2/2017 Consolidated Construction Announces New Branch, Staff in Rapid City, South Dakota
Consolidated Construction Co. Inc., a full-service design/build firm headquartered in Appleton, Wis., announces the opening of its new office and newly hired staff in Rapid City, where the company has been completing construction projects for nearly a decade.
“After years of success in Rapid City, we’re looking forward to being an official part of the community by opening our new branch,” Rick Bickert, Consolidated Construction CEO, said. “The office is staffed with local professionals who are experts in the needs of the area and have built strong relationships within the community.”
The new branch, at 919 Main St. in downtown Rapid City, allows Consolidated Construction to better serve its commercial, hospitality and industrial customers throughout South Dakota, Wyoming, and southwestern North Dakota. Rapid City-based employees have local experience and are long-standing members of the community.
Consolidated Construction has completed a number of high-profile projects in Rapid City and the Black Hills. The list includes Home2 Suites, Residence Inn Rapid City, Cambria Hotel and Suites and MainStay Suites. In addition, the company recently began work on the Cadillac Jack’s Gaming Resort expansion in Deadwood.
Rapid City and the Black Hills have seen a boom in commercial and residential construction in recent years. In 2016, the city of Rapid City issued a record $320 million in building permits. Consolidated Construction officials look forward to continued growth in the market and want to participate as an integral part of the Black Hills business community.
Frank Smyle, who has spent his extensive, 34-year construction career in Rapid City and its surrounding communities, will serve as a senior project manager at the Rapid City location. Smyle previously worked for area contractors including MAC Construction Co. Inc., R.C.S. Construction, Inc. and the design firm Dunham Associates, Inc.“Rapid City is my home, and we have endless opportunities for growth and advancement in all industries,” Smyle said. “I’m looking forward to continuing my career in this booming area with Consolidated Construction, offering our customers the best in design/build construction.”
In addition, project engineer Phil Hawki, who has been with Consolidated Construction’s Black Hills projects since 2012, is also stationed at the Rapid City office. He has 19 years of construction experience, including site supervision and project management. Chad Redder, senior site superintendent, is also based in the Rapid City office. He is currently supervising on-site activities at the Home2 Suites hotel, under construction locally.
As a design/build firm, Consolidated Construction offers the Rapid City community something a little different with specialists in architecture. This allows the company to assist customers in every aspect of the construction process, from start to finish.