The Fleming Construction Group’s 2023 Year in Review
2023 – Another Year of Rapid Growth
For the Fleming Construction Group, 2023 was a year of momentum, of positioning, of diversification and of expansion. We spent the year building our internal systems and infrastructure to meet current and future growth, we completed several impressive projects, and we added a number of players to our skilled and dynamic team.
In 2020, when we began our corporate growth initiative, we had twenty-one employees working on projects almost exclusively in Oklahoma and surrounding states. Now, just three years later, our team has more than quadrupled to ninety members, and we have offices in Arizona and Atlanta. 2023 was another year of sustainable growth, careful planning and project success, and we look forward to continuing this trajectory in 2024.
Fleming Steel Erectors
2023 marked the completion of FSE’s work on the 418K square foot CMC AZ2 Mini Mill in Mesa, Arizona. The mill, which will produce rebar and merchant bar, is designed for efficiency, with its arc furnaces connected directly to renewable energy resources. Annually, the mill is projected to emit 60% fewer emissions and consume just 20% of the energy used by other comparable steel-making facilities. This project was by far the largest of six that FSE completed in 2023, and among the single largest orders ever in the history of Butler Manufacturing.
In addition to some great projects, FSE invested heavily in building the teams and systems that will support future growth. With the addition of some incredibly talented people and the pending implementation of a new ERP system, FSE is operationally strong in both project management and field operations.
On the turnkey side, Fleming Construction was a 2023 recipient of the ABC Excellence in Construction Award in the Industrial $5-$15M category for its work building the Net-Zero Exploration Center at AAON’s global headquarters in Tulsa. At 28,000 square feet, the multi-story facility includes 10K square feet of showroom space where customers can see, test and explore AAON’s world class systems through a range of exhibits that highlight their product’s features and benefits. The building also features 10K square feet of office space accented with full curtainwall glazing, 7K square foot assembly area, a conference area and lobby.
2023 was also an important year for diversifying Fleming Construction’s project pipeline. We adapted and adjusted to changing market conditions and secured new projects and new clients for a healthy backlog in 2024. A perfect example of this agility is the 258k square foot industrial facility in Surprise, AZ for BlueScope Properties Group. The shell is now complete, and we are currently completing interior work for the tenant, TriColor Auto.
Rainwater Construction Company
In Atlanta, Rainwater Construction had a stellar year for growth, adding to their team, maintaining long standing relationships and positioning themselves to better serve the influx of industry moving into their region. Highlights include completing and starting several projects for the Georgia Ports Authority, maintaining countless square footage of big box roofing for Span Construction and their client, Costco, and finishing the new 40K square foot Swift Atlanta building. This new construction is the eighth project they have completed with Swift over a business relationship that has spanned more than thirty years.
Our maintenance and efficiency arm, Fleming 8760 continued to deliver best-in-class assistance to a substantial roster of ongoing clients. In addition to the completion of regular asset management protocols, 8760 completed a significant storm drainage project for Port City Metals that included a 42K square foot re-roof and 18K square foot existing roof retrofit. The project included installation of a custom metal-over-metal retrofit system and a custom single ply membrane internal gutter system.
We look forward to 2024 with a positive outlook, some great new team members and tons of momentum.
Shoutouts & Awards
- METAL CONSTRUCTION NEWS announced that FSE ranked #4 in the 2023 Top Metal Building Erectors by Tonnage category and #8 in the 2023 Top Metal Building Erectors by Footage category.
- METAL CONSTRUCTION NEWS announced that Rainwater Construction ranked #22 in Top Metal Builders by Tonnage.
- Fleming is awarded Butler’s 2022 Cumulative Butler Sales Volume Awards for $150, $155, $160, $165 & $170 Million, is awarded the Largest North American Builder in Sales Volume Award, and is named Western Region Volume Builder of the Year.
- Ben Rainwater retires from the Rainwater Construction Company.
- Fleming team members, Josh Seymour and Matt Moeller both welcomed baby #2!!
Ray Miller, Jr.
Donnie Anderson (Left)
Approaching 2024 with Gratitude and Enthusiasm
As we reflect upon another successful year of goals met and milestones achieved, we are endlessly grateful for our dedicated team, our stable backlog of projects, and the lessons that we’ve learned which will help us meet the challenges of this next phase.
As we continue to expand, we are dedicated to keeping our Mission, Vision, and Values at the forefront of everything we do.
As a family company with business relationships that span decades, we are proud of our deep ties to our community, our clients and our employees. We are people first, and we have worked diligently to maintain that core philosophy and instill it into every facet of our company culture.
We are committed to building value-driven, inspired solutions without sacrificing safety, quality or integrity.
We build trust, talent and passion in our work and our people.
Values – FCG PRIDE
Family Community Gratitude | Professionalism Relationship Integrity Diligence Enthusiasm.
Our Mission for 2024 – Continue on the Path of Safety, Sustainability & Team-Centric Expansion
From the stellar work put out by Rainwater Construction to the mix of projects managed by Fleming Construction, to the tons and tons of steel erected by FSE, to the great expanses of roofing maintained by 8760, the Fleming Construction Group is ready to meet new opportunities with the preparation and dedication to excellence that have made us one of the nation’s largest and most reliable construction companies.
Thank you to our team. Thank you to our clients. Thank you to our families and communities. Cheers to a new year and new opportunities. 🥂