Thursday, October 29, 2009

McCarthy wins #3 spot on Dallas Morning News Best in DFW: Top Workplaces list

Congratulations to McCarthy Building Companies, Inc.'s Texas Division for being honored as the number three best workplace in DFW by the Dallas Morning News.  The top two spots went to the Richards Group and Southwest Airlines.

McCarthy was recognized this afternoon at a luncheon hosted by the Dallas Morning News recognizing all of the companies selected for a Best in DFW: Top Workplaces award.

Created by The Dallas Morning News and its partner, Workplace Dynamics LLC, this is the inaugural  award. Companies eligible for participation included public or private companies, as well as for-profit and non-profit organizations with more than 50 employees in the DFW metroplex. The award seeks to recognize big and small companies and organizations that excel at creating a dynamic, supportive and inclusive workplace.  Each entry is judged based on an employee opinion survey.  All employees rate their employer in different categories such as business operations, values, policies and facilities.  

McCarthy adds this award to a growing list of other business and industry-based awards the firm has received, including most recently being named the 2009 Contractor of the Year by the Dallas Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA).

Check out the Nov. 1 issue of The Dallas Morning News to see other award winners.

Friday, October 16, 2009

McCarthy's Texas Division Successfully Completes Wyly Theatre

Unless you've been hiding under a rock recently, you probably already know that this week was the official  grand opening week for the highly anticipated AT&T Performing Arts Center marked by numerous celebrations and community-wide events, to give the public a glimpse inside the new Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House and Dee & Charles Wyly Theatre.  Press from all over the world has flown in to get a glimpse of these two world-class facilities that have officially put Dallas on the map. According to Newsweek, "Lincoln Center is still the country's premier cultural complex, but it's getting competition from an ambitious project in—are you ready for it, New Yorkers?—Dallas."

Congratulations to our client, McCarthy Building Cos. - they were the general contractor for the Wyly Theatre.  The Wyly is the only "high-rise" theatre in the world that boasts many unique features that no other theatre can claim. To find out what those features are, check out one of the many articles that has been written about the Wyly.  Here is a great article to get you started.


C. Pharr & Co. Launches Web Site

After a long wait, C. Pharr & Co. officially launched its new Web site on Friday, Oct. 16th, and with that came that start of this blog.  Be sure to check back here for industry news, client updates, our thoughts on the latest industry trends and to learn more about upcoming business and industry events. And for those Twitter fanatics, for today's "Follow Friday" add the C. Pharr team to your network: @stuttle; @fahey222; @leahcpc.

Check back next week for our tips on what we learned at Dallas PRSA's annual Communications Summit.