Clark Construction Hires Veteran Construction Executives to Lead Company Expansion into Self-Perform Services
LANSING, MI Clark Construction Company announces the hiring of two veteran construction professionals who will lead the company's expansion into self-perform construction services. Larry Cowper joins Clark Construction as Director of Self Perform Operations, and Richard Wagner serves as Director of Self Perform Estimating. The pair will be responsible for guiding Clark's self-perform services through a wholly owned subsidiary, Clark Contracting Services.
"We could not be more pleased to have Larry Cowper and Richard Wagner spear head this exciting new venture," said Clark Construction President, Sam Clark. "Adding self-perform services to our existing Construction Management portfolio will help us better serve our customers by ensuring the highest quality work meeting challenging schedules safely."
Larry Cowper is an 18-year veteran of the commercial construction industry, serving as a senior project manager, project manager and project foreman. Wagner has 25 years of experience in the industry including positions as operations manager and lead estimator. Both Cowper and Wagner are highly respected in the industry and have performed $10 million a year in self-perform work.
Self-perform services allow a contractor to complete certain parts of a project with its own skilled labor force and can add value for clients in that it often saves time, adds schedule flexibility and increases control. Self-perform services will also assist Clark and its clients by ensuring an adequate labor supply to complete portions of the project on-time and within budget. Clark Construction will continue to serve its clients as one of the nation's most highly regarded Construction Management companies. The addition of self-perform services is an expansion of the company's services it offers to clients.
"Adding self-perform services is truly a win-win in that it will allow us to maintain our long-standing relationships with outside contractors, while at the same time providing us with more flexibility in ensuring that we will always be able to provide the skilled trades that are needed at the best price for our customers," said Clark.