Case Studies Commercial

PlanGrid

When people think of a construction job they usually don’t imagine stacks of paper, but in reality that’s what it takes to get something built. On top of the hundreds of full-sized blueprints, a large commercial project—such as a hospital or department store—has at least 50 or more additional half-sets scattered around the site. All […]

Pick Electric Inc.

Flying over Libby Dam in Montana, you see two things: 90 miles of slate blue water, winding below low, sloping mountains and an impressive span of concrete holding that water back. What you don’t see is all the activity that happens inside the dam, activity that allows the 43-year-old structure—that’s more than half a mile […]

Paige Industrial Services Inc.

As the general contracting company’s history shows, Paige Industrial Services Inc. is not afraid to try something new. When President Devroux Paige founded the company in 1990, it was a residential cleaning services company called Paige Cleaning Services. After a few years, the Washington D.C.-based company evolved into a commercial and industrial janitorial services provider. […]

Pacheco Brothers Gardening Inc.

According to George Pacheco, president of Pacheco Brothers Gardening Inc., nothing is as dangerous to athletes as sliding over a sunflower seed stuck in synthetic turf. Not only does it cut “like glass,” but it can cause infections. Sunflower seeds aren’t the only thing hiding in the plastic turf. “On a regular soccer or football […]

Prodigy Construction

Before 2007, most general contractors self-performed at least a few different trades. This involved hiring a larger staff of skilled workers and giving them work through busy and lean periods. But after the financial crisis in 2008 killed projects and forced thousands of workers out of the industry, many contractors started subbing out almost all […]

Pensacola Glass Company

Pensacola Glass Company (PGC) has been providing leading commercial and residential glass and glazing contracting services to customers throughout the Pensacola, Florida, and Mobile, Alabama, areas for over 80 years. Founded in 1936 by the Pitman brothers, PGC is an independent subsidiary of Dothan Glass Co., which offers glass and glazing services throughout the Southeast. […]

Pence Northwest Construction LLC

Back when he was in high school, Brent Pence recalls hearing teachers tell students “you don’t want to be a ditch digger” all your life. His response now? That ditch digger may be making $35,000 or $40,000 a year, without going into overwhelming student debt. A fourth generation contractor, Pence honed his chops working for […]

Peterson Sheet Metal

People laugh when Jaime Quello tells them one of the businesses he respects most is McDonald’s. But he’s serious. Wherever you are, when you walk into a McDonald’s, it’s the same as all the others. The company doesn’t know if two people or 200 are going to show up for lunch, but regardless, they can […]

Pizzano Contractors

Almost two decades ago, Bob and Paola Pizzano’s son, Joey, died in a drowning accident while the family was on vacation. It was a terrible blow to the tightknit family, but the Pizzanos made the best of it. Buoyed by what Bob Pizzano Jr. called an “outpouring of support” from friends and their community, they […]

Peterson Mechanical Inc.

Since 1954, Peterson Mechanical Inc. has been serving customers throughout North Dakota’s Red River Valley with a full slate of professional mechanical contracting services. Located in Fargo, North Dakota, Peterson Mechanical operates within a 150-mile radius of Fargo-Moorhead, completing projects for industrial and commercial clients from western Minnesota to western North Dakota and across the […]

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