February Messenger

MBM Contracting – Project Spotlight

Duquesne University Rockwell Hall Renovation

Duquesne University selected MBM to complete renovations to approximately 5,000 SF of office space on the 9th floor of Rockwell hall. The new office space for the A.J. Palumbo School of Business includes 31 offices for professors, a kitchen lounge area for staff and visitors, large women’s and men’s bathrooms, two-student waiting and collaboration rooms, and a private student testing area. The view of Pittsburgh and the University, particularly from the corner offices, are breathtaking.


Butler Memorial Hospital Administrative Suite

MBM competitively bid and was awarded the renovations to the Administrative Suite on the 6 th Floor of Butler Memorial Hospital in Butler, PA. The existing Administrative Suite was located on the Ground Floor of the hospital and was in need of an update. Space in the South Wing of the 6 th Floor was dedicated to the new suite and MBM began the fit-out in October 2016. Within the 13-week schedule, MBM completed the rebuild of the 5,800 SF space which included a new elevator lobby, reception and waiting areas, 14 offices, work rooms, a large conference room, and kitchen.

 

MBM Happenings

Whole Foods Market South Hills Grand Opening

The much anticipated Whole Foods Market South Hills had their grand opening on January 25, 2017. MBM was the general contractor for the interior fit-out portion of the 40,000 SF store. The new store had hundreds of customers visit on grand opening day. Features of the store include a juice and coffee bar, certified master butchers, a large selection of locally sourced foods and products, bakery, fresh seafood, prepared foods, and a pub. Read more about the new location here!
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Team MBM Spotlight

Melissa Powell

Director of Marketing
MBM Contracting, Inc.

Missy, (one of the “M’s” in MBM) joined the MBM team in January 2016. With eight years of previous experience in sales and marketing, she brought a wealth of knowledge and ideas to MBM. She quickly learned the construction industry and has implemented many new and exciting ideas at the company. Missy has many responsibilities at MBM, some of which include developing marketing goals and strategies, finding new business opportunities, and maintaining and expanding client relations. Outside of the office she stays busy with her husband, two young children and goldendoodle, Ruby.

What do you like about working at MBM?

I like being with my family. I also like that I had the freedom to help create a brand new Marketing & Business Development Department in 2016. All of my efforts and hard work go toward helping the family business. I’m pretty blessed that my work is meaningful and I get to be with my family at the same time.

What is on your wish list for the next 10 years?

Work hard, raise some awesome kids, and do everything I can to help the family company. In my spare time, I hope to take some fun trips with my family, maybe to Colorado, Disney World, Ireland, and one day back to Austria where my husband proposed.

Tell us three things most people don’t know about you…

I earned two bachelor’s degrees in four years from WVU. I tried out for an Oscar Mayer Wiener commercial and had to sing the song but unfortunately wasn’t selected. I met Jerome Bettis on an airplane and made him sign my barf bag.

 

Friends of MBM

Richard L. Beynon

President
Beynon & Company, Inc

Beynon & Company is a full service commercial real estate and insurance company. Many people know them for real estate, but they are also an independent insurance firm, offering both commercial/business and home and auto insurance. The company goes back as a real estate company to 1912. Mr. Beynon started fresh out of college working at the Jenkins Arcade Building in Downtown Pittsburgh. He took over as President of the company in 2000. One of his goals was to have a big party to celebrate the company’s 100 years in business. In 2012, he did just that! In his spare time, Mr. Beynon enjoys golfing, snow skiing, and water skiing. He has three children who he says are very smart and take after their mother!

How Were You Introduced to MBM?

Harry Brown called me one day and asked if we had any work. We had just taken over the Arrott building Downtown and were working with a startup architectural firm to put into the space. That firm was Radelet McCarthy!

What was your experience like working with MBM?

We work with many different contractors and MBM is by far one of the best ones to work with. The family values extend to the working day.. each and every day.

What was the most memorable project you have worked on with MBM?

Most likely a building in the strip that used to be horse stables. We purchased it and put in an internet company called Storm Systems. It was a great reuse of the building. MBM did all the design and build out. It turned out great. We recently sold it.

Tell us three things most people don’t know about you…

I was a bee keeper in my younger days and hope to setup 2-3 hives very soon. My first real estate purchase was a closed church on the North Side for $50,000. I went to high school and graduated with Harry Brown… (thank God I didn’t have to wrestle him!).

 

Danny Brown to be honored at this year’s Wesley Spectrum Spring Gala!

Wesley Spectrum Services provides a wide range of education, autism, mental health, and social services to children and families throughout Western Pennsylvania. Each year they have a gala to raise awareness and funds for their efforts. Wesley Spectrum has selected Danny Brown as the honoree at this year’s gala. The event will be held on Saturday, March 4th, 2017 at the Fairmont Hotel. To learn more about the event and to purchase tickets or donate auction items, please click here.

 

MBM is Hiring-Project Managers

MBM is looking for experienced Project Managers who will be responsible for the overall direction, completion, and financial outcome of our construction management and general contracting projects. MBM is a family owned and operated company based in the South Hills. If you’d like to become part of a growing organization that treats you like a member of the family, please send your resume to mpowell@mbmcontracting.com.