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GCC McCarthy Joint Venture Breaks Ground on Denton Army Reserve Center Project


A north Texas joint venture (JV) formed by McCarthy, a Texas builder for 30 years, and  protégé, GCC Enterprises, Inc., broke ground on a new  Army Reserve Center (ARC) on Friday, April 13 in participation with Congressman Michael Burgess and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE). The nearly $12-million military construction project in Denton, Texas will provide robust headquarters, training and maintenance facilities for the Army Reserve. The construction is being administered by USACE, Fort Worth District. When completed in March of 2013, the ARC will be used to train and develop military skills for local reservists who serve global military missions.

The ARC includes a 37,000-square-foot administrative/training center, an organizational maintenance shop, storage buildings and support facilities. The support facilities include two covered wash platforms, a  high/low loading ramp, paving, fencing, general site improvements and site utilities.

The ARC project is the first win for the recently formed mentor-protégé JV team, organized under  the U.S. Small Business Administration’s 8(a) Business Development Program. McCarthy’s two-year mentor-protégé relationship with GCC Enterprises and the firms’ shared project experience led logically to a JV partnership to pursue federal and other projects. The firms have also worked together at  Fort Hood, in Dallas, and they are preparing to start another project for the Army in Texarkana.

“This first win with GCC sets a great precedent for our mentor-protégé joint venture and it shows our competitiveness for these types of opportunities in the federal market,” said McCarthy Texas Division President Mike McWay. “Both companies have invested a lot in this relationship, and it is terrific to see the results of that effort in the form of important construction being done side-by-side right here in Dallas for the nation’s men and women in uniform.”

Greg Cody, GCC’s President, added, “As a veteran who’s been a construction contractor since leaving military service, I am very proud of what we are doing. This GCC McCarthy partnership has helped strengthen my company in many ways, and we’re proud of what we bring individually and as a team to the challenge. We see a lot of opportunity and promise in these efforts.”

In addition to the ARC Denton project, McCarthy is currently underway with five federal projects in Texas, including the $538-million Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center Replacement for USACE – the largest project to date funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. McCarthy is leading that JV with Balfour Beatty, in association with HKS Architects and Wingler & Sharp as design partners. That 947,000-square-foot facility will replace the 45-year-old existing Army Medical Center and provide new, state-of-the-art healthcare facilities for service members and their families at Fort Hood, near Killeen, Texas.

About McCarthy
Celebrating 30 years of building in Texas, McCarthy is the nation’s 10th largest domestic general contractor (Engineering News-Record, May 2011) and a leading federal builder. An employee-owned company, McCarthy performs general contractor, construction management and design/build services for a mix of  project types, including: federal, healthcare, educational, water/wastewater, entertainment, power generation, parking structures, office buildings, bridges and highways, port/marine, laboratory, biotechnology, retail, microelectronic, industrial facilities, tenant interiors and mixed-use construction. In addition to Dallas, McCarthy has offices in Houston; Sacramento, San Francisco, San Diego and Newport Beach, Calif.; Phoenix; Las Vegas; St. Louis and Atlanta. For more information please visit www.mccarthy.com.

About GCC Enterprises
GCC Enterprises, Inc., is a privately owned general contractor that has been “Building Relationships and Structures That Last” since 1999. GCC is a service-disabled, veteran-owned small business with offices in Texas and Florida. GCC is dedicated to providing the highest quality construction and facilities management services to its federal, commercial and residential customers including, among others, DFW International Airport,  U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the Veterans Administration, the U.S. Air Force, the U.S. Navy, the U.S. Treasury Department, the City of Dallas, Dallas and Frisco Independent School Districts, Wal-Mart, Frito Lay and Einstein Bagels. GCC has formed strategic alliances to ensure success at all project levels. Centered on its core values, GCC meets and exceeds its customers’ needs and expectations to forge lasting business relationships. For more information, please visit: www.gccenterprise.com.

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