DALLAS – Jan. 20, 2015 – A North Texas mentor/protégé venture formed by mentor, McCarthy Building Companies, Inc., a Texas builder for 36 years, and protégé, Tillage Construction, LLC, one of the nation’s fastest-growing, 100 percent minority-owned construction companies, broke ground on the DFW International Airport Terminal E enhanced parking structure on Monday, Jan. 6, 2015.

The $92 million enhanced parking structure will be located at the existing Passenger Terminal E, and will include removal of existing roadways and new construction of bridges and utilities. The terminal redevelopment plan will expand the five-level garage to include more than 3,920 new parking spaces and will feature a unique parking guidance system (PGS) that consists of red lights over occupied spaces and green lights above vacant ones. The Terminal E garage was added to the redevelopment program to help with the rise of passenger demand as terminal gate renovations are completed at DFW Airport.

 “We are proud to work alongside our protégé, Tillage Construction, on a project that will help Tillage gain valuable, firsthand experience with at-risk project delivery,” said McCarthy Texas Region President Mike McWay. “McCarthy is increasing its scope of work in the parking garage sector, and we look forward to building an efficient, functional parking structure that will add to the growing list of enhancements and improvements being made at DFW International Airport.”

Since the 1960s, McCarthy has built more than 300,000 parking spaces, totaling more than $2 billion in completed parking projects. The company has recently expanded its efforts in the parking garage sector and credits its ability to successfully deliver parking projects based on its experience, geographic reach, self-performance and in-house technical expertise. The project is expected to complete in March 2017. Turner Omega Howard is the construction manager, and Jacobs is the designer. 

In addition to the Terminal E parking garage, McCarthy’s Texas Division has been involved with several other significant parking structures in the area including the supporting underground parking garage for the AT&T Performing Arts Center Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre, the Frisco Municipal Parking Garage, and garages for Nortel Networks, Children’s Medical Center of Dallas and the headquarters for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas.

About McCarthy

Celebrating 36 years of building in Texas, McCarthy is the nation’s ninth largest domestic general contractor (Engineering News-Record, May 2014) and a leading community builder. At McCarthy, we’re just getting started. For 151 years, McCarthy has been building communities across America, both by constructing essential projects communities rely on, as well as by helping those who need assistance. An employee-owned company, McCarthy performs general contractor, construction management and design/build services for the following project types: parking structures, education, bridges and highways, healthcare, entertainment, laboratory, biotechnology, retail, office buildings, water/wastewater, federal, port/marine, microelectronic, industrial facilities, tenant interiors and mixed-use project construction. In addition to Dallas, McCarthy has offices in Houston; Sacramento, San Francisco, San Diego and Newport Beach, Calif.; Phoenix; Las Vegas; St. Louis; New Mexico; Kansas City, Kan.; Collinsville, Ill.; and, Atlanta. More information about the company’s history is available online at or by following the company on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Google+.



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