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YOUR PERIODIC UPDATE FROM BOZZUTO CONSTRUCTION

 

FROM THE DESK OF

Spring 2014

 

Recently, The Washington Business Journal named Monroe Street Market the Best Multifamily Development of 2013. This development is so much more than brick and mortar - it’s a place to explore, meet new people and try new things. It also provides D.C.’s Brookland/Edgewood neighborhoods with beautiful residences, vibrant, much-needed retail and dining destinations, and plentiful spaces for talented individuals to create and share their art.

This terrific recognition is a direct result of the tremendous team we have behind the project, and Monroe Street Market is a community of which we all should be proud. The work we do at Bozzuto is really making a difference. Please join me in congratulating the Monroe Street Market team on a job very well done.

 

Mike Schlegel  |  President, Bozzuto Construction | mschlegel@bozzuto.com


 

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GET TO KNOW

 


Dave Filipiak, Senior Superintendent

Please describe your role at Bozzuto Construction Company in your own words.
As a Senior Superintendent, it is my responsibility to oversee the job and to ensure it is completed within budget and on time. In this position, I train any staff brought to the job and teach them the ins and outs of construction....the old school way, which is how I was taught.

Are you working on any special or noteworthy projects, programs, or activities?
I am in the process of wrapping up Flats 170 in Odenton, Maryland – 369 apartment units which are amongst seven garden-style buildings.

What is the most important milestone/achievement you’ve seen accomplished while at Bozzuto?
I believe the biggest achievement I have accomplished is my growth from beginning at Bozzuto as a Maintenance Superintendent to now being a Senior Construction Superintendent with a great deal of responsibility on each site I'm working on.

What has been your biggest accomplishment while working at Bozzuto?
In my over 24 years with Bozzuto I'm proud to say I've been involved in building more than 3,300 apartments for Bozzuto Construction.


 

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IN OUR COMMUNITY

ACE Mentoring

In its 11th year helping students understand the fields of Architecture, Construction, and Engineering, the Baltimore Chapter of the ACE Mentor Program hosted their annual Scholarship Awards Breakfast on Tuesday, May 13. Bozzuto Construction was a proud sponsor of the event, with BCC Director of Business Development Kelly Cantley welcoming Eric DeCosta, Ravens’ Assistant General Manager, as Guest Speaker. Kelly Cantley has been involved with ACE since 2004, and this year recently ended her 3-year term as President.

Each year, teams of students are paired with mentors from the design and construction industries and given the opportunity to work on the master plan of a local project, tackling everything from geotechnical issues and transportation challenges to architectural styles, construction materials and project budgets. This year’s project was the redevelopment of Harbor Point, with each team providing the concept, program, design, and construction plan for a variety of buildings. Six students were awarded with scholarships, encouraging them to continue their education and seek employment in the design and construction industries. A big thank you to all our employees who mentored and participated this past year!

 

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CLIENT SPOTLIGHT

 

 


The Michael’s Organization

Forty years ago, Michael J. Levitt entered the housing business with one simple idea: “Build Trust.” Forty years later, the organization that bears his name remains committed to “doing what we say we're going to do.”

The company’s passion for taking on challenges and delivering results has taken it from four people building affordable apartments in one state, to a national industry leader that has worked with cities and housing agencies across the country to create entire neighborhoods.

Today, The Michaels Organization is a family of companies that offer leadership in every sector of the housing industry. Capabilities include development, construction, property management, mortgage financing, tax credit syndication, and award-winning supportive services, offered through their strategic partnership with the non-profit organization Better Tomorrows.

Bozzuto Construction Company is honored to have been selected by The Michael’s Organization as general contractor for the first phase of its O’Donnell Heights 300-unit redevelopment project, a 62-acre site located between O’Donnell and Boston streets, just east of Boston Street’s I-95 interchange.  

The first phase consists of 76 units on 5.5 acres, of which 38 will be “heavily subsidized” housing—dedicated to those earning 30 percent or less of the median income. The other 38 units will be “affordable” housing—dedicated to those earning between 30 and 50 percent of the median. Ultimately, the development will include a mixture of deeply-subsidized units, affordable units, and units offered for sale on the public market.  Click here to view a webcam of the construction site.
 

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IN THE PRESS

1) Best Places To Work Award.

For the seventh year, The Bozzuto Group has been nominated as “One of the Best Places to Work” by the Washington Business Journal. The publication selected winners based on the results of confidential online surveys completed by company employees.

We are absolutely delighted to be on WBJ’s list again, after receiving the honor in 2005, and consecutively from 2009 to 2013. We will continue our efforts to make Bozzuto a successful company, and just as importantly, a terrific place for our employees to work.

Did You Know?

  • Bozzuto has one of the lowest turnover rates in the industry.
  • Employee referrals account for nearly 40% of new hires.
  • Employee satisfaction scores are in the top 10% of all companies averaged by Development Dimension International.
  • More than 100 Bozzuto employees were promoted in the past 12 months.
  • The Seven Year Club – a group of employees with seven or more years of service who participate in a profit-sharing pool – has 173 members.


2) O’Donnell Heights Ribbon Cutting.  

On June 3 at 2:30pm, Bozzuto Construction celebrated the Grand Opening of O’Donnell Heights, a newly constructed mixed income housing development located in Baltimore City. The 76 residences, consisting of townhomes and apartments, surround a new leasing office, which is laid out in a campus style. Two new public roadways and several alleys and parking areas have been constructed. The success of the O'Donnell Heights project will make home-ownership and affordable housing a viable option for families with income restrictions in the Baltimore area.

Click here to view the Baltimore Sun's article on the O'Donnell Heights' event.

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PROJECT SPOTLIGHT


 

Baltimore’s Rotunda Redevelopment Project

One of Baltimore City's premier landmarks, The Rotunda, is at the heart of a $100M renovation project with the addition of 379 new apartments, 130,000 square feet of revitalized and new retail space, 140,000 square feet of office space, a new central plaza providing outdoor gathering spaces, an interactive fountain, retail kiosks, and areas for outdoor events and festivals. MOM's Organic Market has signed on as grocery anchor, and CinéBistro offers dinner and a movie to patrons in a full-service restaurant and bar setting.

Located in the Roland Park/Hampden area of the city, The Rotunda was designed by Otto Simonson in the 1920’s and then converted and developed into a shopping mall in 1971 by Bernard Manekin. In the Rotunda’s new iteration, the design will call for the retail shops to face outward toward a central plaza. Two new parking structures will provide approximately 1,100 parking spaces throughout the property.

Bozzuto Construction broke ground on the project in September 2013, with final completion expected by the end of 2015. The Rotunda offers retailers and other commercial tenants a premium location and an amazing opportunity to attract a wide variety of customers.

 

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UPCOMING EVENTS

2014 JDRF Real Estate Games


It's that time of year again! Time to don your Bozzuto Green and register for the JDRF Real Estate Games to help support research and education to find a cure for type 1 diabetes. With your help last year, the JDRF Real Estate Games raised over $415,000! This year on June 5 at American University, with over 200 participants, we are looking to help push that number even higher.
 
"As part of Bozzuto's company culture of volunteering time and resources to charitable causes, the JDRF Games gives people from the different arms of The Bozzuto Group the opportunity to come together, support a cause, and have fun as one big family," says Manny Egoegonwa, Business Development Associate and 2014 Captain for "Team Bozzuto".
 
We will be out there on June 5th, 2014 at American University representing The Bozzuto Group as “Team Bozzuto” and supporting JDRF. Thanks to all who volunteered for this and we hope to see everyone there with their team spirit.


 

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