From conception to execution, a successful community project is the result of the synergetic effort from the owner, architects and engineers, main contractors and subcontractors.
As the leading contractor and construction management provider in Missouri and the surrounding four-state region, at Branco Enterprises, we strongly believe that collaboration is the backbone of community development. Let’s take a deeper look into how collaboration helps the construction industry, and how we, as a company, implement it.
Trusted Partnerships: The Key to Success
While every industry thrives with collaboration, partnerships are especially paramount to the construction industry. A lack of communication and cooperation between all involved contractors can be disastrous. The only way to ensure all involved teams work like cogs in a well-oiled machine is to have end-to-end trust, reliability, and transparency.
At Branco, we know first hand that building relationships with trust is a central factor, and directly impacts the final deliverables! For us, ‘trust’ isn’t an abstract ideal – it translates very tangibly to clear communication, reliable payments, and using the latest technology for better pre construction planning and scheduling. Our construction managers place a major emphasis on putting together a harmonious design and construction team for each project.
As ‘building partners’, construction management begins way before breaking ground on-site. Our collaboration begins with the design team as we perform constructability reviews, bringing our decades of experience for a unique insight into the pre-construction phase. We also employ the CM-R (Construction Projects at Risk) delivery method for greater collaboration between the owner, designers, and all involved contractors.
Project Spotlight: Our Community Projects
Branco Enterprises is deeply involved in community upliftment in Missouri, with our contributions spanning across charities, youth activities, and civic organizations. We’re passionate about our community construction projects: the Newton Library, and Ozark Community Center.
Neosho Newton Community Library
While you can’t judge a book by its cover, you can judge a community by the quality of its library. 95% of Americans aged 16 and older believe the materials and resources in public libraries give the community a greater chance to succeed – making it one of the most essential community buildings.
The Newton Community Library in Neosho, MO, is an important cultural heritage to the community with its 100-year-old infrastructure, but it needed to be updated to better serve the modern needs of the growing neighborhood.
We added a newly renovated children’s area for more activities and resources for small children to learn while they play. We also developed a genealogy research museum, because we believe the key to the future is understanding the past.
Other contemporary additions included a new Community Room that can be utilized for a number of different events and gatherings. And thanks to all the new improvements to the county library, the parking lot and driveway needed an expansion too. The entire project was completed by higher CM-R collaboration with Jack Ball & Associates architect engineering team, under budget and ahead of schedule to boot!
Ozark Community Center
The Ozark Community Center is one of our proudest community contributions. This monumental building is made of innovative etched-glass and custom stone work, and sprawls over 67,000 square feet, overlooking the historically significant Finley River.
The Ozark, MO community now enjoys a state-of-the-art facility with multiple recreation programs. It has a new aquatic center with a therapy pool and a strength center. The city’s many riverside walking trails now begin at the community center. Patrons also enjoy new basketball and volleyball courts and Youth Athletic centers.
Educating young citizens about geological significance is of great importance, and the live spring in the community center is an experiential learning area for children.
Jarrett Middle School: Our Current Community Project in Progress
We are currently working on renovating the century-old middle school building with a modern and updated design. The new Jarrett Middle School will feature interactive learning stairs, a kinesthetic approach to foster more varied learning for young students. Flexibility is one of the key objectives for multiple learning spaces, with clever use of natural light and open space design. There will also be a storm room.
The middle school will also have a new football field with a surrounding track to accommodate sports and physical education.
One of our favorite quotes of all time is Henry Ford’s “Coming together is a beginning, staying together is progress and working together is success.”. In our decades of experience with partnerships and collaboration, we’ve found this to be unfailingly true. Our successes can be majorly attributed to the successful collaboration with our partners.
Branco Enterprises’ long-standing partnership with Butler Buildings has led to a substantial portfolio of commercial facilities. Utilizing Butler Buildings, we offer end-to-end construction management services. Our building solutions are architecturally innovative and environmentally-friendly – with speed and affordability as a priority.
Springfield Contractors Association
The Springfield Contractors Association was formed in 1993, and has greatly advanced local construction interest as well as forged relationships among industry contractors in Southwest Missouri.
SCA has a ‘Generation Next’ program that has community outreach for mentorships and skill-building for younger individuals to enter the industry.
Why partner with Branco?
With over 89 years of experience in the construction industry, we bring unparalleled insight and experience into all kinds of building projects. Our strong beliefs in active community contributions and quality services are what inspired us to grow to be a leading provider.
We’re building a better Missouri for the future. Get in touch with us today to learn more about our collaborative process, or to find out more about how you can partner with us on your next building project.