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The Retreat at Edgewood Phases I & III Complete

Monday, April 1st, 2013

Atlanta, GA-March 29, 2013- IBG Construction Services LLC is proud to announce the completion of the Retreat at Edgewood Phases I & II.  This holistic community is conveniently nestled in the Edgewood neighborhood minutes from downtown Atlanta, MARTA transportation and the Edgewood Retail district.

Combined, The Retreat at Edgewood Community has a total of 137 units and is full of amenities for residents to enjoy. A business center with computers, printers and faxRetreat at Edgewood 2 machines are available for residents to use at any time. Also, a fitness center with a cardio theatre, 24-hour on-site maintenance, playground and library are all conveniences offered to Edgewood Residents. IBG took the initiative to make the Edgewood an eco-friendly community by being LEED certified and installing Energy-Star appliances so residents can enjoy lower energy and water bills. Families whose children are also enrolled in the local schools- Whiteford Elementary and Coan Middle, have access to healthcare, including dental healthcare which is offered in the clinics of both schools

IBG Construction Services was established in 1998 to offer Construction Management, General Contracting and Project Management. Since its inception, IBG has consistently provided its clients with quality services tailored to fit their needs.

 

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IBG Volunteers at Zaban Center

Wednesday, September 5th, 2012

IBG was presented the opportunity to participate in a community service project with Zaban couples Center. The Zaban Center assists couples transitioning from homelessness to resettlement and independence. They provide shelter, basic necessities and counseling services. The Center is committed to providing a supportive and encouraging environment for residents as they work to become contributing members of our community.

There were a wide range of issues that burdened the Zaban Center. The

 building needed to be in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) for disabled couples, more space for residents, and more storage space and cabinets. IBG stepped up to the plate along with other subcontractors to meet the request of Zaban.  On Saturday morning, August 25th, several volunteers came out that to help with demolition that included knocking down walls, removing doors and door frames and removing carpet.

This project will last over a span of a few weeks and is set to be completed mid-October. During this timeline there will be various things going on including plumbing, ceiling repair, flooring, electrical, painting, new furniture etc. For more information about the Zaban Center please visit http://www.zabancouplescenter.org/. For information on how to volunteer please call 404-817-2473 or email volunteer@zabancouplescenter.org

NAWIC Atlanta hosts Blueprint Reading Class

Monday, July 16th, 2012

Atlanta, GA, Wednesday, July 11, 2012- IBG Construction Services hosted the Atlanta Chapter of NAWIC and their Blueprint Reading Class this past week. This was the second of a two class series and was an amazing opportunity offered to the public. During this class, participants were able to learn how to read and measure blueprint and construction drawings.  Some of the drawing disciplines were architecture, civil, structural, planning, mechanical and electrical.

Each table consisted of a pair of blue print plans. The assignments for the students were to locate certain items (doors, steel beams etc.) and be able to measure the linear feet between objects.

Valencia McDaniel CIT, NAWIC member stated, “Our instructor Katie Willis was very knowledgeable. She was able to explain things and break things down, so everyone could understand. Even though I am in the construction industry and familiar with blueprints, this class helped me to better understand the drawing types and how to navigate through the drawings and identity plan content and their components.”

NAWIC Atlanta hosts several events for the community. Their next event is their annual Block Kids Building Competition which focuses on elementary aged students. This event exposes the students to the construction industry, giving them hands on opportunities to learn different aspects of construction. For more information on how you can be involved with NAWIC please visit www.nawicatlanta.org

IBG’s own receives NAWIC Atlanta Chapter Member of the Year Award

Thursday, June 21st, 2012

Atlanta, Georgia- June 21, 2012-IBG is proud to announce that our own, Linda McCoy, received the 2012, National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) Atlanta Chapter member of the year award. She has been a member of this organization since 2002. Linda volunteers her time and is committed to this organization wholeheartedly.

 President of the Atlanta Chapter, Lynn Logan stated, “Linda does so much for NAWIC and this year the newsletter is just one of the contributions she has made to our chapter.  Linda has served on the board and over the years has served on about every committee.  “

Linda stated, “Over the past ten years, I have really enjoyed learning about the industry. Being involved in numerous committees such as the board of directors, ACE mentorship, public relations with Block Kids and NAWIC Education Foundation (NFE) has truly enriched my life. I truly enjoy designing and working on the chapter’s monthly newsletter.  I am a firm believer in participation. How does one expect to enjoy life other than going to their daily occupation?  You must breakout of the four walls and see what new horizons are there to achieve ones next goal in life.”  

NAWIC originally began as women in construction of Fort Worth, Texas. It was founded in 1953 by 16 women working in the construction industry. Knowing that women represented only a small fraction of the construction industry; the founders organized NAWIC to create a support network. (http://www.nawicatlanta.org/)

IBG Recipient of 2012 Merit Award

Wednesday, June 20th, 2012

Wednesday June 13, 2012-IBG is proud to announce that they are the recipient of the “Award of Merit” in the 2012 Excellence in Construction (EIC) Awards competition, for the Verandas at Auburn Pointe II&III.  The Award of Merit is presented to entries that the judges deemed of high quality. Some of the qualifications for this award entry included, Company Safety & Health Policy Manual, OSHA reports, NAICS Codes, contracted scopes, and references.

The Veranda at Auburn Pointe II&III is a major component to the Auburn Pointe community. This residential district is revitalization of the former Grady Homes public housing community. This project became a catalyst for initiating the long economic resurgence of the neighborhood immediately adjacent to the historic Sweet Auburn District.

As an independent senior living facility, The Veranda at Auburn Pointe II&IIIoffers several community amenities including, Community Room, On-site laundry on every floor, Game / Recreation Room, Covered Porch, Equipped Exercise Room, Equipped Computer Room, Furnished sitting areas by elevators, Equipped Walking Trails, Covered pavilion with barbeque facilities, Movie Theater and a Wellness Center.

Accepting the Award from L to R Robert Fain, Brian Rackley and Joseph Deraney of IBG’s project team

Human Success Story

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2012

Paul Ayree is an example of a Section 3 success story. Over the course of the past 22-months Paul has worked hard to improve both his low-voltage skills and knowledge and has become a valued employee of his company. During Paul’s tenure with the Securite Systems (SSI) many positive things have happened. On 2/20/11 Paul earned the right to be promoted to a Lead Installer, Paul now has his own team he manages and jobs he is responsible for.

SSI worked with IBG Construction Services LLC during the development of the Veranda senior buildings. IBG’s own Tracy Bigsby referred Paul Ayree to SSI, where he was hired as a Section 3 employee.

Section 3 is when HUD fosters local economic development, neighborhood economic improvement, and individual self-sufficiency. Section 3 is the legal basis for providing jobs for residents and awarding contracts to businesses in areas receiving certain types of HUD financial assistance. Congress established the Section 3 policy to guarantee that the employment and other economic opportunities created by Federal financial assistance for housing and community development programs should, if possible, be directed toward low- and very-low income persons, particularly those who are recipients of government assistance for housing. (www.portal.hud.gov)

Securite Systems stated to IBG, “Thank you for giving SSI the opportunity to have been a part of these projects and because of that, thank you for the difference you made in the lives of these three employees. It is possible that you have never met the men that IBGCS helped; however, there is one thing for sure, the Section 3 Program has made a major difference in the lives of at least eleven family members of the 3-men who took advantage of the program.”

IBG Helps in Church Restoration

Monday, February 13th, 2012

On Saturday Morning, February 4, 2012, IBG teamed up with Columbia Residential to help with a church restoration project. Greater Smiths Chapel church on Mayson Avenue is over 100 years old, and a historic landmark to the surrounding community.

Some of the improvements IBG implemented during this community service were caulking the windows, campus clean up, sheetrock installation, playground safety, insulation renewal and much more. IBG takes great pride in helping improve the communities and neighborhoods they work in. Serving the community has always been a major part of IBG’s culture and mission.

The presiding Pastor of Greater Smiths Chapel, Toni Ingram quoted, “Mere words could never be enough to thank you guys for your kindness to our church family. We had a phenomenal time on the volunteer work day. The rails in the front are fantastic. We welcome you and your team anytime. Your kindness inspired us to monthly serve our community by doing some minor repairs as needed.”

Robert Fain states, “It’s inspiring for IBG to see Smith’s Chapel take this as a challenge and actively engage in a monthly community service project-this becomes the difference maker”

IBG’s own rewarded with Builder’s Cup Award

Wednesday, February 1st, 2012

IBG is proud to announce that our own, Robert Fain, is the recipient of the Builders Cup Award for year of 2011.

IBG VP Robert Fain receiving Builder's Cup Award

This prestigious award is given annually to the ABC member who recruitsthe most new members. Mr. Fain was

in competition with numerous contractors throughout the state of Georgia. We are delighted that an IBG

member earned this great accomplishment.

IBG hosts Boys and Girls Club Teen Party

Monday, January 9th, 2012

Community Service is an important part of IBG Construction’s

IBG intern Nick Wormsby with teens of the Boys and Girls Club teens

foundation and character. The Boys and Girls Club organization affects IBG
greatly. The reason for this strong and rich relationship with this
organization is because they are about youth progression. Also, our own CEO

Kenneth Chestnut serves on the Boys and Girls Club Trustee Board. He is a
former member of the organization when it was just known as The Boys Club.

This year’s mission and assignment for IBG was to host a
teen party at the Harland Boys and Girls Club location. IBG provided food and
drinks for the party along with inspirational talk from IBG employees. The
teenagers talked about their future dreams and ambitions. Some of the teens
expressed interest in future careers concerning fashion, robotics and business.

Robert Fain states, “IBG will always be involved with the
Boys and Girls Club Harland Center. As a result of its proximity to the
construction projects IBG participated in, we feel the need to be involved with
the families and children in the area.”

Edgewood Property Dedicated

Wednesday, November 16th, 2011

On a brisk Tuesday Morning, the Edgewood Community was buzzing with events. The U.S. Secretary of HUD Shaun Donovan, Mayor Kasim Reed, and others came together to view, and dedicate theEdgewood Property. An area once inflicted with drugs and crime was positively turned around to state of the art townhomes. These townhomes are LEED qualifying and were built with many sustainable features. This is all a part of an ongoing effort Donovan stressed, which was, “trying to Keep Americans in their homes and avoid foreclosure.” The program started with HUD Secretary Donovan and Mayor Reed walking down the hill from the upper part of the Edgewood Property. After, they toured the inside of one property. They closed  the program out with their speeches and facts about how properties like Edgewood are helping the economy in spite of a recession.

On the other side of the property, an installation instruction class was being held by SouthFace. This class tested workers on their LEED knowledge about installation.  A  LEED-certified home is designed and constructed in accordance with the rigorous guidelines of the LEED for Homes green building certification program. LEED for Homes is a consensus-developed, third party-verified, voluntary rating system which promotes the design and construction of high-performance green homes.

Southface offers several test training and preparations for LEED. By properties being LEED, they help the environment and also lower utility cost for residents staying in the property.

 

IBG Sponsor Nominated for Award

Monday, November 14th, 2011

IBG is proud to announce a student from the Boys and Girls they sponsored was nominated for The Boys and Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta Youth of the Year.

IBG proudly sponsors and serves the Harlan Boys and Girls Club located on the West Side of Atlanta. DeMauri’a Everett

has shown exceptional leadership in his community and school. Heading numerous organizations he already knows what he wants to do in life.

IBG’s Latest Green Space Renovation to be Dedicated

Friday, November 11th, 2011

Atlanta’s Selena S. Butler Park Project Completed On Budget and On Time

IBG employees viewing the ceremony(Atlanta, GA – Tuesday, November01, 2011) On Wednesday afternoon, Atlanta’s city and community leaders gathered to dedicate the opening of the restored 3.5 acre Selena S. Butler Park located in the historic Auburn Avenue District of downtown Atlanta. The dedication ceremony coincided with the National Recreation and Park Association‘s 2011 Congress and Exposition, which was held this week at the Georgia World Congress Center.Fewer than 60 days after the groundbreaking of the project, IBG Construction Services LLC completed the revitalization on budget and on time. IBG served as the Construction Manager for the developers, The Integral Group and Atlanta Housing Authority.

 

 

         

 

Areas of Improvement :

  • Walking
    Track
  • Fitness
    Stations
  • Sidewalks
  • Picnic
    Areas
  • Multi-Purpose
    Field
  • Onsite
    Lighting
  • Bocce
    Ball Court
  • Onsite
    Parking
  • Rainwater
    Detention
  • High
    Mast Sports Lighting
  • Upgraded
    Playground Areas
  • Resurfaced
    Tennis And Basketball Courts

IBG Intern Rewarded NAMC Scholarship

Friday, October 28th, 2011

IBG is proud to announce their intern, Cecilie Davis, was awarded the National Association of Minority Contractors Scholarship for 2011.

Cecilie Davis, 2011 NAMC Scholarship Recipient

This award is given based on a worthy candidate who is an exceptional college student that exemplifies outstanding qualities in the construction field.Cecilie Davis, a Senior Construction Engineering Student at Florida A&M University has been interning with IBG for the past four years. She states, “The National Association of Minority Contractors is a great organization that allows minority contractors to network, impact the community, and develop professionally. “

The NAMC banquet is an annual gathering where all minority contractors come together for food and recognition.  Numerous rewards are given out to deserving candidates in the appropriate fields.When asked how IBG has helped with your goals and aspirations Davis responded with, “IBG has been a great company to intern for! I have learned so much, met so many people, and gained so many mentors working at IBG. The experience that I have gained has is phenomenal and I have grown mentally and professionally.”

Ms. Davis ultimate goal is to own her own construction company one day. “I love the construction industry and I am always
thinking of ways that it can be improved. I would like to gain as much experience as possible before I start my company.”

 

 

 

Intern Cecilie Davis along with Atlanta Public Schools Chair, Brenda Muhammad, and Mayor Kasim Reed

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2011 Safety Awards Casino Night

Friday, October 21st, 2011

From L to R Phil Roney, William Reeves-award recipient, and Kenneth Chestnut

The Annual Safety Awards/Casino Night was a success! Workers in the Construction Industry were able to come to Atlanta, Georgia and receive a Las Vegas Experience. The sounds of slot machines, rolling of dice and shuffling of cards filled the air. Employees had the opportunity to engage in roulette, blackjack, crap table etc.Safety is the first goal of IBG Construction Services LLC. We make sure all of our projects follow proper procedures and guidelines so to ensure all of our workers are safe. Robert Fain, VP of IBG Construction Services LLC states, “Making sure that everyone who comes on the job goes home safely every day is an IBG priority.”

There were numerous prizes thatwere up for bids. Some of the hot items up for grabs included TVs, store gift cards, golf clubs, restaurant gift cards, and I pads.  This competitive event was a great way to relax, enjoy and honor the companies that practice safety. The recipients for the Veranda II & III project were Rick Bringman with Miller Mechanical, Baxter Carbine
with Triad Mechanical and Bill Coffer with Complete Roofing Solutions. The recipients for the Edgewood project were Ricky Harp and Jay Regnier with Civil Site Services and Gary Smith with J&G Concrete. Lastly, the recipient for the CollegeTown Public Improvement was William Reeves with Reeves Contracting.

This marks the fourth consecutive year that IBG has held this event. “It was a great to recognize these exemplary organizations for their dedication to safety in the job place.”

click the link for the slideshow pictures http://www.youtube.com/user/IBGCONSTRUCTION#p/a/u/0/RhLqo7Z8TSw

THE INTEGRAL GROUP & IBG CONSTRUCTION SERVICES LLC NOMINATED IN EARTHCRAFT AWARDS

Monday, July 25th, 2011

The Integral Group and IBG Construction Services LLC received nomination for Earthcraft Multi-Family project of the year. The Atlanta based companies are advocates for LEED and Green building. The Integral Group was formed as a parent company followed by the creation of IBG Construction Services LLC as s sister company in 1998.

“Established in 1999 by the Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association and Southface, EarthCraft is a green building certification program that serves Georgia, Virginia, Tennessee, Alabama, South Carolina and North Carolina. Homes, businesses, and communities certified in EarthCraft must meet a number of criteria to assure sustainable efficient design and function. Some of the areas include: indoor air quality, energy efficiency, water efficiency, resource-efficient design, resource-efficient building materials, waste management, and site planning.”

Specifically the Earthcraft Multi-Family program was launched in 2004. Like all EarthCraft programs, EarthCraft Multifamily uses a HERS rating, program guidelines, a points-based worksheet, site visits and diagnostic testing to verify that each project complies with program standards. Project teams work with an EarthCraft Technical Advisor, who provides support in meeting program requirements from early in the design phase until construction is completed.

IBG Construction’s CEO, Kenneth Chestnut states, “It’s great to have recognition to be nominated. It is a good indication of progress IBG has made. We continue to strive to be a leader in the areas of sustainability. Our expectation in the future is to receive this award.”

The Integral Group and IBG Construction are working on many projects for the near future. They continue to strive to be a leader in LEED and GREEN building and are members of many organizations that support their goal.

IBG hosts Open House for ABC members

Monday, June 27th, 2011

On Wednesday, June 15, 2011 IBG Construction hosted an Open House for ABC members. ABC is an acronym for the Associated Builders and Contractors Incorporation. ABC is a national association with 75 chapters and 23,000 merit shop construction and construction- related firms with nearly 2 million employees. ABC is recognized as one of the leading organizations representing America’s business community and the merit shop construction industry (www.abc.org).

IBG has been a proud member of ABC for over ten years. Many companies across the Metro Atlanta area came out to this event. It was a great opportunity for people in this field to get to know one another and re-connect.

IBG has benefited by being a member of ABC. Being involved in this organization has opened doors to networking, educational opportunities and leadership classes for IBG.

IBG Construction Services LLC Supports ACE Atlanta Mentoring program.

Monday, April 11th, 2011

 

IBG Construction Services LLC supports the ACE Atlanta Mentoring program.  The program is geared towards inspiring high school students considering careers in architecture, construction, and engineering.

On Wednesday, March 23, 2011  students were given the opportunity to tour the construction site of the Maynard H. Jackson new international terminal.  This is a Joint Venture between Holder Construction, Manhattan Construction, C.D. Moody Construction, and Hunt Construction.  Holder Construction is the managing partner for the $1.2 billion project which is LEED®-registered and is tracking receipt of LEED® Gold Certification.

One of IBG’s employees, Linda McCoy, has continued to offer her services to ACE. “When our youth are exposed to the actual jobsite, they are able to connect and associate the various ways of how we are saving the economy for the future.” The terminal is scheduled to open April 2012.

IBG Offers a Helping Hand

Tuesday, November 16th, 2010

Pictured above are IBG volunteers that helped with this project

IBG is dedicated to giving back to the community. Capitol View United Methodist Church was in specific need of services that IBG was able to meet by using their own resources. The location of this church impacted the company because it is in close proximity to several IBG and Integral Group developments and projects. Pastor Sherry Method contacted IBG with her concern about the church. This “hands on” project is one of the many IBG participates in to help give back to the community.

The education building of the church did not have air conditioning, due to the fact that it was stolen multiple times because of its location. The unit was located on the ground which made it vulnerable for thieves to steal. IBG successfully placed a new air conditioning unit on the third story roof of the building. The main sanctuary required the removal of five prior existing roofs so a new one could be laid. IBG helped with painting, replacing broken windows, landscape and with the overall clean up around the church.

More than a church, Covenant Ministries offers many services throughout the week to better the community. Including GED classes and feeding families in despair.

“IBG was blessed by the opportunity to have a powerful impact on a ministry that serves people in our community,” stated Robert Fain, VP of IBG Construction.

Picture above is everyone who worked together on a Saturday to help improve the overall state of capitol View United Methodist.

Casino Night

Wednesday, October 13th, 2010

The recipients of these awards were (from left to right) Greg Adams with McAdams Vinyl Siding, Rick Willis with MC Matrix, Alex Hutto with Securite Systems and Roy Garbutt with R & B.

An evening filled with laughter, competition and pure fun is the perfect way to describe the 2010 Safety Awards. The night was a casino theme, which allowed people to participate in casino games like blackjack, slots, craps and roulette with the option of bidding on prizes. Some of the prizes consisted of flat screen TVs, iPads, iPods, golf clubs, gift cards, gift baskets, fishing trips etc.
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