Robins & Morton Named No. 5 Contractor by Modern Healthcare Magazine

For the 34th year, Modern Healthcare magazine ranked Robins & Morton among the top 10 in its listing of general contractors.
This year, Robins & Morton landed at number five in the magazine’s 2020 survey of construction and design companies, with more than $1.1 billion of completed healthcare construction work in 2019. This represents more than a 17% increase in revenue from the previous year. The company also saw a jump from 3.6 million completed square feet in 2018 to 6.2 million to square feet last year within the healthcare sector.

“Robins & Morton has specialized in healthcare construction for more than half of our almost 75-year history,” said Bill Morton, Chairman and CEO of Robins & Morton. “We’re proud that we’ve consistently ranked among the top healthcare construction companies and are thankful for the clients who put their trust in the expertise of our people. The relationships with our clients and industry partners helped make 2019 a record year for our company.”

Healthcare accounted for 90% of the company’s total revenue from work completed in 2019. Notable projects included Halifax Health Medical Center of Deltona in Central Florida and Atrium Health Cabarrus, Sanger Heart and Vascular Institute in Concord, North Carolina.

Robins & Morton provided construction management services to complete a 169,000-square-foot, 90-bed patient tower addition for Halifax Health in less than two years. A Florida state Certificate of Need recognized that the 100,000 residents of rapidly growing Deltona needed quick access to medical services, but it came with an extremely tight deadline. Robins & Morton and architecture firm HKS enacted a plan to simultaneously design and construct the new facility, eliminating waste and stretching traditional design and construction processes to finish the project in record time.

The new patient tower includes operating suites, a surgery center, and a comprehensive imaging center.

The five-story, 164,000-square-foot tower addition at Atrium Health Cabarrus, housing the Sanger Heart and Vascular Institute, is expected to serve more than 12,000 heart patients a year. Getting to that point, however, required overcoming challenges associated with its a postage-stamp-sized site surrounded by active healthcare facilities on three sides along with maintaining emergency egress routes – all while working with an immovable budget.

The tower houses 60 patient beds, interventional radiology services, new catheterization labs, electrophysiology labs, pre-op and post-op care services and a 14-bed cardiovascular intensive care unit.

While some healthcare clients have postponed projects following the economic downturn resulting from COVID-19, Robins & Morton entered 2020 with some of its largest-ever healthcare projects and continues to see new opportunities. The firm has consistently ranked among the top contractors since the inception of the Modern Healthcare Construction and Design Survey in 1986, including six number one rankings.