EMJ breaks ground on Tom Thumb


On May 9th, EMJ helped break ground on Tom Thumb’s new urban concept grocery store in Fort Worth. The grocer will anchor the 110,000 square-foot retail space that EMJ will build along West Seventh.

“This is going to be great for the Fort Worth community … but it’s also going to be really great for our company,” Dennis Bassler, southern division president for Tom Thumb and Albertsons, said at the groundbreaking ceremony.

Click here to read more about the project in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.

Dallas team awarded Phase II of Grand Parkway Marketplace

The Chattanooga office is proud to be a part of a $28 million mixed-use development in the 700 block of Market Street in downtown Chattanooga.

Grand Pkwy Marketplace Phase II - Kimco

Kimco Realty has selected EMJ Construction – Dallas to complete Phase II of Grand Parkway Marketplace in Spring, Texas. Phase II consists of 36-acres with 13 built-to-suit retail spaces.

The Dallas team is already at work on Phase I of the development—a 450,000 square foot open-air shopping center that broke ground on Thursday, April 7.

“Our relationship with Kimco is one of trust and transparency; it reflects our C2C philosophy and the impact it can have on a project when used effectively by all parties,” said Ray Catlin, Executive Vice President, EMJ Construction – Dallas. “We look forward to the months ahead and watching this project come to life from concept-to-completion.”

Click here to read more about the project on kimcorealty.com.

Groundbreaking celebrated at Grand Parkway Marketplace


On Thursday, April 7th, EMJ employees attended a groundbreaking ceremony for Kimco Realty Corporation’s Grand Parkway Marketplace in Spring, Texas. Our team is building the 450,000 square foot open-air shopping center development that will be anchored by Target Corporation. 

Read more about this project from the Houston Business Journal.

The Shoppes at ParkWest nears completion


Houston-based Medistar Corp. and the Retail Connection’s Houston office announced tenants of The Shoppes at ParkWest, a nearly 500,000-square-foot retail development in Katy, Texas, that our Dallas team is currently building.

The Shoppes at ParkWest will sit on roughly 30 to 40 acres and will be completed in summer 2016. The second phase of development should open in October.

Tenants include Bed, Bath and Beyond; BuyBuy Baby; DSW; Kirkland’s; PetSmart and DXL. Golf Galaxy, Field & Stream and Dick’s Sporting Goods will anchor the second phase.

Read more in the Houston Business Journal.

728 Market St. breaks ground in Chattanooga


The Chattanooga office is proud to be a part of a $28 million mixed-use development in the 700 block of Market Street in downtown Chattanooga.

A groundbreaking ceremony was held on Tuesday, December 15th featuring River City Co. President Kim White, Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke, Hamilton County Mayor Jim Copping and Atlanta developer Boyd Simpson as speakers. Clint Dean, James Williams and Chris Grannan represented EMJ.

“This development has been 15 years in the making, and there’s no doubt that it’s one of the most important developments in the city,” White said. “There has never been a better time for downtown housing. We have a critical need.”

Along with the Tennessee Aquarium Conservation Institute, this is the second high-profile project in recent weeks for EMJ Construction in the Chattanooga area. Congratulations to all in the Chattanooga office whose efforts led to this project. We are honored to be a part of the continued growth and development of the scenic city!

To read more about the development and groundbreaking ceremony from The Times Free Press, click here.


Farmer Brothers breaks ground on new Dallas headquarters


Farmer Brothers has chosen EMJ as their Design-Build Contractor for their new corporate headquarters in Dallas, which will include state-of-the-art coffee bean production facilities, offices, and distribution facilities.

The opportunity came to EMJ when Farmer Brothers’ broker was driving through Dallas searching for potential properties for the corporate headquarters, which are currently in Torrance, California. He saw fence screening with the EMJ and Stream logos on a spec building at Connect Park, and was intrigued by the partnership. Farmer Brothers ideally wanted a developer with a team mentality and approach, and the broker believed we would be a good fit.


EMJ now has a contract with Farmer Brothers for a $25 million, 570,000 sf facility on 28 acres of land. The groundbreaking ceremony was August 11th, and construction will commence this September.

Many of EMJ’s core values align with Farmer Brothers’, and we believe this partnership will be mutually valuable. We believe our collaboration with Farmer Brothers will be beneficial to them and us while bringing the promise of C2C® value to life throughout construction planning and phases.