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Clark Construction, also referred to as Clark Construction Group, LLC , is a construction firm headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland,[1] and founded in 1906. The company has 2018 annual revenue of more than $5 billion,[2] and is one of the largest commercial and civil contractors in the country.[2] Notable projects include two dozen Washington, D.C. Metro stations, Nationals Park, Washington Harbour, the World Bank Group building, FedExField, Oriole Park at Camden Yards, Verizon Center,[3] L'Enfant Plaza,[2] Salesforce Tower, and the Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center.

Clark Construction Group, LLC
Private
IndustryConstruction
Founded1906; 113 years ago (1906)
FounderGeorge Hyman
HeadquartersBethesda, Maryland, U.S.
Key people
Robert D. Moser, Jr., president and chief executive officer; A. James Clark
Revenue$5 billion (2018)
Number of employees
4,200
Websitewww.clarkconstruction.com

As of 2017, current projects include Washington Dulles International Airport Silver Line (Washington Metro) Phase 2 and Chase Center (San Francisco), the future home of the Golden State Warriors.

HistoryEdit

The company traces its founding to the George Hyman Construction Company which as an excavation only company in 1906 in Washington, DC where business boomed as it initially had the only steam shovel in Washington.[4] In 1923 the company began doing actual construction with its first contract for Wheatley Junior High School. The company was involved in numerous military construction projects during World War II.[5]

Hyman died in 1959 and was succeeded by his nephew Benjamin Rome.[5]

In 1969 A. James Clark bought the company from the Hyman family[6] and oversaw major growth including one of its earliest projects L'Enfant Plaza in Washington. Clark formed separate company 1977 for non-union projects in the Washington area (Hyman legally could not bid on such projects).[6] In 1995 Clark merged construction companies of Hyman, Shirley Contracting Company, Guy F. Atkinson Construction and OMNI to form Clark Construction.[5]

In 2016 a year after Clark died, the construction firm management bought the company from its parent Clark Enterprises leaving the parent to concentrate on its private equity, financial and real estate markets.[6]

ControversiesEdit

In June 2018, three black employees employed as elevator operators by a Clark Construction subcontractor in San Francisco alleged that they were targeted at work with racial slurs, including verbal abuse, written abuse on walls, and black dolls hung from nooses. It was reported that the employees were planning on suing Clark Construction.[7][8]

SubsidiariesEdit

  • Guy F. Atkinson Construction[9]
  • Edgemoor Infrastructure & Real Estate - founded in 2001 as a vertically integrated business that handles (1) Development, (2) Design and Construction (Schedule and Cost), (3) Financing, and (4) Operations and Maintenance/Life Cycle Costs (Replacements)[10][11]

Notable projectsEdit

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Government projectsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ dan.shaw@dailyreporter.com, Dan Shaw. "Findorff picked for Couture project – The Daily Reporter – WI Construction News & Bids". Retrieved 2017-04-12.
  2. ^ a b c "Clark Construction executives buy out iconic Washington firm". WTOP. 2016-01-14. Retrieved 2017-04-12.
  3. ^ "Alfred James Clark, founder of Clark Construction, dies - Washington Business Journal". Washington Business Journal. Retrieved 2017-04-12.
  4. ^ http://www.fundinguniverse.com/company-histories/the-clark-construction-group-inc-history/
  5. ^ a b c https://www.clarkconstruction.com/about
  6. ^ a b c https://www.bizjournals.com/washington/breaking_ground/2016/01/management-team-buys-clark-construction.html
  7. ^ "Black workers allege racial graffiti, nooses hung at SF high-rise construction site". SFChronicle.com. Retrieved 2018-06-24.
  8. ^ "Black Dolls Found in Nooses at San Francisco Construction Site, Workers Say". nytimes.com. Retrieved 2018-06-24.
  9. ^ Graebner, Lynn (November 15, 1998). "Electrifying purchase: Calpine buys Sacramento's Walsh Power". Sacramento Business Journal. Retrieved July 15, 2017.
  10. ^ http://edgemoor.com/post/spotlight-on-performance-based-infrastructure
  11. ^ Horsley, Lynn (2017-09-08). "Edgemoor touts local jobs as Burns & McDonnell pushes back on KCI rejection | The Kansas City Star". Kansascity.com. Retrieved 2018-02-10.
  12. ^ "Checked Baggage Inspection System at BWI". Clark Construction. Retrieved 2018-02-10.
  13. ^ "Dulles East/West Baggage & Concourse C/D Rehabilitation". Clark Construction. Retrieved 2018-02-10.
  14. ^ "LAX Tom Bradley International Terminal". Clark Construction. Retrieved 2018-02-10.
  15. ^ "San Antonio International Airport Terminal B". Clark Construction. Retrieved 2018-02-10.
  16. ^ "Seattle-Tacoma South Terminal Concourse". Clark Construction. 2001-09-11. Retrieved 2018-02-10.
  17. ^ "William P. Hobby International Airport Expansion". Clark Construction. Retrieved 2018-02-10.
  18. ^ "Harry S. Truman Building Modernization". Clark Construction. 2014-11-19. Retrieved 2018-02-10.
  19. ^ "Los Angeles City Hall". Clark Construction. Retrieved 2018-02-10.
  20. ^ "L.A. Hall of Justice". Clark Construction. Retrieved 2018-02-10.
  21. ^ "U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters". Clark Construction. Retrieved 2018-02-10.
  22. ^ a b "Walter Reed National Military Medical Center". Clark Construction. Retrieved 2018-02-10.

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