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Clark Construction Celebrates 70th Anniversary With an Eye Towards the Future

Michigan Business Network
February 10, 2017 11:30 AM


Three Clark Executives Named Partners in the Company.  All Three Expected to Expand Senior Leadership Responsibilities as Part of Long-Term Transition Plan

LANSING, MI — Clark Construction Company is celebrating its 70th year in business by unveiling a long-term transition plan designed to ensure an expanded base of outstanding senior leadership over the next decade and beyond.  As part of a recently approved long-term transition plan, Clark President Sam Clark along with family partners, Bill Clark and Paul Clark, has announced that current Clark executives Allen Blower, Robert Lalonde and Dave Reece have been named Partners in the company.

“As our company continues to expand and compete in the rapidly evolving commercial construction industry, it is clear that we must position ourselves with an expanded base of great leaders not only for today’s market, but also to meet the challenges in the years ahead,” said Clark.  “Allen Blower, Robert LaLonde and Dave Reece have proven track records that make them well-suited for senior leadership roles not only at Clark Construction, but in our industry.”

Sam Clark is the third generation of Clark family members to lead the company. As part of Clark Construction’s long-term transition plan, Blower, LaLonde and Reece are expected to eventually succeed to the highest levels of the organization, which signals a new era in the company’s proud history.

“Our continued growth and the complexity of our industry demands that we expand our senior leadership roles beyond the family to ensure the multiple perspectives required to successfully manage Clark Construction in the future,” said Clark. “This announcement sends a clear signal not only internally but throughout the industry that we intend to be well-positioned for continued success.”

Allen Blower is a Vice President for Clark Construction Company. During his career in the construction industry he has been involved in many market sectors and is most notably known for his expertise in industrial, retail and mixed-use developments. Allen has more than 20 years of experience in the construction industry. Since joining Clark in 1998 as a Project Manager, he has completed several hundred million dollars in construction. Allen is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), participating on the local, regional, and national levels.

Robert LaLonde is Vice President with primary focus on the Higher Education market for Clark Construction Company. He joined the company in 2006. Robert has a B.S. in Construction Management and A.A.S. Commercial/Industrial Building Technology from Ferris State University. He has 15 years of experience in commercial construction. As an integral part of Clark’s management team, Robert has overall responsibility for the projects under his direction. He is instrumental in selecting the project team, meeting with the Owner and Architect, preparing conceptual or preliminary estimates and schedules, and ensuring the overall success of the project.


Dave Reece has 34 years of experience in commercial design and construction and currently serves as Senior Vice President and Director of Healthcare. His healthcare experience spans over 20 years and includes a wide range of projects from new towers to air handling replacements. Dave has worked with a wide range of clients and his strong attention to detail and the needs of his clients is the benchmark for his success. Dave has led projects in a variety of delivery methods including General Contracting, Construction Management at Risk and Design Build.



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