McHugh Construction’s Year In Review Newsletter
What a year it has been. We were joined together in early 2020 with a sense of uncertainty and fear. A mix of emotions that boiled down to a unanimous rally of “Let’s get to work,” and that was only March. This year saw the birth of the COVID-19 task force. A team assigned with the responsibility of devising a meticulous risk management plan for an unprecedented risk. Despite the uncharted territory, our team delivered. We were able to implement the necessary measures, and in huge numbers. Twelve-hundred hours of contact tracing have been performed for any situation that has warranted review, 400,000+ daily temperature checks executed at our jobsites and main office, and countless other procedures put into place to protect the health and safety of the over 1,500 personnel, tradespeople, and partners on-site every day at our projects, all while minimizing the impact to project costs and schedules.
We have always held our team, from president to project manager and estimator to laborer, to the highest expectations, but this year we have asked so much more of everyone. Not only from our employees, but from our joint venture partners and subcontactors. Their rapid response and keen adaptability has allowed us to continue to deliver the product our clients deserve, while always keeping health and safety at the forefront.
The last 12 months have brought the completion of some very exciting projects we feel privileged to be a part of including an intricate renovation at the Four Seasons Chicago, to an exciting residential project in the Midtown neighborhood of Nashville, and the unparalleled St. Regis in Lakeshore East. Some of the projects completed, like the riser valve replacement in the historic 1242 Lakeshore Dr, or build out of a state of the art spin room at the East Bank Club, are a surprise to many that this type of work has long been in our wheelhouse (just not always in the news).
With the new year comes new hope; renewed passion and optimism. We have been inspired by our clients and partners perseverance and hope we have demonstrated the same. We move into this new chapter with new standards, new procedures and the same to desire to do what we do best: BUILD.