MCL Construction breaks ground on a new headquarters complex; the project is scheduled to be complete in the Spring of 2020.
"It's time," said MCL Construction President Bob Carlisle. "I could see this coming about three years ago but it's not just our growth that is behind this new home for MCL, we want to hire and retain the best employees in the construction industry."
MCL's new home will be just south of Giles Road on 145th Street in La Vista, Nebraska. In time there will be two buildings on the complex, starting with a 32,000 square foot office building and a planned future expansion of a 20,000 square foot shop with loading docks and a drive-through loading area.
"This is going to put on display just how aggressive and how innovative of a company we are and what we are capable of," said MCL Senior Vice President Tony Fucinaro. "These buildings will allow us to show the services and capabilities we have, not just to our clients, but our building and design partners."
Examples would be spaces dedicated to virtual and augmented reality, and collaboration labs that improve communication during design and provide a unique preconstruction and building experience.
"What I am excited for are the spaces we have dedicated to training," said Fucinaro. "We will have dedicated instructional spaces that can hold up to 80 of our employees at one time."
Training that will lead to an engaged and educated workforce that serves as the catalyst for growth into the future. That includes expanding MCL's geographical footprint.
"Look at the real estate we are sitting on, it gives us room to grow," said Carlisle. “We are not locked in the day we move in."
MCL currently has 160 employees and continues to hire the best and brightest from inside and outside the construction industry.
The new home will be MCL's third in its 32-year history.
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.
Chad Kruse joins MCL Construction as the Director of Preconstruction Services and Advanced Project Delivery, while Christopher Rock has joined the Omaha, Nebraska, based construction management and general contracting firm as a Project Manager. Both bring a wealth of construction experience, particularly in the healthcare market space.
Kruse, originally from Randolph, Nebraska, has a B.S. Degree in Construction Management from the University of Nebraska and a Master of Healthcare Administration from Colorado State University. Most recently, Chad was the Director of Construction Programs at Medxcel which provides support systems, process, and structure for Planning, Design, and Construction operations.
"I chose MCL Construction for the organizational culture demonstrated by leadership," said Kruse. "I believe MCL demonstrates a commitment to providing superior service and value to clients and the community while also remaining firm to its values of integrity, authenticity, and excellence."
Before Medxcel, Kruse spent time at Altus Architectural Studios, Valley View Hospital in Colorado, and several positions, including Manager of Projects, Construction, and Compliance, at Nebraska Medicine. Chad is a Certified Healthcare Facility Manager and won the 2016 Emerging Leader Award from the American Society of Healthcare Engineers where he has been a member since 2006. Chad is married and has three children.
Christopher Rock joins MCL Construction after 11 years at Linbeck Group based in Houston, Texas. Chris is a Lincoln native and graduated from the University of Nebraska with a B.S. in Construction Management.
As a Project Manager at Linbeck, Chris directed close to $200 million in construction projects at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Center and its various locations in the Houston area.
"MCL is a growing, innovative company that I am excited to be a part of," said Rock. "With its family feel and growing resume of challenging projects, I know this is a great fit for my family and me."
Chris is married and a father of five. He is active in the Associated General Contractors serving as a facilitator and instructor in BIM/Virtual Design and Construction classes and Lean Work Structuring certification classes.
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