C. C. Myers

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C.C. Myers, Inc. is a Rancho Cordova, California based construction company specializing in building highways and bridges. Started in 1977 by Clinton C. Myers, the company has since converted to an Employee Owned, or ESOP company.[1][2]

History[edit]

Founded on January 31, 1977, C.C. Myers, Inc. started as a civil construction bridge building company from its first project at Emigrant Gap, CA. As the company grew, it completed over 250 projects and over 1,000 bridges.

In 1989, after the Loma Prieta earthquake, C.C. Myers, Inc. crews working near the Cypress Freeway were some of the first people on the scene of the collapsed freeway. They assisted in shoring up the structure while rescue efforts were underway for people trapped in the collapsed section of freeway.

The company was awarded an emergency contract by the California Department of Transportation Caltrans in the aftermath of the earthquake to rebuild a section of Highway 1 where it crosses Struve Slough.[3][4] This was the beginning of C.C. Myers, Inc.'s reputation as an emergency contractor.

In 1994, the Northridge earthquake in Southern California damaged four bridges on the Santa Monica Freeway in Los Angeles. C.C. Myers, Inc. won the contract to replace them. The contract specified that the work had to be completed in 140 days, and the State of California, understanding the loss to the LA economy that was caused by the freeway being down, offered a $200,000 per day bonus for each day prior to the 140 days that the bridge opened. With the cooperation and extra effort from Caltrans, the City of Los Angeles, the workers, and even the citizens of LA, the company completed the job in 66 days, a full 74 days ahead of schedule. The $14.8M bonus is the largest early completion bonus paid by Caltrans. The closure of the freeway was estimated to cost the economy of the area as much as $1M per day.[5]

In 2005 C.C. Myers started looking toward retirement. The end result of his work was a strong company that bore his name, and wanting the legacy to continue, he gave the company to his employees through an ESOP transaction.[6] C.C. Myers, Inc. employees now own their own company. Myers himself was recently forced to declare personal bankruptcy over an unrelated personal business venture, but this does not affect the construction company.[7] Since leaving C.C. Myers, Inc., Mr. Myers formed a new construction company in 2010, Myers and Sons Construction, LP.[8]

As C.C. Myers, Inc. grew, so did its share of emergency work. By its 34th year in business, C.C. Myers, Inc. will have completed 19 emergency projects. In 2007, the speedy Macarthur Maze rebuild garnered a $5M bonus for opening the collapsed freeway 27 days ahead of the deadline.[9]

Notable Projects[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ C. C. Myers, Inc. | Company Profile from Hoover’s
  2. ^ C.C. Myers, Inc.: Private Company Information - Businessweek
  3. ^ http://www.conveyinc.com/things/crsi59.pdf
  4. ^ The Top 25 Newsmakers of 2007 - McGraw-Hill Construction | ENR
  5. ^ Santa Monica Freeway to Reopen on Tuesday : Recovery: The contractor will get a $14.5-million bonus for finishing earthquake repairs 74 days early. - Los Angeles Times
  6. ^ A gutsy guy's big gamble on the maze - SFGate
  7. ^ http://www.sacbee.com/103/story/1184047.html
  8. ^ http://www.myers-sons.com/index.html
  9. ^ A-MAZE-ING / His reputation on the line, contractor finishes repair early, and I-580 opens - SFGate
  10. ^ Bridgehunter.com | Lake Natoma Crossing
  11. ^ Bay Bridge will be closed on Labor Day
  12. ^ MTC - Projects
  13. ^ Big I-5 fix starts today in Sacramento - SFGate

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