Category: Texas

Future of Construction Project Delivery Will Require Early Intervention, Amplified by Localized Presence

By Eric Groat, Robins & Morton San Antonio Office Leader and Operations Manager Construction, like any other industry, experiences transformational periods, often brought about by technology, innovative processes or changes in conventional thinking. After observing the manufacturing industry’s success with Lean practice implementation, one such period has emerged as construction leaders are adapting those philosophies […]

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  • Eric Groat
  • innovation
  • integrated delivery
  • Lean
  • manufacturing
  • project delivery
  • San Antonio
  • Technology
  • Texas

Robins & Morton opens San Antonio Office

National general contractor and construction management firm, Robins & Morton, recently opened its San Antonio office. “The decision to open our new office came from the desire to establish a local presence for our clients in the region and expand our reach,” Robins & Morton Operations Manager and San Antonio office leader, Eric Groat, said. […]

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  • construction management
  • Dallas
  • Eric Groat
  • general contracting
  • McCallister Plaza
  • Operations Manager
  • San Antonio
  • South Texas
  • Texas

The Name You Leave Behind

There’s a difference between a leader and a manager. For Superintendent Jeff Jones, that distinction extends from supporting his team on the jobsite to empowering them to be involved in the community. “You can never be in a position of authority until you learn to serve,” Jones said. “Learning to be a good servant is […]

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  • Alabama
  • Auburn University
  • Birmingham
  • community
  • Georgia
  • Hoover
  • Huntsville Hospital Orthopedic and Spine Tower
  • Jeff Jones
  • Mississippi
  • National Volunteer Month
  • North Carolina
  • San Antonio
  • service
  • Tennessee
  • Texas

Robins & Morton breaks ground on replacement facility for Rusk State Hospital

Robins & Morton, Texas Health and Human Services, and local and state dignitaries gathered to mark the official groundbreaking of Rusk State Hospital’s replacement facility on Nov. 12. This 225,000-square-foot project will replace a 100-year-old behavioral health facility, complete with two 100-bed units for both maximum and non-maximum-security patients. Ultimately, this increases the existing maximum-security […]

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  • Behavioral Health
  • Rusk
  • Rusk State Hospital
  • Texas

Robins & Morton breaks ground on replacement facility for Reeves County Hospital

Reeves County Hospital District staff members, Robins & Morton and community members gathered to celebrate the groundbreaking of the new Reeves County Hospital replacement facility on Nov. 8. This $80 million project represents the district’s investment in a total replacement of the community’s hospital, which will include 25 all-private inpatient beds, a level four emergency […]

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  • healthcare construction
  • LEED
  • Reeves County Hospital District
  • Sustainability
  • Texas

Christianna Payne: A Career in Construction Budding From a Passion for STEM

Originally, Christianna Payne was interested in a career in interior design or architecture. However, she wanted more of a focus on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM). That’s how she began her career with Robins & Morton. “It kind of happened on a whim,” Payne said of the opportunity that combined her two interests. “My […]

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  • Careers in Construction
  • Charleston
  • Christianna Payne
  • Galveston
  • John Sealy Hospital
  • Nashville
  • South Carolina
  • STEM
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • University of Florida
  • Women in Construction

Keeping Up With the Class of 2018

On July 12, Robins & Morton graduated its second class from the Rocky McMichen Field Leadership Program, a 15-month combination classroom and hands-on course focused on career progression for craft level employees who wish to move into a management role. Eight graduates stood before co-workers, families, and friends, and accepted promotions into foreman or assistant […]

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  • Anniston
  • Assistant Superintendent
  • Beverly Knight Olson
  • Boise
  • Brunswick
  • craft employees
  • Deltona
  • Florida
  • Foreman
  • Georgia
  • graduates
  • Halifax Health
  • Idaho
  • Macon
  • Midland
  • Regional Medical Center
  • Rocky McMichen Field Leadership Program
  • Texas
  • trainees
  • Treasure Valley Hospital
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