Top Construction Stories from Users of DESTINI Estimator

The companies that use DESTINI Estimator are making waves in the construction industry in a multitude of areas. These companies align with our own core values of passion, innovation, and caring. They are forward-thinking and eager to create better communities. We are sharing some of their top stories with you so you can feel empowered to share similar stories your company may be doing or perhaps light a fire to start an initiative that aligns with your values. Let’s jump in! 

Marriott International, Inc. The Hythe Marriott Hotel

The U.S. preconstruction team at Marriott International has been a DESTINI Estimator user for over 5 years and uses the estimating software to manage construction projects for the hospitality company’s portfolio of hotels and related lodging facilities.  

In August of 2022, Marriott International was recognized by Lodging Econometrics as leading the hotel construction pipeline in the U.S. Their projects had increased year-over-year by 4% with 249 projects under construction and 653 projects scheduled to start in a 12-month period.

More project news continues to highlight Marriott International’s growth. Reston, Virginia is the setting for a first-of-its-kind concept facility by combining a Marriott AC Hotel and Residence Inn. The property will be pursuing a LEED Silver certification. Additionally, Marriott International has a project in Colorado that is deploying modular building to shorten the build time. 

Coakley & Williams Construction 

Coakley WilliamnsBased in Bethesda, Maryland, Coakley & Williams Construction (CWC) has been a DESTINI Estimator user for a couple of years. This award-winning construction company is investing in the communities they serve. Their multi-phase project at the Landon School in Bethesda has allowed CWC to renovate and expand the campus. Plus, they are sharing their construction expertise with the students. 

CWC’s team presented science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) concepts to the children who passed by and saw the construction on their campus. Applying STEM concepts to real-world activity helped connect the students with what they learn in the classroom with the world around them.  

Read more about this great project and the community involved on the CWC website and watch a video about the work

S.M. Wilson & Co. SM Wilson Boone Hospital Center

Headquartered in St. Louis, S.M. Wilson & Co. has been a DESTINI Estimator user since 2021. They were recently recognized as being a top workplace for women by the Women’s Foundation of Greater St. Louis. They were selected according to the information provided regarding the measures taken and the results achieved in promoting women through initiatives related to compensation, leadership, flexible work policies, recruitment, and retention. 

Some of the company’s advancements and achievements over the past year include President Amy Berg being selected as board chair for the Wyman Center, Diversity and Human Resources Manager Maggie Farrell being named by the St. Louis Council of Construction Consumers as the 2022 Inclusion Champion, and a Hero in Diversity by St. Louis Small Business Monthly, Chief Marketing Officer Amanda Bohnert co-founded Women of STEEL, and Project Manager Emily Echle was named the 2023 Construction Leadership Council Steering Committee Vice Chair for AGC. 

Learn more about S.M. Wilson & Co. efforts for a diverse workforce as well as more about this recognition. 

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Family-owned and fully integrated global service provider specializing in engineering, design, construction, digital, equipment manufacturing, and real estate services, Gray Construction has been a DESTINI Estimator user for four years. They have their finger on the pulse of what’s trending and important to the construction industry. They released 12 solutions to global challenges impacting manufacturing trends.  

This impactful list of trends looks at inflation, labor shortages, supply chain delays, cost pressures, and cyber attached. Gray Construction is focused on embracing changes and being flexible in changing market conditions. Explore this worthwhile news here.

These four stories from some of our customers are meant to highlight the ways that construction professionals can impact every community. Whether it is winning work and erecting new buildings, engaging with the next generation and getting them excited about construction, elevating women in construction careers and embracing a diverse workplace, or sharing their expertise on market changes, these companies are leaders in construction. 

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