After 25 years of service and an ever-growing company, we want to stay in touch with the community and our clients. With 2022 underway, we want to bring newcomers up to speed, and tell our current audience a little more about us!
So, we’ve compiled 10 fun facts about ourselves!
1. TOTAL NUMBER OF PROJECTS SINCE 2017
In the last 5 years, Laux Construction has worked on 707 projects across Michigan, and that number grows every day! We offer many different services, which allow us to expand into a variety of areas. We provide General Contracting, Construction Management, as well as Design-Build Services.
2. WOMEN AT LAUX CONSTRUCTION
15% of our staff is female. In 2021, women made up 11% of construction personnel for the United States. We are proud to be higher than the national percentage, and our ladies are inspirational to young women who are interested in working in a field that is predominately men.
3. THE PROJECT THAT HAS TAKEN THE LONGEST TO COMPLETE
The Jackson State Office Building for the State of Michigan began in 2018 and is still receiving minor renovations. Work included has been replacing the entire HVAC system, the ceiling, the fire sprinkler system, stairwell repairs, and other cosmetic improvements. This project is scheduled to be completed this year, so follow us on Facebook to be one of the first to know!
4. FAMILIES IN LAUX CONSTRUCTION
There are 4 different families employed at Laux Construction. We have the Laux family; the Sowle brothers, Mick and Mike, and their cousin, Dan; the Garred brothers, Brandon and Jacob; and cousins, David Perhne and Marvin Tate. When we say we are committed to Building Business Relationships as Strong as Family, we mean it!
5. SIZE OF A LAUX PROJECT TEAM
Every project we do receives 4 roles – a Project Manager, a Project Engineer, a Project Manager Assistant, and a Site Superintendent. We can confidently say that our teams are attentive, dedicated, and trustworthy in their positions, as we wouldn’t be here without them.
6. MOST EXPENSIVE PROJECT
The Jackson State Office Building is our most expensive project at $6,275,900. This was a complete renovation of a 4-story building including new domestic hot water and boilers, new HVAC controls, a new reception and security desk, and replacement of all VAV’s, ductwork, ceilings, and lighting! Our second most expensive project is the CATA Multimodal Gateway, which cost $4 million. Stay tuned though, as more projects are completed, we will update this information!
7. INDUSTRY IN HIGHEST DEMAND
Governmental is our highest demanded industry for our services. We frequently work with the State of Michigan and received awards from Michigan State Industries for our ‘unwavering dedication, hard work’ and ‘outstanding excellence’ for the Janitorial Operations Relocation to the Parnall Correctional Facility in 2021.
8. Number of Company Cars
Laux Construction currently owns 15 company cars. We utilize these every day as we work all over the state. We travel to monitor project progress, attend meetings with owners, and meet with subcontractors about upcoming projects.
9. FURTHEST AWAY PROJECT
Alger Correctional Facility, located in Munising, Michigan, is 358 miles away from Laux Construction. The 5-hour and 16-minute drive was long, but our team completed the job without any issues due to our detailed scheduling and organization for housing.
10. TOTAL NUMBER OF HOMES BUILT FOR LAUX STAFF AND FRIENDS
Laux Construction has built 40 homes for staff and close friends. Residential construction is the smallest industry we serve, and we appreciate the opportunities to keep up our skills. Safety is our number 1 priority whether it be on a job site or sitting in your own home.
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