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Welcome to 2023! Project Updates, a New Podcast, and More!

We may have passed the social threshold for saying ‘Happy New Year!’ but we’ll say it all the same!

The Southwest and Midwest Design & Construction teams are absolutely thrilled to embark on another year full of teamwork, collaboration, and interaction with our superb customers and skilled subtrades.

We wanted to take this opportunity to address our readers directly! As your friendly general contractors in Alberta, we at SWMW have some exciting project updates to share. The beginning of a new year is the perfect time to reflect on what we’ve been up to as a team. Let’s get into it!

The SWMW Podcast

As general contractors in Alberta, we’re always thinking of ways to connect with our team, the community, and our clients. Plus, if there’s one thing we love, it’s to sit down with our valued teammates and our excellent clients and discuss recent projects.

With our new podcast, titled Southwest and Midwest Design & Construction, we’re able to both connect and have these great discussions!

Our first episode is hosted by Bernie Leahy of Source 1 Realty Corp, an excellent REALTOR® that specialises in commercial and residential real estate in the Medicine Hat area.

Bernie sits down with Dr. Matthew Gibb, our client, and our very own Guy Bellis, Operations Manager for Midwest Design & Construction.

Guy, Bernie, and Dr. Gibb discuss the construction of Dr. Gibb’s new state-of-the-art dental office in the Southlands Common commercial development in Medicine Hat. The gentlemen take us on a virtual tour of the construction site and discuss project progress at the time of recording.

Spotlight: Feature Projects

Over the last year or so, we’ve been proud to showcase how we can help our customers with a variety of different projects by introducing the Feature Projects segment of our blog.

Each month, we sit down with various Project Managers and pick their experienced brains about the jobs they’ve worked on, any special considerations, project timeline, and more.

These chats offer great insight into the inner workings of the projects we feature, and we always leave these conversations filled with pride! Discussions like these also serve as a reminder that each project is very different, and it takes a team that functions as a well-oiled machine to ensure these projects are completed in a timely and cost-effective manner.

Take a look at our Feature Projects section here! We’ve got everything from ongoing projects being handled in remote locations such as Inuvik, apartment buildings in urban Alberta, and so much more.

Ongoing Project Updates

Southlands Common: Our aforementioned project with Dr. Matthew Gibb is now in its final stages. Our team is overseeing the construction of four buildings on the site, 2 of which are under construction and that we’ve dubbed Building number 1 and Building number 2.

Building number 1 will be where Dr. Gibb’s new state-of-the-art dental office will live, and we’re well into preparations for its grand opening! We’ve started construction on Building number 2, which will be used for an exciting new retail business (cannot disclose for privacy reasons).

College Ford Lincoln: We’ve been involved in every facet of this new construction project from its inception in 2022. Soon to be a modern and elegant Ford and Lincoln vehicle showroom, we’re happy to say that we’ve now begun erecting the structural steel and installing the pre-cast panels.

Piikani Fire Hall: Construction began on this 9000 sq.ft fire hall just shy of a year ago, in Spring 2022. This pre-engineered structure will feature two drive-thru bays, ample office space, a hose tower, a mezzanine, and a blue and white metal panel exterior. We’re thrilled to say we’re in the interior finish stage, and that we expect to complete this project by the end of February 2023.

Southlands Common

Our Locations

As a refresher, here’s a list of our locations:

3755 18 Avenue N
Lethbridge, AB T1H 6T2
Toll-Free 866.511.7671
Office 587.603.5697
Fax 403.329.3387

Medicine Hat
1065 30 Street SW
Medicine Hat, AB T1B 3N3
Toll-Free 866.511.7658
Office 587.801.5282
Fax 403.529.6990

Grande Prairie
11453 98 Avenue
Grande Prairie, AB T8V 5S5
Toll-Free 866.502.5061
Office 587.817.6364
Fax 780.830.2411

#101 4800 104 Avenue SE
Calgary, AB T2C 2H3
Toll-Free 866.513.4449
Office 587.600.0790
Fax 403.279.3383

Inuvik, NT
#101 4800 104 Avenue SE
Calgary, AB T2C 2H3
Toll-Free 866.513.4449
Office 587.600.0790
Fax 403.279.3383

Having multiple offices under the SWMW umbrella throughout different regions of Alberta and the Northwest Territories is a great benefit to both our team members and our clients.

Our Southwest and Midwest contingencies often support each other with different clients. For example, we had a previous client work with Southwest in Lethbridge, so they got in touch with our Midwest team in Medicine Hat for another project in that area.

For the client, this relationship between our two teams ensures that communication is smooth, project handoff is easy, travel time is reduced, and so much more.

Connect With Southwest And Midwest Design & Construction

As always, customer satisfaction is our top priority, and we rely on our 40 plus years of experience to get the job done right.

Want to learn more about how we can help with your next design and construction project? Contact the team at Southwest and Midwest Design & Construction with our convenient online quote request tool. A member of our staff will be in touch to discuss project details and the next steps.