KBR Building Group Constructing New Maintenance, Repair & Overhaul (MRO) Facility for Honda Aircraft Company in Greensboro, North Carolina
November 14, 2012

KBR Building Group has been awarded a contract by American Honda Motor Co. to construct a new Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul facility located adjacent to Honda Aircraft Company’s world headquarters at the Piedmont Triad International Airport in Greensboro, N.C.

KBR Building Group is providing general contracting services for the 90,000-square-foot facility being constructed to support HondaJet — Honda's advanced light business jet aircraft. Site work has begun with occupancy slated for the second half of 2013, prior to HondaJet’s entry into service. KBR Building Group is teamed with minority-owned general contractor firm, The Daniele Company of Durham, North Carolina. The architect of record, Barge Waggoner Sumner & Cannon, Inc.

“We are excited to be a part of another milestone project for Honda Aircraft at the company’s Greensboro site,” said Philip Southerland, President, KBR Building Group. “Our proven reputation for delivering cutting-edge, award-winning aviation industry projects on time and within budget has made KBR Building Group the preferred contractor for these types of projects in the Southeast and beyond.”

Last year, KBR Building Group completed construction of an award-winning, state-of-the-art production facility for Honda Aircraft Company, located at the same site. The 260,000-square-foot HondaJet facility was a 2011 finalist for Project of the Year in the prestigious awards program sponsored by the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) of the Carolinas. It was subsequently recognized in ABC’s national awards program.

More about the MRO Facility — The MRO will include a 24/7 support center to facilitate maintenance for up to 12 aircraft simultaneously. There will be back shops for composite and sheet metal structures, avionics and interiors, and a customer area with a large pilot’s lounge, individual work rooms with conference space, and a flight planning room conveniently situated near the aircraft ramp side entrance. The MRO will house the Product Support Group whose role is to support the customer and aircraft after delivery, and administer HondaJet Warranty and Service Plans. The MRO will have a 4,000 square foot environmentally controlled spare parts warehouse. 

About KBR Building Group and The Daniele Company Partnership — According to Honda Aircraft Company, the team of KBR Building Group and The Daniele Company team was selected based on our aviation construction experience, our strong diversity plan and objectives, our diverse and experienced project team, the competitiveness of our bid, and other internal criteria.

“We are extremely proud to have The Daniele Company as our collaborative partner on the Honda MRO Project,” said Garland Burton, KBR Building Group’s Director / Community Affairs and Diversity. “Our vision, team chemistry, and goals are very similar. As an emerging construction management firm in North Carolina (and one of the few owned by a woman or minority), Gloria Shealey realized early on that building a staff experienced in a wide variety of project types was critical to her firm’s sustainability and growth. Likewise, KBR Building Group has long recognized the value of collaboration as a mechanism by which smaller local firms gain access to larger, more complex project assignments.” Burton went on to say, “Through new experiential opportunities made available on increasingly complex projects, KBR seeks to expand the capabilities and foster the long-term viability of small, local, and minority businesses. This, in turn, fosters job creation, creates future service providers in the local market, and expands contributors to regional and U.S.GDP.”