoration, RIA provides credibility, education and business improvement events to maximize industry exposure and to advance knowledge in the cleaning and restoration industry. With an extensive network of professionals working towards similar goals, RIA has become a trusted resource of knowledge for those involved in cleaning and restoration.
Since its inception in 1989, Satterfield & Pontikes Construction, Inc., has used a customer-centric approach to business and cutting-edge technology to become one of the leading construction companies in the Gulf Coast region. Led by President and CEO George A. Pontikes Jr., S&P has more than 550 employees operating from offices in Texas and Louisiana. S&P has successfully completed more than 500 projects, from new theaters to renovations of New Orleans schools ravaged by Hurricane Katrina. S&P specializes in General Contracting, Construction Manager-at-Risk and Design-Build delivery methods. Our clients vary across a wide spectrum: educational, institutional, commercial, entertainment, manufacturing, retail, disaster relief, airport, health care, and Federal facilities. What does not change is our objective: to complete the job to the owner’s satisfaction, no matter what. S&P is a performance-driven company that takes pride in delivering quality projects safely, on-time and in-budget. Also, unlike many general contractors, S&P self-performs significant portions of its work, including concrete and site work, masonry and rough carpentry. Our project management teams bring a wealth of expertise to each project, including precise scheduling and the capability to respond rapidly to the owner’s needs. S&P also places an emphasis on safety, which has paid off in the form of more than 6.5 million man-hours worked without a lost-time incident since 2001.
From 1836 to today, Schneider Electric has transformed itself into the global specialist in energy management. Starting from its roots in the iron and steel industry, heavy machinery, and ship building, it moved into electricity and automation management. After 170 years of history, Schneider Electric has become today the solution provider that will help you make the most of your energy. Discover its transformation below.
In 1962, Shiel Sexton was founded on the principle that the value of a contractor should be based on more than the orchestration of manpower, materials and equipment. As our business grew in size and experience, we learned that different construction sectors require separate, specialized skill sets. We responded by creating dedicated groups, each with its own team of dedicated experts in the areas of Commercial, Education, Life Sciences, Public, and Hospitality.
This attention to detail has helped us increase our nationwide construction business steadily, year after year. It's also earned us a consistent ranking as one of America's Top 400 Contractors, as named by the national Engineering News-Record.
In 2009, Shiel Sexton was ranked the Best Place to Work in Indiana (Large Category) through the Indiana Chamber of Commerce.
Skanska is a leading international project development and construction company. By combining our expertise and financial strength, we develop offices, homes and public-private partnership projects. We create sustainable solutions and aim to be a leader in quality, green construction, work safety and business ethics. Of course, we also aim to maximize the potential of Skanska with regard to returns. We are a Fortune 500 company and a member of the UN Global Compact. Skanska is one of the world's ten largest construction companies. Our history began in 1887 when the company was founded. We established our first international operations already in 1897. Today, 60,000 employees are active in selected home markets in Europe, the US and Latin America. Skanska is headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden and listed on the OMX Nordic Exchange Stockholm.
Skillman Corporation is a family owned CM firm founded in 1972 with offices in IN, MI & OH. Our services include construction & program management, design/build, estimating & feasibility studies for colleges, universities, municipalities, senior living, healthcare, K-12 public & private education, hotel & casinos projects. Our employees are our No. 1 asset we encourage continuing education, professional development, and participation in local community & lead the industry with innovative technology & web based management tools. As members of the Metro Indianapolis Coalition for Construction Safety, Safety is First. The Skillman Corporation may be best described as the biggest little construction management firm in the Midwest ranked 90th largest Construction Management firm by ENR.
STARCON is an Illinois based company founded in 1983. We are a full service mechanical contractor, specializing in servicing the Petrochemical Industry. The foundation of our company lies in our uncompromising commitment to Safety, Quality, Training, and Innovation. STARCON’s craftspeople are enthusiastic, highly-trained, turnaround, scaffolding, piping and specialty welding.
Turner was founded in 1902 by Henry C. Turner. Throughout his career, Henry C. Turner referred tohis clients as "respected friends." The company quickly built a reputation for integrity, teamwork and commitment. Thesevalues remain true today and are the reason we were able to celebrate our 100th anniversary. This is a milestone which all of us at Turner are very proud. Turner is recognized as a leader in the industry. Our position and strength enables the company to provide additional value to our clients and opportunities for our employees. Together, we are Building the Future.
Walsh Construction is a 107 year old, family owned business in its fourth generation of leadership. Providing general contracting, construction management and design build services, the Chicago-based company maintains a national presence within the industry and is a subsidiary of The Walsh Group. The Walsh Group, the parent company for both Walsh Construction and Archer Western Contractors, retains a construction fleet valued at over $250 million, and has annual revenues in excess of $2.5 billion. The Walsh Group is recognized as one of the nation’s top 25 contractors in the ENR Top 400 List.