Construction program management firm HPM forms joint venture with Atlanta firm

HPM Johnson plans to pursue projects in education, corrections and private industry

The Tony and Libba Rane Culinary Science Center at Auburn University is among the firm’s recent projects.

HPM, responsible for some of the largest industrial construction projects in Alabama, has formed a joint venture with Atlanta-based Johnson Construction Services.

Based in Birmingham, HPM is the program management company formed several years ago by Hoar Construction.

The joint venture will be called HPM Johnson. The two firms have already partnered on several projects and hope to pursue K-12, higher education and correctional projects, as well as private projects.

The new firm will provide services from planning through occupancy, the new firm said in announcing the partnership. It will incorporate cyclical assessments to the construction process to improve efficiency, ultimately saving time and money for clients.

Artis Johnson.

“Both individually and collectively, the team behind HPM Johnson already possesses a proven track record of program management triumphs within the Atlanta market,” said Johnson Construction Services President and CEO Artis Johnson, an Atlanta native. “Our advantage now lies in our partnership’s ability to execute projects of any size or complexity, while offering access to management and leadership only a firm our size can offer.”

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Working together before formalizing their joint venture, the two firms quickly. Noted similarities in core values and business approaches, said HPM President Ryan Austin.

Austin Ryan.

“We quickly discovered that our respective companies’ visions and values aligned cohesively, and it was a natural decision to join forces in providing a stronger spectrum of management services to clients in the Atlanta region,” said Austin. “Our partnership is a long-term commitment built out of the mindset that meaningful, personal relationships and trust are keys to providing truly effective program management services.”

The joint venture has a $1 billion portfolio. Recent projects include renovations at North Atlanta High School, the Tony and Libba Rane Culinary Science Center at Auburn University and a $500 million bond project for Round Rock Independent School District in Texas.

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