While working on Southeast Community College’s 52,000-square-foot Diesel Technology and Welding Center in Milford, Nebraska, Boyd Jones Construction could’ve “sealed a deal” with several local concrete companies, but the company elected to work with Stephens & Smith based on past experience. So, when their modified plans for the $13 million facility called for 2,700 square feet of decorative quartz epoxy and 45,000 square feet of sealant- and concrete densifier-coated flooring, they knew Stephens & Smith was the right pick for the job. “Originally it all was supposed to be sealed concrete, but Boyd Jones wanted to go with a contractor that could change it up,” said Mark Ramel, Stephens & Smith’s project manager. “We’ve done some epoxy work with them before, and they trusted Stephens & Smith to deliver. And our team did, of course.” Boyd Jones Project Superintendent Scott Moscher wholeheartedly agrees the project went well, adding that he wasn’t surprised. “We’ve previously worked with Stephens & Smith, and that was a great project, too,” Moscher said.
The sealed concrete flooring runs throughout most of the state-of-the-art facility, which includes six training labs, a welding center, computer facilities and shop areas where students can train to be diesel technicians. It also includes high-elevation bays for nine diesel trucks and larger farm machinery. The special epoxy finishes can be seen in the facility’s bathrooms and hallways. Ramel said his team completed the large scale project in phases between November and January. SCC’s Crete Carrier Diesel Technology and Welding Center opened Feb. 19, and it also is equipped for distance learning and training.
About Stephens & Smith Construction Company
Founded in 1971, Stephens & Smith Construction Company Inc. focuses on services in residential and commercial flatwork, foundations, decorative concrete, and specialty products. The company’s reputation and credibility speaks for itself. With over 45 years in business, they have grown exponentially over the years, due to their unique structure and approach to the company makeup. Their reputation has been the very foundation of their expansion, along with the valuable employees that have joined the team along the way. More information on the company’s notable achievements, services provided, and history can be seen on their website as well. www.stephensandsmith.com