DALLAS, Feb. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Beck Group, a worldwide, integrated architecture, construction, technology and professional services firm, reports that its 100th year in business concluded with substantial growth and validation of the company's Integrated Enterprise model. Beck's 2012 revenue increased 40 percent over 2011—a number it attributes to improvements in the U.S. economy and to a high level of customer satisfaction. This satisfaction is due in large part to the firm's integrated design-build approach that increases owner value through reduced waste. In fact, over 90 percent of Beck's business is with repeat customers, who average over 10 projects with the firm.
Beck's centennial year saw the company grow to 500-plus employees in eight offices in the southern United States and Mexico City, and the initiation of major social and environmental programs. The firm created its "100 Gifts for 100 Years" program to fund charities and encourage employee volunteerism. In 2012, Beck also furthered its commitment to LEED® guidelines that minimize environmental impact through sustainability, announcing that all future projects will be designed using the LEED rating system guidelines as a metric.
"2012 was a year to celebrate and to reflect on our first 100 years—as well as challenge ourselves to focus on the future," said Fred Perpall, CEO of The Beck Group. "Our financial growth is really just the result of doing things right. Our most important achievement continues to be our satisfied customers, which are a direct result of employing design and construction professionals who are invigorated by their jobs and focused on adding owner value to every project."
Beck focuses on working with owners who want to drive waste from the design-construction process. It is also a single source for all building services—development, architecture, estimating and construction—with a shared purpose and bottom line. By integrating these services, owners reap the benefits of the firm's "big picture" knowledge of the building design and construction process. This Integrated Enterprise model, combined with lean construction practices and the use of advanced 3D modeling, 3D scanning, robotics and estimating technology, allow Beck to consistently add value to projects. This value is realized in faster project completions, cost savings and scope increases without cost increases.
Driving Growth in 2013: Asset Transformation, International Demand
As the economy continues to improve, Perpall predicts the majority of industry growth in 2013 will be driven through the transformation of existing assets by owners that want to add more value to structures through expansions and renovations, rather than new construction. For example, healthcare is becoming more competitive, prompting hospitals to expand services and upgrade facilities to attract patients who have a choice in where they receive treatment.
"Transforming existing structures plays into our strength as a collaborative builder with architects and engineers who can help owners devise the best ways to improve their buildings to meet business objectives," he said. "Owners who value transparency in the planning process gravitate to firms like Beck with the expertise to guide them. We've had great success using our DProfiler™ software, a macro Building Information Modeling solution that lets owners do pre-project 'what if' planning to help them spend their money wisely."
Beck is also experiencing a sharp increase in demand for its services in countries where design and building practices lag behind those in the United States.
"Even our basic skill sets are highly regarded in many countries, and there is a great desire for our guidance and knowledge," said Perpall. "We expect to have many new opportunities in 2013 to partner with construction firms in the Caribbean, Latin America and South Korea that want us to assist them in creating more value for their clients."
About The Beck Group
Founded in 1912, The Beck Group offers a full spectrum of commercial professional services including development, planning, architecture, interior design, construction and sustainability consulting. The company is headquartered in Dallas and maintains a national team of over 500 employees, who work among a network of offices in Atlanta, Austin, Denver, Fort Worth, Mexico City, San Antonio and Tampa. The firm's notable projects in recent years have included the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, Georgia; Nasher Sculpture Center in Dallas, Texas; Michael W. Krzyzewski Center for Athletic Excellence in Durham, North Carolina; Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, California; and the USF Health Center for Advanced Medical Learning and Simulation (CAMLS) in Tampa, Florida. For more information, visit www.beckgroup.com.
SOURCE The Beck Group