Carter & Burgess, Konover Construction Form Design-Build Strategic Alliance

Companies Join Forces To Target Growing Warehouse/Distribution Market

FARMINGTON, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 11, 2001--Carter & Burgess, Inc.'s (C&B) Boston Office and Konover Construction Corporation (KCC) have formed a strategic alliance to offer design-build services to the rapidly changing warehouse/distribution center market.

Carter & Burgess/Konover now offers its customers greater control of the design and construction, quality, timing, and cost of warehouse/distribution projects. Their primary geographic emphasis is the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast regions of the United States.

C&B, a national full service architecture/engineering firm with a Boston office, is one of the fastest growing architecture/engineering firms in distribution center design. The 62-year-old company has designed more than 100 million square feet of distribution space in the last 15 years. KCC, with offices in Farmington, Conn., and Columbia, Md., is a $250 million, full-service, commercial construction company that has served the Mid-Atlantic, Eastern and Southeastern U.S. for more than 40 years.

"By joining forces with Konover Construction, we now team with a regional construction powerhouse that has the management depth, development experience and strong marketing focus needed in the warehouse/distribution market," said Steve Schein, senior vice president, C&B Boston Office. "We match up very well both geographically and philosophically, and we are eager to bring our combined services to this growing market."

"As more companies seek better use of their real estate and financial resources, design-build warehouse/distribution projects will be a key component of the construction market," explained Tom Rousseau, vice president of business development for KCC. "Carter & Burgess has an outstanding reputation as one of the nation's leading architecture/engineering firms for supply-chain solutions, and we're excited about the opportunity to expand upon our 30-year relationship with them in other markets and to serve this sector."

Through this interdisciplinary team, Carter & Burgess/Konover offers strong project management from concept through facility operations and more than 125 years' combined experience in design, pre-construction, construction, and development services. With project management tools, such as ProjectTalk.com(TM), customers can collaborate with the design-build alliance using the most current data on a secure project Web site.

According to Schein and Rousseau, a primary goal of Carter & Burgess/Konover is to provide clients with the most cost-effective and efficient distribution facilities, while meeting schedule, cost, and quality objectives.

The Carter & Burgess warehouse/distribution group is nationally recognized for helping some of the industry's most demanding retailers meet their distribution challenges. Engineering News-Record ranked C&B no. 2 in its 2001 Warehouse/Distribution category and no. 30 overall among U.S. design firms. Visit C&B online at www.c-b.com.

Shopping Center World magazine nationally ranked Konover Construction Corporation 9th for interior fit-up and 10th for shell construction on retail construction; in 2000, KCC completed more than two million square feet of retail space. In addition, Engineering News-Record ranked KCC 199th among the nation's top 400 construction companies and 72nd among the nation's top 100 construction managers. Visit the company's Web site at www.konoverconstruction.com.

For more information about Carter & Burgess/Konover, contact Peter Cullinan at 617/374-4532 or via email at Email Contact; or Tom Rousseau at 860/284-7405 or via email at Email Contact.


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