DPR Construction Awarded General Contractor of the Year

July 25, 2001

DPR's San Diego Office Receives Honor

DPR Construction, Inc. has been awarded "General Contractor of the Year 2001" by the San Diego County Chapter of the American Subcontractors Association (ASA). Presented recently at ASA's 12th Annual Awards dinner, this award comes for the local contractor with global capabilities shortly after being ranked number 15, moving up 10 spots from the previous year, on ENR's list of the "Top 400 Contractors."

Jay Leopold accepted the award on behalf of DPR, which won in the category for large general contracting firm. The ASA chapter president, Anne Wright of Sioux Munyon Insurance Services, presented the award.

"DPR exists to build great things, great buildings and especially great relationships. By approaching each new project with an emphasis on team spirit, we are able create a strong relationship with our subcontractors," said Leopold. "A cooperative team is vital in achieving a successful project and creating satisfied customers."

To assist in promoting team spirit on projects, DPR celebrates project milestones and completions along with rewarding safety by hosting barbeques. DPR also invites subcontractors to join them in participating in community service events like Rebuilding Together, formerly known as Christmas in April, UCSD Cancer Center's "Luau & Longboard Invitational," the MS Walk and Toys for Tots.

"By honoring superior companies, like DPR, we not only reward those who work well with our members but offer them as an example for other contractors to follow," said Wright.

The award criteria included a contract with reasonable terms and conditions; proper safety precautions on the job; proper security on the jobsite; job supervisors who run their jobs well; a minimum of delays because of poor scheduling; timely payment of progress and final payments; respectful treatment of subcontractors during contract negotiation and on the job; and businesslike handling of all change orders and disputes.

About DPR Construction, Inc.:
A local builder with global capabilities, DPR Construction, Inc., has been "building great things" in San Diego since 1992, including such notable projects as the Kaiser Permanente Medical Office Building, West Coast campus for Novartis Institute for Functional Genomics, Mission Trails Industrial Park, Pfizer Inc / Agouron's Buildings 26 & 27, and the San Marcos Town Center - Lot Six. DPR specializes in technically demanding projects in biotechnology/pharmaceutical, mission critical (data/telecom facilities), corporate/speculative office, healthcare, entertainment, and warehouse and distribution industries, DPR has been recognized for its unique collaborative approach in both local and national markets and is a recipient of Arthur Andersen's 2001 Global Best Practices Award for its customer management. DPR's office is located at 6333 Greenwich Drive, Suite 170, in San Diego, Calif., and can be reached by phone at (858) 597-7070 or on the Web at http://www.dprinc.com.

In addition to San Diego, DPR has offices in Austin, Dallas and Houston, Texas; Denver, Colo.; Newport Beach, Pleasanton, Redwood City, Sacramento, San Francisco, and San Jose, Calif.; Phoenix, Ariz.; Portland, Ore.; Fairfax and Richmond, Va.; Seattle, Wash.; and Singapore.

About the San Diego Chapter of the American Subcontractors Association:
Founded in 1991, the San Diego County Chapter of the American Subcontractors Association (ASA) has approximately 120 member companies and serves the industry in San Diego County. The ASA's mission is to improve the profitability of construction subcontractors and suppliers through communication, education and government/industry advocacy.