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Paul Oliver and Paul Hatcher started Oliver/Hatcher Construction in 1995. The company was driven by a desire to be better than the competition, in all areas of construction. Oliver/Hatcher set the bar higher, and built a team with the highest standards of professionalism. The long-term relationships we've built with our clients speak to their confidence in us and our ability to satisfy their building needs.
Since our inception in 1995, we have strived to exceed our customer's expectations by delivering exceptional service, value, and quality in every construction project. We seek to distinguish ourselves by providing industry-changing construction solutions. We are building our future on a foundation of unparalleled customer satisfaction, resulting in enthusiastic client endorsement and referrals.
1995 - Paul Oliver and Paul Hatcher started Oliver/Hatcher Construction and shared their first office space with their very first customer, Martin Land & Investments. Oliver/Hatcher built a 28,000 sq. ft. multi-tenant facility for Martin Land in Wixom which was also where they leased office space for nine years.
1998 - Ernst & Young Entreprenuer of the Year Finalist! Oliver/Hatcher Construction was pleased to be selected as a finalist in this year’s award program. Michigan’s Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year is one of 47 regional programs, sponsored by Ernst & Young, the Entrepreneur of the Year Institute, the Kauffman Foundation, The Nasdaq Stock Market and USA TODAY.
1998 - Oliver/Hatcher Construction completes a 400,000 S.F. expansion of the Willow Run Business Center in Ypsilanti, Michigan. The original building dates back to World War II and during the war this plant produced tanks and bombers. After the war it was converted to an assembly plant for General Motors. The facility was purchased in 1990 and is currently used for warehouse and distribution by several well known logistics firms.
1999 - Oliver/Hatcher completes the rigorous process of creating and implementing a quality program to achieve ISO accreditation. Certified under ISO 9001 standards, Oliver/Hatcher is one of only ten general contractors to have achieved this designation at the time.
1999 - Oliver/Hatcher begins work on the $50 million plus renovation of the historic Detroit Arsenal Tank Plant in Warren, Michigan. The historical 1.1 million-square-foot plant in will be renovated into a contemporary industrial building featuring a new powerhouse, renovated and new rail spurs, reconditioned and new heavy cranes and a new ring road.
2000 - OLIVER/HATCHER RAISES THE ROOF – SIX FOOTBALL FIELDS BIG – UP 15 FEET. In what Engineering News Record called “the most ambitious known project of it’s kind in the U.S.,” Oliver/Hatcher Construction completed the first phase of raising the 300,000 sq. ft. roof on a former General Motors Fisher Body Plant in Livonia, Michigan, now in its new life as Plymouth Road Technical Center. Decked with heavy concrete planks, the 40-year-old roof weighs more than 5,500 tons, equivalent to eight diesel train locomotives or 17 Boeing 747 aircraft.
2002 - Construction of a new 129,000 sq. ft. cross dock facility in Monroe, Michigan for nationwide retailer Home Depot. Before construction could begin 5,000 cubic truck yards of limestone, which equates to 125 fully loaded gravel trains, needed to be removed. The clear-span warehouse features (155) truck docks with each dock being equipped with a leveler, shelter and dock light.
2003 - Fast track build-out of a 324,000 sq. ft. section of Building 9 at Brownstown Business Center for Ford Motor Company by mid-December. The quick three-month move-in for Ford was made possible by the availability and amenities of BBC Building 9, recently completed for Ashley Capital by Oliver/Hatcher in Brownstown Township. The 324,000 sq. ft. space – equivalent to six football fields -- will be filled with racks for auto parts destined for Ford dealerships in Michigan and the Midwest. The remaining space includes a two-story office.
2004 - Oliver/Hatcher renovates the 1,070,000 sq. ft. former Oldsmobile manufacturing plant in Lansing, Michigan. Major renovations included the removal of machinery and piping, installation of new docks and trailer staging, lighting, fire suppression and paint. The finished product is a state-of-the-art distribution facility known as Delta Distribution Center.
2005 - Oliver/Hatcher braved the Minnesota winter weather to complete our first out of state project. The project consisted of a 65,000 sq. ft. renovation to an existing facility. This project would be the second of many projects that Oliver/Hatcher builds for Restaurant Depot.
2006 - Oliver/Hatcher relocates it's offices to Novi into their newly constructed suite within Meadowbrook Corporate Center. Nearly three times the size of the Wixom location, the new spaces features extensive architectural details such as exposed ceilings, millwork, lighting and glass.
2007 - Oliver/Hatcher continues it expansion into new markets by starting work on what will be one of three renovation projects for St. Joseph Mercy Health System's Saline Hospital. The first phase included construction of the Central Surgical Reprocessing Unit and renovations to multiple areas of the hospital. Construction was completed adjacent to fully functional operating rooms. The second phase consisted of substantial remedial fire stopping work throughout the hospital. The original hospital was built in the mid 1950’s with subsequent additions resulting in the hospital not being up to fire code.
2008 - Oliver/Hatcher held its 9th Annual Charity Golf Outing benefiting the Child Family Life Dept. at The University of Michigan C.S. Mott Children's Hospital at Meadowbrook Country Club in Northville. Legendary Detroit Tigers announcer Ernie Harwell served as our guest speaker and coupled with fundraising efforts, we were able to present our single largest check ever in the amount of $101,000 to Child and Family Life. With the presentation of this year’s check, Oliver/Hatcher’s donations total $615,000 in nine (9) years.
2010 - Oliver/Hatcher continues to expand it's geographic presence by completing an 180,000 sq. ft. office renovation for the Wake County Board of Education located in Cary, North Carolina. Completed in (3) major phases, the work included demolition and renovation of all floors in both buildings along with the relocation of (11) different tenants.
2011 - Oliver/Hatcher completes an office re-stack and renovation project for Volkswagen of America at their Auburn Hills facility. The project was comprised over (5) floors including the conversion of an existing ground level parking garage into environmental emissions lab, quality assurance lab and fitness center. The project was completed in phases and included the relocation of (32) departments and over 1,800 employees.
2012 - Oliver/Hatcher re-develops a former dairy plant into a state of the art milk powder processing facility for VernDale Products. VernDale Products is a leading manufacturer of roller-dried milk powder, which is used by premium chocolate manufacturers. The project included a complete renovation of the existing facility and the installation of process equipment including (2) 50,000 gallon silos, (2) 30,000 gallon silos, (3) 8,000 gallon silos, separator, (2) drum roller dryers, fluid bed, mill sifter, two (2) 15,000 gallon dry powder silos. The mechanical and electrical systems were upgraded as well.
2015 - What began as a small firm with just three employees in 1995, Oliver/Hatcher has grown to 30 employees. Without the support of our staff, clients, subcontractors and vendors, it would never have been possible, so as we celebrate this 20 year anniversary, we want to extend a big THANK YOU!
2016 - Construction begins on the new 115,000 sq. ft. office, R/D, and manufacturing facility for Accurate Technologies, Inc. (ATI) in Novi. A few features of the new facility include a vehicle testing and service facility, car wash, 3-D printing, and the construction of (2) mezzanines. Corporate office workspace features include a state of the art auditorium with tiered stadium seating, two-story lobby with atrium and a second story corporate event and banquet center,