To Our Valued Clients, Associates and Friends…
Writing this introduction to our newsletter is always enjoyable, as it means we are ready to share a few of our team’s recent accomplishments. It also gives me the opportunity to thank all of our wonderful clients, architects and construction managers.
On this occasion I hope you will allow me the indulgence of recognizing one person in our organization that exemplifies what DCC is all about. Ron Gordines has been a part of our company since we began back in 1994. For eighteen years Ron has worked tirelessly to make sure we deliver on our promise to passionately pursue excellence in every project we build. Ron’s energy is only matched by his dedication and it is the standard by which we are all compared.
At the beginning of the year, I asked Ron to step away from project management and help me reach out to our past, present and future clients as DCC’s new Director of Business Development. I believe a company’s success is directly proportional to the quality and character of its people, and in Ron Gordines you have the best of us.
If you haven’t visited our website lately please give it look by going to www.dickinsoncameron.com. In addition to our updated Projects page we have also added a new Blog section where we will be able to give you more timely updates on what’s happening at DCC. I hope you enjoy this edition of the Dickinson Cameron Newsletter. We remain grateful for the opportunity to serve you.
CEO, Dickinson Cameron Construction Co., Inc.
Dickinson Cameron Promotes Ron Gordines To Director of Business Development
Dickinson Cameron Construction is pleased to announce that Senior Project Manager, Ron Gordines has been promoted to Director of Business Development. In his new role, Ron will help the company establish new client relationships, increase brand awareness, and strengthen ties with existing clients to continue growing the business.
Ron joined Dickinson Cameron in 1994 as a Project Manager overseeing the company’s construction projects in Hawaii. Soon after, he was promoted to Director of Operations at the company’s offices in Hawaii. Ron has been among the company’s top Project Managers for several years, as well as a LEED AP, overseeing the build-outs of a wide range of projects for Louis Vuitton, Sephora, Swarovski, Bed Bath and Beyond, Diane Von Furstenberg, and All Saints.
Prior to joining the team at Dickinson Cameron, Ron spent three years managing retail construction projects at Conkey Companies, a large construction firm based in San Diego. Before he began specializing in retail construction, Ron operated his own company, RG Construction, where he built custom homes, executed major remodels, and completed commercial tenant improvements from 1985 to 1991.
Last year, Ron managed the construction of a unique retail showcase for Van Cleef and Arpels located in the world-famous Drake Hotel in Chicago. He also supervised the build-out of a flagship 25,000 square foot retail store for West Marine in Honolulu, Hawaii. In addition to having expertise across multiple world-class brands, Ron’s experience managing construction projects in remote venues, including Mexico City, will benefit Dickinson Cameron’s expansion into Canada.
DCC Expands Services into Canada
According to company president / CEO, Frank Naliboff, “our expansion into Canada represents a great opportunity to offer our valued clients the same high quality services they have come to expect from us throughout the US. Our entire team is excited about entering the Canadian market, and we’re looking forward to the challenge.”
While most of the company’s work to date has been in the continental US and Hawaii, Dickinson Cameron has completed projects in remote island nations and in Mexico City.
The World’s Top Tech Company Continues To Put Their Trust in Dickinson Cameron
For 2012, Dickinson Cameron Construction has been selected by Apple to build a total of 14 new stores in locations across the U.S. We delivered our first Apple retail store in 2007. Since that time, we have completed 30 full-size stores for the Apple brand. This milestone does not include the vast number of remodels, maintenance work, and temporary stores we’ve built during the past four years.
“Apple’s ongoing success continues to be great for our business, and we are honored to be among the brand’s trusted building contractors,” said Dickinson Cameron’s CEO, Frank Naliboff.
In late January of this year, Apple posted record quarterly revenue of over $46 billion for its fiscal 2012 first quarter, selling over 37 million iPhones and over 15 million iPads, over 15 million iPods and over 5 million Macs during the quarter. At Apple’s App store, customers are downloading about a billion apps per month. In a press release on the company’s website, Apple’s CEO, Tim Cook was quoted as saying “Apple’s momentum is incredibly strong, and we have some amazing new products in the pipeline.”
At Dickinson Cameron, we greatly value our relationship with Apple and we wish the company continued success.
Projects in Progress From Honolulu to Beverly Hills to New York City
In addition to the 14 Apple stores on our construction calendar for 2012, Dickinson Cameron has been awarded several new contracts for projects across the US. These include two new venues for Louis Vuitton: a 7,862 square foot flagship store in San Diego’s Fashion Valley Mall; and a 2,661 square foot retail showcase located inside Neiman Marcus in Houston, Texas.
Las Vegas continues to be a hotbed of opportunity for Dickinson Cameron. We were recently selected by Cartier to serve as general contractor for the brand’s new 6,072 square foot flagship store in the massive CityCenter retail complex. Our construction teams feel right at home at CityCenter, where we have completed large format projects for Van Cleef & Arpels, Hermes, Dolce & Gabbana, and Porsche Design.
DCC is excited to be returning to Beverly Hills to execute a major renovation for Van Cleef & Arpels. According to Dickinson Cameron’s Director of Business Development, Ron Gordines, “the makeover of the 4,000 square foot store, located on the historic corner of Rodeo Drive and Dayton Way, includes a new exterior entry and re-designed storefront window system.” Construction is slated to begin in April 2012.
On the other side of the Rockies, in Lone Tree, Colorado, DCC’s restaurant team is working on our third project for the Yard House chain. The new 12,000 square foot eatery and sports bar will be the Yard House’s third venue in Colorado. Dickinson Cameron recently completed Yard House restaurants in Fresno and San Jose, California.
Designer brand, Jimmy Choo, is the latest addition to our list of esteemed clients. DCC recently delivered an elegant new 1,933 square foot Jimmy Choo retail store in Honolulu’s Ala Moana Mall. “I want say thank you so much for delivering a great store for us,” said Jimmy Choo’s Elaine Garciano. “Our Hawaii team and corporate team are excited about the new space. I really appreciate all your efforts and service. It was a truly great experience, and I very much look forward to working with Dickinson Cameron Construction again.”
DCC is Now Networking on LinkedIn
In addition to expanding its service territory across international borders, Dickinson Cameron has increased its visibility in the professional networking community. We recently launched our LinkedIn account. We invite you to follow us on LinkedIn, where you can view profiles of some of our key personnel, get news and updates about our company and services, and learn about new career opportunities at Dickinson Cameron Construction.Read More DCC News