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18 www.bus-ex.com January 08 Growthby Rodgers Builders is a family-owned business focused on building long-term relationships. Senior vice president Eric Reichard tells Keith Regan how a make-it-right approach has helped it grow along with its booming home territory Since its founding in 1963, Rodgers Builders has grown into one of the largest builders throughout the Carolinas. Rodgers began focusing on healthcare projects in its fi rst two decades in business, but has since expanded both its geographic footprint and its reach to include projects in the educational, commercial and mixed use, cultural and community, senior living and industrial fi elds. Rodgers has grown into a company that will perform approximately $450 million worth of work in 2007, without losing any of the core values espoused by founder and chairman B.D. Rodgers and president and CEO Pat Rodgers. “We’ve been fortunate enough to grow with our region,” says senior vice president Eric Reichard. reputation ImaginOn - The Joe & Joan Martin Center, Charlotte, North Carolina

January 08 www.bus-ex.com 19 individual healthcare projects have won awards too, including the Palmetto Heart Hospital and the Presbyterian Women’s Center projects, each of which garnered the firm a regional award for best building project. Rodgers has also gained an array of awards for its safety programs and work safety record, most recently earning the STEP Platinum Award (safety, training and evaluation process) from the trade association Associated Builders and Contractors. But Reichard believes the main reason Rodgers RodgersBuilders “Our reputation is the most important thing for us along with our relationship with our clients, our employees and our subcontractors. Our goal is always at the end of the job to have a happy client” Rodgers now serves the area around Charlotte as well as part of South Carolina and Georgia. About half of its revenue comes from healthcare projects, and the rest primarily from commercial and higher education work. Rodgers was recently ranked 7th among healthcare general contractors nationwide by Modern Healthcare magazine, based on the nearly 1.6 million square feet of medical space it built during 2006. Engineering News-Record recently ranked it 47th among the top 100 construction management firms in the country. Several of its U.S. National Whitewater Center, Charlotte, North Carolina New Hanover Regional Medical Center, Betty H. Cameron Woman’s and Children’s Hospital, Wilmington, North Carolina