Wednesday, April 23, 2010 - Press Release - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 23, 2010 RBR HONORED RECIPIENT OF TWO TEXO EXCELLENCE AWARDS
RBR Construction Named TEXO Project Award Recipient for Historic Restoration
and Construction Safety Excellence Award Winner
Arlington, TX – April 23, 2010 - RBR Construction was honored to be named as the recipient of the Project Excellence Award for the Harrison County Courthouse Historical Restoration by TEXO during the annual Distinguished Awards Gala held at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas. RBR also received a Construction Safety Excellence Award, at the event, which was attended by over 600 members of the North and East Texas design and construction community.. The Harrison County Courthouse Historical Restoration project was selected as outstanding among six other construction companies that also competed for this Project Excellence Award in the 1.5 to 5 million dollar category.
The 1901 Harrison County Courthouse is the third government structure to occupy the square of land donated in 1841 by Marshall Founder Peter Whetstone who called for a “Temple of Justice” to be built on the site. Efforts to assure its restoration to its appearance in 1927, after the second wing was extended, began in 1993. It took a Herculean effort by citizens of Harrison County to raise the funds required for a complete restoration.
It took the political will of several dedicated county judgesincluding an absolute determination by County Judge Richard Anderson to get the project finished in his first term in office. It also took collaboration among several organizations including the Harrison County Courthouse Preservation Council and the Harrison County Historical Commission as well as a matching grant from Texas Historical Commission to get the project done.
The architectural work was performed by David Chase of Architexas, who specializes in Texas courthouse historical restorations. RBR Construction served as General Contractor for the restoration which was completed in September 2009. RBR has extensive experience in historical restorations of courthouses and other structures.
The grand opening of the Courthouse was held nearly three months before the originally scheduled opening. It took an extraordinary effort by all members of the project team to complete the restoration in time for the opening.
Established in 1987, RBR Construction Inc. has achieved a reputation for providing excellent customer service based on a commitment to quality management, on-time completion, cost control, and safety. To consistently meet these commitments, RBR has developed a formal quality process system called Achieving Building Excellence. This structured process enhances RBR's ability to deliver value to its clients, and to provide for the constant development of the RBR Team.
RBR's ability to deliver a high level of quality and service has earned RBR the privilege of having received several distinguished awards for construction excellence, including the coveted Associated General Contractors of America Marvin M. Black Excellence In Partnering Award, The TEXO (North Texas) Chapter of the Associated General Contractors and Associated Builders and Contractors of America National Safety Excellence Award and The National AGC Construction Safety Award.
TEXO is THE Construction Association representing commercial contractors in North and East Texas and works to build a unified construction community by promoting loyalty and leadership.
TEXO (Latin for “to Build, to Weave, to Construct”) is the largest commercial contractors association in Texas and one of the largest affiliated with the national Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc. (ABC) and The Associated General Contractors of America (AGC). With over 1,900 members, the association was created from the consolidation of the North/East Texas Chapter of the Associated General Contractors (QUOIN) and the Associated Builders and Contractors North Texas (ABCNT) in October 2008