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The Business View – February 2019 / Small Business of the Month
BCM Morring is a full-service general contractor located in Mobile. Pictured here from left to right are: Selvin Rosales, Wellington Defreitas, Raul Licona, Aaron Stonebrook, Francisco Flores, Edgar Ortiz, Milton Irias, Grant Morring, Gilberto Pavon, Corey Varnado, Elvin Irias, Edgar Velasquez, Ronnie Johnson and Cong Le.
BCM Morring Co. Inc. is built on three simple words: Listen, Think and Deliver.
“We listen to our clients’ wants and needs,” says Grant Morring, president of the construction firm. “We think through the entire building process and examine it for any design flaws, as well as search for project value, and then deliver a first-class project, using our own in-house master craftsmen.”
A full-service general contractor (GC) specializing in providing turnkey solutions for its clients, BCM Morring directly performs everything from selective demo, framing, drywall, finishing and painting to installing doors, bathroom partitions, accessories and owner-supplied fixtures and millwork.
“This creates a competitive advantage as a GC because we are self-performing multiple trades, which passes cost savings on to the client,” says Morring. “We are in complete control in dictating the schedule, and we know the quality of work since we are self-performing it, whereas others are dealing with subs they might not even know but are using them because they are the cheapest they can get under contract.”
BCM Morring is the Mobile Area Chamber’s Small Business of the Month.
Morring, a U.S. Navy veteran who served in the Gulf War, has a passion for building that goes back more than 30 years, starting as an iron workers’ laborer. Through the years, his experience, knowledge and reputation gave him the opportunity to work for two Top 50 Engineering Contractors, for whom he managed and built high-end retail shops, restaurants and other commercial projects.
He founded his own company in early 2009, naming it in honor of his children and wife – the BCM stands for Baleigh, Christian and Michele. It has since grown from a home office to a staff of more than 50 employees, including in-house master craftsmen and a project management team.
The company has found ways to give back to the community, volunteering time and materials to projects at local churches. Morring also went on a mission trip to Guatemala to help build homes for needy families.
“BCM Morring Co. is a Christian-owned company that believes our actions should reflect our beliefs,” he says. “When it comes to charitable work, we are simply trying to use whatever skills and gifts God has provided to us to help in any way possible.”
Morring has served on the Chamber’s Board of Advisors and the company was a part of the Emerging Leaders program hosted by the U.S. Small Business Administration. He sees a strong market currently for construction and a bright future for Mobile.
“BCM is directly involved with helping national retail clients find a new home in Mobile and encourages these owners to use us as their preferred contractor,” he says. “We see a lot of positive steps being made in the development of downtown, as well as the city of Mobile. It is encouraging as a general contractor to see how our city’s leadership is working with the companies and businesses to help them grow and flourish.”
Click here to read The Business View – February 2019
To read about previous Small Business of the Month stories, click here.
Additional information is on the Mobile Area Chamber of Commerce’s website at www.mobilechamber.com, on Facebook at @MobileChamber and Twitter at @MobileChamber.