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Lunacon Construction Company (2) CONSTRUCTION EXECUTIVE | SEPTEMBER 2016 Lunacon was the construction manager/owner's representative for a new $23 million, two-story Class A office structure for the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The adjoining one-story operational inspection facility, considered the largest and most modern quarantine facility in the nation, contains a molecular DNA lab, X-ray room, plant treatment area, and chemical storage and refrigeration units. 30 Lunacon's design-build contract encompassed the demolition of an existing aquatic center facility and parking lot and the construction of a new facility that includes a new hybrid pool and pool deck, concessions areas, administrative offices, locker rooms, restrooms, a pool equipment room and storage space. and USGBC. She invested in a small, loyal staff. And STAYING ON THE PULSE her strategy worked. Bonilla's leadership style-at the beginning and today- "When I started in 2007, there was no credit. Banks is to stay aware of every part of the business. thought construction was a bad market. I hadn't been "There are reasons why small businesses fail. You in business for three years yet, so it was especially hard have to be cognizant of that as a small business owner. to get credit. I began It's said that 80 percent with a small $100,000 of businesses fail within line of credit from the first three years, American Express. One and then in the next bank agent in particular five years, 50 percent saw my garage, he saw of the rest will fail. So, the heart and he saw the reaching that threecapabilities. He believed year point was a big in our story and sold milestone. I'm proud of it to the loan officers," that, especially during Bonilla says. a recession. "Being overly prepared for "By 2010, the fruits of a business owner, people who assume you are less one"Aswants our labor began to pay to make off. I started getting calls sure there is a business than capable makes gaining for larger projects and that is evolving their respect easier once you've plan in turn had to hire 25 with time. One should people that summer," she exceeded their expectations." understand a financial says. In the past six years, statement and have a -Patricia Bonillathe business' bonding pulse on all aspects of credit has continued to the business-what's rise incrementally to help Lunacon achieve even more happening with marketing, estimating and operations. credibility among its peers and potential clients. In If someone asks me about any project, I know where it 2015, the company was named the American Express stands because I stay engaged with my clients and my OPEN Government Contractor of the Year. staff," she says. Continued on Page 34

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Construction Executive - September 2016

Industry Insider
In Brief
Washington Update
Construction Markets
Risk
Safety
Workforce
No Bounds to Success
Special Section: Construction Technology
Business Development
Community Outreach
Viewpoints
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Construction Executive - September 2016 - In Brief
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