Been on the Road


Been on the Road

I was in Las Vegas this week for the World of Concrete — what an incredible show — these guys know how to put on a party. There were over 60,000 people there and literally a thousand booths. It filled the LV convention center and spilled out on the parking lot.

I was fortunate enough to be invited to an "after" open house at the Vegas office of Bomel Construction Company. I understand that they are currently building over 15 garages in the California/Nevada area. For those who understand this stuff, these folks are "poured in place-post tensioned" experts. They like to build their garages from scratch.

I was talking to their Business Development manager Brian Hicks and another fellow walks up. Of course I stick out my hand and say "I’m John Van Horn, who are you?" He was Kent Matranga, president of the company.  Kent spent quite a bit of time with us and explained how the company specializes in parking.  He thought it was interesting that after all the work they put into a garage, the part people remember most is the "lot count" system that tells you how many available spaces there are on each floor. 

Bomal is a ‘design build’ company. Brian says the best project is one where the owners gives them an outline as to what they want, and they do the rest — design, drawings, engineering, and construction. Well, they do form a team, drawing from a stable of architects, engineers, and designers.  They have a pretty solid construction crew with over 800 employees.

They say business is booming


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