Related Links: Ric Licata, 59, Founder-Principal of Reno Architect Licata Hansen Associates Website of J.F. White Contracting Co. Website of Garver LLC J.F. White Helps Build Worlds Largest Water Disinfection Plant in NYC Suburb W. Brock Johnson obituary Stephen J. Barlow obituary Three construction industry firms lost company leaders to cancer within the same week.Richard D. "Ric" Licata, principal and founder of Reno, Nev.-based Licata Hansen Associates Architecture, died there on Aug. 18 at age 59.Stephen J. Barlow, president and chief operating officer of Massachusetts design-build contractor J.F. White Contracting Co., died the next day, and W. Brock Johnson, CEO
The market is generally healthy and steadily growing, and margins are up for large specialty contractors. Further, advances in design tools and owner demand for collaboration are giving subcontractors a seat at the table early on in projects.