Related Links: Rodgers Builders Melds Traditional Values, Innovation Bonar D. "B.D." Rodgers, 89, founder and chairman of the Charlotte, N.C.-based construction management firm that became one of the southeast's largest builders, died on Feb. 14 in that city.He had remained active in managing Rodgers Builders Inc., the company he founded nearly 51 years ago with $5,000 he borrowed against a life-insurance policy.No cause of death was announced. RodgersRodgers served with an engineering combat battalion during World War II and then earned a civil engineering degree from North Carolina State University. He worked for various firms as an engineer and contractor
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.