McCarthy Awarded Construction Contract for Texas Children's Health Pan The Center for Children and Women in Houston

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September 17, 2014

McCarthy Awarded Construction Contract for Texas Children's Health Pan The Center for Children and Women in Houston

Specialized Solutions Group to construct first project with Texas Children's Health Plan


HOUSTON  September 17, 2014  McCarthy Building Companies' Specialized Solutions Group was recently awarded the construction of the Texas Children's Health Plan- The Center for Children and Women in Southwest Houston. The project will consist of an interior build out of more than 55,000 square feet of clinical and administrative space.


"This will be our first project with Texas Children's Health Plan, and we are proud to be working with such a respected institution," said McCarthy Houston Division President Jim Stevenson. "Our prior successes on similar projects were instrumental in this project win. The Specialized Solutions Group is ready to take on the task, and we hope this is the first of many future projects we will have the opportunity to work on with Texas Children's Health Plan."


Led by McCarthy Project Manager Preston Hodges and Project Superintendent Michael Kacal, the Houston-based Specialized Solutions Group concentrates on unique healthcare, laboratory, and higher education projects.  The group has plans to target higher education and healthcare clients within a three to five mile radius of the Texas Medical Center, the largest medical center in the world. In addition to this recent project win, the Specialized Solutions Group has been awarded preconstruction services on the Rice University MD Anderson Biological Lab project that will include the demolition and build out of 31,000 square feet of lab space in the MD Anderson Biological Lab building. In addition, the team is working on the complete equipment replacement of the Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center Cardiovascular Operating Room (CVOR) 12, also in Houston.


As one of the nation's most trusted builders, McCarthy's extensive portfolio of healthcare, laboratory and higher education-related construction experience, makes it ideally suited to take on projects of any size or caliber. McCarthy's collaborative, problem-solving approach from preconstruction through project completion and beyond helps assure the quality a client expects. For more information on McCarthy Building Companies and its Specialized Solutions Group, visit:



About McCarthy


Celebrating 35 years of building in Texas, McCarthy is the nation's ninth largest domestic general contractor (Engineering News-Record, May 2014) and a leading community builder. At McCarthy, we're just getting started. For 150 years, McCarthy has been building communities across America, both by constructing essential projects communities rely on, as well as by helping those who need assistance. An employee-owned company, McCarthy performs general contractor, construction management and design/build services for the following project types: healthcare, laboratory, biotechnology, bridges and highways, parking structures, entertainment, retail, educational, office buildings, water/wastewater, federal, port/marine, microelectronic, industrial facilities, tenant interiors and mixed-use project construction. In addition to Houston, McCarthy has offices in Dallas; Sacramento, San Francisco, San Diego and Newport Beach, Calif.; Phoenix; Las Vegas; St. Louis; New Mexico; Kansas City, Kan.; Collinsville, Ill.; and, Atlanta. More information about the company's history is available online at or by following the company on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Google+.


About Texas Children's Health Plan


Texas Children's Health Plan was founded in 1996 by Texas Children's Hospital and is the nation's first health maintenance organization (HMO) created just for children. It offers a primary-care network, specialists and a large hospital network. Since 1996, families in Houston and surrounding areas have counted on Texas Children's Health Plan for affordable and dependable health coverage.  For more information on Texas Children's Health Plan and The Center for Children and Women visit or