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Bob Moore Construction Employees Receive Achievement Awards for Fort Worth Construction Project

Steve Barrons and David Splawn recognized for leadership roles in the construction of the Kysor Panel Systems Manufacturing Facility / Distribution Center / Office Building in Mercantile Center, Fort Worth, Texas

Steve and Rebecca Barrons receive gifts from Barbara Fife (center), Mercantile Partners as part of their recognition for the Kysor Panel Systems construction project in Fort Worth Texas

ARLINGTON, TEXAS - December 1, 2006 - Two Bob Moore Construction employees - Steve Barrons, Site Superintendent, and David Splawn, Assistant Superintendent - were recently recognized with Texas Star Achievement Awards.

The award recognized Barrons' and Splawn's accomplishments during the construction of Kysor Panel Systems manufacturing facility and distribution center in Mercantile Center located in northwest Fort Worth. The award citation recognized the recipients' personal contributions resulting in the project's success: "Forward Thinking, Pursuit of Excellence with Spirit, Style and Substance".

Barbara A. Fife, Vice President-Development for Mercantile Partners, L.P. spearheaded the awards, pointing to Barrons' and Splawn's remarkable performance which led to a successful completion of the project a week ahead of schedule and within budget. "Having been in the development and construction industry for over three decades, I know that the individual efforts of field personnel are rarely recognized," said Ms. Fife. "Steve and David exhibited loyalty, dedication and forward-thinking that was instrumental in leading this project to a successful and early conclusion."

"We're very proud of these professionals and we're happy to have them as part of our team," said Phillip Bell, President of Bob Moore Construction. "Over the years we have built a tremendous group of superintendents to drive our projects. Like the rest of our superintendents, Steve and David deliver every day on the ideals of quality, honesty, safety and customer service that have made Bob Moore Construction a success. It's a pleasure to see two of our team members recognized for the excellence we've come to expect from everyone in our company."

Bob Moore Construction Company's David Splawn with from Barbara Fife, Mercantile Partners, after receiving the Texas Achievement Award for his work on the Kysor Panel Systems construction Manufacturing Facility / Distribution Center / Office Building construction project in Mercantile Center, Fort Worth TexasMs. Fife agreed. "I was told long ago that a good project is one that allows every participant to win and contribute to the process," she said. "The Kysor Panel Systems building was such a project because of the attitude and cooperation between the various entities."

Along with Mercantile Partners, the awards were enthusiastically and financially supported by David Frase, Kysor Panel Systems; project architect Mark Pross, AIA of Pross Design Group; and the MEP Design-Build Team: Alan Smith of Smithco; Gerald Jordan of Hurst Electric; and Marney Snow of S&T Plumbing.

"We all agreed that Steve and David did an excellent job," said David Frase, President of Kysor Panel Systems. "You couldn't ask for better project management of a construction project than what they provided. KPS wanted to participate in their recognition."

"Kysor Panel Systems was very pleased to work with professional organizations like Mercantile Partners and Bob Moore Construction," added Marion Brown, Vice President and General Manager of Kysor Panel Systems. "That professionalism was well demonstrated by Barbara Fife and the people with Mercantile Partners, and by Steve and David from Bob Moore Construction. We were pleased to take part in their recognition."

"I was pleased when I realized I was receiving this recognition," said Steve Barrons. "I have a long, very positive history with Mercantile Center. I did the first Bob Moore Construction job at Mercantile Center 15 years ago, and when I heard I was coming back to do this one I was really happy. We had a cooperative owner and tenant, and good subs like Hurst Electric, S&T and Smithco Engineering who really came through. David Splawn too, he was a great help. When we planned this project I set up a series of schedule milestones to keep us on track, and these guys met or beat every one of those dates. That's how we ended up completing the project a week early."

The awards were presented at a surprise banquet following the early completion of the project. Representatives from Mercantile Partners, Kysor Panel Systems, Bob Moore Construction and the project team participated in the event. Barrons and Splawn received trophies and gifts during the presentation.

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A recipient of the QUOIN / AGC General Contractor of the Year Award, the TEXO / AGC Summit Award for Construction Excellence and the Texas Building Branch-AGC Outstanding Construction Award, Bob Moore Construction has been one of the most respected commercial construction companies in Texas since 1946. An industry leader in tilt-up construction, the company was the first general contractor in the United States to be formally certified as a TCA Certified Company by the Tilt-up Concrete Association (TCA). Bob Moore Construction was also one of the first general contractors in North Texas to be accepted into the OSHA Local Partnership program in recognition of its superior safety program. The company's portfolio includes a wide range of commercial buildings, from warehouses and distribution centers to office buildings and retail stores. Whether it is providing general contractor, design / build or construction management services, Bob Moore Construction's goal remains the same: to deliver quality construction projects on time and in budget. Bob Moore Construction is a member of TEXO / Associated General Contractors of America, American Concrete Institute and a sustaining member of the TCA.

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