Work together. That’s been my theme in construction for many years and it fits right in with our BME goal of Focus your Resources. The General Contracting group is focused on building Assisted Living facilities and multi-family Apartment projects. Our projects take years to develop, design and permit, then a year or two more to construct. It’s a long time to have to focus on each project, but the end reward is a valuable addition to BME assets.
Given the long length that our projects take to construct, it is really important that we work together as a team. Respect for each other is a must. Each member of every team must be relied upon to do their job effectively. But at the same time, we need to have some fun at work and we definitely must be willing to help each other.
As a young engineer in my first real job, I remember watching the President of the company throw a big plastic water bottle on his shoulder. He would walk through the office and change the bottle on top of the water cooler. The message was clear, titles don’t mean much, everyone should be willing to do what it takes to get the job done.
In 2021 General Contracting will complete a beautiful three level assisted living facility overlooking the bay at Glen Cove in Vallejo, and a nine-building apartment complex right next to City Hall in Lathrop. We will break ground on two more assisted living facilities, one in Santa Rosa, and another in Los Gatos. The later part of 2021 will see us start construction on another apartment complex in Natomas, on the north side of Sacramento. Just working together.