September 18th,2007
White-Spunner Construction Inc.’s Public Relations Efforts Recognized

[Mobile, AL] – The Southern Public Relations Federation, a group of public relations professionals from a 4-state region (Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, and Louisiana) awarded top awards to six of White-Spunner Construction, Inc.’s public relations projects from the last year. The company also received an Award of Excellence. Lantern awards were received for the following projects: 1. Battle House Feature Story (printed in March 2007 by Retail Construction Magazine) 2. Crisis Card (an internal communications project) 3. Logo 4. Sign Program 5. Identity Standards Manual 6. Business Papers The Award of Excellence was received for Editorial Media Measurement, the process used to track and calculate value of news articles placed. In addition, we won five awards and an Award of Excellence from The Public Relations Council of Alabama. They were for: 1. Identity Standards Manual 2. Editorial Media Measurement 3. Crisis Card 4. Battle House Feature Story 5. Logo The Award of Excellence was received for the company’s Business Papers. # # #

August 29th,2007
White-Spunner Construction Announces Plans for New LEED Office Building

[Mobile, AL] – Owners of White-Spunner Construction, Inc. announced plans to build a new office for White-Spunner Construction, Inc. on 6.5 acres at the southwest corner of Interstate-65 and Government Boulevard. Construction is currently underway at the site. The 40,000 square foot, two-story office building will be constructed on 3.5 acres, leaving additional property open for future company growth. The office building will take approximately eight months to build and will be built under LEED guidelines, Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, a voluntary, consensus-based national standard for high-performance, sustainable buildings. LEED features include an open floor plan with tinted windows, numerous skylights, large windows, motion-sensitive lighting, water-efficient systems and the use of recycled materials and environmentally-friendly approaches during construction. Company owners have also obtained an option on an adjoining 18.5 acres and plan to develop a mixed use office park on the site. The site will have tremendous visibility as the first office development located on I-65 as travelers turn north from I-10. Initial plans for the business park include a lake, fountain and walking paths in addition to 27 business lots and three lots fronting I-65 for hotels or restaurants. The property has views of the Heron Lakes Country Club golf course next door and is located across the Interstate from Hank Aaron Stadium. White-Spunner Construction, Inc. is a general contracting and management company based in Mobile, Alabama with branch offices in Orange Beach, Alabama; Dallas, Texas and Raleigh, North Carolina. Incorporated in 1981, White-Spunner Construction is committed to safety, quality and integrity. One of the leading construction companies in the South, White-Spunner Construction is licensed in 35 states and works closely with clients on multi-family, industrial, commercial and retail projects. White-Spunner Construction prides itself on completing every project on time, on schedule and within budget. For more information, visit www.white-spunner.com or call 251-471-5189. # # #

August 28th,2007
Building Design + Construction Magazine Awards White-Spunner Construction, Inc. with Top Honor

[Mobile, AL] – In Building Design + Construction Magazine’s September issue, White-Spunner Construction, Inc. will be honored with the top national award in the 24th Annual Reconstruction Awards for the RSA (Retirement Systems of Alabama) Battle House Hotel project in Mobile, Ala. The Platinum Award for the RSA Battle House Hotel, according to editors was the unanimous choice for the top award. The competition included impressive national construction projects such as a gallery renovation at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C., the Virginia State Capitol Building in Richmond, Va., and a new college theater at Harvard University. Building Design and Construction Magazine has a national circulation of 75,000+ and is well-read among architects, contractors, engineers, and owners/developers. The annual reconstruction awards are presented for exceptional renovation, preservation, and adaptive-reuse projects throughout the country. Award winners will be profiled in the September issue, out next week as well as on the magazine’s web site: www.bdcnetwork.com. “The RSA Battle House Hotel was a difficult and rewarding challenge for three years, but the successful results are obvious to all who walk through the hotel doors. I am pleased that the hundreds of workers that worked on the project for three years will be getting some national recognition for their hard work,” says White-Spunner Construction, Inc. President Mike Fitzgerald. The Battle House Hotel, owned by Retirement Systems of Alabama (RSA), features 126 guest rooms in the historic building, 112 guest rooms in the adjoining office tower and a parking garage, topped with an outdoor pool and luxury spa. Dr. David G. Bronner, Chief Executive Officer of RSA is pleased with the results. “I have traveled to hotels all over the world and haven’t seen anything finer than the Battle House Hotel,” he said. Project Director for RSA, Ron Blount, said, “White-Spunner Construction, Inc. did a commendable job under very difficult circumstances.” The project endured the two busiest hurricane seasons on record for the Gulf Coast and met several unexpected construction challenges throughout the reconstruction process. Several aspects of construction made this project truly unique: • An historic eight-story building on a busy downtown thoroughfare only paces from the curb, with virtually no place to load, unload, nor store materials. • Built in the 1850s, the hotel is so old that it was built with different building methods. • The building was vacant since 1974, damaged greatly by Hurricane Frederick in 1979, scantily repaired and left vacant and deteriorating for 30 years. • Slow and careful demolition process included removing all unsound portions of the building, while maneuvering around remaining historical elements such as decorative finishes, trim detail, and columns, to save as much as possible of the original building detail. • Progress was slowed by the two busiest hurricane seasons on record for the Gulf Coast, 2004 and 2005. • Complex details of decorative plaster and detail work was carefully removed, preserved if possible and painstakingly restored. One highly skilled plaster restorer came out of retirement to assist with the project and taught restoration methods to younger apprentices while on the job. • The restoration was an architectural marvel (by Smith Dalia Architects, Atlanta), considering the considerations that had to be made to accommodate modern requirements, standards and expectations into a building with very little space between floors, and a building skeleton inconsistent in size and shape throughout. # # #

August 3rd,2007
Retail Traffic Ranks White-Spunner Construction, Inc. in Top 25 U.S. Retail Contractors

[Mobile, AL] – In Retail Traffic Magazine’s annual rankings of U.S. retail construction companies, White-Spunner Construction, Inc. moved up in rank to 5th among U.S. contractors of new retail shell space and to 6th among U.S. contractors of new retail interior space in total square footage reported. The rankings are based on total interior and shell space built last year through December 31. Last year, the company ranked 7th nationally in shell space and 9th nationally in interior space. White-Spunner Construction, Inc. is one of only two Alabama companies included in the top 25 in shell space and the only Alabama company appearing in the Top 25 of interior space contractors. [Retail Traffic Magazine, July 2007, p. 24] With 70 percent of its business involved in retail construction, White-Spunner Construction reported 4.1 million square feet in shell space and 3.6 million square feet in interior space built in the last year. Some of the notable projects include the 415,000-square foot Plantation Point shopping center in Raleigh, N.C. underway for over a year and a 177,000-square foot shopping center in Ocala, Fla., currently under construction. # # #

June 26th,2007
Engineering News Record lists White-Spunner Construction, Inc. in Top 400 Contractors

[Mobile, AL] – White-Spunner Construction, Inc. is ranked 321 out of the Top 400 Contractors in the U.S. according to Engineering News-Record in its May 21, 2007 issue. Companies are ranked by construction revenue from the previous year. White-Spunner Construction, Inc. reported $195 million total revenue in 2006. White-Spunner Construction, Inc. is a general contracting and management company based in Mobile, Alabama with branch offices in Orange Beach, Alabama; Dallas, Texas and Raleigh, North Carolina. Incorporated in 1981, White-Spunner Construction is committed to safety, quality and integrity. One of the leading construction companies in the South, White-Spunner Construction is licensed in 35 states and works closely with clients on multi-family, industrial, commercial and retail projects. White-Spunner Construction prides itself on completing every project on time, on schedule and within budget. For more information, visit www.white-spunner.com or call 251-471-5189. # # #

May 21st,2007
White-Spunner Construction Inc. Ranks 47 of 160 within Five-State Region

[Mobile, AL] – South Central Construction magazine ranked White-Spunner Construction, Inc. 47th among regional contractors in Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Tennessee. The Top 160 Contractors list ranks general contractors and construction companies by revenue in 2006 for projects completed within the region. In addition, the ranking also placed the company 8th in Alabama. Last year the company ranked 54 out of 160 regional contractors. White-Spunner Construction, Inc. reported $197 million total revenue in 2006 and of that $89.1 million represents projects within the five-state region. Notable projects include new Wal-Mart stores in Fairhope and Montgomery, Ala., the Battle House Hotel and Parking Garage in Mobile, Ala., an Academy Sports store in Fort Smith, Ark., a Home Depot project in Slidell, La., and a Burke’s Outlet store in Cleveland, Tenn. White-Spunner Construction, Inc. is a general contracting and management company based in Mobile, Alabama with branch offices in Orange Beach, Alabama; Dallas, Texas and Raleigh, North Carolina. Incorporated in 1981, White-Spunner Construction is committed to safety, quality and integrity. One of the leading construction companies in the South, White-Spunner Construction is licensed in 32 states and works closely with clients on multi-family, industrial, commercial and retail projects. White-Spunner Construction prides itself on completing every project on time, on schedule and within budget. For more information, visit www.white-spunner.com or call 251-471-5189. # # #

May 11th,2007
White-Spunner Construction Inc. Among Top Hospitality Contactors

[Mobile, AL] – Hospitality Construction magazine ranked White-Spunner Construction, Inc. 16 out of 20 top hospitality contractors in the U.S. in billings, and 20th in square footage built. White-Spunner Construction, Inc. reported over $25 million in hospitality billings and 285,542 in square footage built. The annual top contractors report was published in the March/April 2007 issue of Hospitality Construction. White-Spunner Construction, Inc. is a general contracting and management company based in Mobile, Alabama with branch offices in Orange Beach, Alabama; Dallas, Texas and Raleigh, North Carolina. Incorporated in 1981, White-Spunner Construction is committed to safety, quality and integrity. One of the leading construction companies in the South, White-Spunner Construction is licensed in 34 states and works closely with clients on multi-family, industrial, commercial and retail projects. White-Spunner Construction prides itself on completing every project on time, on schedule and within budget. For more information, visit www.white-spunner.com or call 251-471-5189.

December 6th,2006
White-Spunner Construction, Inc. Hires Human Resources Manager

White-Spunner Construction, Inc. Hires Human Resources Manager [Mobile, AL] – White-Spunner Construction, Inc. hires human resources manager to lead efforts in recruiting, employee relations, policy and procedure development, government reporting and unemployment compensation. Amy R. Anderson; Human Resources Manager, has a bachelor of science in business management from Spring Hill College and 12 years of experience in human resources management. Her experience includes corporate employee relations, recruiting, performance management, benefits and compensation, organizational development, policy and procedure development, unemployment compensation and multi-state employment law. White-Spunner Construction, Inc. is a general contracting and management company based in Mobile, Alabama with branch offices in Orange Beach, Alabama; Dallas, Texas and Raleigh, North Carolina. Incorporated in 1981, White-Spunner Construction is committed to safety, quality and integrity. One of the leading construction companies in the South, White-Spunner Construction is licensed in 32 states and works closely with clients on multi-family, industrial, commercial and retail projects. White-Spunner Construction prides itself on completing every project on time, on schedule and within budget. For more information, visit www.white-spunner.com or call 251-471-5189. # # #

August 11th,2006
White-Spunner Construction, Inc. Building Alabama’s First Shelter Rated to Withstand Category 5 Hurricanes

[Mobile, AL] – White-Spunner Construction, Inc. has begun construction on a coliseum and arena for the Baldwin County Cattle & Fair Association in Robertsdale, Ala. The unique facilities will become the state’s first tornado shelter able to withstand wind gusts of up to 200 miles per hour. Centrally located in Baldwin County, Ala., the coliseum will serve as a shelter that can accommodate 5,000 people short-term during a hurricane or tornado and up to 1,900 people long-term. Being the first shelter of its type, designed as a public fairgrounds facility, and the largest project ever funded through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the project has become a model for other states. The Coliseum, the first of its kind, will be a shelter that also serves as an expo hall or large event venue the rest of the year. With the ability to serve as a communications headquarters in the event of a hurricane, the area will be served by underground utilities but will also have large back-up generators. A large area for RV parking is available to emergency vehicles coming to the area after a disaster. The coliseum has a 200x200 square foot expo hall, with a two-story high area open to the ceiling, with offices and a kitchen around the sides of the building. The large kitchen area has walk-in coolers for bulk storage, and is specifically designed to house and feed large numbers of people for an extended length of time. The 3,500-seat, 79,000-square foot arena will be located adjacent to the coliseum. The open-air structure, rated to withstand 140-mile-an-hour winds, includes a sprinkler system that will keep dust levels down on the dirt-floored arena, a water system to clean arena seats, and ceiling fans over the bleacher-style seating that span 20-feet. Such features will provide premier accommodations for an active cattle association and fairgrounds throughout the year. “This structure is a significant feat of engineering when you consider the strength needed to keep a roof on an open-air structure intact during strong wind gusts associated with a hurricane,” said Tommy Rowe, White-Spunner Construction division manager and overseer of the project. Recently poured concrete footings for the arena are four feet six inches wide, four feet deep and 360 feet long and will support the two walls of the structure. “The arena itself is not appropriate as a shelter, but it is important that in a storm of significant magnitude, such as a Category 4 hurricane, the arena will still be standing and, more importantly, people inside the coliseum will be fine even if riding out a Category 5 storm,” said Rowe. As witnessed a year ago a Category 5 Hurricane with winds in excess of 155 miles per hour, such as Katrina, can cause complete roof failure on many residences and industrial buildings, some complete building failures, and flooding damage to lower floors of all structures near the shoreline (according to the Saffir/Simpson Hurricane Scale - http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/aboutsshs.shtml). This building fills a definite need since there are no shelters in the area capable of withstanding a Category 2 storm according to a 2001 Hurricane Evacuation Study for Baldwin County, by the State of Alabama, Baldwin County in conjunction with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the US Army Corps of Engineers. (http://chps.sam.usace.army.mil/) Additionally, the project was uniquely funded through a mix of funding sources and is now being considered a model project—not only because its unique building structure, but because of the way funds were put together. A $7.5 million grant, administered through FEMA’s Hazard Mitigation Grant program, represents a majority of the total project cost and is the largest amount ever awarded through this program. The Baldwin County Commission and the Baldwin County Cattle and Fair Association will provide the remaining $2.6 million of the project’s cost and was able to receive a loan for this purpose from the United States Department of Agriculture. White-Spunner Construction, Inc. is a general contracting and management company based in Mobile, Alabama with branch offices in Orange Beach, Alabama; Dallas, Texas and Bayamon, Puerto Rico. Incorporated in 1981, White-Spunner Construction is committed to safety, quality and integrity. One of the leading construction companies in the South, White-Spunner Construction is licensed in 32 states and works closely with clients on multi-family, industrial, commercial and retail projects. White-Spunner Construction prides itself on completing every project on time, on schedule and within budget. For more information, visit www.white-spunner.com or call 251-471-5189. # # #

July 26th,2006
Retail Traffic Ranks White-Spunner Construction, Inc. in Top 25 Retail Contractors

[Mobile, AL] – In Retail Traffic Magazine’s annual rankings of national retail construction, White-Spunner Construction, Inc. ranked 7th among contractors of new retail shell space and 9th among contractors of new retail interior space in total square footage reported. The rankings are based on total interior and shell space built last year through December 31. White-Spunner Construction, Inc. is one of only two Alabama companies included in the top 25 in both categories. [Retail Traffic Magazine, July 2006, p. 38] With 70 percent of its business involved in retail construction, White-Spunner Construction reported 3.7 million square feet in shell space and 3.1 million square feet in interior space built in the last year. Over the last five years, the White-Spunner Construction has built more than 27.7 million square feet of retail space. Some of the notable projects include the recently completed, 96,000-square foot Morrison Crossings shopping center in Brownsville, Texas and the 415,000-square foot Plantation Point shopping center in Raleigh, N.C. currently underway.