Lincoln Builders, Inc. was honored recently as recipient of the 2019 Business of the Year award by the Ruston-Lincoln Parish Chamber of Commerce. Nomination criteria included evidence of integrity in business, leadership in and contribution to the community, and innovative thinking. Receiving the award at the annual chamber banquet was CEO Clint Graham.
For Lincoln Builders, integrity is a family trait that started with founder Hollis Graham and was passed on to his sons Ronny and Danny. It is now evident in the current CEO, grandson Clint Graham. This model of integrity trickles down to every employee in the company, where it is lived out daily in the offices and in the “trenches.” In true keeping with its’ mission statement, Lincoln seeks to “identify, recruit, and retain the very best people of integrity.” The result is an average retention rate among employees of around 20 years.
The Lincoln Builders family truly loves its’ hometown of Ruston, and our commitment to the community is rock-solid. We are privileged to be named among the finest businesses in the area. Thanks to the Ruston-Lincoln Parish Chamber of Commerce and the amazing people it represents for bestowing this honor on us.
Lincoln Builders recently completed phase 1 of the ION Baton Rouge renovation project near the campus of Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge. This 286-unit, 5 story apartment complex was originally constructed by an out of state contractor, but was continually plagued by water intrusion and craftsmanship issues. Lincoln Builders was tasked with removing, replacing, and waterproofing the entire exterior of the building (stucco and cement siding) to alleviate the water infiltration issues. In addition to the major exterior overhaul, Lincoln also renovated and refurbished 400,000 square feet of interior, including structural corrections plus renovation of the 1st through 5th floor/6th floor penthouses, as well as, the roof top outdoor/pool deck feature. Many other interior updates included the indoor gym, entertainment area, and approximately 20,000 square feet of offices. Although Phase 1 is complete; the project, in its entirety, will be complete in early 2020. Lincoln has worked around the clock to make sure this project was on schedule for the 2019-2020 school year.
Groundbreaking was recently held on the new campus of the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine (VCOM) at the University of Louisiana Monroe. The beautiful 100,000 square-foot, four-story precast and masonry building will include:
• two 2,400-square-foot, two-story classrooms that seat more than 200;
• a 4,100-square-foot anatomy lab;
• a 3,300-square-foot osteopathic manipulative medicine lab;
• a large simulation and standardized patient center;
• 20 small-group study rooms;
• large, quiet study areas; and
• three student lounges.
Lincoln is very excited to have a part in providing a home for this medical school which is predicted to have a $70-80 million impact in the northeast Louisiana market. Development of the medical school campus is the result of a successful private/public partnership with VCOM receiving no state funding for construction or operation. For more information on Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine and its mission, visit www.VCOM.edu.
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