VCC's Sam Alley On What's Next In Construction (Exec Q&A)

by Arkansas Business Staff  on Monday, Dec. 3, 2012 12:00 am  

Sam K. AlleyChairman and CEO of VCC

How have construction techniques changed over the last 20 years?

In a lot of senses, the basics of construction are still very much the same. Attention to detail and good quality go a long way to building a great project. We certainly have seen many new construction materials in the last 20 years. These help us build projects faster, build them safer and build them more cost effectively. Technology has become an extremely important aspect of the construction processes over the past 20 years as well. Staying ahead of the game in technology has made our company more efficient.

How cool is it to actually build a building?

Creating a community landmark and public space is really one of the coolest things you can do in the business world. It’s what made construction my passion. The beauty of the construction industry, and real estate in general, is that at the end of the day you can touch, see and interact with the product you created. Thousands of people and more will use those facilities for years to come.

Where do you see growth for VCC?

I see VCC growing tremendously in multifamily, health care and hospitality sectors. We have more of these types of projects going on than ever, and we have found that our particular expertise is very valuable in them. We will continue to work all around the country and find clients that we can work for time and time again. Also, we always continue to look at international markets as an opportunity for long-term growth and to service our domestic clients abroad. VCC currently has an office in Brazil, which is one example of a dynamic market we think will be active for many years to come.



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