Balfour Beatty Communities Moves Forward with Housing Restoration at Tyndall Air Force Base Inviting Local Contractors to Submit Bids/Visit Site

Beatty Communities
announced today that it is finalizing the scope
for the next phase of work in the Tyndall AFB housing restoration
project and is inviting local contractors to submit their
interest/credentials for consideration. On Tuesday, April 23, 2019, and
Wednesday, April 24, 2019 Balfour Beatty will conduct site visits with
contractors interested in the comprehensive housing rebuilding and
restoration project at the base. Tyndall AFB, including the privatized
housing on base, sustained significant and devastating damage from
Hurricane Michael. While extensive roofing work is already underway at
the property, this next phase of the restoration will be mostly to the
interiors of the homes and is expected to begin in May following an
expedited bidding process.

“We’re seeking to engage qualified licensed local contractors who can
mobilize quickly to rebuild and restore the hundreds of family homes at
Tyndall AFB that were damaged and destroyed by Hurricane Michael,” said
Mark Lavin, senior vice president, Balfour Beatty Communities. “We’re
hiring teams that can help us create a more resilient and connected
community for the future of the base. We encourage contractors in the
Bay County area to register their interest and attend our site visit
days in order to participate in this critical rebuilding effort.”

Balfour Beatty Communities plans to contract with a wide variety of
professional trades, including:

  • Drywall
  • Insulation
  • Flooring
  • Siding
  • Finish carpentry
  • Finish electrical
  • HVAC
  • Plumbing
  • Countertops
  • Cabinets

Contractors interested in pursuing opportunities at Tyndall AFB Homes
should contact Balfour Beatty Communities Procurement Project Manager
Geoff Hutcherson at
to obtain the Request for Proposal package and indicate their desire to
attend a site visit. Pre-registration is required and in keeping with
security procedures, contractors who show up without registering will
not be allowed on the base for the visits.

The deadline for bid submissions is May 10 with work expected to
begin in May.

The damage caused by Hurricane Michael throughout Tyndall Air Force Base
will require comprehensive restoration work to homes throughout the
base. Balfour Beatty Communities has been working with the Air Force and
the senior lender to finalize the scope of the restoration project and
estimates the first restored homes could be available for move-in this
fall. The company has committed to a more strategic rebuilding effort
focused on upgrading the community for future storm resilience, as well
as to include fiber optic infrastructure and improved cellular coverage
to better enable smart home technology.

Balfour Beatty Communities’ Military Housing division is in a 50-year
partnership created with the Department of the Air Force through the
Military Housing Privatization Initiative (MHPI). As one of the leading
partners in MHPI and a premier military housing developer, Balfour
Beatty Communities owns and manages more than 43,000 homes across 55
Army, Navy and Air Force installations throughout the United States.

About Balfour Beatty Communities

Beatty Communities, LLC
is a diversified real estate services
company delivering development, design, financing, construction,
renovation, property and facilities management services in the
multifamily, student and military housing sectors. A leader in the
industry, Balfour Beatty Communities has more than 50,000 residential
units and $6 billion in real estate assets under management and has
developed or renovated more than 29,000 units with a total value of
close to $4 billion. Headquartered outside Philadelphia, PA, Balfour
Beatty Communities has more than 1,200 employees and is a subsidiary of Balfour
Beatty Investments, Inc

Balfour Beatty Investments is part of Balfour
Beatty plc
, a global leader in construction services, support
services, and infrastructure investment.


Maureen Omrod
Vice President, Marketing & Communications
Beatty Communities