On Thursday, November 9th, the Modern owners, project managers, estimators, and office staff headed down to Sacramento for the evening to attend the 2017 Developer Showcase, Sacramento’s Commercial Real Estate Networking event of the year! Hosted by ACRE and NAIOP, we enjoyed an evening at the Hyatt Ballroom, sharing our Modern story both at our booth and out and about in the crowd. We met some amazing people, some for the first time and some for the first time IN PERSON! We are so excited to continue building relationships here in Northern California and beyond!

Splashin’ into summer! On June 27th, the Honey Lake Valley Recreation Authority held a ribbon cutting ceremony celebrating the grand opening of the new Honey Lake Valley Community Pool in Susanville, CA. . The scope of the project included the design and construction of an L shaped (25 yard x 25 meter) swimming pool, a 2000 sq. ft. pool facility bath house, and a 70 stall parking lot with site and street improvements. We were proud to be part of such a project in the Susanville community!

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At the end of March, a ribbon cutting ceremony was held for the Salvation Army Family Store to celebrate the grand opening of the renovated store in downtown Chico. The project consisted of a complete gutting and remodeling of their back room. The Modern team did a wonderful job!

Beale Air Force Base – Concrete Slab Volunteer Project On Saturday, August 27, Modern teamed up with Dino Corbin of Deer Creek Broadcasting, Payless Building Supply, CSU Chico Concrete Industry Management Program (CIM), and A&A Concrete for a volunteer project at Beale Air Force Base. Dino is a Member of the Beale Military Liaison Counsel, which integrates the Military and Civilian relations at Beale Air Force Base. The project is located at the running track and provides a spot for Air Force Personnel to conduct calisthenics (previously done out in the weeds). They now have a 40 x 100 pad to do push ups ’till their hearts content! Concrete Foreman Gustavo Sanchez and crew members Ivan Rodriguez‐Romo, David Rodriguez‐Romo and Tony McLane went down to help the CIM students and Beale AFB volunteers place and finish the slab. Superintendent Josh Muscetta and Heladio Hernandez‐Luengas brought in the Laser Screed to show off their skills with our new toy. The CIM students gained valuable knowledge about the concrete pouring process, and even earned a few blisters!

Thank you to our volunteers, actions like this is what makes our company great!

The Grand Opening of Marsh Junior High School’s Multi-Purpose Building and Science Labs 

This week, the construction of Marsh Jr. High School’s new multi-purpose building and state-of-the-art science lab building was completed. Chico Unified School District officials held a grand opening on July 20th to showcase the two new buildings. Students, parents, faculty, community members and more stopped by to celebrate.

Project Manager: James Seegert | Superintendent: John Wulff

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National Excellence in Construction Pyramid Award

Modern Building Company, in conjunction with Wayne Brothers, Inc., was recently awarded the National Excellence in Construction Pyramid Award from Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc. for the construction of Sierra Nevada Brewery in Mills River, North Carolina. Construction Manager, Gary Fowler, spent over three years in North Carolina overseeing each phase of this beautiful project.

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CES Electric | Collier Hardware | Dutra Steel, Inc. | Foothill Fire Protection, Inc. | Jessee Heating & Air Conditioning | North State Screenprint & Athletics | Oroville Crossfit | Pete’s Restaurant & Brewhouse | Precision Concrete Materials, LLC | Premier Designs, Mimi Greminger | Round Table Clubhouse—Chico | Scrubbs Hand Wash – Skyway | West Coast Glazing Inc. | Western Door Company | White Cap/HD Supply

We would like to thank all of the Modern employees, sponsors, friends and family that donated and showed their support for both our team and the cause. We would also like to thank everyone who came out and walked with us for this amazing event, whether it was 3:00 in the afternoon or 3:00 in the morning, thank you!! It was an emotional, inspirational, moving experience and Modern Building is looking forward to participating and expanding our team in years to come!

Marsh Beam 08On September 30th, 2015, Modern Building Company joined with the Chico Unified School District for the raising of the ceremonial beam for Marsh Jr. High School’s new multi-purpose building. The steel beam was signed by students, faculty, school board members, and of course, members of the Modern team.

Modern News / RecognitionsThree-peat National Champions 

Aside from his duties here at Modern Building Company, Mike Seegert is also a coach for the Department of Construction Management – Concrete Solutions Team at Sacramento State University.  This year the team traveled to Sparks, Nevada to compete in the Annual Associated Schools of Construction Student Competition. The five months spent preparing for the competition paid off as they came home with a national 1st place award!


Salvation Army - Blitz Build Dedication


On February 18th The Salvation Army held a dedication and ribbon cutting ceremony for the new Ann & Emmett Skinner Transitional Living Program facility. Modern Building was recognized for being a partner in the construction of the new four-unit duplex which will provide care for women that have graduated from the Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Program and are in the process of reuniting with their children.This is the 5th year Modern Building has partnered with the Chico State Construction Management Dept., and other members of the community on the annual community service Blitz Build project. A handful of Modern employees: Martin Perry, Brian Day, Jeff Hayes, Cliff Kegley, Bud Shope, Craig Johnson and Gage Chrysler helped out during the project.

WDSCN0901estern Council of Construction Consumers has given special recognition to Modern Building Company’s Chico High School Lincoln Center project.  Receiving the  Chairman’s Project Award, Chico High’s new Lincoln Center was recognized for meeting all criteria and standing out as best of the year along with its excellence in engineering, design, and construction in the category of Buildings-New. In addition to receiving the Chairman’s  Award, Lincoln Center was also presented with a distinction award for Sustainability Excellence. The project received a CHPS certification, (Collaborative for High Performance Schools), and achieved significant energy savings for the Chico Unified School District.



METAL CONSTRUCTION NEWS has naMetal Construction Newsmed Modern Building Company as one of the Top Metal Builders of 2013. Our company was listed 35th out of the top 100 in the nation when ranked by square footage and 58th out of 100 when ranked by tonnage.

Blitz Build 2014 – The annual Chico State Blitz Build took place this March, with nearly 200 volunteers in tow. Students form the Chico State Construction Management program worked side-by-side with local contractors and subcontractors to take part in the building of transitional housing for the Salvation Army. The housing will provide a safe environment for single-parent families to get back on their feet. For over a year, Gage Chrysler, Modern’s (former) CEO, worked closely with Chico State and the Salvation Army during the planning process. Volunteers had 10 days to complete the building of two duplexes located on the corner of 8th and Salem in downtown Chico. The prefabrication of walls took place offsite while concrete was being poured. A handful of Modern employees: Martin Perry, Brian Day, Jeff Hayes, Cliff Kegley, Bud Shope, Craig Johnson and Gage Chrysler helped out during the construction. This is the fifth year that Modern has participated in these projects with Chico State. Jim O’Bannon, a professor at CSUC, has been a key leader in organizing the Blitz Build projects for the past 9 years. He will be retiring this year, and we would like to thank him for all of his hard work and dedication tho the community through these projects. The entire building process is a great example of how the Chico community joints together to help those in need.

Tri Counties Bank held the grand opening of their new state of the art Operations Center. The project by Modern Building, was a remodel and addition to an existing 22,432 sq. ft. building on Fortress Avenue in Chico. “The Tri Counties Bank Operations Center was a challenging design/build project due to its stunning contemporary architecture and state of the art information technology systems” says project manager Rich Orchid. The new building opened on June 12th and houses 125 employees.


The Chico Rotary Club has awarded (former) CEO Gage Chrysler and Modern Building Company the very prestigious 2013 Community Service Award. Gage and Modern have been supporting local programs over many years, including The Enloe Foundation, The Boy’s & Girl’s Club, CSUC Alumni Assoc., Scholarship Foundation, and Blitz Build projects, Feather River Health Foundation, various local youth sports programs, school fundraisers, and many, many others. Gage, as well as, James and Gary are committed to giving back to our community.