Latest BFL Construction Company News
BFL Starts Work on Pecan Warehouse in Green ValleyAugust 2018
In July 2018, BFL Construction began construction management for Green Valley Pecan Company’s new 45,000 SF warehouse in Green Valley, AZ. The facility is located near the company’s current processing plant and Pecan Store. In addition to a 40,000 SF refrigerated warehouse, the building will also house truck docks, offices, areas for processing equipment, and utility rooms. The project, which is slated for completion in early 2019, was designed by WSM Architects in Tucson.
BFL President Encourages Business Leaders to Attend Local Government MeetingsMay 2017
Check out the Spring 2017 edition of the Tucson Metro Chamber’s magazine, Chamber Edge! The magazine featured an article by BFL Construction President & CEO Garry Brav, “Tucson Business Leaders Must Participate in Local Government,” which stressed the importance of participating in public meetings held by local government entities. In recent years, Brav led a program designed to get local business leaders to attend City of Tucson City Council (COT) and Pima County Board of Supervisors’ (BOS) meetings to represent the interests of the business community. During this program, almost every COT or BOS meeting held was attended by members of the Southern Arizona Leadership Council, the Tucson Metro Chamber, or other civic organizations. (more…)
Going Green: Huge Water Harvesting Tank Installed at Office Construction SiteMay 2017
May, 2017 — BFL Construction recently managed the installation of a 30,000 gallon water harvesting tank at the Vantage West Credit Union Corporate Center Addition project in Tucson. This tank will collect all the roof runoff from the building. The water collected will be used to irrigate the landscaping at the property. The installation of the tank — which was put in place by crane — required the BFL Project Manager to precisely coordinate several specialty contractors and vendors.
BFL Breaks Ground on Projects for El Rio and JFSADecember 2016
The Jewish Federation of Southern Arizona chose BFL to manage the construction of its new office building on River Road in Tucson. In addition, El Rio Community Health Center chose BFL to manage new construction of its 22nd St. Clinic, near the intersection of 22nd St. and Cherrybell Stravenue. Groundbreaking ceremonies for both projects were held in December (photo: JFSA office groundbreaking).
BFL Completes Renovation and New Construction for El Rio’s New Downtown HeadquartersSeptember 2016
In March 2016, BFL completed work on its latest project with El Rio Community Health Center, the El Rio headquarters in downtown Tucson. This campus consists of the Manning House, a 34,358 square foot mansion built in 1907, which BFL renovated and converted into administrative offices.
Next door to the Manning House is a newly constructed three-story building known as Manning 2. This 36,950 square foot building houses El Rio’s Triage Call Center, Information Technology Department, Medical Equipment Sterilization Department, Facilities Department, Shipping & Receiving, and a Wellness Center for employees.
Manning 2 required a number of special features in order to best support the intended uses. Because the building houses El Rio’s entire IT Support Department, construction involved the installation of extensive power conditioning systems and a back-up generator. The Triage Call Center, which must be able to function even during large-scale power outages or disasters, is also connected to the back-up generator, and includes its own emergency air conditioning system. The equipment sterilization facility included an array of special fixtures and installed equipment.
For the renovation of the historic Manning House, BFL ensured that the original charm of the early 20th-century architecture is still very much on display, from tiny stained-glass accents, exposed beams and marble fireplaces, to the remarkable sunlit atrium that now functions as a break room. Over 240 El Rio employees now occupy the Manning Campus.