Monday, April 9, 2012

J.M. Turner Merges, Forms New Construction Company

Jay Turner: Alliance "will allow us to expand the market area."

Blueprint Construction Services Inc. and J.M. Turner & Company of Roanoke have formed what they are calling a "strategic alliance" to become Turner Long Construction, Inc.

J.M. Turner & Company, a second generation general contractor specializing in healthcare, office buildings, educational, industrial, and hospitality sectors has been in business for more than 72 years. J. M. Turner is a second generation privately held company led by CEO James (Jay) M. Turner, Jr. and President Michael H. Fariss. The company has been involved in a number of high profile projects in the region for many years.

Blueprint Construction Services, based in Sterling, is a large general contractor and construction management firm, specializing in new construction and renovation projects for healthcare, data centers, commercial and government clients throughout the Washington D.C., Virginia, Maryland and West Virginia region led by President Boyd W. Long Jr.

Long says, J.M. Turner Construction will "bring a wealth of resources led by a seasoned senior level management team with experienced administration and field personal. The industry has changed in the past five years due to the economic climate and both parties realized a need to change business models to compete in today’s market. The companies have an array of talented people and a wealth of resources that together will allow us to reach farther than we could as separate entities."

Turner says, "This strategic alliance will allow us to expand the market area for Turner Long by combining the strength and experience of both companies. We are pleased to find a partner that shares the same goals of customer satisfaction and construction excellence. The synergies created by this combination will allow us to take advantage of the pent up construction demand as we come out of this recession that has so adversely impacted the construction market."

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