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Turner Construction Selected to Build New Hospital in Lafayette County

Turner Construction Company, a national builder with 46 offices in the United States and a local office in Kansas City, was recently selected to build Lafayette County’s new $30 million critical access hospital in Lexington. The new facility will be an 85,000 sq.ft. State-of-the-art hospital located at the intersection of 13 hwy & 24 hwy. The new hospital will have double the ER and outpatient capacity, spacious private rooms and plans for a 3rd operation room. The project is set to begin the fall of 2011 with completion in 2013.

Paul Neidlein, Vice President and General Manager, said “We are excited to be a part of the team building the new hospital for the citizens of Lafayette County, and look forward to working with local community on this important project.”Turner’s philosophy is to encourage local participation on all projects and routinely hosts town hall information sessions, where members of the local community can learn about upcoming opportunities on projects in their area from project personnel and purchasing staff. Turner will host similar events in Lexington, MO. to inform local businesses of subcontracting opportunities available on the Lafayette Regional Health Center project.

Ken Nordsieck, Owner Lexington Builders, said “I can't begin to tell you how impressed I am with their approach to business. Turner Construction visited my business during the evaluation process. They operate like a small-town business operates with face-to-face communication and hands-on management. I applaud this approach. I think it is part of what has made Lexington Builders so successful, and to find a company of their size doing business in the same manner is very refreshing.”

Turner has successfully partnered with local communities across the Kansas City metropolitan area, including projects such as the Chiefs Stadium renovation and Kansas Speedway. The company is committed to working with communities to meet all of their goals, from budget and schedule parameters to local business involvement.

“The hospital staff interviewed the Turner staff, and visited hospitals they had built. They are a big company with some unique tools and resources in the healthcare industry, but they know how to operate “small”. They will be a great partner with the city, contractors and hospital staff. We are very excited and pleased with their selection,” commented Bret Kolman, LRHC Administrator.

Turner strives to create a lasting relationship with each client and takes pride in completing projects for repeat clients, which accounts for nearly 70 percent of their work. "We are looking forward to making the City of Lexington and Lafayette Regional Health Center a client for life," said Neidlein.

About Turner

Founded in 1902, Turner Construction Company is one of the leading general builders with 46 offices in the United States, providing a complete range of construction and program management services with an annual volume of $7.4 billion. Turner opened the Kansas City office in 1988 and serves the four-state region of Nebraska, Kansas, Missouri and Iowa, employing more than 100 dedicated professionals. Turner has grown to be one of metropolitan’s largest construction companies and has been a part of numerous high-profile area projects:

  • University of Kansas Hospital Medical Office Building
  • New Arrowhead Stadium and Training Facility
  • Kansas Speedway
  • Nebraska Furniture Mart
  • Overland Park Convention Center

For more information, visit www.turnerconstruction.com.

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