In 2002, seeking more challenge, Hal established Hal Hays Construction, Inc. (HHCI) to provide heavy civil construction, utility work, road rehabilitation, recreational area development, and wetland restoration to county and local governments.
HHCI…Award-Winning Design Build Firm
By 2007, through hard work and perseverance, the HHCI team was successfully designing, constructing and modernizing critical facilities and infrastructure for all branches of the Department of Defense, US Homeland Security, US Veterans Affairs, US Forest Service, and the National Park Service.
Our portfolio grew to include hospitals, airfields, utilities, roadways, training camps, secured facilities, bomb targets, hangars, towers, aircraft wash racks, armories, barracks, battalion headquarters, electrical transmission, bridges, dining halls, and educational facilities.
Whatever the mission called for, HHCI answered!
HHCI…Fast Growth & Industry Recognition
Over the following years we continued to grow and diversify, adding many Fortune 500 firms and Public Utility agencies as clients, representing some of the largest customers of general and civil construction in the world!
In 2011, HHCI graduated to ‘large business’ status following its highly successful SBA 8(a) and HUBZone programs, HHCI’s hard work generated 33 five-year contracts for general construction and civil work, valued at $3.3B in potential program value; dedicated and accomplished team members; and hundreds of satisfied clients.
By achieving these great results our team earned recognition from leading publications like INC Magazine and Engineering News-Record for our fast growth and industry accomplishments. Even during challenging economic times, HHCI proudly earned “Top Contractor” and “Fast Growth Company” rankings numerous years in a row.
HHCI…the Next Generation, Onward & Upward
HHCI celebrates the next generation of leadership from the Hays family, Kirby Hays, our CEO & President. In the footsteps of his father, and with experience in all aspects of business from labor to project management to operations, Kirby is already contributing to our success.
Just one example is our newest division, Heritage Trucking, a materials and equipment transportation firm, already serving some of the largest rail constructors, road builders, and rail lines in California.
In true entrepreneurial spirit, Kirby always stands ready for the next opportunity to serve a key industry.
HHCI…Successful Pedigree, Industry Leader
Today, HHCI has achieved successful delivery of 1000’s of multi-disciplinary projects, valued at over $682M, for Federal, Military, Energy, Public Utilities, Telecommunications, Healthcare, Transportation, Aviation, Water, Wastewater, National Retail, and Aerospace industries.
As a leading Diverse business, we are proud to consecutively earn Diversity Business.com’s Top Diversity Business in California and the USA designations each year for the last 4 years. We remain one of the few Native American-owned firms with such accomplishments.
From a humble beginning, starting with 2 pieces of heavy equipment, HHCI can now provide over 289, valued at $12.5M, in equipment resources for its clients. From initially providing service to 3 customers, HHCI earns the trust of over 100 major clients throughout the Southwest and Midwest states. From a small dedicated group of employees, HHCI has grown to over 200 loyal team members, who on a daily basis, bring to life our firm’s principles of integrity, cooperative spirit, quality, work ethic, perseverance, character, honor, trust and pride.
(HHCI) exceeded contract requirements on numerous occasions…an example was their understanding and flexibility to meet customers’ schedules.
Project required a lot of coordination with the different users and the public…(HHCI) was very cooperative in scheduling work around peak traffic hours…during night hours, and on weekends.
Customer was very happy not only with the quality of the work but with HHCI’s cooperation in causing minimal disruption…very responsive to our needs and delivered a first class installation.
(HHCI) always makes every effort to support SCE the best way they can. My personal experience with them has been exceptional all the way…a very professional company that adheres to all OSHA, EH&S rules…
Hal Hays’ team on the project site was aggressive and meticulous in their efforts…Hal Hays used the NAVFAC concept of “partnering” to its fullest…All parties believe that the building is that of a building to emulate.
The quality of the work performed and willingness to work with the (Owner) was also above the contract requirements.
The location and weather conditions created many opportunities for management concerns; Hal Hays Construction overcame them all.
(HHCI) is always available to meet with Government personnel to discuss coordination efforts and any tasks that impact the mission. (HHCI) is very responsive and collaborative during all safety discussions.
…project finished a head of schedule…they worked weekends to complete in a timely manner.
(HHCI) performed excellent and provided suggestions and solutions during construction which resulted in an extensive betterment list.