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.
OCI Services recently broke ground on its new headquarters building in Elkhorn, Nebraska. When it is completed in 2019, the structure will stand three stories and have approximately 65,000 square feet.
Designed by Carlson West Povondra Architets, the OCI Services Headquarters will be located on the west side of Indian Creek Golf Course with easy access from 204th Street.
The groundbreaking was attended by OCI employees, family members, friends, and community leaders.
OCI was founded in 2002 with the goal of helping insurance brokers navigate the dynamic world of health insurance and employee benefits. OCI helps over 2,500 brokers from California to Florida and everywhere in between.
Watch the video below to hear from OCI Services CEO Chuck Olson.
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.
Buildertrend has room to grow as the construction software giant moves into its new campus-like headquarters in Omaha, Nebraska.
"This is our fourth office in roughly eight years; our team is super excited about the space," said Dan Houghton, co-founder of Buildertrend.
"I believe it validates the hard work that everyone has put in over the years and the space reflects our culture. Overall, the response has been overwhelmingly positive from our team and outsiders that have come to visit us."
It's easy to be impressed from the moment you walk in the door: a spacious and colorful lobby with modern furniture and huge video wall, a breakroom that resembles a Millennial Club-Med with video games, bean bag toss, ping-pong, and a fully stocked bar. Oh, and let's not forget about the golf putting greens located in the office areas. There is actual work getting done with numerous conference and breakout rooms to go along with the open office concept for the company's 300 employees.
"We built out the space to make it extremely comfortable for the current team’s size and allows for major growth down the road. Our open work environment with shared common areas is key for our growth plan," added Houghton. A growth plan that Houghton says could reach as many as 800 employees in the future.
Buildertrend worked closely with RDG Planning and Design and MCL Construction to make the headquarters project a reality. MCL provided budgetary guidance and estimating services throughout design and project management and supervision during construction.
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"This is our second project with MCL as an owner-occupier for a major tenant finish. We have been extremely happy with MCL on both projects," said Houghton. "What stood out to me on this particular project was the MCL team, and their Trade Partners, the level of communication and collaboration was very impressive. Additionally, the job moved very quickly, and quality was not sacrificed at any point. It was a great experience for us, hoping to get a chance to do again!"
Buildertrend is a privately held software company; it is the number one project management software provider to home builders and remodelers all over the world.