Bryan Construction forms international subsidiary, names president

Robert Meehan has been appointed president of Bryan International LLC, a subsidiary company of Bryan Construction Inc.

He will lead a team in the Middle East working on multimillion construction projects for the Colorado Springs-based firm.

In June 2011, Bryan Construction was named with a group of 13 other contractors as among those that could bid on $3.8 billion worth of overseas Army building contracts.

There are several jobs, or task orders, each one ranging from $20 million to $100 million, said Scott Bryan, CEO of the firm.

“In the last several months, we’ve picked up four task orders,” he said.

Meehan has been working as manager of the joint venture on the large-scale project for several years. Now, he is moving to Istanbul, Turkey, where he will work directly with the firm’s joint venture partner, 77 Construction, a Turkish firm which has experience working on construction projects in the area.

“We’re starting to see the benefits of two years of hard work developing a viable construction program,” Meehan said.

The projects underway are all at Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan, and are part of the $3.8 billion contract with U.S. Central Command. They include nine 250-person two story barracks building, an Army Aviation Headquarters Building and a waste management complex.

Bryan Construction’s international staff continues to grow, Bryan said.

The project includes about $700 million worth of task orders to be bid on during the next 90 days. Each of the 14 firms has the opportunity to bid on hundreds of projects building hangars, barracks, operations facilities and other defense.

“We are going to crank it up now,” he said. “We are employing project managers, schedulers, superintendents, quality control and project engineers.”