When Bob Carlisle was 18, he made a decision that would have haunted most people for life; he quit college after a single semester. Neither Carlisle’s heart nor his head was in school. Instead, the lifelong Omaha boy wanted to go back to work at the Omaha Country Club – a place that had been a second home to him since the age of 11, when he learned to caddy at his father’s suggestion. For many people, Carlisle’s choice would have stifled his career
In the days of construction yore, contractors waited until after the architect and the owner had hammered out a design before they submitted a competitive bid and became a part of the building team.
It may be said that behind every great company stands a man or a woman who knows how to decipher the fine print of an insurance policy, make payroll, and order the paper towels.
At MCL Construction, Nancy Benson, 64, has been that woman for nearly 30 years.
Jim Meyers was good at figuring and, in his mind, the numbers weren't adding up at his construction job in the mid-1980s in Omaha.
Meyers was a construction estimator bringing in million dollar jobs in 1987 for Hicks Construction Co., and he had begun to question whether he could bring home bigger paychecks with larger numbers if he made the leap from employee to owner.
MCL Construction uses many voices from within and outside the company to give informed advice, opinions, and techniques about construction methods, innovation, and technology.