Caddell Construction Announces Retirement of Key Long-Term Executive

 MONTGOMERY, Ala., September 30, 2020 – Today Caddell Construction announces the retirement of Senior Vice President of Operations Bob Nanney. Celebrating 37 years with the company, Nanney has been with Caddell longer than any employee other than Mr. Caddell himself. 

Nanney was a young man as he made the career leap from Blount to Caddell in October 1983 when the company was only nine months old. After a very short stint working at the corporate headquarters, based in the Caddell’s home at the time, Nanney was off to be the QC Manager/Safety Manager/Project Engineer on a barracks project in Texas. While there, he met his wife of 35 years, Jeri, and together they have given Caddell nothing less than their best. Nanney’s first Project Manager assignment was at the Depot Modernization project at Norfolk Naval Shipyard. Afterward, he led five additional project teams in the field, and in total managed over $153 million in new work including iconic Caddell projects such as the Climatic Test Lab at Eglin AFB and Atlanta VA Medical Center additions. 

In 1999, Nanney was promoted to Construction Executive, and during the next five years, he had oversight of projects valued at more than $263 million. Then, in 2004, he took an assignment to be the Project Director of Caddell’s largest venture to date—the $333 million New Embassy Office Building in Beijing, China. For the next four years, he worked with Caddell’s joint venture partner to ensure the new Embassy completed before the opening of the 2008 Olympic games in Beijing. Upon returning from Beijing, he was promoted to Vice President of Operations, and then to Senior Vice President of Operations in 2019. In his executive role, he has had oversight responsibility for more than $3 billion of work. 

 

Projects under Bob Nanney’s leadership have consistently won state and national awards for excellence in performance.

 

More than the impressive list of projects, the list of people he has coached and influenced is even more inspiring. President and CEO Eddie Stewart called him “the most likeable guy you will ever meet” and said his integrity and leadership are hallmarks of his character. “He has that smile the makes people gravitate to him,” Stewart said. “It is with mixed feelings of both sadness and sincere heartfelt appreciation that we announce his retirement.” 

Executive Vice President Mac Caddell said, “Bob always led by example and has been instrumental in making Caddell the company it is today.” Caddell said the company is grateful for Nanney’s 37 years of service. “Whenever Caddell needed him, wherever Caddell needed him, Bob was there. Long before it was our marketing tagline, Bob understood that our work was important and committed himself to constructing what matters,” he said. 

Nanney and his wife will begin their next chapter of life in neighboring Mississippi, where he will be devoted to his children, grandchildren, and Mississippi State football. 

 

Bob Nanney’s father, W.G. Nanney, was Mr. Caddell’s first employee when he started the business out of his home in 1983.

Caddell Construction Awarded Contract in Guam

Caddell Construction, along with joint venture partner Nan Construction, has been awarded another $100+ million contract to design and build a new barracks at Naval Base Guam. The project award is the latest in an impressive list of new work awarded this year, bringing the total value of new contracts to more than half a billion dollars since January.

Caddell-Nan Joint Venture (JV) beat out five other competitors to win the job. Work will include the design and construction of a building complex with multiple floors to house unaccompanied U.S. Marines at the Joint Region Marianas site on the island of Guam. The “BEQ-H” complex will include a Bachelor-Enlisted Quarters tower, a utility facility, a washing area and a community core building. The contract also includes site preparation, landscaping, environmental mitigation, site utilities, as well as parking and sidewalks.

This marks the third project that the Caddell-Nan JV has been awarded on Guam. Construction began in August of 2018 on a new medical outpatient facility at Apra Harbor on Naval Base Guam. And earlier this year, the JV was awarded a $204 million contract for constructing two other barracks buildings, as well.

Situated in Micronesia in the Western Pacific, Guam can be a challenging location for construction. There are special logistical considerations when building on an island, and though a U.S. territory, Guam holds many of the same construction challenges of a truly international site.

“Guam is very much an international environment, bringing with it many of the construction and logistics challenges we face when we work in foreign countries,” said Caddell President & CEO Eddie Stewart. “Our extensive project experience around the world has positioned us well to be competitive and successful on Guam,” he said.

The latest barracks project may be the third for Caddell-Nan JV on Guam, but it is the seventh project performed as a team. The two companies combined forces more than 10 years ago and have steadily performed projects together ever since. Caddell’s senior vice president of operations, Bob Nanney, attributes the success to shared core values and an unwavering commitment to meeting project quality, safety, and schedule expectations. “Both companies place a particular focus on customer satisfaction, which has been key to our success,” he said. “We look forward to this new project and many more to come.”

Caddell’s extensive experience with international projects helped secure the latest in a long list of new contracts this year, with new work totaling more than half a billion dollars since January.

Caddell Construction Off to a Strong Start in 2020

Caddell Construction has begun 2020 with an impressive list of accomplishments: four new contracts awarded already this year, a new corporate headquarters location in downtown Montgomery, two offices consolidated into one larger space in the Atlanta area, and ongoing projects all over the world, to name a few. 

Earlier today, Caddell hosted an Open House at their new location on Dexter Avenue in Montgomery. After two years in the Caddell family home and 34 years in the company’s original building at Lagoon Park, they have fully outgrown the space. 

Caddell’s new corporate headquarters are housed in the heart of downtown Montgomery, just two blocks from the state capital. Photo courtesy of RSA.

According to Executive Vice President Mac Caddell, one of their corporate hallmarks from the beginning has been the flexibility to adapt and adjust as needed. “We are not a company that makes rash decisions,” he said, “but when decisions obviously need to be made, we research with due diligence and move forward in the best way we can for our employees, clients and strategic partners.” He believes this move now will benefit all of these important stakeholder groups.

Caddell’s industrial division and the commercial division’s Atlanta office also moved into a bigger space. They are now strategically co-located in a new office in Woodstock, GA for greater collaboration and sharing of resources. 

“We are a very collaborative company,” said Mac Caddell. “Both of our new locations are set up to help us more easily work together in the office and with our teams all over the world.” According to him, other positive changes include infrastructure capabilities for more advanced technology, room for continued growth, and better opportunities for accomplishing the company’s strategic mission of constructing what matters for their employees, clients and strategic partners. 

In addition to physical moves, the company has enjoyed fiscal success in the new year, as well. 

In February, Caddell was awarded a $204 million contract, with joint venture partner Nan Construction, to build two massive barracks buildings at the Marine Corps Base in Guam. The scope of work includes two six-story towers, each providing 300 rooms for unaccompanied enlisted U.S. military personnel. The project is a design-bid-build contract and is funded by the Government of Japan as part of an International Agreement between the U.S. and Japan to relocate some U.S. troops currently based in Japan to Guam. Caddell has successfully completed more than 35 other barracks jobs over the years, totaling nearly $1.7 billion. 

Caddell, along with joint venture partner Nan Construction, will build two massive barracks buildings at the Marine Corps Base in Guam. Photo courtesy of NAVFAC Pacific.

 

Arkel-Caddell Joint Venture will build the Louisiana Correctional Institute for Women replacement prison outside of Baton Rouge. Photo courtesy of Grace Hebert Curtis Architects.

A few days later, the company’s Arkel-Caddell Joint Venture was apparent low bidder for a Construction Manager at Risk contract to build the Louisiana Correctional Institute for Women replacement prison outside of Baton Rouge, LA. Preconstruction services will begin very soon, and once the design is complete, the team will execute a Guaranteed Maximum Price (GMP) contract. The construction phase is expected to be 24 months, and the anticipated contract value is approximately $85 million. Caddell has long been considered an industry leader in correctional construction, with this latest project adding to the company’s $1.3 billion portfolio in correctional facilities.







 

 

Caddell’s commercial group was also recently awarded two projects with a confidential Fortune 500client for Construction Manager at Risk services valued at more than $200 million. 

Caddell President and CEO Eddie Stewart said it is “unprecedented” for the company to have been awarded this much work this early in the year. “We hope this can be our biggest year yet,” he said. 

Caddell Construction President & CEO Eddie Stewart Inducted into Alabama Construction Hall of Fame

Caddell Construction’s president and chief executive officer, Eddie Stewart, has been inducted into the Alabama Construction Hall of Fame. 

The honor was bestowed by Alabama Associated General Contractors (Alabama AGC) at a ceremony held on January 16th. 

Stewart is currently in his 41st year of a very successful career in construction that has spanned a wide range of projects and markets. His diverse domestic and international project background includes U.S embassies, correctional facilities, courthouses, barracks, airports, power plants, research and development complexes, hospitals, and other commercial and industrial initiatives.

He earned a B.S. Degree in Building Construction from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 1978 and later completed the Executive Program at the Darden School of Business, University of Virginia. A member of the original founding team at Caddell’s inception in 1983, he has risen through the ranks from estimator to his current position as President and Chief Executive Officer.  

“I consider him a legend in the business,” said Mac Caddell, the company’s executive vice president. “I can’t think of anyone that deserves this honor more than Eddie. He has a great construction mind, as well as a great business mind,” he said. “Caddell has been tremendously blessed by his leadership.”

Stewart has been very active in the Associated General Contractors of America throughout his career and has served in leadership positions on the national and state level. In 2018, he became the first national president from Alabama in the Association’s 100-year history.

Photo courtesy of Alabama AGC.

2019 Year in Review

 

The 2019 Year-In-Review edition of On the Level, Caddell’s flagship magazine, features the people, projects and corporate highlights that made headlines in 2019. See how the company is moving forward and embracing change across all business units. 

Click to read Caddell’s 2019 Year in Review

 

Caddell Construction Awarded Limited Letter of Intent for Bryant-Denny Stadium Renovations and Additions

MONTGOMERY, Ala., Thursday, September 5, 2019 – Caddell Construction has received a Limited Letter of Intent from the University of Alabama for stadium renovations and additions totaling $84.6 million, subject to final approval by the Board of Trustees of the University tomorrow. 

The document signifies that the University of Alabama expects to execute a contract with Caddell and allows for work to begin as stated in the contract documents, including a litany of preconstruction activities meant to fast-track the project even before the official Notice to Proceed (NTP) is issued.


“Fast-tracking will be absolutely critical for project success,” said the company’s executive vice president, Mac Caddell. “In fact, there’s not one part of this project that won’t be fast. It’s a fast-paced job, and we’re excited to tackle it.” 

The schedule is extremely tight. Demolition and other on-site work cannot begin until after the final whistle blows on the 2019 football season. And when the first game rolls around in 2020, Tide fans will expect their stadium to be as ready as they are for kick-off. Construction will take place in five different areas around the stadium and in the middle of the active college campus.

Taking on complex construction challenges like this is one of Caddell’s hallmarks, according to President and CEO Eddie Stewart. “Our people thrive on the challenges presented by this project. We have assembled an outstanding team of construction professionals to undertake this endeavor, and I am confident they will be successful,” he said.

According to the University, the stadium improvements are designed to enhance the student and fan experiences through additional premium seating opportunities, new social spaces and additional elevators to improve access to upper levels. Work will also include four larger video scoreboards in the corners of the endzones. As previously reported, the scoreboards will be 60% larger than existing ones and will have updated technology and display features. Other enhancements are planned with student athletes and recruits in mind.

Caddell Construction Celebrates “Topping Out” of NNSA Albuquerque Complex Facility

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., Friday, August 9, 2019 – Caddell Construction joined the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) -Albuquerque District in celebration of the Topping Out of the new NNSA Albuquerque Complex office facility. The new complex is being built on Department of Energy-owned land in New Mexico and will be certified as LEED Gold when finished.

“Topping Out” is the tradition of setting the final piece of steel into place and is followed by a celebration for the project team. The event included remarks from Executive Vice President Mac Caddell, along with Lisa E. Gordon-Hagerty, Under Secretary for Nuclear Security and NNSA Administrator. Lt. Col. Larry (Dale) Caswell, Jr., the Albuquerque District Commander for USACE, also spoke. 

The new offices will provide a safe, modern, and reliable workspace for approximately 1,200 federal and contract employees who support NNSA’s vital national security missions. “It takes a whole team of talented and passionate professionals to get us this far,” Caddell said. “It is only fitting to pause for a moment and celebrate all of their hard work and dedication.”

The project is scheduled for completion in December of 2020, and includes offices, data and fitness centers, secure areas and more. It will be three stories and approximately 334,000 square feet. “We are pushing full-steam ahead for a strong finish,” Caddell declared. “This is an important project for us and for all stakeholders involved. Together, we are building a first-class facility that will make its mark for decades into the future.”

Caddell Construction celebrates setting the final piece of steel into placeat a Topping Out celebration at their office complex project for NNSA in Albuquerque, N.M. on August 6, 2019. Photo courtesy of NNSA.

Jaime Andress Tapped to Lead Caddell Construction Human Resources Department

MONTGOMERY, Ala., Thursday, August 8, 2019 – Jaime Andress has been promoted to Director of Human Resources at Caddell Construction. She will lead the team that handles hiring, retaining and developing talent for the general contractor’s three corporate office locations.

Andress joined Caddell last July as the Training and Development Manager. She immediately went to work streamlining the employee training and development program. She was instrumental in launching a new company-wide learning management system and revamped the employee intranet before being promoted to director. 

Prior to joining Caddell, Andress most recently worked for 11 years in human resources at Auburn University at Montgomery (AUM), where she created, developed and facilitated training programs for more than 600 full-time employees. She previously earned an MBA from AUM and holds the distinguished certification of Senior Professional Human Resources (SPHR). 

Andress chose the field of human resources because she has a passion for helping others be their best and really enjoys problem solving. “HR is a way to do both of those things on a daily basis and contribute to the greater success of our team and company as a whole,” she said. “Really, I don’t feel like I chose HR at all; it chose me.” 

That passion for bringing the best out in people and teams is also what caught the attention of Caddell’s senior leadership. Executive Vice President Mac Caddell said Andress’ talent for bringing people together and putting employees first is exactly what they were looking for in the role. “Jaime has done an outstanding job with the training and development piece, and she was the ideal choice for taking our HR efforts to the next level,” he said. “We’re expecting great things from her and her team.”

As for Andress, she continues to be excited about being part of the Caddell Construction family. “Honestly, the people here are really impressive,” she said. “It’s very easy to be proud of the work we do. Our HR team is amazing, and our employees are really passionate about what they do…and not only that, they’re good at it. That’s my kind of people!”

Ryan Stanford Promoted to Human Resources Manager at Caddell Construction

MONTGOMERY, Ala., Thursday, August 8, 2019 – Ryan Stanford has been promoted to Human Resources Manager, along with maintaining his role as Corporate EEO Officer. 

Stanford will have oversight for the team that handles all corporate recruiting efforts, and will continue holding responsibility for all EEO requirements. 

Stanford joined Caddell in 2014 as Corporate Recruiter and has set a new standard for attracting top-notch talent to the company. In 2018, he took on the additional role of Corporate EEO Officer. 

“Ryan is always a positive ambassador for Caddell and is absolutely unmatched in his work ethic,” said Executive Vice President Mac Caddell. “He is an excellent example of the Caddell Way of conducting business, and we are looking forward to seeing him further develop our recruitment strategy in his new role.”

Caddell Construction Awarded Contract with Johnson Controls for Steam System Improvement project at Naval Station Norfolk

NORFOLK, Va., Monday, June 9, 2019 – Caddell Construction has been awarded a contract with another Fortune 500 company. Johnson Controls, Inc. (JCI) has contracted with Caddell for a Steam System Improvement project at Naval Station Norfolk (NSN).

Caddell will be responsible for the design and construction of a new, replacement steam production and distribution system that helps support the operational readiness of the U.S. Atlantic Fleet. The new piping system will ensure the capability of providing steam from multiple directions is maintained and will ultimately increase system reliability and resiliency in direct support of the NSN mission.

The new system will create clean, easy and reliable access to steam for ships in the fleet directly at the pier and will feature several different piping types and specs for above-ground, below-ground, and pier piping. 

Caddell’s Engineer of Record for the project is Fosdick & Hilmer, a mechanical and industrial engineering firm that specializes in bringing design and utility together. Caddell’s vice president for the industrial group, Turner Bates, said they are a firm the company has wanted to work with for some time. “We’re excited for the opportunity to combine our talent and expertise,” he said. “They are a top-notch group. Working with them and with JCI is an exciting opportunity, and I expect this to be the beginning of a long and prosperous relationship.”

The proposal and bidding process was a long, arduous one that took more than a year. “We were confident in our effort,” said Mac Caddell, executive vice president, “Given our long, successful relationship with the Navy—and NAVFAC Mid-Atlantic, specifically—we felt this project was a perfect fit for Caddell. We are especially honored to work for a great client like JCI in a location that we already know very well.” 

Piping and industrial work on a military base has unique challenges, according to Caddell. “Add in the underwater aspect and the mission-critical importance of uninterrupted operations during construction, and the challenges add up to a really complex project,” he said. “Caddell loves complex projects,” he added. 

Caddell Construction Co. (De), LLC is an international, full-service general contractor for projects in the federal, commercial and industrial/power sectors. With more than $10 billion in projects in 37 countries and every region of the U.S., Caddell is recognized as an international leader in construction safety, quality and schedule performance.