Historical Renovation: Challenging but Rewarding

By Turner Burton, Vice President

Historic renovations are some of the most rewarding projects we work on, because we are helping to improve a community while preserving a piece of its history. But they are challenging. For developers, a historical renovation is more expensive, takes more time, and requires an extremely detailed review process. New construction is often the more cost efficient and easier option. You could tear a building down, build a new modern structure, and get the same return on your investment — for less money and let’s face it, less headaches. That being said, historic renovations offer a significant value to the community. So, if you’re thinking about taking on the challenge, here are a few things you should know. Learn More Historical Renovation: Challenging but Rewarding

The Retailization of Healthcare – Part 2

By Coker Barton, Senior Vice President Healthcare and Stacey Berthon, Senior Vice President Retail

In the first part of our video series on the retailization of healthcare, Senior Vice President of Healthcare Coker Barton and Senior Vice President of Retail Stacy Berthon discussed the new trend that is pushing healthcare providers to look at their services from a consumer point of view. In part two, Coker and Stacey explain how this shift is driving medical providers to compete and strategize like retail developers.

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The Retailization of Healthcare

By Coker Barton, Senior Vice President Healthcare and Stacey Berthon, Senior Vice President Retail

There is a new trend toward retail-based healthcare, driven by consumers taking a more active role in healthcare decisions and seeking care on their own terms.  This retailization of healthcare is pushing health providers to look at their services from a consumer point of view and to “compete” against other medical providers to provide the quickest and most convenient care.

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Mitigating the Labor Shortage

By Randall Curtis, Executive Vice President

It’s no secret the construction industry is facing a labor shortage. Everybody is busy with work and because of that, everyone in the construction industry is holding on to their staff a little tighter these days. It was once common to flood jobs with labor toward the end of a project, working to overcome any delays during the construction process while still getting clients a quality building on time. But if we rely on that plan in today’s market, we may find those resources are no longer available. A historically transient labor force is now working for one company because there is so much available work for these skilled craftsmen.

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Mentoring Is an Opportunity and a Responsibility

By Dennis Quick, Senior Superintendent

When I visit job sites and talk with field personnel, I often hear comments like, “Trade partners are not as qualified as they used to be,” or “The drawings are not as good as we used to have.” This perception could be due, in part, to the economic downturn in 2008, which put a lot of our seasoned trade partners and designers, as well as general contractors, out of business. EVP Randall Curtis wrote about this (Developing Tomorrows Construction Workforce) back in the fall. Learn More Mentoring Is an Opportunity and a Responsibility

Looking Ahead to 2017

By Rob Burton, President and CEO

As 2016 ends, I’ve been reflecting on how the United States is part of a world economy – one piece in a much larger puzzle – and that as we move into 2017, we will face many new challenges. Some of these challenges will be shifts in the global and national scene, but others will be industry-specific, such as dealing with inefficiencies and waste. Learn More Looking Ahead to 2017

National Rural Health Day: What It Means to the Community

By Tala Matchett, Director Business Development

In 2007 I moved to Texas and started working for a boutique healthcare builder. There were more than a few things I didn’t know, but here are the top three….

1) The state is huge!

2) There is a city named Iraan not Iran (and I still pronounce it wrong)

3) I would fall in love with rural healthcare.

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Developing Tomorrow’s Construction Workforce

By Randall Curtis, Executive Vice President

The construction industry is having trouble finding qualified craft workers around the country. During the recession our industry lost 30 percent of its jobs, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Some workers moved to other industries. Some simply retired. Some of the migrant workers went home, particularly after states such as Alabama cracked down on immigration. Learn More Developing Tomorrow’s Construction Workforce

The Three C’s of a Successful Healthcare Builder

by Coker Barton, Sr. Vice President Healthcare

As we celebrate 25 years of providing focused healthcare services, we’ve been thinking a lot about what has made us successful. Our healthcare experience dates back further than 1991, but we celebrate that year as the turning point when we shifted from being builders who take on healthcare projects, to being healthcare builders. The difference, we believe, can be defined by three main attributes – or the three “Cs” of successful healthcare builders.

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