M. J. Harris Receives 2020 Excellence in Construction Award

We’re excited to announce that M. J. Harris is being presented with a 2020 ABC Excellence in Construction Award for the new Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Murrieta in Murrieta, CA!

Each year, ABC provides Alabama contractors with the opportunity to submit their most interesting and innovative merit shop projects for the high honor of an Excellence in Construction Award. These awards are some of the industry’s most prestigious, and we are proud to be recognized!

The Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Murrieta supplies vital restorative services to patients in the local community. Our team delivered it on time, within budget and to specification. This 57,000 square foot rehabilitation hospital was constructed to heal with 50 private patient beds, a therapy gym, therapy courtyard, kitchen and dining areas, administration spaces, and cutting-edge rehabilitative technologies. Complete with concrete foundations, a structural steel frame, stucco and metal panel facade, roofing, glass and glazing, interior finishes, mechanical, and electrical systems, the building scope was comprehensive. Our work extended far beyond the building to on-site improvements of grading, storm water and underground retention system, site utilities, concrete sidewalks, asphalt, and concrete paving.

As we all know, the state of California is notoriously difficult to work with, and this project was no exception. Not only did the team battle the wettest weather in decades, the state’s intervention in the project’s foundations resulted in an approximate 2-month delay. They were also confronted with significant underground rock formations during the construction of the building pad, which required extensive and careful blasting. Incredibly, the project team overcame all these obstacles to deliver another on-time project for Encompass Health.

We're proud of our team for another job well done!