USBC Business of the Year
Brownstone was honored as being named the United States Black Chamber’s 2018 Business of the Year.
Recognition such as this is not achieved without the hard work and dedication of the entire team. Thanks to the Brownstone Team for all of the effort they put forth each day that insures Brownstone remains a step ahead of our competition and dispels the myths that many have about businesses such as ours.
With our recent successes, the firm has more than doubled in size in recent years. However, even as more opportunities become available, Brownstone will remain vigilant in managing and designing projects with the highest level of quality.
“In attending the meeting, I was immediately engaged with the wealth of new knowledge provided by Bobby Teachy and Darlene Gauer of Brownstone Construction Management Company. Throughout the presentation they truly opened my eyes to the many development opportunities pertaining to this project.”
– Max Gathers | Classic Custom Builders, LLC
“We have had multiple referrals from Brownstone that have credited significant growth for our company, increase in our revenues and status as an MBE qualified and successful company in this large scale commercial industry. Along with referring, they have helped navigate the MBE process to assure mutual success.”
– Pete Campbell Sr., President | P.C. Painting, LLC
“Rico, from time to time has had the pleasure of working with Brownstone Construction Company. Brownstone has always been very amenable in including minorities in their projects. Brownstone has hired and subbed out portions of their general contractual projects to local and black owned companies here in Savannah with overwhelming success.”
- Dorothy Strong, CEO | Rico Strong Construction
“It takes a team of partners to make a large, complex school district achieve excellence. The year’s school opening was the best we have ever had in Charleston County School District. You stood out as one of the “behind the scenes heroes” who worked diligently to ensure that our schools were ready for our students.”
- Dr. Nancy McGinley, Former Superintendent | Charleston County School District
“BCG is first-class and I hope to have more opportunities to be on their team again in the future.”
- Ryan Matthews, Senior Project Manager | Choate Construction Company
“Anyone looking to secure management personnel for building needs should consider Collier and his team at the top of the list. I recommend them highly.”
- Melvin Smoak, Former Superintendent | Orangeburg Consolidated School District Five
“I would be grateful for any future opportunities to work with BCG and his management firm, and highly recommend his firm to any school district in need of construction management services.”
- Robert Adams, Former President | Florence Builders, Incorporated
“We have worked with a half dozen construction management firms over the years and have no reservations about ranking Dale and BCG at the top of the list.”
- Joey Goforth, Principal | Goforth, Brown & Associates Architects
“The success of Haut Gap Middle School is easily attributable to the team enlisted to perform the work and the leadership Brownstone Construction Group. In addition to the standard challenges of the time, money, quality, and safety, this project presented the logistical demands of construction on an occupied site as well as sincere interest and scrutiny from the local community.”
- Andy Groves, Former President | Newton Builders
“I have had the opportunity to work with the Brownstone Construction Group team in several school districts where I have been employed as a Superintendent. The partners of the firm are very knowledgeable in General Construction, Management, and Quality Control to ensure successful building programs for their clients.”
– Dr. Walter Tobin, Former Superintendent | Allendale County School District
“What was once a dreaded process has become a wonderful learning experience under Mr. Collier’s guidance. It is without reservation that I recommend Brownstone Construction Group, under the direction of Mr. Dale Collier, for any needs that your district should have. I am quite certain that no other management group could have been a better fit for our projects and our community.”
- Phyllis Schwarting, Superintendent | Bamberg School District One
“It has been our firm’s pleasure to have worked with Dale Collier, and the Brownstone Construction Group for much of the past decade. We have been most impressed with BCG thorough knowledge of construction techniques, construction materials, and his management of large and small construction projects.”
- Harvey Gantt, Former Principal | Gantt Huberman Architects
“BCG is an outstanding minority business enterprise firm. They are not a shell company. But, a diverse company of fully qualified school construction experts that will make your building program a success.”
- Bill Lewis, Former Chief Operating Officer Capital Programs | Charleston County School District
“How about Chicora? Awesome! You and your team did it! It looks great!”
- Jeffrey Borowy, Chief Operating Officer | Charleston County School District
Brownstone is pleased to announce that our firm has been ranked in the “2018 Top 50 Construction Management Firms” by Building Design + Construction Magazine.
Brownstone received the high honor of being named the United States Black Chamber’s 2018 Business of the Year.
It’s a project five years in the making and crews are now working to build the Aquatic Center in North Charleston near Fort Dorchester High School.
Mr. Al Jenkins spoke highly of the efforts Mr. Teachey and Brownstone have put forth with regard to the IAAM project.
A comprehensive safety program resulted in no lost-time injuries during construction, which spanned nearly three years and more than half a million work hours.
While attending the 2018 South Carolina School Board Association’s Annual Conference on Hilton Head Island, Brownstone principals were honored by the opportunity to, quite literally, touch a monumental part of Black History.
The final steel beam for the MUSC Shawn Jenkins Children’s Hospital and Pearl Tourville Women’s Pavilion was raised into position atop the 625,000 square-foot structure.
Surrounded by school administration, students, elected officials and project advisors, Dr. Thelma Dawson, member of the Darlington Board of Education, and Arlene Wallace, principal of Mayo High School, snipped the ribbon to much applause.
As construction manager for the project, Brownstone was successfully able to complete the project on schedule and over $1.5 million under budget.
“Many people are to be thanked for this accomplishment, but Brownstone should always head that list.”
“What an impact we have made with this initiative,” University of South Carolina athletics director Ray Tanner said. Tanner said not only is the area safer for folks walking to the State Fair and Williams-Brice, but it’s aesthetically appealing.
The program included remarks by USC President Harris Pastides, Law School Dean Robert Wilcox, S.C. Supreme Court Chief Justice Donald Beatty, Gov. Henry McMaster, Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin and William Hubbard.
A groundbreaking ceremony for the new North Charleston Intermodal Transportation Center was held Thursday, August 24th adjacent to the current Amtrak facility site.
I also learned a lot about the history of the penny program, which helped me understand its importance to Richland County.
Brownstone is pleased to announce that our firm has been ranked in the “2017 Top 50 CM Agent + PM Firms” by Building Design + Construction Magazine.
Brownstone is grateful to be a part of this outlook for future generations and applauds our team members for their initiatives. Way to go, Bobby!
“The University of South Carolina Tuesday unveiled its new, $80 million law school building – a swanky, 187,500-square-foot facility that occupies nearly an entire city block at Bull and Gervais streets.
During an MUSC Board of Trustees meeting Friday, Anton Gunn, chief diversity officer for the hospital, announced $33.9 million in contracting opportunities with these businesses have been identified.
Brownstone has exceeded the Owner’s goal of 30% MBE Participation on the MUSC Shawn Jenkins Children’s Hospital by securing 38% MBE Participation.
A total of 107 projects have been completed since 2013, the first year of collection for the penny sales tax approved by county voters in 2012.
The project is on schedule with offices set to move in the first week of December. Construction crews have been working diligently to get the finishing touches done.
A groundbreaking ceremony last week kicked off the project. Attendees included Burton-Pack students and staff and members of the Belvedere Neighborhood Association.
The dark clouds of oppression, segregation and poverty that have loomed over the Augusta Avenue area for more than a century lifted during the dedication of the new Otis J. Brock III Elementary School on Friday.
The Shawn Jenkins Children’s Hospital & Pearl Tourville Women’s Pavilion will be a high-end facility focused on the advanced and specialized needs of pediatric tertiary and quaternary cases.
Hospital officials, dignitaries and patients are scheduled to gather in Charleston to break ground on a new $390 million hospital at the Medical University of South Carolina.
With less than two weeks until the start of school, Charleston County School District puts finishing touches on two multimillion dollar elementary schools.
Richland County Councilman Jim Manning said, “What it’s going to do for the businesses along the corridor, we just can’t even imagine how exciting it’s going to be.”
During our time in Columbia, Brownstone has worked to establish our presence in the area by providing competent and legitimate services for our clients.
“We are excited to begin a project within another category; Greenways,” said Rob Perry, Richland County transportation director. “This has been a collaborative effort, and is the first of several projects that will begin construction in 2016.”
The new Darla Moore School of Business showcases the university’s longstanding commitment to efficient energy usage as it is anticipated to become the first net-zero energy higher education facility of its kind in the southeastern U.S.
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