RE Perspective, an industry-respected printed magazine, features a cover story and in-depth profile of Mc Gowan’s fifteen years as a full-service construction firm, detailing the founding of Patrick Mc Gowan’s eponymous company in 2001 and evolution into one of the preeminent service providers in the New York Metropolitan area.
From the ground-up construction of luxury residential buildings to the modernization of antiquated office and apartment buildings into “state-of-the-art” hotels and condominiums, Mc Gowan has demonstrated its expertise in navigating the often challenging urban project terrain. In New York, where a property’s Landmark historic significance and adjacent transportation infrastructure can significantly impact project schedules, the firm has performed skillfully in providing construction services that successfully overcome roadblocks — both expected and unforeseen.
Building ground-up projects in New York City often requires new complex foundations, calling for detailed shoring and underpinning. Organizing these complex new building foundations requires a higher level of construction abilities, and through our successful completion of these projects we’ve strengthened our reputation by demonstrating we possess these demanding skills.
– Martin Mc Gowan, President of Mc Gowan
An impressive hotel project for which Mc Gowan served as construction manager is the Dream Hotel Downtown, located across from Google Headquarters in West Chelsea, a hip and bustling area of New York City. The project scope called for converting three existing commercial buildings into a uniquely designed luxury hotel containing six restaurants and two dramatic rooftop lounge areas. The project’s high-design construction details included a suspended pool with a transparent acrylic bottom above the main lobby space, as well as the creation of 316 luxury guest rooms, with some offering private terraces with direct access to the second floor pool and beach club. View more details of this 12-story, five-star hotel project here.
The article attributes Mc Gowan’s success to its well-respected and entrepreneurial-spirited team of employees who are committed to partnering with clients and vendors, fostering strong relationships.
“Our most important priority is achieving our client’s project goals. We strive to partner with our clients, focusing on establishing a close working arrangement and delivering a quality of work that endures the scrutiny of close inspection. When combined with our collaborative project approach the result is an unsurpassed level of project team communication and oversight.
– Patrick Mc Gowan, Chief Executive Officer of Mc Gowan
The only thing that may be more important to the Mc Gowan brothers than client satisfaction is consistent charitable giving. Through the establishment of The Loretta Mc Gowan Foundation, the firm has provided significant support for the research of Down’s Syndrome. In addition, through the establishment of the Vincent Mc Gowan Foundation, the firm provides financial contributions to support raising awareness and to provide support to families affected by depression. Information on both charities can be found here on the firm’s website.
As Mc Gowan proceeds into the future, the firm will remain focused on project diversification, continuing to play a growing role in the New York Metropolitan Area’s expanding marketplace of exciting new development projects. Additionally, the firm will continue to expand its project activities in its regional Miami office serving South Florida, an active market for the company since 2008.
You can read the entire RE Perspective article by downloading the PDF here.