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Fresh Food Dining named Facility Design Project of the Month

The Fresh Food Company located in the The University of Alabama‘s Ferguson Center is named Facility Design Project of the Month by Foodservice Equipment & Service Magazine. Check out the article here!

Roger Sparks, Artist and Architect

Birmingham, Ala. (May 19, 2016) – Roger Sparks, one of the CMH family, is both an artist and an architect.  He and his wife, Rosie, who is a full-time artist, have started a side family business, Sparks Design.  Through their work they try to share their delight in the natural & imagined elements of the visual world.  Rosie creates original mixed media jewelry from a variety of materials, including opaque and frosted shrink plastics, assorted beads and crystals, and silver-plated findings and chains.  Roger illustrates a vast array of scenes, creatures, and objects using tiny dots of various sizes and colors, a style of painting otherwise known as pointillism.  Rosie turns these images into night-lights, Christmas ornaments, prints, greeting cards and mobiles using shrink plastic & paper.  Roger has won several design competitions including an Architectural study grant that allowed him to travel in Europe, Asia & Africa. He has received purchase prizes for his art work, and also had it exhibited in several art museums.

Mt. Laurel Home wins Gold

Birmingham, Ala. (May 3, 2016) – One of the homes that CMH’s own Michael O’Kelley designed in Mt. Laurel won a Gold Award for its category this week in the Greater Birmingham Parade of Homes.  It was also first runner-up overall.  See more images on our Facebook!

The Birmingham 205

Birmingham, Ala. (April 29, 2016) – BHM BIZ has named the Birmingham 205, a list of the Magic City’s most influential executives.  CMH’s President, Everett Hatcher, made the list!  Peruse the publication here and see if you can find him!

Alabama Power Water Resource Center

Birmingham, Ala. (March 1, 2016) – March is here and time is flying.  We are taking a moment today to pause and reflect on an older project, completed in ’95.

The Clanton District Office for Alabama Power Company combines typical customer service functions with several services unique to this district where the utility operates hydroelectric dams and manages the reservoirs for recreation.  The challenge met through design was to integrate these varying program requirements while providing separate functional areas and entrances.  This was solved with a linear pre-function space that provides a link among the program areas, and serves as an access control feature for the varying program schedules at the facility.  The Alabama Power building, including design, site work and exhibit installation, was completed in eight months.  CMH received an Honor Award for the building from the American Institute of Architects.

CMH Naval Building Wins 2013 Design-Build Merit Award

Birmingham, Ala. (July 26, 2013) —CMH is pleased to announce that its recently completed project, the Main Exchange Replacement at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, has won a prestigious Design-Build Merit Award. Designbuild is an integrated project delivery approach wherein architects and contractors collaborate in all phases of a project in order to achieve budget, schedule, design, and construction goals. The 2013 National Design-Build Awards program was the most competitive to date, and submissions were rigorously judged by a panel of industry experts, looking for projects that demonstrate advanced and innovative application of design-build best practices.

The 150,000-square-foot, two-story full line department store includes a bank, pharmacy, food court, and parking deck. CMH not only fulfilled the green standards of excellence, winning LEED Gold certification for this complex project, but also did so while working within the constraints of an extremely tight site at the National Naval Medical Center. Alabama-based Brasfield & Gorrie joined forces with Michigan-based Walbridge Construction to serve as the contractor for the project. The design-build team will attend the annual Design-Build Conference & Expo in Las Vegas in November to accept their award.

“This important recognition validates not only our firm’s collaborative strengths,” said CMH Senior Vice President Michael O’Kelley, “but also our ability to create new and efficient-design solutions while adhering to strict timeline and working within a specific budget.”

CMH Projects Receive 2012 ABC Excellence in Construction Awards

Birmingham, Ala. (Oct. 25, 2012) — Two CMH projects recently received awards from the Associated Builders & Contractors (ABC) Excellence in Construction Awards. ABC is a national association which represents all specialties within the U.S. construction industry. ABC’s philosophy encourages open competition and a free-enterprise approach to construction based solely on merit, regardless of labor affiliation.

The Cullman First United Methodist Church was recognized with an Excellence Award, the highest honor, in the “Historical Restoration/Renovation Under $25 Million” category. Rogers & Willard, a Mobile-based general contractor, received the award for this design-build project. The 80-year-old church was severely damaged by the 2011 April tornadoes which devastated Cullman, Alabama, thus requiring the complete renovation and restoration of the three-story sanctuary building.

The organic grocery store Earth Fare, in Hoover, Alabama, was honored with a Merit Award in the “Renovation Under $4 Million” category. The Birmingham-based general contractor, Stewart Perry, received the award. Earth fare now occupies the former 27,000-square-foot CompUSA building, adjacent to Riverchase Galleria, and involved the demolition and renovation of the interior, as well as a new front entrance and new exterior finishes.

“We are honored that our projects have received these awards which highlight our skill and efficiency in the construction phase of our projects,” said Firm Senior Vice President Michael O’Kelley. “This is also well-deserved recognition for two excellent contractors—Stewart Perry and Rogers & Willard—with whom we are proud to partner.”