October 24, 2011
October 21, 2011
Beyond the projects on the job site, Sundt works hard on a mix of projects that build relationships among its team members as well as joint-venture partners, subcontractors and people looking to launch or continue their construction careers with our company.
Recently, Sundt’s Talent Acquisition Department met with representatives from state, local, and non-profit agencies at our Phoenix office for an informational luncheon focused on diversity recruitment and hiring. For many years, Sundt has been sending out letters to agencies and organizations noting our diversity hiring goals; however, as a leader in diversity, we realized that we needed to take our initiatives to another level and make closer relationship-building-focused connections with the representatives of these constituencies. Networking meetings and luncheons like this one are among the many ways we work with agencies and organizations to support our efforts to recruit and hire greater numbers of women, veterans, African Americans and other minority candidates seeking jobs in the construction industry.
Among the attendees at this luncheon were Danny Meehan of DES Veterans’ Business Services; DJ Randal of Maximus; Tamara Floyd of OIC; Nina Lindsay of St. Joseph the Worker; Micah Peterson and Teddy McDaniel of the Greater Phoenix Urban League; Michelle Harrison of AWEE; Daniel Adonis of the Maricopa Skill Center.
October 18, 2011
Gov. Jan Brewer addresses the crowd at the 40th Anniversary Rededication of the London Bridge in Lake Havasu City, Ariz.
One week ago, today, the London Bridge was rededicated in celebration of its 40th anniversary
as a landmark that built a city. That city, Lake Havasu City, Ariz., welcomed hundreds of visitors on the evening of Oct. 14 to honor the structure’s four decades in the Grand Canyon State, as well as the significant role it played throughout the course of London’s history. During the rededication, Gov. Jan Brewer and Mayor Mark Nexsen made remarks, both reflecting on the bridge’s vibrant traditions and the unparalleled impact it has had on Lake Havasu City since purchased and reconstructed by Robert McCulloch and Sundt Construction
Sundt was a proud sponsor of last Friday’s event and we continue to revel, as millions do each year, in the wonder that is the London Bridge. Click here to see more photos from the London Bridge Rededication event.
October 14, 2011
We’re pleased to welcome two new additions to the Sundt team: Scot Bennett and Angela Tombolini. Both will work to further business development efforts from their respective markets.
Scot will work as a business development representative, dedicating his time to procuring larger, complex construction projects for our construction company. Based in Tempe, Scot comes to Sundt with more than a decade of design and business development experience. More…
As an administrator in the Sacramento office, Angela will be responsible for planning and proposal support for the business development team, as well as market research and outreach. She has worked in the construction and real estate industries for nearly 10 years and is an active member of the Planning, Policy and Urban Development League. More…
October 11, 2011
Construction site for The London Bridge in 1971. This year the bridge celebrates four decades in Lake Havasu City, Arizona.
Lake Havasu City would be virtually unknown today if it weren’t for Robert McCulloch. In the early 1960s, the city’s site was a barren World War II auxiliary airfield with no population to speak of. But McCulloch, an industrialist and a developer, thought it was the ideal place to relocate his large chainsaw company while creating a new community in the desert.
About the same time that McCulloch was planning to develop Lake Havasu City, the London Bridge in England was literally sinking into the River Thames. The bridge had been dedicated in 1831 and was in a state of disrepair. Because refurbishment was no longer practical, the City of London decided to auction the bridge to raise funds to build a replacement.
Eric Hedlund (left) and Mike Hoover (right)
Sundt Construction, Inc. has promoted long-time employees Mike Hoover and Eric Hedlund to serve as the company’s dual COOs, effective Oct. 1. Mike and Eric’s promotions split construction project management of Sundt’s operations between them, creating an optimized organizational structure in light of our growth and expansion to new markets.
Mike now oversees our heavy civil, mining & industrial, concrete, masonry and safety/quality groups. Joining Sundt in 1978 to work on industrial and heavy civil construction projects, Mike previously served as senior vice president and heavy civil group manager. More…
Eric now oversees our California, Southwest, Texas, Federal and special project groups. Employed by the construction company since 1987, Eric previously served as senior vice president and building group manager, overseeing and leading six of Sundt’s business units. More…