Engineering-News Record Feature on Fortis
Significantly, some 96% of its business involves repeat clients, with the company reporting exceptional growth in both its revenue and head count. Kilpatrick attributes the firm’s fortunes to culture.
“We selected Fortis to build our first data center for us in 2009, and we’ve been working with them ever since. We have similar cultures. We’re both people-oriented, safety-oriented and driven to work hard. We construct 500,000-sq-ft data centers at a rate of one every 18 months, and Fortis always maintains pace. When projects encounter problems, and they all do, Fortis is always on our side of the table rather than across from us, and that’s why we keep inviting them back to the table.” - Matt Moews, Facebook Regional Data Center Construction Manager
“We’ve worked with Fortis on nine or so projects,” says Amy Donohue, a Bora principal who focuses on higher education, among other sectors. Donohue says Fortis “is a great partner and provides great insight to the preconsruction phase, whether the issue is constructibility or detail.”