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“Topping Out” Ceremony for SVSU Carmona College of Business

University Center, MI R.C. Hendrick & Son of Saginaw and Dobson Industrial of Bay City took part in a “topping out” ceremony on Tuesday July 16, 2019 to celebrate the setting of the final beam for the new 38,500 SF Scott L. Carmona College of Business addition.  Representatives of SVSU, R.C. Hendrick and Dobson Industrial signed the final beam before it was hoisted and set in position.  “We are proud to work with great contractors like Dobson Industrial and we look forward to the rest of the project to provide SVSU with an amazing facility,” said Trace Hendrick, Project Director for R.C. Hendrick & Son.

The Scott L. Carmona College of Business is a 38,500 SF addition located near Curtiss Hall on the campus of Saginaw Valley State University.  The project will cost approximately $18.5 Million to construct and is funded in part by a $9.8 Million capital outlay from the State of Michigan.  Construction began in November 2018 and is expected to begin hosting students for the Winter Semester in 2020.

Click HERE to watch a short video of the final beam being set into position.


Trace Hendrick Elected Vice Chairman of AGC Michigan

On March 1, 2019 the AGC of Michigan elected Eileen McCarthy, vice president of Farmington-based McCarthy & Smith Construction as chairman of the association’s board of directors.

“I am honored and humbled to be the first woman elected as chairman of this proud and historic organization,” said Eileen McCarthy. “Like my father and brother before me, I will lead this great association with integrity and a spirit of rising the tide for all of Michigan’s commercial construction industry.”

Serving alongside Ms. McCarthy as 2019 officers of the AGC of Michigan are vice chairman Trace Hendrick of R.C. Hendrick and Son in Saginaw, and Treasurer Andy Wasiniak of Walbridge in Detroit.

R.C. Hendrick Laborer Named Apprentice of the Year

Mike Bunker was a familiar name to the industry; his uncles were well known concrete masons, truckers, and loggers for several years; working on many major construction projects throughout Michigan while logging and operating a commercial sawmill. When people hear the last name Bunker, they think of a hard-working family with true grit and integrity. Mike has definitely shown that the second generation shared the same values and work ethic.

Mike is a reliable worker with a "get it done" attitude. As an apprentice, Mike has shown a deep commitment to the Laborer's Local 1098 training programs and curriculum. He is a quick learner and applies what he's been taught both in the classroom and in the field.

R.C. Hendrick & Son is proud to employ the 2018 Laborer Apprentice of the Year, Mike Bunker.

S.I.R. Award Recipient - Keith C. Hammis

The S.I.R. Award was first awarded in March 1976 to President Gerald Ford for his leadership in matters affecting construction. His exemplification of the qualities of Skill, Integrity and Responsibility made him the unanimous choice for AGC's Distinguished Service Award. Since that time AGC and its Chapters have presented S.I.R. awards to highly notable achievements related to construction.

Keith C. Hammis began his construction career at the age of 17 as a carpenter apprentice. Through the years Keith learned more about the industry, increased his skills and towards the latter portion of his career worked as on onsite superintendent. Keith, now 83 years old, is retiring from R.C. Hendrick & Son after a whopping 66 years with the company! His last project was the McBain High School Auditorium. Keith’s passion is his family first and work second.

Pictured left to right: Chip Hendrick, Keith Hammis, Pat Hammis, Trace Hendrick.

Chip Hendrick,  Honored as 2016 Child Advocate of the Year

Saginaw, MI Chip Hendrick will be honored during The CAN Council Mardi Gras Auction this year, as the 2016 Child Advocate of the Year.  Dedicating his time to ensure the expansion of The CAN Council’s building is prepared and ready to serve the children and families of Saginaw County. 

“We are thrilled to honor Chip Hendrick for going above and beyond what is expected on-the-job and bringing his CAN do attitude to every aspect of his daily work. His commitment to creating and completing facilities that have improved the lives of so many children across our region is inspiring,” says Suzanne Greenberg, President/CEO of the CAN Council.

Congratulations to R.C. Hendrick & Son, the Hendrick Family, and especially to Chip for all he has done for our community.

Dan LaPan, AIA earns LEED Green Associate Certification

Saginaw, MI R.C. Hendrick & Son, Inc. is proud to announce that Dan LaPan, AIA has earned LEED Green Associate Certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. Dan is the Business Development Manager for R.C. Hendrick and has been with the firm for one year.

The LEED Green Associate credential demonstrates a solid and current foundation in green building principles and practices. From marketers to lawyers, landscape architects to education professionals, and product manufacturers to policymakers, LEED Green Associates enjoy a broad understanding of sustainability that bolsters their careers and enhances their lives.

R.C. Hendrick Supports Saginaw Spirit Ice Blast

Saginaw, MI R.C. Hendrick & Son, Inc. was a proud sponsor of the 2013 Ice Blast put on by the Saginaw Spirit and PRIDE in Saginaw.  For the second consecutive year, R.C. Hendrick made an in-kind donation of labor and barricades for the weekend event in Downtown Saginaw.  RCH has been a season-ticket holder and sponsor of the Saginaw Spirit for 11 years and have been an active supporter of PRIDE for many years.

The Saginaw Spirit is the Great Lakes Bay Regions' premiere major junior hockey team, a member team of the Canadian Hockey League and the Ontario Hockey League and it's minor league affiliates

PRIDE is an acronym that stand for "Positive Results In a Downtown Environment." It is an organization of volunteers formed to develop and promote Downtown Saginaw. It was started in 1975 through the joint efforts of the downtown business community, the Junior League and the City of Saginaw, to stop the exodus of business, the erosion of the tax base and deterioration in the Central Business District. The goals of PRIDE are to attract new business to the downtown, encourage and support the existing business and professional community, and to improve and beautify the downtown environment.

Bavarian Inn Lodge and Convention Center

R.C. Hendrick and Son has completed phase VI expansion and renovation of Bavarian Inn Lodge and Convention Center. 

The Family Fun Center has added two new water slides, and used one-hundred ninety two glass blocks that were salvaged from the Frankenmuth Brewing Company for eight windows, located on the three sides of the tower.

R.C. Hendrick has constructed five other phases of the Bavarian Inn Lodge and Convention Center.

SVSU Ryder Recreation Center Work Begins

R.C. Hendrick has begun work on the addition to the Ryder Recreation Center.  When it is complete, it will be a $7.4 Million 3-Court Gymnasium with Elevated Running Track as well as a 2nd Floor to the Existing Fitness Center.

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