Building Quality Relationships Since 1962
Community
Over our 50 year history, we have found ourselves being drawn into the fabric of the communities that we work in.  It first began with the inclusion of neighborhood subcontractors into our projects.  Then we began working with subcontractors to find ways to hire workers directly from the neighborhoods that we serve.  We found that by including these groups in our projects, theft decreased, quality increased and the entire area took ownership of the project and the surrounding area.  Our commitment to assist our communities has helped us to grow our company while benefiting the communities that we work in.

Giving Back While Moving Forward.  A truly great company not only produces outstanding results, but also improves people’s lives away from the jobsite. The O’Brien team takes this to heart from hands-on neighborhood clean-up days to direct mentoring of subcontractors and suppliers.  Our outreach to the community has lead to O’Brien employees being asked to participate on many boards and committees, most but not all of which deal with construction and employment issues.

OCC Team Members serve on several non-profit boards and committees and actively support our clients’ fundraising efforts.  We are also pleased to be major sponsors of the annual Building Michigan Communities Conference.  We routinely sponsor free business seminars to instruct tradesmen on how to develop their business and improve operations.  The result is a stronger community and a better industry.

Making Small Businesses Stronger.  Excellent tradesman and sub-contractors are at the heart of our company's success. For several years now, O'Brien Construction has offered free Small Business Seminars to local and minority tradesmen and sub-contractors. We understand that many of these small businesses would like to increase their productivity and improve services, but don't always have the resources to make that happen.

O'Brien's free seminars teach practical skills and offer vital information so that construction related contractors can improve their operations and build their business. Successful small businesses translate into a stronger community and economy. It also ensures that O'Brien Construction can continue to partner with reliable, successful sub-contractors.

Topics for these seminars have included:
  • Accounting Documentation and Certified Payroll
  • Employment Practices and Project Documents
  • Smalll Business Law and Construction Law
  • Insurance and Bonding
  • Estimating, Project Engineering and Project Management

If you would like to attend one of our Small Business Seminars, or for information on upcoming topics, please visit our contact page and submit a request.