In just two years, Beal | Derkenne Construction (BDC) — the firm founded by Andrew Beal and Michael Derkenne in 2010 — has become a major player in the construction industry leading the way with notable projects throughout the Midwest and Southwest.
Based in Des Moines, Iowa, the company is currently working on nine construction projects and pursuing prospective clients and work, ranging from adaptive reuse redevelopment to high-rise new construction. Project locations include Tempe, where new student housing is being built.
One of BDC’s present projects under construction is a large, ground up 19-story upscale student housing building (The Hub) located across from Arizona State University in Tempe. It is pursuing LEED silver accreditation.
With the Arizona construction market reemerging after several years of virtual standstill, this project is bringing in an estimated 450 jobs during construction from various trades.
“Working on a project like The Hub, as the general contractor is validation of all our hard work and dedication to our company and work ethics,” Beal says.
The Hub is estimated at $40M and a 19-month schedule with the expected completion date of July 2013. The owners of The Hub are also the shared owners of the 11-story student housing project The Vue On Apache in Tempe that both Beal and Derkenne had general contracted under a different company.
“Mike and I are proud that our clients trust our experience and knowhow to deliver the best project results possible,” Beal says.
Since becoming partners and creating Beal | Derkenne Construction in 2010, the two driven partners and their committed team have effectively completed numerous projects within the estimated value of tens of millions of dollars.
The determination and approach to “elevating the standards” have led them to form BDC in a market environment that was more than ideal in the economy. BDC prides itself on its determined scheduling and estimating approach allowing them to deliver projects on time and under budget.