Project Directors Hired at Bodell Construction

Michael Southern has been hired by Bodell Construction as Project Director overseeing the new Eastern Regional Office. Southern will be managing all client relations and project launch out of Bodell's Atlanta office. Mike is a peak performer in the industrial construction industry and is a valuable addition to the Bodell team. Bodell Construction has hired Robert Mayer as Project Director. Mayer brings over 20 years of professional construction experience in project management, estimating, scheduling, change order negotiations, field construction, project closeout and budgeting.

Bodell Construction Founder Passes Away

James H. Bodell - 1923 - 2014 Bodell Construction CEO Michael J. Bodell and Executive Vice President Michael J. Bodell II, are saddened to announce that their Father, Grandfather and mentor, James Huggard Bodell, 90, passed away on February 13, 2014 at the home of his daughter in Sandy, Utah. In 1972, James founded Bodell Construction Company working with his four sons. Bodell Construction has constructed in excess of $1 billion in industrial and commercial projects throughout the United States and Hawaii. Prominent projects include expansion of the Salt Palace Convention Center; renovation of the Joseph Smith Memorial Building; projects for the University of Utah, Utah State University and BYU Hawaii; as well as multiple power and industrial projects. James was a decorated veteran of World War II (Pacific Theater) where he served in the 5th US Army Air Force as a dorsal machine gunner for a light-bombardment group. The 5th army was responsible for the defense of Australia, operations in New Guinea, the Solomon Islands, the Philippines, and participated in the occupation of Japan. James served in many callings and positions in the LDS church, including Bishop (twice), a missionary (Liberia) and Home Teacher. He leaves behind his loving immediate and extended family numbering over 140 with five more on their way. He is preceded in death by his wife Maydene; parents, brothers, and two grandsons. He is survived by all of his children: Jimae (Bruce) Kenney, Kristine (Ed) Gates, Michael (Roxanne), Mark (Annabel), Pamela (Michael) Hicks, Timothy (Ivy), Daniel (Polly) and Dixie (Dale) McCorvey, 31 grandchildren and 65 great grandchildren.
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Bodell Construction announces new telecom division, Bodell Telecom

Bodell Construction is proud to announce our new Wireless/Telecom Construction Division, Bodell Telecom. Our new division looks forward to constructing projects throughout the United States. "The synergies provided to our company by this opportunity are too good to let pass. We are excited at the prospects of where this opportunity could take us in the next few years," says Michael Bodell, Executive Vice President. Some example project types are: - Cell Tower Upgrades/Refurbishments - New Cell Tower Construction - Site Development for New Tower Construction - New Tower Erection & Installation - Telco & Fiber Optic Installation

Bodell Construction to build Jet-A Storage Facility at Kaonawai Place

Hawaii Fueling Facilities Corporation has contracted with Bodell Construction to build the new Jet-A Storage Facility at Kaonawai Place. The Jet-A Storage Facility consists of four storage tanks (7,700 barrel each) in a spill containment basin with piping and equipment for the receiving and dispensing of Jet-A aircraft fuel from, and to, truck tanks and aircraft refueller trucks. Auxiliary structures include operations building with an office / testing facility and canopy for the vehicle load racks. Scope also includes an 8" fuel line which runs from the fuel storage facility to a truck loading rack located within the Kahului Airport. ASIG is a recognized industry leader in aviation fueling services. ASIG handles nearly 19 billion gallons of fuel a year and provides into-plane fueling services for major airlines and oil companies at more than 50 airports worldwide.

Cherokee Natural Gas Supply Project awarded to Bodell Construction

The Cherokee Natural Gas Supply Project was recently awarded to Bodell Construction through Samuel Engineering. This project supports feeding natural gas from Xcel Energy's Ft. Lupton Station to the Cherokee Power Plant. Bodell's scope of work for the Cherokee Natural Gas Supply Project consists of three parts: 1) Xcel's Ft. Lupton Meter Station #2 which will connect 3 gas source lines into the new 24" transmission pipeline; 2) instrumentation and communication for seven remotely actuated mainline valves including installation of concrete pads, RTU panels, antenna and TEG; and 3) Xcel's Cherokee Power Plant Meter Station #3 which will meter the gas to be fed to the combined cycle turbines.

Bodell Construction Expands their Presence in the Hawaiian Islands

Bodell Construction continues to expand its Hawaii network and announced the return of its Hawaii Division Director, Dan Bodell who will be overseeing all construction operations in the state of Hawaii. Mr. Bodell had previously overseen work in the Hawaiian Islands in the 1980's and 90's, completing projects such as the US Army Reserve Center at Fort Shafter and the IMAX movie theater at the Polynesian Cultural Center. "Providing our customers across the state of Hawaii with high quality construction management and service is our top priority," says Dan Bodell. "Our efforts this coming year are focused on meeting the needs of our industrial and commercial clients." Michael J. Bodell Sr., president of Bodell Construction states, "Having Dan back in Hawaii allows us to have quicker response time to our current customers and to expand our client base in Hawaii. We are confident that having Dan in Hawaii will be a part of our clients continued success."

More safety Awards for Bodell Construction

Bodell Construction was awarded the Utah Safety Council's Award of Merit for the sixth consecutive year at this year's Utah Safety Council Annual meeting. The award was presented on September 7th at the Sheraton City Center Hotel in Salt Lake City. The Award of Merit is an award given annually to companies in recognition of outstanding achievements in corporate safety programs. To be considered for this award, the organization's incident rate must be lower than the national average for the industry, continuous safety performance improvement must be demonstrated, and essential elements of a safety and health program must be in place. Award recipients must meet all of the following criteria: Absence of work-related fatalities during the reporting periods, improvement in safety each year over the last three years as measured by recordable cases and incidence rates, or sustained levels of excellence as demonstrated by rates that are consistently below BLS statistics.

Bodell Construction is awarded three pump stations for the Overland Pass Pipeline

Bodell recently completed the Burdett Pump Station in Otis, CO, Wray Pump Station, Wray, CO and Buckingham Pump Station, New Raymer, CO. The work at the pump stations included performing hot tap, stopple, and bypass of the existing mainline, install all block valves, check valves, basket strainers, skid-mounted pump units, a knockout vessel, a flare, and associated pipe fittings to connect the existing mainline to the new pump units. Also included setting a power distribution center on concrete pier foundations and making all wire terminations between the power distribution center and field instruments and junction boxes. The Overland Pass Pipeline includes a 760-mile natural gas liquids (NGL) pipeline from Opal, WY to the Mid-Continent NGL market center in Conway, KS. The Overland Pass Pipeline is designed to transport approximately 140,000 barrels per day of natural gas liquids with the ability to expand capacity to 255,000 barrels per day with additional pump facilities.

article by bodell's evan farnsworth published in

Evan Farnsworth has had his article, "How to Estimate the Cost of a Timber Structure", published in the December 2010 issue of the magazine "Estimating Today".

Start-Up of Heavy Rare Earth Concentrate Operations at Mountain Pass, CA

Molycorp, Inc. announced the start-up of its new Project Phoenix heavy rare earth concentrate facilities at Mountain Pass, California, which will produce heavy rare earth concentrate from freshly mined Mountain Pass ore that will then be processed into high-purity, custom-engineered heavy rare earth products in Molycorp's globally integrated production facilities. Molycorp also announced that its on-site Combined Heat and Power (CHP) plant will begin feeding low-cost, high efficiency electrical power and steam to its Mountain Pass facilities. Bodell completed the CHP plant which is fueled by clean-burning natural gas fed to the facility by a recently completed natural gas lateral supply line that connects the facility to a nearby interstate natural gas pipeline operated by Kern River Gas Transmission Company. "We have launched operations of Project Phoenix's heavy rare earth concentrate facilities on schedule, our combined heat and power plant is set to begin powering our new facilities this week, and we remain on track to achieve full Phase 1 production rates at Mountain Pass in the fourth quarter of this year," said Mark A. Smith, Molycorp's President and Chief Executive Officer. "The heavy rare earth concentrate we will produce at Mountain Pass will support our production of a full range of high-purity, custom-engineered materials from light, medium, and heavy rare earths. Such vertical integration strongly positions Molycorp to compete successfully across multiple markets."

bodell is recognized for safety by kern river gas transmission

"Kern River would like to take the opportunity to compliment Bodell Construction Company on the excellent safety performance at the Dry Lake compressor station. Kern River applauds the efforts and focus that Bodell has maintained on safety to this point on the project. In addition, Kern River is pleased with the recent construction progress that has been made at the Dry Lake compressor station. Please congratulate your team for a job well done. We look forward to Bodell keeping up the great work on both progress and safety for the remainder of the project."


In recognition of professional excellence, the American Society of Professional Estimators is pleased to announce that Evan R. Farnsworth of Salt Lake City, Utah has completed the requirements to earn the designation of Certified Professional Estimator (CPE). This is a prestigious, nationally recognized credential that provides an objective measure of an individual's broad-based knowledge and competency in construction estimating. To earn and maintain this credential, candidates must have a minimum of five (5) years of on-the-job experience, pass rigorous exams, submit a technical paper for peer review grading, and must participate in continuing education programs. This achievement is considered a milestone in an individual's professional development and represents the individual's commitment to continuous improvement in the construction industry.

Springville Fish Hatchery Makes the paper


Devon Energy Corporation has been awarded the Civil/Structural Package for its Silver Compressor station to Bodell Construction. The project is located in Canadian County, Oklahoma. Work under this agreement includes earthwork, placement of over 1300 cubic yards of cast-in-place concrete for nearly 400 drilled piers and foundations of four Caterpillar compressors, as well as fabrication and erection of all pipe and cable racks.


On September 3rd and 4th, Bodell Construction successfully placed 1,823 cubic yards of concrete, four and 1/2 feet thick, over a surface area of 10,940 square feet. The slab contains over 250,000 pounds of reinforcing steel. This impressive achievement was accomplished in a 13 hour period by 25 workers in two shifts. This is a critical component to the foundation of the new headworks facility at Central Weber Sewer Improvement District Wastewater Treatment Plant in Marriott-Slaterville, Utah.
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