Building Better Newsletter

Building quality commercial buildings is what we do. Building quality relationships is of equal importance. Our newsletter will keep you informed of new and ongoing projects, company happenings & other information we want to share with you. Subscribe to our newsletter to the right & for more access, follow our social media links at the bottom of the page.

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CLIENT HIGHLIGHT

Completed Shopko’s in Texas

Bradford has recently completed 4 Shopko Hometown stores in Clifton, Jacksboro, Seymour, and Tulia, Texas. These stores are 26,000sf of pre-engineered metal building construction, housing a market and pharmacy. Click below to see a time lapse video of one of these stores from start to finish.

COMPANY NEWS

The Georgetown at Rosemary Beach, FL

Bradford was awarded The Georgetown, a condo & retail project in Rosemary Beach, FL. The design is a concrete frame structure consisting of 4 floors, with retail space at the ground level and 3 floors of residential above. There are 9 residential units ranging in size from 2,400sf to 3,000sf and 5,000sf of retail space among 3 tenant spaces. Tucked in among existing buildings in Barrett Square, the project will be a highly challenging logistical feat with literally no storage areas onsite. Auger cast piling and testing have begun as well as site utilities.

TEAM HIGHLIGHTS

Lamar Cobb - Senior Superintendent

1. How long have you been with the company?
17 years. Started in June 1999.

2. What was your first project?
St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Birmingham, AL

3. What was your favorite project and why?
Dollar General in Tyler, TX. It was built in a valley, we had to reroute a creek, build retaining walls up to 25ft, use swamp mats, hauled in 18,000cy of dirt, and built the building in 6-1/2 weeks in the middle of winter. I liked the challenge.

4. What do you enjoy most about your job?
The challenge of the job, challenging myself, and a pleased owner.

5. What makes Bradford different from other companies?
Everybody works together. It’s a family atmosphere, not corporate, and everyone is approachable.

6. What’s your funniest jobsite story?
We took over the concrete on a job in Kansas City, MO pouring footings and stem walls in the snow and ice in March. Charlie Swain, Tim McClanahan, and Jonathan Hollabaugh went with me to help. They were working in miserable conditions so I told them one day I’d cook anything they wanted for dinner back at the hotel. They convened and came back with..…fried bologna sandwiches. And they were serious!

On the same trip, Tim told me “Lamar, the only reason I’m here is because of you”. I said, “No the only reason you aren’t leaving is you’re afraid to fly and my truck isn’t going anywhere."

7. What are your hobbies?
Go-cart racing at 135mph.

8. What advice would you give to a young superintendent just starting his career?

Go into this profession with an open mind and a whole heart and do all you can do to the best of your knowledge and ability and it will come full circle later in life.

9. What’s the best advice you’ve ever been given?
Listen to other people and let them tell you how they would do things and then make your own decision. Treat others the way you would want to be treated. Give respect and get respect.

COMPLETED PROJECTS

 Walmart Neighborhood Market (Huntsville, AL)

Walmart Neighborhood Market (Huntsville, AL)

 Hobby Lobby (Enterprise, AL)

Hobby Lobby (Enterprise, AL)

 Mattress Firm (Jasper, AL)

Mattress Firm (Jasper, AL)

 6 Family Dollars (AR, MI, IL, WV & MO)

6 Family Dollars (AR, MI, IL, WV & MO)

 6 Dollar Generals (OH, AL & IL)

6 Dollar Generals (OH, AL & IL)

 Mens Wearhouse (Hoover, AL)

Mens Wearhouse (Hoover, AL)

We salute and thank our veterans for their past & current service!

“We owe this freedom of choice and action to those men and women in uniform who have served this nation and its interests in time of need. In particular, we are forever indebted to those who have given their lives that we might be free.”
 

President Ronald Reagan