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Primus Salutes Our Veterans!

November 10, 2017
Author: Rebecca Elliott

Primus Salutes Our Veterans!

Every year we like to recognize the veterans on our team for their service to our country. Thank you all! We are grateful and proud to have you on our team.


Primus Earns Built by the Best Award

November 6, 2017
Author: Rebecca Elliott

Primus Earns Built by the Best Award

Primus earned the prestigious Built by the Best Award at this year’s International Association for Cold Storage Construction (IACSC) Conference. Here, Primus Design Services President Michael Jones presents with Lineage Logistics’ Jim Romine on the project that won it for us, Lineage’s new cold storage facility in North Charleston, South Carolina.


Primus Project Celebrates 200 Safe Days!

October 23, 2017
Author: Rebecca Elliott

Primus Project Celebrates 200 Safe Days!

Primus’s United States Cold Storage project in Covington, TN achieved a big safety milestone last week – 200 safe days! The team took a break and celebrated with lunch and gifts. “I am extremely proud of the hard work this team has put in to reach this safety goal,” said Primus President Matt Hirsch. “Congratulations to all on a job well done!” Pictured above: Assistant Superintendent Travis Pittman, Safety Coordinator Jesse Davidson, Superintendent Jody McDade and Director of Safety Theresa Ciatto. Not pictured: Project Manager Grayson Long. For…


Primus Brings New Safety Expert On Board

October 13, 2017
Author: Rebecca Elliott

Primus Brings New Safety Expert On Board

Theresa is a safety expert with a proven track record for creating and implementing safety programs that drive results. Before joining Primus, she worked at Risk Management Partners (RMP) where she developed and implemented OSHA compliance programs for commercial general contractors (including Primus) and Fortune 500 manufacturing firms. She also conducted OSHA compliance audits, Behavior Based Observations and accident investigations. Theresa is an exceptional safety trainer. She has conducted OSHA 30-HR and 10-HR construction and general industry safety courses as well as First Aid/CPR/AED courses. Theresa is also…


Every year, the industry’s leading trade publication, Refrigerated & Frozen Foods, reaches out to cold storage leaders for their views on current trends. Primus co-founder and Executive Vice President Erik Gunderson shared his insights. Below are his thoughts on sustainability. “Many of our clients have incorporated company-wide initiatives to be more environmentally friendly. This often means incorporating building features that may be more cost intensive at the beginning of the life of the facility, but that will withstand daily abuses and provide for longer life. This helps earn…


Primus Designers Earn Professional Certifications

July 10, 2017
Author: Rebecca Elliott

Primus Designers Earn Professional Certifications

More good news for Primus Design Services! In addition to recently moving up ENR Southeast’s list of the region’s Top Design Firms, two designers have received professional certifications in their fields. Structural Engineer Erin Donahue recently earned her Professional Engineer (PE) license. It is a rigorous process. Candidates must complete a four-year college degree, work under a Professional Engineer for at least four years, supply professional references and pass two intensive competency exams. Erin took the civil engineering-focused exam. “It’s a two-part, eight-hour exam,” she said. In the…


Primus Implements iSqFt in the Preconstruction Process

July 7, 2017
Author: Rebecca Elliott

Primus has a reputation for using technology to improve process. Much like the design team implemented BIM to bring value to the design process, the preconstruction team is introducing software to streamline and improve the bidding and buy out processes. iSqFt is an online bid management software platform that allows the preconstruction and construction teams to communicate and collaborate more efficiently. It eliminates redundancies, allows greater access to more subcontractors, provides a stronger pre-qualification process and provides improved customer support. “It’s a real improvement over how we managed…


ENR Southeast, the region’s preeminent authority on the design and construction industry, released its list of the Southeast’s Top Design Firms. Primus Design Services, LLC, the architecture and engineering division within Primus Builders, Inc., was ranked #93, seven spots higher than last year’s ranking. “These are exciting times at Primus,” said Michael Jones, AIA, President of Primus Design Services, LLC. “The team is growing and producing some of our most exciting work. We are invigorating our process and providing training. We continue to expand on how we incorporate…


Congratulations Primus Grads!

June 21, 2017
Author: Rebecca Elliott

Congratulations to the Class of 2017! Enjoy this short video highlighting some of the Primus family’s recent graduates. We are very proud of them and wish them well in their future endeavors. Hard work pays off!