Case Studies

McRight-Smith Construction LLC

Texas' premier full service construction manager

Full-service construction manager, design builder and general contractor McRight-Smith Construction LLC was founded in 1984. Headquarted in Plano, Texas, McRight-Smith has completed a multitude of projects throughout Texas, Oklahoma and the Southwest.

The team believes that as a company, McRight-Smith is only as good as the people that fill the ranks. McRight-Smith’s team of 45 seasoned construction professionals works together like a well-oiled machine to consistently achieve its annual revenue goals of $50 million.

“McRight-Smith is a customer-focused company dedicated to producing a superior quality product on time and on budget,” explains Richard French, president of McRight-Smith. “We recognize that without having quality subcontractors, hitting those goals can be very elusive. We are in the business to deliver beyond our clients’ expectations. To that end, a primary component of our mission has been forging strong ties with like-minded subcontractors who work with us as partners to consistently deliver quality work on time and on budget.”

McRight-Smith Construction LLCCelebrating 30 years

McRight-Smith’s extensive experience with the design and construction of commercial projects allows it to simplify the challenges clients face by providing reliable expertise throughout all stages of development. During its 30 years of service, McRight-Smith has built an outstanding reputation within the industry and relies primarily on word-of-mouth recommendations for gaining new business.

Because no two jobs are alike, the professionals at McRight-Smith take an individualistic approach to each of its projects. To better serve its clients, McRight-Smith assesses project goals and works with business owners to uncover the most appropriate project delivery method.

“The McRight-Smith design-build team works thoughtfully with our clients to produce a quality, cost-effective design that meets the functionality and budgetary requirements of each project,” explains Richard. “Collaborating on design-build projects provides a quicker turnaround and better value for our customers. We get a great sense of satisfaction from fulfilling their needs while staying on budget.”

Over its 30 years of service, McRight-Smith has made a name for itself as a leader in aviation construction, positioning the company as one of the largest aviation contractors throughout Texas and the Southwest. McRight-Smith has built two executive hangar communities in the Greater Dallas area; one at McKinney National Airport and the other at Addison Airport.

The Collin County Hangar Owners Association project at McKinney National Airport is comprised of 24 executive hangars totaling over 100,000 square feet of hangar space. The project was completed in 2008.

One year later, McRight-Smith completed another executive hangar project at Addison Airport, which is comprised of 23 executive hangars totaling over 75,000 square feet of hangar space. These condominium hangars are privately owned with a variety of custom features, including luxurious private offices, solar panels and remote control bifold doors.

Following an F1 tornado in 2010, the 26,000-square-foot McKinney Aerospace hangar at McKinney National Airport was severely damaged. Portions of the metal superstructure were twisted, the roof was blown off and the hangar doors, along with 25,000 square feet of office space, were destroyed. McRight-Smith Construction re-built the hangar, renovated the office space and installed a foam suppression system to meet current fire code.

In addition to its work at airports across Texas, McRight-Smith designed and built the DeSoto Heliport in DeSoto, Texas – the nation’s newest helicopter facility, which opened in 2014. The $5 million, 19-acre facility is comprised of 25,000 square feet of heated hangar space and 12,000 square feet of terminal and office space.

Sky Helicopters operates the full-service fixed based operations (FBO) and will soon house flight simulators for its flight school. “While aviation-related construction has its own unique concerns and nuances, this project wasn’t technically complicated,” says Richard. “But it was unique, because there aren’t very many heliports being built in the country. It’s quite an exclusive market.”

McRight-Smith has established itself as the leading design builder and general contractor of franchised automotive dealerships throughout Texas, Oklahoma and the Southwest. McRight-Smith has designed, renovated and built new facilities for over 45 car dealerships, including Ford, Lincoln, Chevrolet, GMC, Buick, Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep and Ram, and has multiple other projects currently in design. Simply put, no one has more recent experience with automobile dealerships in McRight-Smith’s operating area than it does.

In addition to the well-established expertise with aviation-related construction and automobile dealerships, McRight-Smith has also built retail centers, daycare facilities and hospitality, office and medical buildings, as well as infrastructure for Texas Department of Transportation (TXDot) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

“Our clients have been a delight to work with,” says Richard. “Because we work as partners with our clients, not distant managers, we catch their passion. It’s infectious. Putting a project together and watching it come to fruition is what we come to work for every day.”

The company has several projects underway and is actively working on new builds and renovations of car dealership throughout Texas.

Booming economy

The company foresees significant growth in the next three to five years as Texas’ economy continues to improve. “There’s a lot going on in this part of the country,” explains Richard. “The amount of construction here is amazing. Frisco, which is just on the other side of the highway, is one of the fastest growing cities in America. People and businesses are flocking here – it’s an exciting time to be a construction company in Texas.”

McRight-Smith will continue to be a market leader in the aviation and automotive construction arenas and is expanding its presence in the hospitality and medical office marketplace. McRight-Smith Construction LLC’s team of experienced construction specialists continues to grow as it continues to support the commercial construction needs throughout Texas, Oklahoma and the Southwest.

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Spring 2018



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