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c +i CONSTRUCTION & INFRASTRUCTURE The Novak Way > N OVA K CO N S T R U C T I O N NOVAK CONSTRUCTION’S DIVERSE PORTFOLIO OF PROJECTS IS UNIFIED BY A CONSTANT FOCUS ON ITS CLIENTS’ NEEDS. Novak Construction has thrived throughout its 30-year history by putting its clients’ needs front and center in its projects. The firm employs an integrated approach that places clients at the center of projects, letting them drive decisions during all phases of construction. “As a company we really do try to understand our clients’ company culture and understand their needs and what’s important to them, and try to match that throughout the construction process,” Project Director Jim Hempleman says. > VA LU E S // Novak Construction is one of the largest builders of big-box retail locations and grocery stores in the Midwest and eastern regions. The company works in the institutional, hospitality, restaurant, retail, multi-family, healthcare and corporate sectors. Novak operates as both a general contractor and construction manager. The company’s capabilities include preliminary budgeting and feasibility analysis, pre-bid conferences, bid analysis and scope review, scheduling, constructability review, subcontractor prequalification, bid packaging, safety management and project closeout. Preconstruction services are key to Novak’s close client relationships. “There are numerous advantages to bringing the general contractor into the design and development phase of a project, both for the owner and the architect,” the company CORE VALUES Novak Construction operates by a set of core values that guide its operation. These are: * Believing in clients and employees * Total accountability to clients * A dedication to excellence, integrity and service * Continuity of the project team * Teamwork and building long-term relationships The approach has paid off in client loyalty, as more than 75 percent of the company’s business comes from repeat clients, he adds. -----------------------------------------------[ P R O F I L E ] Novak Construction Revenues: $125 million Headquarters: Chicago Specialty: General contracting and construction management Employees: 60 -------------------------------------------------------------- 106 MANAGEMENTTODAY-MAGAZINE.COM WINTER 2011 http://www.MANAGEMENTTODAY-MAGAZINE.COM

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Management Today - Winter 2011

Management Today - Winter 2011
Millionaire Mega Toys
Management Playbook
Taking Action
Branding Concerns
La Curacao
Prosper Inc.
Meridian Credit Union
Ozarks Federal Savings and Loan
Mona Pearl
MaMa Rosa’s Pizza
L’Oreal USA Consumers Products Division
ABI Ltd.
CHIRON America
Lucerne Foods
Bud’s Best Cookies
Crest Foam Industries
Hozishaki America
The Knapheide Manufacturing Co.
Lavi Industries
S. Freedman & Sons Inc.
Val-Fab Inc.
History vs. Reality
Grupo Roble
Sabal Homes
Grupo Marhnos
Novak Construction
McAlpine Ltd. – Cayman Islands Government Administration Building
Ram Power Corp.
CMH Architects
Golden State Framers
Russell Redi-Mix Concrete
Roger Electric
Supply Chain
Triad Systems
Schildwachter Oil
Star Transport
Canadian Focus
Airline Hotels & Resorts Inc.
Northgate Industries
Winnipeg Airports Authority
PKS Equipment & Engineering Inc.
The Hazelton Hotel
Leeds Transit
PCL Constructors – Durham Consolidated Courthouse
Build Toronto
Handling Specialty
Parker Hannifin Canada
Stevens Resource Group Inc.

Management Today - Winter 2011