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Celebrating 50 years in business, MEDCO Construction has been building in Texas since 1964. Our goal – to provide full-service construction in the health care industry – quickly grew in size and scope resulting today in a multimillion-dollar company. MEDCO demonstrates solid financial performance with company revenues growing 143% percent between 1999 and 2007.  

 

 

MILESTONES

 

2014 - MEDCO achieves one year without a lost time accident through May 2, 2014.

 

2014 - MEDCO renovates an existing hospital into THE HEART HOSPITAL Baylor Denton.

 

2014 - MEDCO Construction competed at the AGC National Convention in March and earned first place for the Construction Safety Excellence Award in the Building Division, 450,001-650,000 hours.

 

2014 - Louis Schindler reaches 40 years of services with MEDCO!

 

2014 - MEDCO celebrates 50 years!

 

2013 - MEDCO completes the New Patient Bed Tower and Expansion project at Baylor Regional Medical Center at Grapevine. Project total $61 million.

 

2013 - MEDCO expands and renovates Chase Oaks Church doubling the size of the worship center while all Friday night and Sunday services continue.

 

2013 - MEDCO completes Baylor Emergency Medical Center in Keller, the first of several free standing emergency departments, for Duke Realty and operated by the joint venture of Baylor Health Care System and Emerus.

 

2013 - MEDCO achieves 1,226 days without a lost time accident through March 25, 2013.

 

2013 - MEDCO breaks ground in Marble Falls for Scott & White Healthcare to build an 183,000 SF hospital.

 

2012 - MEDCO begins working with Scott & White Healthcare building a ground-up Bone & Joint Institute in Temple, owned by Duke Realty.

 

2012 - MEDCO renovates the worship center and common areas at Lake Pointe Church in Rockwall dividing the project into 18 work areas and 9 phases to allow services and daily operations to continue during construction. This project earned the national 2013 Solomon Award for Best Construction Management Renovation.

 

2012 - MEDCO managed the complete gut and renovation of two seven-story 40 year old buildings transforming them into the T. Boone Pickens Cancer Hospital. This 200,000 SF project in the center of an operating 900 bed hospital campus earned the ENR Texas and Louisiana 2013 Best Project Award for Renovation Restoration.

 

2012 - MEDCO completes a ground-up Multi-purpose Building and renovations for University Park United Methodist Church in Dallas.

 

2012 - Baylor Medical Center at McKinney won first place in TEXO’s Distinguished Building Awards competition for health care projects over $30 million.

 

2012 - MEDCO expands and renovates the Emergency Department at Hunt Regional Medical Center in Greenville.

 

2011 - MEDCO demolishes and transforms a patient care wing on the 8th floor at UT Southwestern Medical Center transforming the area into a Bone Marrow Transplant unit.

 

2011 - MEDCO expands THE HEART HOSPITAL Baylor Plano by adding two floors vertically while keeping the hospital fully operational in a manner that continued the hospital’s highest level of patient satisfaction scores worthy of the Summit Award.

 

2011 - MEDCO earns $210 million in revenue.

 

2011 - MEDCO expands Presbyterian Village North, a Presbyterian Communities & Services community, by adding an Aquatic Rehabilitation Center.

 

2011 - MEDCO completes a Family Life Center for Trietsch Memorial United Methodist Church.

 

2011 - MEDCO completes Baylor Charles A. Sammons Cancer Center at Dallas, a 467,000 SF advanced outpatient cancer treatment center. This project earned a Topping Out Award in 2011 to recognize its excellence in the fields of development, architecture, and construction that positively impacts the communities.

 

2011 - MEDCO finishes out existing space for a Level 2 and Level 3 Animal Bio-Safety Lab and Administrative Offices for UT Southwestern Medical Center. This project earned the 2011 Distinguished Project Award from TEXO, the Construction Association in Dallas/Fort Worth.

 

2010 - MEDCO breaks ground on a two-story, $29 million, 25,000 SF Central Utility Plant at Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas.

 

2010 - MEDCO expands and renovates the Emergency Department at Baylor Medical Center at Garland.

 

2010 - MEDCO breaks ground on Baylor Medical Center at McKinney, a 460,000 SF ground up hospital, and Baylor McKinney Professional Office Building, an 117,000 SF facility. Project Cost $96 million and $15 million, respectively.

 

2009 - The Village Church moves into their Flower Mound campus after MEDCO retrofits a former Albertson’s. grocery story.

 

2009 - MEDCO completes University Medical Plaza at Chandler Creek in Round Rock for Healthcare Realty Trust.

 

2009 - MEDCO completes Crutcher Street office building for Duke Realty and moves the corporate office within the facility.

 

2009 - MEDCO Celebrates 45 years!

 

2007 - Lake Pointe Church Firewheel Campus breaks ground.

 

2006 - MEDCO Construction reaches $217 million in revenue & 370 employees.

 

2006 - Lake Pointe Church Rockwall Campus opens West Wing.

 

2005 - The Heart Hospital at Baylor Plano opens. Project totals $45 million.

 

2005 - Lake Pointe Church Town East Campus opens.

 

2005 - Gamma Knife / Cyber Knife at Baylor Radiosurgery Center opens, the first of its kind in Texas, one of a few in the world.

 

2004 - Baylor Regional Medical Center at Plano opens. Projected totaled $90 million and included a hospital, parking garage and medical office building.

 

2004 - MEDCO celebrates 40 years!

 

2003 - Lake Pointe Youth Building, Pier 4:19 Complete.

 

2000 - Lake Pointe Children’s Building Complete.

 

1996 - Denward Freeman named president of Dallas Chapter, the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC).

 

1996 - 600 construction days with no lost-time injuries.

 

1995 - First labor contract with UT Southwestern Medical Center.

 

1995 - Denward Freeman becomes President of MEDCO Construction.

 

1994 - MEDCO Millwork began working for non-Baylor clients.

 

1991 - Baylor – Tom Landry Health & Fitness Center opens.

 

1991 - Initiation of MEDCO Safety Program.

 

1990 - MEDCO reaches $33 million revenue & 330 employees.

 

1985 - First freestanding surgery center built.

 

1985 - MEDCO’s first non-Baylor client – addition and renovation to Cliff Temple Baptist Church.

 

1984 - Name changed to / incorporated as Medical Environmental Development Corporation – MEDCO Construction.

 

1973 - Name changed to Gaston Construction. Began finish-out of Wadley and Barnett Towers at Baylor University Medical Center.

 

1964 - Three people, Mike Shipley, Frank Odom and Will McPhail, comprised the Construction Division of Baylor Hospital, now MEDCO Construction, and the company was established.

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