On January 1, 2020, the granddaughter of the company’s founder, Sarah Cronican-Motsinger, and her husband, Steve Adams, purchased Construction Reporter, returning it after a 12-year hiatus to the founder’s family. Founder Frank Cronican, a general contractor and P-51 pilot, was looking for a way to help contractors find and organize bid information when he returned to New Mexico after his WWII service. He created the company with a first listing of jobs out for bid at Holloman Air Force Base in Alamogordo in June of 1949. Frank grew and ran the company from its founding until he retired in 1986, selling to his son, Peter, who ran it until his retirement in 2008. Sarah literally grew up in the company—there are photos of her as an infant at company events—and always dreamed of owning it. After a hiatus of 12 years, during which Sid Hamilton and Rochelle Williams and their son, Alan Hamilton have run the company, with Sarah moving up the management ladder from Reporter, to News Manager, to General Manager, we’re happy to announce that Sarah is now firmly in the driver’s seat!
The idea Frank Cronican had way back in 1949 turned out to be a good one, and Construction Reporter has been faithfully serving the construction community throughout our region for 70 years as the premiere source of timely, accurate construction news and unparalleled customer service. Now we are about to take it up another notch!
Sarah and Steve are preparing to propel the company to the forefront of this constantly-changing industry by adding more industry news, deeper prebid, commercial real estate transaction news, statistical analysis, easily accessible data and industry leading IT platforms for general contractors, sub-contractors, architects, engineers, materials suppliers, and now developers and owners. The future is here and information is the key to unlocking the success it holds for construction and construction-related companies. We plan to deliver not only new data segments, but new ways of looking at the data we’ve always published to give our subscribers a competitive edge.
Our representatives will be reaching out in the next few months to industry professionals in all areas to ask for your feedback in the design and implementation of new products rolling out in late 2020. These products will help our subscribers organize and analyze industry and bid data, save time on bid preparation, make informed decisions and keep their companies sharply competitive and prepared for the future. We are excited to work with our customers to meet their changing needs.
We work hard every day to remain the top news and data source in the Southwest for the construction community. We look forward to serving you and to the new and exciting ways we will be accomplishing that. We wish you all the best for the new year and hope “2020” proves to be a fantastic year both personally and professionally for all our longtime friends, partners and customers throughout the construction community.
Predecessor - Rochelle Williams
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