Bob Stephens has spent decades creating opportunities for men and women during his accomplished 48-year career at Stephens & Smith Construction Company. We all recognize and appreciate the valuable contributions he has made to our organization and our community. The skills, knowledge, and other qualities that Bob has instilled in us have helped shape each of our careers. Today, we would like to express our gratitude to Bob for his contributions not only to this organization but to all the employee owner’s at Stephens and Smith.
In The News
Jon Lucas and the specialty products division recently developed the ‘Atta Boy Award’. The purpose of the ‘Atta Boy Award’ is to give much-needed recognition to a Stephen & Smith employee. During the recognition ceremony, the recipient of the award receives an S&S logo sticker to place on his or her hardhat. It isn’t the sticker that has significant meaning, it is the action of taking time to recognize our employees that has significance.
Stephens & Smith Construction Company presented and demonstrated “Placing & Finishing Exterior Concrete” during the Nebraska Concrete & Aggregates Association’s 61st Annual Quality Concrete Conference. Held at the Lancaster Event Center, this event is geared towards promoting and educating contractors, producers, and the design community on various topics within the ready mixed concrete industry. This year, Stephens & Smith was asked to assist in promoting quality practices regarding placing and finishing exterior concrete.
On March 15th, Ben Rousu, AIA, ALA, CSI, LEED AP Building Design & Construction (Maxxon Corporation) along with Dominique Chéenne, Ph.D., INCE (C&C Consultants) will host a 2-part informative seminar on the importance of acoustics in multifamily construction, from design to inspection.
Stephens & Smith Lincoln Foundation recently completed work on two science classrooms for the Milford, Nebraska, High School. The 150-yard concrete footings-and-walls project for Tru-Built Construction was completed in September. Foundation Supervisor Matt Kennett said the smaller-scale project had some unique quirks, noted his team was up to the task though. “Overall, we did a great job hitting our schedule and working on a tight budget,” Kennett said.
Before Haidar Kazem and his crew had finished pouring the last of several elevated outdoor steps, the Stephens & Smith Flatwork foreman knew this APS Custom Construction Inc., Elkhorn, Nebraska, residential project would be a distinctive challenge. “There were 6 inches between each 15-foot-wide step, so it looked like we were floating,” he said. “We really had to squeeze our brains to figure out how to get it done because we’d never done anything like this before.”
Stephens & Smith Omaha Foundation team recently applied its quality craftsmanship to the West Dodge Office Building at 180th and West Dodge streets in Omaha. The three-story construction project, led by Foreman Travis Jenkinson, included a parking garage on the first floor, as well as office space and two more floors of designated office space.
Stephens & Smith Specialty Products recently produced another quality custom epoxy product for Andrew Schnatz and APS Custom Construction Inc. The Specialty Products team poured more than a 1,000 feet of moisture-controlled epoxy coating for a remodeled home’s garage and even added a custom touch to the grating system.
The Stephens & Smith Rehab team recently gave the Westminster Presbyterian Church in Lincoln a makeover to its outside grounds. Led by Supervisor Nick Zimmerman, the on-site crew made five concrete pours to complete a new courtyard and rejuvenate the church’s front steps. Although the project went without any major hitches, Zimmerman said the crew employees discovered a basement floor when removing the old steps — requiring them to tear off the caps and nosing to add 60 feet of footing and substantial rebar.