March 22nd,2010
Mobile Chamber of Commerce Honors White-Spunner Construction

The Minority Business Advocate (MBA) award was presented recently to White-Spunner Construction (WSC) at their Eagle Award ceremony. WSC was chosen because of its commitment to expanding business opportunities for minority-owned businesses. “White-Spunner Construction and John White-Spunner exemplify the essence of the minority business advocate award,” said Darrell Randle, the Chamber’s vice president of small business development. White-Spunner Construction, Inc. is a general contracting, design build and construction management company based in Mobile, Alabama, with branch offices in Austin, TX, and Raleigh, NC. Incorporated in 1981, White-Spunner Construction is committed to safety, quality and integrity. One of the leading construction companies in the Southeast, White-Spunner Construction is licensed in 37 states and works closely with clients on institutional, multi-family, industrial, commercial and healthcare projects. An example of a significant efforts exemplified by White-Spunner Construction is their commitment to working with minority-owned businesses and hosting meetings in its new “green building” to match minority businesses with large companies in the area. WSC president, John White-Spunner is a strategic partner with the Alabama Minority Business Enterprise Center, and has partnered with minority firms to pursue multi-million-dollar construction projects. “From its green building to its efforts to utilize minority-owned businesses as suppliers and partners, White-Spunner is civic-minded with visionary leadership that prefers action over words. These traits combined with John White-Spunner’s Christian values make the White-Spunner Construction a pillar of our community and worthy of the 2009 MBA award,” Randle said.

March 4th,2010
WSC Completes 858,000 Sq Ft ROOMS TO GO Distribution Center

Mobile, Alabama (March 4, 2010) – Just one year after breaking ground, White-Spunner Construction completed a massive distribution center for ROOMS TO GO, one of the largest furniture retailers in the U.S. The $40 million facility sits on 62 acres in Pearl River, LA, and services ROOMS TO GO stores throughout the Gulf Coast, from Baton Rouge to Pensacola, FL. Boasting nearly one million square feet, the mammoth facility includes 43,000 square feet of retail space for furniture clearance items. The project created jobs for more than 100 people, and ROOMS TO GO is expected to hire more than 250 more employees in the near future. White-Spunner Construction broke ground on the project in August of 2008, moving more than one-half million cubic yards of earth, the equivalent of more than 50,000 fully loaded dump trucks. Concrete for the facility is equally impressive, requiring more than 25 major concrete pours to yield 50,000 cubic yards. Although the project is of a typical construction type for White-Spunner’s Portfolio, Project Manager David Purvis says its massive size makes it a marquee project for the firm. He adds that construction incorporated tilt walls, metal joists and green features such as an automated indoor lighting control system and a master remote control for exterior lights. Purvis credits White-Spunner’s commitment to safety and its vast network of relationships—from subcontractors to municipalities to owners—for the success of the project. “We have contacts all over the country and that gives us a competitive advantage,” he notes. ROOMS TO GO took occupancy of the facility on time and on budget in August 2009. “White-Spunner is top notch,” says Jeffrey Seaman, President and CEO of ROOMS TO GO. “We had an existing relationship with them before, and we look forward to working with them again,” he continues. White-Spunner Construction, Inc. is a general contracting, design build and construction management company based in Mobile, Alabama, with branch offices in Austin, TX, and Raleigh, NC. Incorporated in 1981, White-Spunner Construction is committed to safety, quality and integrity. One of the leading construction companies in the Southeast, White-Spunner Construction is licensed in 37 states and works closely with clients on institutional, multi-family, industrial, commercial and medical projects. White-Spunner Construction maintains long-term owner relationships by completing every project on schedule and within budget. For more information, contact Hugh McCoy at 251.471.5189.

August 24th,2009
White-Spunner Headquarters Receives LEED® Silver Certification

Mobile, Ala. —The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) confirms White-Spunner Construction’s self-built corporate headquarters meets the standards of Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver certification. After more than 12 months of occupancy, operating the 40,000 square foot, two-story building has proven LEED efficiency with a 20 percent energy savings and 30 percent water savings from the company’s former business location. Water savings are realized with low-flow toilets, low flow faucets and no irrigation of drought tolerant landscaping. Energy efficiencies are witnessed in the roof coating to limit heat island effect, energy efficient lighting to include light control sensors, and energy efficient appliances. The White-Spunner building offsets 35 percent or more of the building's electricity with green power from renewable sources. The construction company has engaged in a two-year, renewable energy contract with Choose Renewable which produces green power and puts it back on the grid, thus offsetting carbon emissions produced by the structure. “When we started planning a new corporate headquarters, we wanted to do the right thing. Green buildings which are LEED certified are energy efficient, use less water, are healthy for occupants, and have a relatively low impact on the environment. When you look at all the benefits, it boiled down to protecting our environment, lowering operating cost and creating a healthy environment for our employees,” says John White-Spunner, CEO, White-Spunner Construction, Inc. Additional sustainable design components that helped achieve LEED certification for the White-Spunner headquarters include: • On the interior, the open floor plan includes large windows, skylights, views to the outside, and a high percentage of natural light. • On the exterior, there is light pollution reduction and preferred parking for fuel efficient vehicles. • During construction, 75 percent of construction waste was diverted from the landfill. • Many construction materials were locally produced including the structural steel, concrete, rebar and metal studs. • Use of recycled materials, such as recycled carpet by J&J Industries. • Employees participate in an on-going recycling program. Piedmont Green Building Solutions, LLC, served as LEED consultants to White-Spunner on the project. Piedmont Green Building Solutions serves as a LEED consultant to architects, contractors, and engineers. They have already led two projects to LEED certification in 2009 and are currently consulting on an additional 12 projects including schools, government buildings, office complexes, and mixed-use facilities. "It is time to get rid of the myths surrounding ‘green’ construction. White-Spunner has developed a beautiful and highly functional open interior work space that is friendly to employees, less demanding on our local environment and resources, and at a significant savings on energy and water costs every month," remarked Robin White, President, USGBC Alabama Chapter. About the USGBC The U.S. Green Building Council Alabama Chapter was formed to advance and promote sustainable and environmentally responsible planning, design, construction and operation of the state’s buildings, landscapes, cities and communities. For more information, visit www.usgbcofal.org. # # # Photo caption: Robin White presents official LEED Silver plaque to the White-Spunner Construction executive management team. From Left: Mike Fitzgerald, president; Tommy Rowe, executive vice president; Robin White, President of U.S. Green Building Council of Alabama; John White-Spunner, CEO; Jeff Carrico, vice president; and Scott Rowe, LEED AP, project manager.

August 5th,2009
Auburn Village $100 Million Project Completed on Time

Auburn University “Village” Massive Move Into New Dorms [Mobile, AL] – White-Spunner Construction, Inc. announces the 1700-bed student housing project was successfully completed on schedule and students are moving in. The suite-style residences include a common living room, kitchenette, four bedrooms, and two baths. A large bay of windows in the main living area offers students an abundance of natural light and views to exterior green space. Individual bedrooms afford each student a private sleeping area, closet and study area. The residence halls also include group meeting and study rooms on each floor and offer students state of the art communication and data services. Project Facts: - The site was 15 acres, buildings totaled 750,000 square feet - 10,000 individual rooms throughout the project, including 485 suites most with 4 bedrooms each - Project includes housing and meeting for 18 Sorority Chapters - The project used over 2 million bricks, which if placed end-to-end would span 252 miles. - Over 6 million feet, or over 1100 miles of wire was used for various systems: electrical, fire alarm, security, television, and telephone. - The project required 220 tractor trailers to bring the lumber needed for the project. - There have been approximately 500-900 workers on site on any given day, sometimes 24 hours a day, since construction began March 31, 2008. White-Spunner Construction is involved in several major building projects in our region including: - University of South Alabama – Allied Health and Nursing Classroom (just completed) - University of South Alabama – Student Recreation Center - Public Health Laboratory – Jackson, MS - Rooms to Go Distribution Center – Pearl River, LA - Alabama Criminal Justice Center – Selma, AL - Municipal Court House – Gulfport, MS # # #

March 13th,2009
White-Spunner Construction to build Alabama Criminal Justice Training Center in Selma, AL

The six-building complex will cover 100,000 square feet when completed. The complex is set for completion Oct. 1, 2010, and will feature a fitness center, dining hall, two dormitories and two academic buildings.

March 4th,2009
White-Spunner Construction Awarded Gulfport, MS Public Safety Center

White-Spunner Construction Inc. will be the general contractor on the Robert J. Curry Public Safety Center in downtown Gulfport. Construction is expected to take 16 months. This 78,690 square foot, 3-story Public Safety Building features a structural steel frame with architectural precast exterior walls. The building will house courtrooms and the police headquarters. It is designed to meet stringent 200-mph wind requirements and to be in compliance with FEMA 361 requirements, and will also serve as a First Responder’s Shelter in the event of a hurricane.

February 26th,2009
White-Spunner Receives 2009 Excellence In Construction for LEED office

The awards were given by the Associated Builders and Contractors - Gulf Coast at the annual banquet in February. Other awards were as follows: 2009 Safety Awards of Excellence Platinum Level 2009 Gulf Coast Safest Company Commercial Division # # #

February 26th,2009
White-Spunner Wins Gulf Coast's Safest Company Award

The Associated Builders and Contractors - Gulf Coast named White-Spunner Construction Inc. as the Safest Company at its awards banquet in February. Other awards were: 2009 Excellence In Construction Excellence Level White-Spunner Corporate Office Building (LEED) 2009 Safety Awards of Excellence Platinum Level White-Spunner Construction's Total Incident Rate for 2008 was 1.14 and we have surpassed 1 million man hours without a loss time accident. # # #

February 19th,2009
LEED Office Partnership Gains Special Recognition from AGC

At is annual award banquet in February, the Associated General Contractors (AGC Alabama - Mobile Section) recognized the unique partnership for White-Spunner's new LEED headquarters building. The project was awarded the 2008 Construction Safety Partnership Award. The partners included AGC-Mobile, OSHA, SafeState (from University of Alabama) and White-Spunner Construction, Inc. The company was also recognized with the 2008 Construction Safety Excellence Award - Building Division Over 200,000 man hours. The company's Total Incident Rate for 2008 was 1.14 and we have surpassed 1 million man hours without a loss time accident. # # #

February 19th,2009
White-Spunner Receives the Top Award for Safety from AGC-Mobile

The Associated General Contractors (AGC Alabama - Mobile Section) presented White-Spunner Construction, Inc. with the top safety award at its annual awards banquet on February 19. In addition, the company received: 2008 Construction Safety Partnership Award for the partnership between AGC, OSHA, SafeState and White-Spunner on their new Corporate Office. White-Spunner Construction's Total Incident Rate for 2008 was 1.14 and we have surpassed 1 million man hours without a loss time accident.