This month, we are featuring a family owned, local business that has become a global construction company through many years of dedication, hard work and passion.
MCM is a family-owned construction company founded in Miami in 1983, specializing in heavy civil and building construction. In the words of the company’s president, Jorge Munilla, MCM “builds the roads and bridges that get us home, the schools where our children learn, the airports that connect our cities and the water-treatment plants that clean our water.”
The family’s construction background dates back to 1940, when Fernando Munilla, Sr., pioneered construction methodology and systems specializing in pre-cast, pre-stressed and heavy structural construction in Cuba. “Dad demanded quality in everything,” said Mr. Munilla. “He insisted on quality, and that earned him a reputation for excellence. As a result, his firm was selected to design and build some of the most important and historically-significant construction projects in Cuba.”
MCM is owned and managed by the Munilla brothers Raul, Juan, Jorge, Lou, Fernando and Pedro. MCM’s 30-year history demonstrates the firm’s expertise as construction managers, design-builders and general contractors. It has earned a reputation for managing some of the most complex and challenging construction projects in South Florida. Many of these projects involved accelerated schedules, unique site conditions and innovative engineering solutions, all while maintaining excellent safety performance.
MCM’s growing body of work includes public safety buildings, multi-use facilities, residential hi-rise buildings, commercial-retail, schools, airports, roads and bridges, environmental restorations, hospitals, churches and wastewater treatment plants.
From the Miami-Dade Fire Rescue Training Facility to the iPreparatory Academy classroom renovations to the South District Waste Water Treatment Plant update, every project provides new or improved services for the community, says Mr. Munilla.
“The key to our company’s sustained growth over the past 30 years has been our strong relationships with clients, business partners and our community,” he said. “We are proud to say that most of our business comes from repeat clients.”
The firm’s comprehensive services are designed to provide each client with a professional approach to the construction process, utilizing teamwork to achieve-and exceed established goals. Clients benefit from the firm’s state-of-the-art scheduling, budgeting, value-engineering and construction expertise.
Mr. Munilla points to the company’s growing number of enthusiastic and knowledgeable personnel as its most valuable resource. Our teams are supported by cutting-edge management information systems for cost control, scheduling and reporting services. The staff’s dedication and hard work is just one of the reasons the company was named one of the fastest-growing Hispanic Construction Firms in Florida. “As a family-owned company, we foster an environment where everyone feels they are part of the team,” Mr. Munilla said. “We train, encourage and empower our people to deliver all projects on time, on budget, as designed and with no surprises.”
MCM is ISO 9001 Certified, an internal quality management system ensures that client expectations are exceeded during all phases of a construction project.
Today, the company’s impact in the community goes beyond the facilities and infrastructure that it builds. The Munilla brothers have established the Munilla Family Foundation to fund social initiatives. Contributions are made directly to or through the United Way to support the American Cancer Society, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Jackson Memorial Hospital Foundation, Golden Angels Society, Miami Bridges Foundation, Humane Society, Habitat for Humanity and numerous other charities.
“Giving back to the community has become part of our daily work,” Mr. Munilla said. “Every project we complete has a direct impact in our community. Our community becomes part of our organization, and the people we serve become family.”
For more information about MCM, call 305-541-0000 or visit www.mcm-us.com.