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Student Success!

September 4, 2018
Author: Rebecca Elliott

Student Success!

As the construction industry booms, design-build companies across the country are challenged with finding trained professionals to do the work. “The war for talent is real,” said Matt Hirsch, President of Primus Builders, Inc. “It’s imperative that we find young, talented construction professionals that can grow with our business. There are a lot of opportunities for the right people.” The hard part is finding these people. One innovative approach Primus is taking is forming partnerships with local colleges, trade schools and high schools to recruit young professionals with…


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…


Great Pics of Primus's Sterigenics Project in West Memphis, AR

Primus provided turn-key design and construction services on this facility expansion featuring a new sterilizer building complete with sterilizer vault, building systems and material handling systems.


Primus Salutes Our Veterans!

November 11, 2016
Author: Rebecca Elliott

Primus Salutes Our Veterans!

To all of our vets, thank you for your service!


The latest issue of Cold Facts, published by the Global Cold Chain Alliance, features a Primus rendering on the cover – modeled by Primus’s BIM/VDCManager Allen Beveridge. Inside, you will find an interview with Primus President Matt Hirsch and other industry leaders featuring trends in cold storage design and construction. Notice all the Primus project pics! And that’s our own Kim Wheeler demonstrating how to experience a Primus design in 3D/VR using a Google cardboard viewing box. Finally, in the IACSC section, there is a full page case…


New Project Takes Primus Panels to the Next Level

August 3, 2016
Author: Rebecca Elliott

New Project Takes Primus Panels  to the Next Level

2016 is Primus Panels Division’s year. The team is about to undertake its biggest solo project ever – a 400,000 SF panels, floor insulation and cold storage doors project for Fresh Direct in the Bronx, NY. And they are ready. Because it wasn’t easy getting there, and if there’s anything the panel team has proven over the years, it’s that they are tough. “Just getting the job was a challenge,” said Panels Project Manager Mark O’Connell. “This project is panels only. Nobody was interested in it.” “I rejected…


Here Come the Interns!

June 27, 2016
Author: Rebecca Elliott

Here Come the Interns!

It’s summer! And that means the return of talented, hard-working interns. This year’s group is made up of students from Kennesaw State University (KSU) who offer a wide-range of experience, interests and abilities. We are excited to have them! Anne Murigi You might say that Anne has building in her blood. Her family owns and operates a building business in Kenya. “I knew I wanted to be an architect when I was in the third grade,” she said. “I saw a picture of an Indian temple and was…


Engineering News Record, the nation’s preeminent authority on the design and construction industry, released its list of the nation’s Top 100 Design-Build firms. Primus Builders, Inc. was ranked #82. Primus has been performing design-build services since its inception in 2000. Initially offering architecture and construction, Primus expanded its services to include structural engineering, insulated metal panel installation, mechanical engineering and roofing. Delivery of these services has been further enhanced with the addition of Building Information Modeling and the introduction of sustainable design and construction practices. “We are excited…


Woodstock, GA – Engineering News Record, the nation’s preeminent authority on the design and construction industry, released its list of the nation’s Top 400 Contractors. Primus Builders, Inc.  was ranked #349. “Primus is honored to have made this national list,” said Rich O’Connell, Primus Builders, Inc.’s Chief Executive Officer. “Our focus this year has been ‘Better Planning, Better Execution, Better People.’ Earning this rank reflects our commitment to deliver that pledge to our clients and to each other.” “It has been an exciting year for the Primus team,”…


Primus Achieves LEED Gold!

May 16, 2016
Author: Rebecca Elliott

Primus Achieves LEED Gold!

Primus is proud to announce its United States Cold Storage project in Covington, Tennessee has achieved LEED Gold status. The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) rating system was developed by the United States Green Building Council (USGBC) to encourage sustainability-focused design and construction practices. It is considered the international standard for environmentally sound buildings. “This is a big moment for us,” said Primus President Matthew Hirsch. “For our first LEED project to achieve gold certification is an incredible honor.” The achievement came after working closely with…