Turner Construction Company Moves to New Memphis Office
MEMPHIS, TN Turner Construction Company has moved to a new, 2,700-square-foot office at 6060 Primacy Parkway, Suite 150, in Memphis, Tennessee. Forty Turner employees work in Memphis, with plans to add additional staff.
Build-out work on the office began in December 2017, with Turner as the contractor, collaborating with architects Bottletree Design Group and engineers Innovative Engineering Services (IES).
"It's an unusual position to be the contractor for your own office, but we enjoyed the process of working with Bottletree Design and IES in this capacity, and the final result is a great showcase of our combined efforts," said Andy Davis, Business Manager of Turner's Memphis office.
A ribbon-cutting ceremony for the office was held. Participating in the ceremony were Davis, Turner Community and Citizenship Manager Mary L. Bright, Turner Special Project Division Manager Patrick Johnston, Turner Preconstruction Manager Jeff Borgsmiller, and Greater Memphis Chamber CEO Phil Trenary.
As part of Turner's commitment to elevating and supporting Minority Business Enterprise/Women's Business Enterprise (MBE/WBE) businesses in the Memphis community, roughly 91 percent of cost on the project were minority- or female-owned subcontractors, as well as 100 percent of the design team (Bottletree Design Group is woman-owned and IES is minority-owned).
The finished office space is a collaborative work environment with exposed ceilings, all LED lights, writable/erasable surfaces on seven walls and a large conference room with state-of-the-art Cisco video conferencing. Additional collaboration spaces and glass walls help enhance the space's openness.
"This space allows us to establish a more effective environment for our team to service clients," Davis said. "It gives us an opportunity to continue to grow and make a difference in the Mid-South community."
Turner's presence in Memphis has steadily grown in recent years. Forecasted 2018 revenue for the Memphis office is above $100 million, more than twice its 2016 revenue of $42 million. The current staff of 40 has also doubled from two years ago. Turner's first project in Memphis took place in 1986, and the company has had a continuous presence in the city since 2005.