McCarthy Underway on 17,000 SF Houston Methodist Alkek Building Renovation Project

Business and Professional

September 17, 2015

HOUSTON September 17, 2015 McCarthy Building Companies, Inc., a Texas builder for 36 years, is currently working on the Houston Methodist Alkek Level 9 Universal Care renovation in the Texas Medical Center. The project is led by McCarthy's Houston-based Specialized Solutions Group (SSG) which concentrates on the unique needs of the Texas Medical Center and surrounding premier institutions focusing on healthcare, laboratory and higher education-related renovation and expansion projects.

 "Since its inception in 2014, the Specialized Solutions Group has produced several quality projects in Houston. We are proud of how quickly this division has grown, and are excited to be working on a project with Houston Methodist Hospital which is an integral part of the Texas Medical Center here in Houston," said McCarthy Project Manager Preston Hodges. "Working on projects such as the Alkek Level 9 project not only advances the Specialized Solutions Group's expertise in the healthcare industry, but also provides the opportunity to enhance a building that will impact countless lives in the community."

The demolition and renovation project will convert Level 9 of the Houston Methodist Alkek Level 9 into a 17,000-square-foot Universal Care Unit/ICU with 19 inpatient beds. The project also includes the demolition and replacement of multiple pieces of mechanical equipment on Level 10 and the roof of the Methodist Alkek Building.

The Houston SSG is led by Preston Hodges and McCarthy Project Superintendent Michael Kacal. McCarthy's SSG recently completed the Texas Children's Hospital for Children and Women Southwest, CHI St. Luke's Health Cardiovascular Operating Room (CVOR) 12 and Baylor College of Medicine NA5 Research Lab and are currently working on the Houston Methodist Hospital CT Replacements project.

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

About McCarthy

McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. has been a community builder across America for more than 150 years and in Texas for 36 years, creating and developing positive working relationships with clients in a diverse range of markets. Throughout all phases of a project, from early integrated design phase services, through construction and after completion, McCarthy builders utilize industry-leading construction techniques and the most sophisticated technology to deliver the highest quality, job-site safety and ultimately, the best value. Repeatedly honored as a Best Place to Work and Healthiest Employer, McCarthy is ranked the ninth largest domestic general contractor (Engineering News-Record, May 2014) and is the leading healthcare and federal builder in Texas. McCarthy performs general contracting, construction management and design/build services for the following project types: healthcare, education, industrial, marine, transportation, water infrastructure, entertainment/hospitality, federal, parking, science and technology, and office. The firm has approximately 1,600 salaried employees with offices in Houston, Dallas, St. Louis, Atlanta, Collinsville, Ill.; Kansas City, Kan.; Phoenix; Las Vegas, Albuquerque, Denver, and San Diego, Newport Beach, San Francisco, San Jose and Sacramento, Calif. McCarthy is 100 percent employee owned. More information about the company is available online at the website or by following the company on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Google+.