Stephens & Smith Flatwork and Foundation recently completed expansion work on the General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems building in Lincoln. Flatwork began by pouring roughly 50,000 square feet of concrete flooring and 15,000 square feet of outside paving. Supervisor Stacie Jensen said the early access and overhead utilities enabled his crew to complete its job without facing many of the typical delays. “We put the floors in before the steel went up, so we could do all of it at one time,” he said. “It’s really nice when you can get there first.” Foundation Supervisor Joe Homolka and his crew seamlessly constructed the walls on the building’s north end, the loading dock and the footings, finishing the work in September. While staying on schedule is obviously a goal for Stephens & Smith teams, delivering an excellent product and developing a longstanding relationship with the client is just as important.
And it’s great to be good at both. Kingery Construction Co. Site Superintendent Rich Avila said Stephens & Smith’s efficient work this summer helped the project stay on schedule, noting how it’s fantastic to work with Stephens & Smith on his end and for the owners. The General Dynamics expansion is the first for the tactical systems business since the 1980s and will allow for the hiring of more than 100 new employees. The company produces aerospace and defense components, such as rocket motors and launch tubes at the Lincoln location.
About Stephens & Smith
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 speak 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