January 16, 2017
January 12, 2017
Sundt Project Manager Tylor Middlestadt.
Sundt Project Manager Tylor Middlestadt has been named a Top Young Professional by Engineering News-Record-California. The awards are given to architecture, engineering and construction professionals who are younger than 40. Engineering News-Record (ENR) is considered the leading publication covering the construction industry.
Tylor has helped lead eight ground-up and renovation projects totaling more than $630 million. He has been program manager for three large K-12 bond programs worth more than $1.5 billion. He’s presently serving as Project Controls Manager at the Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino Resort Expansion near Phoenix.
Last year, he received Sundt’s “Going Beyond the Expected” award for his successful resolution of a series of challenging issues affecting a major project. With a large team of experienced professionals, Tylor was able to instill a refreshing culture of leadership, teamwork, accountability and shared commitments to common goals, which led to successful completion of the project.
Tylor graduated from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo in 2007 with a degree in Architectural Engineering. He serves as Treasurer and Director of the Foundation for Interdisciplinary Studies, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that supports Cal Poly San Luis Obispo’s College of Architecture and Environmental Design. Students there experience a “Learn by Doing” education through hands-on, profession-connected, interdisciplinary teaching and learning opportunities.
Greg Ayres and Chad Buck, two of our Industrial professionals, recently earned Top Young Professional honors from ENR Southwest.
January 9, 2017
Chandra Reilly has been a Sundt Project Director since 2013.
One of Sundt’s Millennials just made the list.
Project Director Chandra Reilly was recently named one of the Phoenix Area’s 10 Millennial Leaders in Commercial Real Estate by AZ Big Media and AZRE Magazine. Chandra has been one of our Project Directors since 2013 and is serving that role for the Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino Expansion, the Hayden Flour Mill Redevelopment and a lifestyle branded hotel.
She is responsible for the development and leadership of our hospitality practice on a national scale. She graduated from Arizona State University with a bachelor’s degree in Global Business, a minor in Spanish and certificates in International Marketing and International Finance.
In 2016, Chandra was named to Engineering News-Record’s 20 Under 40 list as well as Building Design + Construction’s 40 Under 40. She is an Advancing Women in Construction (AWIC) Advisory Board Member, an organization aimed at mentoring and championing young women in construction.
December 28, 2016
Sundt Senior Vice President and Texas District Manager Eric Hedlund.
One of our employee-owners is about to become a Hall of Famer.
Sundt Senior Vice President and Texas District Manager Eric Hedlund has been named to the Arizona State University School of Sustainable Engineering and Built Environment Hall of Fame. He will be inducted Feb. 3.
Eric was selected by an awards committee based on his reputation in the construction industry, his leadership and support of the Del E. Webb School of Construction and his philanthropic efforts. Eric served as the Chair of the Executive Advisory Board for Del Webb School of Construction for eight years.
“All Phoenix-area industry stakeholders have worked hard to ensure the Del E. Webb School of Construction is a best-in-class experience for the students,” Eric said. “I am very honored to be inducted into the Hall of Fame by this outstanding program.”
In addition to heading up our offices in Fort Worth and San Antonio, Eric is responsible for the overall performance of the district’s building projects, including acquiring and executing work. He has been with Sundt for 30 years, and graduated with a degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Arizona.
He is a past national chairperson of the Building Division and the Public Private Industry Advisory Council for the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC). Eric has also served on the national AGC Board of Directors. Additionally, he has served on the Board of Directors for local AGC chapters in Arizona and Texas.
October 7, 2016
The buildings will be within walking distance of Downtown Tempe.
A Sundt team is turning a parking lot into two high-rises filled with places to live, work and play in Tempe, Arizona. The project, a 407-unit residential and retail mixed-use development, covers a block in the state’s eighth-largest city.
“This project will add a vibrant community within walking distance of Tempe’s thriving downtown,” said Sundt Vice President and Regional Director Marty Hedlund. “This is an exciting new development for our city.”
The first tower will be 20 stories, and the second will be 12 with primarily studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom apartments. The second tower will feature 22 walk-up city homes and flats wrapping the first four stories. The project also includes more than 31,000 square feet of retail and restaurant space.
Residents will enjoy top-of-the-line amenities including a shared fifth-floor deck with a resort-style swimming pool, barbecue grilling area and outdoor lounges with cabanas and fire pits. There will also be a state-of-the-art fitness center, dog walk and workroom with storage for more than 450 bicycles.
Larry Luke, Sundt’s Area Manager for its new Salt Lake City office.
Larry Luke is serving as Area Manager for the new office and is responsible for forming partnerships with clients and subcontractors in the region. It’s an important market. Sixty percent of Utah’s population live in the Salt Lake Valley and the state’s population is estimated to increase 19 percent by 2020, from 2.77 million to 3.31 million.
Larry recently spent a few minutes talking about our expanded presence in Northern Utah and our many qualifications and innovative approaches to project delivery.
What are Utah’s strengths as a market?
Utah has a growing economy and population that has created a steady need for new infrastructure in the areas in which Sundt operates (Transportation, Industrial and Building). Utah has a healthy economy, balanced state budget and the ability to either self-fund projects or obtain either federal or private-market funding. The owners are not only programming and funding new construction projects but they also have a reputation for treating contractors fairly and believe in partnering. Public market owners, such as Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT), Utah Transit Authority and counties and cities, and private markets have projects that are either in the planning phase, design phase or already scheduled to be advertised.
From a personnel perspective, Salt Lake City is an area where many people want to live due to the proximity to recreational opportunities, strong family atmosphere and relatively low cost of living.
Sundt participates in joint ventures on many of its projects. What kind of expertise would we bring to JVs in the Salt Lake market?
Sundt is known in our industry for being not only a long-standing reputable company with a strong balance sheet, but also one with excellent experience on a variety of different projects. Through our people, we are also known for being an innovator and leader in Construction Manager General Contractor (CMGC), and use of technology for 3D modeling, virtual design and construction, use of automated machine control, parametric estimating, and design-build value engineering. Owners like UDOT have been on the forefront of CMGC projects, design-build, accelerated bridge construction and intelligent design and construction (IDC). We believe Sundt’s strengths in these areas will make us stand out and be able to offer joint-venture partners and owners a value that is unique from other local contractors.
What are Sundt’s strategies for developing good subcontractor relationships there?
Like any other local market, it is important to have personal relationships with our subcontractors and suppliers and show them that Sundt will treat them fairly, pay timely, honor fair bidding and price-evaluation practices and include them as partners in the project planning.
What trends do you see in the Salt Lake market?
I think we will continue to see an emphasis on value-based selections such as CMGC and design-build, especially for projects greater than $75 million. UDOT is interested in developing its IDC process and evolving the design and contractors into utilizing 3D electronic design files to replace paper plan sheets as legal construction documents. I think we will also see more opportunities that involve a combination of Transportation, Industrial or Building. For example, the upcoming Salt Lake prison or Utah Transit Authority Mountain Accord project, development of ski resort expansion projects or local cities’ needs for water improvement projects.