Bush Construction The New Kids on the Block

Quad City Times - By: Jennifer DeWitt 

Bush Construction Co. is one of the new kids on the block, which might help explain its young and energetic culture.

Part of the McCarthy Bush Corp.’s family of companies, Bush Construction is the commercial building division of 115-year-old Davenport company.

“I think we’ve got a culture that is pretty open to giving employees the latitude to make decisions,” said Bush Construction President A.J. Loss.

With nearly half its work force younger than 40, including Loss, he said the company empowers its younger employees but also gives them the right tools to prepare them.

“We’ve got some folks who are very well-established in the industry — who are not part of the young professionals. So we like to team them up with folks we think are the up and coming leaders of the company.”

But the youngest members of the team will need to be quick studies, because this is a company on a fast growth track. Founded in 2008, Bush Construction anticipates $30 million in revenues this year. It employs more than 30 people.

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