January 11, 2002
Group from DPR's San Francisco Office Will Present a Six-Day Construction Seminar to Students at "Adopted" Gateway High School
DPR Construction, Inc., a forward-thinking commercial building contractor/construction manager, is going back to school - giving a six-day seminar on construction techniques to a group of students at Gateway High School in San Francisco. As part of DPR's goal to boost its volunteer efforts in the communities that it serves, the San Francisco office "adopted" Gateway last year, taking on small construction projects at the growing school and tutoring students in the evenings. The construction course represents DPR's ongoing commitment to the school and will take students from project planning, design and cost estimating through finished construction of a stage for school performances and presentations. It will also include a visit to the site of the new Asian Art Museum DPR is currently building as part of a joint venture with general contractor LCI.
DPR, which was ranked by ENR magazine as the 15th largest contractor in the country, has made it its mission to become one of the most admired companies by the year 2030. Each DPR office has established a five-year "Base Camp," or set of tangible goals to be accomplished in five years that will move the company toward its 2030 mission. The San Francisco office's Base Camp includes adopting a local school and helping employees to increase their number of community service hours.
"As part of both our five-year and 2030 goals, we wanted to increase our volunteer efforts in the San Francisco community," said Rocky Moss, DPR's San Francisco regional manager. "Gateway presented a perfect opportunity to do that.
The school emphasizes integrity, responsibility, respect for and service to others - all things that are part of DPR's philosophy. Our ongoing relationship with Gateway provides us a chance to share our knowledge with students, who are eager to learn and is a rewarding experience for DPR employees."
Gateway is a model college preparatory public charter school offering 380 students a challenging yet supportive environment where individual styles of learning are identified and addressed. Founded in 1998, the school will celebrate its first graduating class this June.
A forward-thinking global commercial contractor/construction manager, DPR has been "building great things" since it was founded in 1990, including technically demanding projects in such high-growth industries as high-end corporate, education, biotech/pharmaceutical, healthcare, entertainment, energy, warehouse/distribution, mission critical (data/telecom) and semiconductors. In 11 years, the company has grown to more than $1.9 billion in annual revenue and 18 offices. It 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 creating customer value. Founded by Doug Woods, Peter Nosler and Ron Davidowski (a.k.a. "the initials" or D, P and R), the company currently employs more than 3,000 professional staff and union crafts persons.
Established in 1996, DPR San Francisco has more than 75 employees and is located at 1050 Sansome Street, Suite 600, San Francisco, Calif., DPR also has offices in Phoenix, Ariz.; Newport Beach, Pleasanton, Redwood City, Sacramento, San Jose and San Diego, Calif.; Denver; Atlanta; Portland, Ore.; Austin, Dallas, and Houston, Texas; Fairfax County and Richmond, Va.; Seattle; and Singapore. For more information, please contact DPR Construction, Inc., at 1-800-501-4DPR or visit the company's Website at http://www.dprinc.com.