Archive for the ‘Community’ Category

Baton Rouge/New Orleans AGC Charity Golf Tournament

Baton Rouge, Louisiana

CMC Construction Services recently sponsored the Baton Rouge/New Orleans AGC Charity Golf Tournament that supports the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF). Members of the Baton Rouge/New Orleans AGC Chapters believe in giving back to the community and this year’s tournament raised $11,000 for JDRF. In addition to being an event sponsor, Dean Hughes (41) served on a committee to help organize the day’s activities.

Hughes said, “I am glad that we work for a company that is willing to support efforts like this, it really shows the character of our company. Events like this help us to further our relationships with our customers so that we become the ‘Go To’ resource for product knowledge, necessary inventory to supply the entire jobsite and the capability to make timely deliveries to ensure work is not delayed.”

A special thanks to Dean Hughes (41) for the photos and information for this story.

Trinity Episcopal School Activity Center

Trinity Episcopal School Activity Center Galveston, Texas

Galveston, Texas

The Trinity Episcopal School was founded during the summer of 1952 and has remained a cornerstone on Galveston Island. The school has 245 students ranging from 2nd to 8th grade and has never had a building to host school and community activities. To fill this need, the school began constructing a facility that will include a basketball court, retractable bleachers and a portable stage.

The new $2.7 million activity center is being constructed by Rismiller Construction out of Galveston. CMC construction Services Houston Engineering provided all the drawings and Bob Baxter (59) has sold the rebar package and rented the forms for this project. The project is slated to be complete by the winter of 2012 for the start of the school’s basketball season.

Thanks to Bob Baxter (59), Todd Hamilton (51) and Trey Gebbs (Houston Engineering) for their work on this project.

Uni-Trade Stadium (Update)

Uni-Trade Stadium, Sugarland, Texas

Laredo, Texas

On May 17th, 2012 at 7:30 PM a new chapter in the town of Laredo, Texas began as the Laredo Lemurs took the field against the Grand Prairie Airhogs in the brand new multi-purpose Uni-Trade Stadium. With a late surge in the 7th inning with back to back hits from Yunesky Sanchez and John Allen the Lemurs were able pull away from the Airhogs and grab a 5 – 1 victory.

It was a close call if the stadium was going to be ready in time as the grass seating, fire alarm, and the dugouts were not yet finished the day before. The stadium’s final touches will be completed in the next few weeks.

CMC furnished rebar, column forms, shoring and perimeter forms.  They are off to a great start and wish the Laredo Lemurs best of luck this season. Thank you Ray Bridges (02) for the ongoing help and information.

Annual Corpus Christi Shrimp Boil

Annual Corpus Christi Shrimp Boil

Corpus Christi, Texas

For the past 3 decades as a way to give back to their customers the Corpus Christi location has been holding an Annual Customer Appreciation Shrimp Boil. This event is held each December and gives the branch and its employees the opportunity to let customers know that their ongoing business is appreciated.

Each year the branch asks special vendors to participate in this event and this year there were representatives from Dayton Superior, Lyon’s Manufacturing, Meadow Burke, and Euclid. A very special thank you goes to Mike Hutzler, Gary Woltersdorf, Mike Pruitt, Jim Laudadio, Ray Bridges, Cody Evans, Pat Harral, and Charlie Rutherford for all of their efforts to make this event a great success.

Congratulations to all the employees in the Corpus Christi branch for another successful shrimp boil!

Children’s Museum of the Low Country

Charleston, South Carolina

The Children’s Museum of the Low Country in Charleston, South Carolina is receiving a new water exhibit as part of their garden area expansion.  Coastal Rock Productions, a customer of CMC Construction Services, presented the final design to CML and is constructing the new interactive exhibit.

CMC Construction Services pitched in by donating the rebar.  Additional donations came from Holcim Concrete, Lowes and Sherwin Williams.  For more information on the museum visit

CMC Construction Services Donates to Habitat for Humanity

Over the holiday season CMC Construction Services launched the 1st ever “Like It Forward” giving campaign, benefiting Habitat for Humanity International.  The campaign encouraged CMC CS customers and industry affiliates to “Like” our business page on Facebook and in turn CMC would donate a $1 for each new “Like” that was received through December 31st, 2010. 

At the end of December CMC had over 750 “Likes” on Facebook and many kind messages from our customers supporting our efforts to give back to the community.

This week we visited the Houston Habitat for Humanity location to drop off our $800 donation and hear about the positive impact Habitat for Humanity is having across the country.

Thank you to all our customers and their participation in the “Like It Forward” giving campaign.  We are very excited about the success of this program and look forward to beginning a new campaign later this year.

If you haven’t yet be sure to “Like” CMC Construction Services on Facebook.

University of Houston Design Build Program

Houston, Texas

Each year the Graduate Design/Build Studio at the University of Houston conceptualizes and builds a project for a local Houston non-profit organization. This summer the graduate students constructed an outdoor amphitheater for T.H. Rogers School.

CMC Construction Services has donated products to the project for more than five years. This year, Branch Manager, Terry Cook (51) agreed to donate the rebar, formwork, ties and other accessories for this project.

Jessica Williams (51) detailed the project and David Moland (51) assisted in the formwork solutions.

Jessica said about the project:

“I believe it is a good opportunity for students who will soon be professionals to get the personal experience of a construction project of this magnitude.  It’s also a positive way for CMC Construction Services to give back to the community.”

Click here to view a video on the project

College Campuses Stimulate Construction Boom in Texas

Texas’ public universities are in the midst of a construction boom because of surging enrollments, increasing interest in university health facilities and revenue flowing to some as a result of damages caused by Hurricane Ike.

Large university construction projects have major impacts on local areas. Contractors benefit, jobs are created and revenue flows into the local economy. The university construction boom has been, and will continue to be, a very positive thing for Texas.

A significant portion of the growth over the next five to 10 years will be in the construction of university medical facilities. The University of Texas has numerous projects in the pipeline, including a full medical school, and Texas A&M University is committed to a medical school as well.

The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio is expected to construct a $50 million to $60 million basic science building within the next three to four years to accommodate a larger class of medical students. The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston is just under way on projects to rehabilitate the campus after devastation caused by Hurricane Ike. Approximately $667 million in repair work was recently contracted out and that number is expected to exceed $1 billion over the next four to five years.

CMC Construction Services is ready for Football Season!


As college football season moves quickly upon us, be sure to keep a look out for our ad on your favorite teams football homepage.  You can see a sample of one our ads below.  A great job goes out to Karla in our marketing department on creating this great ad for us.

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