Tanna White and Heather Fredrick join Omaha, Nebraska, Construction Management and General Contracting firm, MCL Construction.
White joins MCL Construction as the Director of Training and Development. Originally from Decatur, Nebraska, White has a bachelor’s degree from Wayne State College and a master’s degree in Communications from the University of Northern Iowa.
White has over ten years of corporate and client training experience. In her role at MCL Construction, she will lead the company’s PILOT training program focusing on the development of innovation, leadership, operations, and technology.
"Tanna is a major asset to our business operations," according to MCL Construction Senior Vice President Tony Fucinaro. "It's vitally important that we continue to educate, train, and prepare our employees for the future and career advancement."
Heather Fredrick takes on the role of Associate Director of Business Development. Fredrick comes to MCL Construction from Union Pacific Railroad where she spent the last 21 years. At UP, Fredrick held a variety of positions in sales and marketing, human resources, and talent acquisition.
At MCL Construction, Fredrick will focus on new client relationships and client retention. Fredrick is an Omaha native and a graduate of Creighton University.
"Heather brings an extraordinary skill set to the position," said MCL Construction President Bob Carlisle. "As we continue to grow locally and regionally, her competitiveness and ability to connect with people will help reach more companies and showcase the services we offer and demonstrate a smarter way to build. We are thrilled to have her as part of our team."
About MCL Construction:
MCL Construction is an Omaha, Nebraska, based Construction Manager and General Contractor. Founded in 1987, it builds relationships with business partners by using construction expertise with innovative building strategies to provide a collaborative, smarter building experience.
Looking back, 2018 turned out to be the busiest in MCL Construction history. The Omaha, Nebraska, Construction Manager/General Contractor started 383 new projects in 2018, the most in the company’s 31-year history. Its previous high was 323 in 2014.
"This speaks to the range of client services we offer," said MCL Construction President Bob Carlisle. "Our customers know we are there for them for small projects that can take a day, or a month or two. And they know our expertise when it comes to large-scale projects that can take a year or even longer to complete."
MCL Construction's record number of projects covers many different markets. The busiest being corporate office projects and healthcare being a strong second.
"We have a talented team, " adds Senior Vice President Tony Fucinaro. "For the majority of the projects we started last year, we were involved early in the process with our owners and their design teams. This collaboration makes a better building experience for everyone."
It's the healthcare market that excites Fucinaro for MCL's future. "The market is unique, and it requires knowledge, training, and certifications to set yourself apart. Several members of our team are Certified Healthcare Constructors by The American Society for Healthcare Engineering (ASHE)."
As several hundred projects were starting in 2018 for MCL Construction, some of the most significant projects in the company’s history were completed -- like the Creighton School of Dentistry. The project was recognized with a Build Nebraska award for projects over $50 million by the AGC-Nebraska Building Chapter. Also, The Cloisters On The Platte Retreat Center was a one-of-a-kind project that took over 2-1/2 years to complete.
The construction industry is one that hasn't changed in the last 100 years. At MCL Construction, the approach to projects is a lot different and the company is embracing and investing in technology and strategies to build smarter, faster, safer, and leaner.
"Our virtual design and construction team is all in-house," said Fucinaro. "VDC allows us to do so much with owners and design teams in design and development. It also plays a pivotal role when it comes to prefabrication, logistics, safety, quality, and facilities management."
As 2019 gets underway, there is no telling if it will be another record year; however, that is not the focus for MCL President Bob Carlisle. "We are the people you build with; our goal is to build smarter, build new and existing relationships, and play an exciting role in the continued growth of eastern Nebraska and western Iowa."
About MCL Construction
MCL Construction is an Omaha, Nebraska based Construction Manager and General Contractor. It builds relationships with business partners by using construction expertise with innovative building strategies to provide a collaborative building experience.