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A High Profile Government Facility Project

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1 Company Tri-State Drywall, Inc. Industry Interiors Company Size 125 Location Rockville, Maryland USA Website Project for Defense Health Headquarters Project Length 1 year Project Value $3 million On Center Software Solution On-Screen Takeoff® Quick Bid F ounded in 1977, Tri-State Drywall (TSD) serves the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan area as a commercial drywall subcontractor specializing in hanging, framing, acoustical ceilings, and insulation. The family run company was originally started by Maurice Guay and Jacques Pare. Today it is run by Daniel Guay, President and Michael Guay, Head of Field Operations. "Customer Satisfaction is our First Priority"—this motto became engraved in Tri- State during the early 90's where, like many other companies, TSD came to define quality as, "on time", "within budget", and "to the satisfaction of the customer". Quality starts with happy, experienced, and safety focused employees. Standards including drug testing, safety training, and first aid/CPR certification were implemented at TSD to emphasize this focus. A focus on the employees and the cus- tomers drives loyalty on all fronts. This same quality and loyalty carries over to TSD's relationship with suppliers, General Contractors, Owners, and Architects—many for as long as the past 10 to 20 years. Being the 'Subcontractor of Choice' is something TSD hears often, which brings a strong sense of pride. Another investment that TSD made to improve its delivery and quality of service is in construction automation. TSD leverages On Center Software's On-Screen Takeoff® (OST) and Quick Bid (QB). 7 7 0 0 A R L I N G TO N B LV D. The address '7700 Arlington Blvd.' speaks for itself— it is now the Defense Health Headquarters (DHHQ). The facility in Falls Church, Virginia is comprised of three inter- connected buildings originally completed in the 1950s and 1980s. The facility was completely redesigned and renovated (interior and exterior) by GBA Associates using modern, energy efficient design principles and elements to create a first class facility, once again, under the requirement of Base realignment and closure process known as BRAC BP 198 (congressional direction) act of 2005. Davis Construction, the GC on the project, turned to highly-skilled contractors such as Tri-State Drywall to complete the high profile project. The lease by the Defense Department's Medical Command Headquarters is considered the largest lease in Northern Virginia. The facility houses the Navy, Army, Air Force, and TRICARE Management Activity—all part of the DHHQ location. TSD specializes in challenging projects and DHHQ is a good example of that. A High Profile Govern- ment Facility Project I S E X E C U T E D O N S C H E D U L E A N D W I T H I N Q U OTA , R E S U LT I N G I N S AT I S F I E D C U S TO M E R S

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