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CB Masonry's Innovative Hotel and Museum Project

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1 Company CB Masonry Industry Masonry Company Size 200 Location Little Rock, Arkansas USA Website www.cbmasonry.com Project for 21c Museum Hotel Bentonville Project Length 9 months Project Value $800,000 On Center Software Solution On-Screen Takeoff® C B Masonry (CB) is a family-owned Arkansas commercial masonry contracting company that started in 1987. They are a large commercial masonry contractor with over 200 employees available to fulfill the needs of challenging construction projects. The company's geographic focus includes eight states: Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Missouri, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Tennessee, and Texas. CB started initially in the residential market then migrated to commercial projects to expand its success. The scope of CB's projects runs from 60 thousand to 9 million dollars and includes edu- cational facilities, shopping, and entertainment centers. Besides block, bricks, veneers, and stone masonry, CB also has a refractory division where they perform industrial work. CB has developed a reputation in the industry for being an innovative company that brings new technology to the forefront of the masonry trade. CB was one of the first companies to bring segmented retaining walls into the Arkansas market. Unlike most, they are not afraid to take on the challenge of a new product or procedure that has not been utilized. CB's ingenuity and focus keeps the jobs successfully on budget and completed before the deadline. The company prides itself on accepting jobs that other companies shy away from because of various project complexities. When Greg Isaacson joined the family business in 2010, CB was still using the manual process to perform takeoff and estimating. Greg upgraded CB's estimating department to construction automation and decided to invest in On-Screen Takeoff from On Center Software. He soon noticed an increase in the efficiency of the estimating department. The productivity of the group quadrupled and CB was able to bid more jobs in less time while increasing their bid to win ratio. D R E A M P R O J E C T 21c Museum Hotel in Bentonville, Arkansas was a dream project for CB—it had the artistic intricacies in the decorative masonry work that could only be tackled by an experienced masonry company. CB was the natural choice for this project. Located on the northeast corner of the town square and a short walk from the new Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, the hotel will feature curated rotating exhibitions of An Innovative Hotel & Museum Project is Built W I T H A H I G H L E V E L O F C R E AT I V I T Y U S I N G VA L U E E N G I N E E R - I N G & AU TO M AT I O N

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