Big Wins Build BIG Backlog

Ashley Williams | Wednesday April 29, 2020

Big Wins Build BIG Backlog

Ashley Williams | Wednesday April 29, 2020

With an outstanding 2019, we are proud to say that ESS started the 2020 year with a robust backlog. But that didn’t stop our determined teams in their relentless pursuit of projects. With outstanding efforts by a diverse group of team members, our employee-owners were awarded some stellar projects since the first of the year. It takes a tremendous amount of skill and grit to accomplish these kinds of results!

The following projects represent just a sample of work our teams look forward to building in 2020 and beyond! Combined, these featured projects total nearly $80 million of infrastructure that will be put in place.

Hutchens Construction

Project: Dennis Weaver Drive
Location: Joplin, MO
Lead Estimator(s):
Nick Troncale, Estimator
Tyson Collins, Assistant Vice President

 

Project Description

Leveraging experience and shared resources from both Emery Sapp & Sons and Hutchens Construction, An Emery Sapp & Sons Company, our teams were able to provide a complete and comprehensive bid package for the removal and relocation of the Dennis Weaver Drive intersection on State Hwy 171. These critical improvements will provide a safer intersection and main entrance for the Joplin Regional Airport. Realignment of Dennis Weaver Drive will allow for further development and improvements of airport facilities.

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Springfield

Project: Springfield-Branson National Airport Taxiway U
Location: Springfield, MO
Lead Estimator(s):
Don Abell, Senior Estimator
Billy Wallis, Assistant Vice President

 

Project Description

Capitalizing on the ESS concrete plant and resources available from a recently completed project at Northwest Arkansas National Airport (XNA), the ESS team submitted a successful bid for this infrastructure improvement project at the Springfield-Branson National Airport. The project is a complete reconstruction of Taxiway U from Runway 20 to south of Taxiway B including the construction of Runway 20 Blast Pad, the pavement repair of Taxiway U from south of Taxiway B to Runway 14-32, and pavement repair of Runway 2-10. This project will begin May 4, 2020 and is projected to be complete within 180 calendar days!

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Kansas City

Project: Topeka Non-Sort Distribution Center
Location: Topeka, KS
Lead Estimator(s):
Justin Bolsenga, Estimator
Tracy Ultican, Chief Estimator – Kansas City

 

Project Description

Proactively working with project stakeholders, ESS worked collaboratively with Mt. Carmel Stabilization to develop an innovative sitework approach for this 1,825,000 square foot distribution facility, maintenance building, and fueling station. To meet the project schedule for pad delivery as well as advance the balance of the project, ESS proposed the utilization of two mass grading crews. The large site grading crew anticipates moving 17,000 CY of material per day while the pad development crew works in tandem with our soil treatment partner. To perform high production fine grading, the team will utilize a Gomaco 9500 with stringless technology. This piece equipment utilizes multiple total stations tied into the site benchmarks to trim with extreme precision and consistency. The team anticipates moving more than 1,200,000 CY of earth and stabilizing 280,000 CY of building pad soils to provide the general contractor with a pad ready site in just under four (4) months!

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Columbia

Project: Nifong Boulevard Improvements
Location: Columbia, MO
Lead Estimator(s): Darren Woods, Estimator

 

Project Description

This roadway widening project will add two additional through lanes, bike lanes, sidewalks, and improve the intersections along Nifong between Providence and Willowcreek, and along Forum between Nifong and Green Meadows. The ESS team will work collaboratively with the developer constructing two new streets adjacent to the project – Aurora Drive and Nova Way – to install traffic signals at the new intersection of Nifong and Aurora Drive. Widening the Nifong Corridor will aid in eliminating traffic congestion and help the traveling public reach their destinations on the ever expanding southwest quadrant of Columbia. ESS continues to work hand-in-glove with the design team to modify various scopes of work to provide the best value to the Columbia community.

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Heavy Highway & Columbia Joint Pursuit

Project: Mineola Hill Truck Climbing Lanes Design-Build
Location: Hannibal, MO
Lead Pursuit Team Members:
Rusty Crane, Chief Estimator
Don Hillis, Alternative Delivery Pursuit Manager

 

Project Description:

The ESS Team, composed of Emery Sapp & Sons and design partner Bartlett & West, was one of three design-build teams competing for the contract to build the Mineola Hill Truck Climbing Lanes Design-Build project.

“The project’s primary purpose is to construct eastbound and westbound truck climbing lanes near Mineola Hill to enable traffic to flow more safely and efficiently and to replace the bridges within the project limits to replace existing deficient structures,” explained MoDOT Project Director Brandi Baldwin.

The ESS Team was committed to MoDOT and its goals for the I-70 Truck Climbing Lanes at Mineola Hill. As 100-percent, employee-owned companies, The ESS Team prioritized MoDOT’s needs and developed a winning approach that maximized their financial investment. Ultimately, our team will provide the community with a project they will be proud of.

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Springfield

Project: Multiple Awards
Location: Various Locations
Lead Estimator(s): Multiple pursuit teams led by Andy Baker, Estimator

Project Description:

With unprecedented win rates, the ESS Asphalt – Columbia team was awarded with record backlog numbers that include more than a half million tons of asphalt. Other record backlog volumes were also seen in patching, milling, and diamond grinding. The ESS Asphalt – Columbia team is projecting to put up some major stats by the end of the year. This team can look forward to building the featured projects listed below:

MoDOT Call A03 Rte B Atchison – $2M
Asphalt patching and overlay near Rock Port.

 

MoDOT Call B01 Rte 61 Ralls – $1.7 M
Grading, storm sewer, concrete sidewalk, asphalt overlay in New London.

 

MoDOT Call H01 Rte I55 Perry Cape Girardeau – $17.5 M
Bridge rehabilitations, asphalt milling and overlay from Perryville to Scott City.

 

MoDOT Call H03 Rte 62 New Madrid –$3.7 M
Bridge rehabilitation, asphalt patching and asphalt overlay near Marston.