Hollister business ranks among top metal builders in nation

Marcus Building Systems was involved in the Heritage Bank renovation.
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Hollister-based Marcus Building Systems in 2013 was ranked 59th among metal builders in the nation for tonnage and 70th for square footage. Statewide, the local builder ranked fifth in both categories last year, according to an announcement from the business.
Those were among results listed in an annual ranking of metal builders, as put out by Metal Construction News. The figures include data for projects completed last year.
The family-run company’s inclusion on the prestigious list came largely due to a contract for a cold-storage expansion at Taylor Farms in Gonzales, said Marcus Building Systems President Don Marcus, a former county supervisor.
Marcus Building Systems was a subcontractor for Dennis Group on the 140,000-square-foot expansion that included an all-steel building. The project started in November of last year, said Marcus, who called it “by far the largest contract” the business has had in terms of volume. Marcus started the business in 1985.
“Our scope of work was specifically to furnish and install the steel-insulated building along with some miscellaneous steel on the roof for heating and cooling,” he said.
Traditionally, Marcus Building Systems has done various types of projects, largely commercial, industrial and agricultural in nature. Locally, some examples of the business’ work has included the Heritage Bank site on Tres Pinos Road, the agricultural barn for San Benito High School and the Enza Zaden building on Lucy Brown Road, which was LEED-certified for its environmentally friendly features. The business also occasionally does custom residential homes.
“We’ve done a lot of very nice, award-winning metal building projects,” Marcus said.

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