Jack Brown Named Vice President of Construction for EMJ Dallas

EMJ Construction has promoted Jack Brown to Vice President of Construction for its Dallas-based team.

Jack Brown, VP of Construction, EMJ Construction

EMJ Construction has promoted Jack Brown to Vice President of Construction for its Dallas-based team.

In his role, he will continue to build client relationships and pursue new work, while providing oversight and strategic vision to the operations team, ensuring every client receives an innovative and customized construction experience.

“Jack has worked seamlessly alongside the rest of our team since joining EMJ this past April,” said William Mosher, EVP, EMJ Construction Dallas. “His client-centric approach has enabled us to expand into new regions and build a great pipeline of work.”

While at EMJ, Jack has been a part of the Montecillo Town Center project in El Paso, which broke ground earlier this fall, along with two multifamily projects set to break ground this upcoming spring in New Mexico and Colorado.

Jack has over 35 years of construction management experience, including time at Balfour Beatty, CBG Building Company, and BBL Construction as a leader of Multi-family and Mixed-Use markets. He has a track record of success in growing profitable business units while building and developing operations teams that deliver added value at every level.

“I have received nothing but overwhelming acceptance and support from all levels since being here at EMJ,” said Jack Brown. “I look forward to helping continue to further diversify the company’s project types across the nation.”

Jack earned a Bachelor of Science in Construction Management from Broward University. When he’s not working, you can find him in his community serving at youth sporting events, in the air enjoying the freedom of flight as a private pilot, or going on walks with his two Biewer Terriers – Hyatt and Westin.

EMJ Appoints Holly Bischoff as Chief Financial Officer

EMJ Construction has appointed Holly Bischoff as Chief Financial Officer. As CFO, she is responsible for the overall fiscal functions of EMJ and its subsidiaries and related companies.

Holly Bischoff, Chief Financial Officer, EMJ Construction

 

EMJ Construction has appointed Holly Bischoff as Chief Financial Officer. As CFO, she is responsible for the overall fiscal functions of EMJ and its subsidiaries and related companies. She will continue to work with the Executive Leadership Team to establish long range goals, strategies, plans and policies for each while aligning them with the overall mission, strategy, and vision of EMJ.

“Holly has been an integral part of the Accounting and Finance department for many years,” said Burt Odom, President and CEO, EMJ Construction. “She’s been the backbone of the Accounting Department during her tenure, authored much of the company’s financial direction, forged deep relationships with our financial partners, and served as a trusted senior-level counselor to the EMJ Construction executive team.”

In this role, she will work closely with and oversee the department’s well-established and seasoned leadership team. She will oversee internal and external accounting operations and procedures, including preparation of budgets, financial reports, as well as tax and audit functions.

Bischoff was raised in Crossville, Tenn. After graduating from Tennessee Technological University with a B.S. in Accounting, she attended The University of Oregon and earned a Master of Business Administration with a concentration in finance.

She began her career as a Senior Auditor at Arthur Andersen before moving to Brach’s Confections where she served as a Financial Reporting Supervisor and Budgeting and Planning Manager.

Bischoff joined EMJ in 2004 where she has served in successive positions, including Controller, Vice President of Finance and Accounting, Senior Vice President of Finance and Accounting, and Interim Chief Financial Officer.

“Holly has been a key leader in our organization for many years,” said Odom. “We’re very excited to watch EMJ Construction continue to grow and succeed under her financial leadership.”

Bischoff lives in Chattanooga with her husband and two children. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling in her camper, reading, photography, and spending time with her immediate and extended family.

Since 1968, EMJ Construction has delivered billions of dollars in construction projects across the U.S. The corporation’s history and experience are unique, but what elevates EMJ is the client experience. With more than 52 years of diverse experience, thousands of partnerships across the country and numerous satisfied, repeat customers, EMJ challenges clients to expect more — one project at a time.

DSV Breaks Ground on Massive Multi-use Warehouse and Office Building

On December 7, DSV Global Transport and Logistics (DSV) broke ground on a one million-square foot warehouse and three-story, 48,000-square-foot high-end office building in Lancaster, Texas.

 

On December 7, DSV Global Transport and Logistics (DSV) broke ground on a one million-square-foot warehouse and three-story, 48,000-square-foot high-end office building in Lancaster, Texas.

EMJ Construction is serving as the general contractor and will complete the project alongside O’Brien Architects. Members from each company were present to commemorate the groundbreaking, as well as representatives from the City of Lancaster, including Mayor Hairston who spoke briefly.

The mayor of the city of Lancaster, Mayor Hairston, says a few words at the DSV groundbreaking.

 

“I’d like to officially welcome DSV Logistics to our great city. The city of Lancaster will gain much from this partnership as DSV invests $72 million into this new facility and $8 million into business and personal property,” said Mayor Hairston. “We are excited that DSV continues the ongoing motion of large companies choosing to locate here in our hometown.”

This project is monumental for both DSV and the city of Lancaster. Providing over 450 job opportunities for local citizens, this site also marks the first location in the United States in which all three DSV divisions will be represented: Air & Sea, Road and Solutions.

Mike Marlow, President of North America Solutions at DSV says a few words at the groundbreaking.

 

“DSV’s culture is to be involved in the community, way beyond bringing jobs here, and we look forward to working alongside you all,” said Mike Marlow, President of North America Solutions at DSV. “When this facility opens, it will be the largest facility run by DSV in the United States. We are very proud of that and looking forward to being here in Lancaster.”

DSV began in 1976 with 10 hauliers and is now a global company, present in over 90 countries and employing over 55,000 people around the world. Out of its over 80 strategically located offices in the United States, this building in Lancaster, Texas will be the largest and represent one million of the 60 million total square feet that DSV builds annually.

“EMJ is excited to bring our strong industrial and logistics experience to a project of this magnitude,” says William Mosher, EVP of EMJ Construction, Dallas. “We are looking forward to serving a world class client like DSV in the great city of Lancaster, Texas.”

Click here to learn more about DSV. Visit O’Brien’s website to see more of their work. Check out more of EMJ’s projects here.

EMJ’s Multimillion-dollar Restoration of Hotel Paso Del Norte is Complete

After a years-long renovation, Hotel Paso del Norte, El Paso’s largest hotel and one of its most historic landmarks, has officially reopened.

The EMJ team began work on this project in October 2019. In order to maintain the integrity of the original hotel while also updating it to modern codes and standards, the team performed intricate work which included: refinishing the entire building, rebuilding walls to meet code requirements, updating mechanical systems, special ordering parts that would connect to original parts and systems in order to get the kitchen up and running, new fire alarm and sprinkler systems, and sourcing marble from all over the world in order to match the natural stone in the lobby.

“I am proud of the work that our team did on this project. We are excited to help bring such an iconic landmark back to life for the El Paso community, especially one that supports tourism and economic development,” said William Mosher, EVP of EMJ Construction.

This Trost-designed hotel originally opened in 1912 and is now part of the Autograph Collection portfolio from Marriott.

“Once in a great while, you happen upon a place that captures time and everything that is good about life,” said Carlos Sarmiento, general manager of the Hotel Paso del Norte, in a news release. “That’s the feeling people experience at Hotel Paso del Norte.

The 351-room hotel features a 10th-story pool, cigar bar and preserved original features like the intricate Tiffany-style stained glass dome over the Dome Bar.

There are also plenty of food and drink options at the hotel, including the Sabor restaurant and 1700° Steak House.

Hotel Paso del Norte also features 33,000 square feet of meeting and event space, including private boardrooms, meeting rooms and ballrooms.

Visit our website for more pictures and information about this project.

H-E-B Kerrville Store to Open Six Weeks Early

Kerrville’s new H-E-B store will open November 11, which is six weeks ahead of schedule and just in time for Thanksgiving.

While not all of the amenities will be opened at the time, including a barbecue restaurant and the gas station, H-E-B’s 114,000-square-foot building is in the final stages of completion and will open to the public at 6 a.m. on Wednesday, November 11.

This project includes multiple logistical phases. The existing Main Street store will remain open until 3 p.m. on November 10 and once the new store opens the next day, crews will go in and remove fixtures, refrigerators and other items.

Starting in January, the old store will be demolished, allowing for completion of the remaining parts of the new store, including a second entry tower on the north side of the building and a new parking lot that will cover the footprint of the old building.

“Our EMJ project team has worked hard alongside the H-E-B team to navigate the logistics of this project to make the early opening possible. We are proud to partner with such a first-class company on such a special project,” said George Heath, Vice President of Construction at EMJ Construction in Dallas.

“It’s one of the prettiest stores I’ve seen,” said Greg Nichols, the manager of the new H-E-B. Iconic sandstone that is prevalent across Hill Country architecture is a major theme in the store and the replica storefront of the original store pays homage to the founding of the grocery chain by the Butt family in Kerrville.

Check out this article for more information.

EMJ Awarded Warehouse and High-end Office Building

EMJ has been awarded a one million-square foot warehouse and three-story, 48,000-square-foot high-end office building by DSV Global Transport and Logistics (DSV).

EMJ has been awarded a one million-square foot warehouse and three-story, 48,000-square-foot high-end office building by DSV Global Transport and Logistics (DSV). This project will be completed in partnership with O’Brien Architects.

DSV is a leading global supplier, providing and managing supply chain solutions for thousands of companies. Through the acquisition of several companies over the years, DSV has strengthened its global network to become the world’s fourth largest transport and logistics company.

“EMJ is excited to bring our strong industrial and logistics experience to this project,” says William Mosher, EVP of EMJ Construction, Dallas. “We have partnered with O’Brien Architects on several projects over the years and are looking forward to deepening our experience while serving a world class client like DSV.”

The warehouse and high-end office building are set to break ground in November of this year in Lancaster, Texas — an area that has seen some of North Texas’ biggest new distribution hubs in recent years.

“Despite pandemic-related slowdowns elsewhere, the real estate market for industrial warehouse space in Lancaster is doing well,” said Karl A. Stundins of Lancaster’s economic development department.

Click here to learn more about DSV. Visit O’Brien’s website to see more of their work. Check out more of EMJ’s projects here.

The Race

A ten-yard head start isn’t cheating, it’s just “social distancing”…

At EMJ we love friendly office competition, which is why our annual fitness challenge was created back in 2019. The 2020 Fitness Challenge kicked off at the beginning of the year, but it was shortly thereafter put on pause due to the stay at home orders put into place in March.

Although that competition had to be put on hold, our employees have still managed to add some fun and competition to their days, even if that means challenging your co-worker to a footrace in the middle of a Tennessee pasture.

The bet was simple: Patrick Scheele wagered $100 that Billy Kile couldn’t beat him in a footrace, even with a 10-yard head start. Billy proved to be too fast for Patrick to make up those 10-yards before the finish.

This is just a small example of the family-oriented culture at EMJ Construction and the competitive nature of our employees.

Project Progress: Watercrest Macon, GA

Check out these in-progress photos from the team at the Watercrest job site in Macon, Georgia.

We are so proud of our field staff who continues to be away from home, keeping our projects and company moving. Here are in progress photos from the team at the Watercrest job site in Macon, Georgia.

This project received quite a bit of rain in the first month, but our EMJ team, and respective subcontractors, were able to jump start the shop drawing process to get the prefabricated wall panels going in order to keep things on schedule. Now, concrete is being poured and great progress continues to happen.

Great job, Watercrest Macon project team!

 

 

 

Jack Brown Joins EMJ Construction

Jack Brown, Director of Construction, EMJ Construction

EMJ Construction is pleased to welcome Jack Brown, Director of Construction. Jack is based in the Dallas office.

In his role, he will work closely with the Executive Vice President and the Dallas leadership team to build client relationships and pursue new work, while providing oversight and strategic vision on all projects to the operations team, ensuring every client receives an innovative and customized construction experience.

“We are excited to welcome Jack to our team,” said William Mosher, EVP, EMJ Construction Dallas.  “His experience, commitment to quality, and client-centric approach make him the perfect addition to our team as we continue to expand into new sectors and regions.”

Jack joins EMJ with over 33 years of construction management experience, including time at Balfour Beatty and CBG Building Company as a leader of Multi-family and Mixed-Use markets. He has a track record of success in growing profitable business units while building and developing operations teams that deliver added value at every level.

“I joined the EMJ team because of the dynamic family-like culture, the relentless desire to serve clients, and the team’s eagerness to pursue diverse project types across a broad geographical area,” said Jack Brown. “I look forward to being an instrumental part of growing the company and helping to further diversify its project types across the nation.

Jack earned a Bachelor of Science in Construction Management from Broward University. When he’s not working, you can find him in his community serving at youth sporting events or in the air enjoying the freedom of flight as a private pilot.

Project Progress: H-E-B Kerrville, TX

EMJ is thankful for our field staff that continues to be away from home, keeping our projects and company moving.

Here’s an update from the H-E-B job site in Kerrville, Texas. Upon completion, this new store will replace the #1 store built. EMJ is proud to partner with H-E-B, a leader not only in U.S. grocery retail, but also in serving communities during the current pandemic. Read more on how they are doing so here and check out progress photos below.

Great job, H-E-B project team!