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Mno-Bmadsen establishes Seven Generations Construction and Robert J. Farkas Joins the Company as President


Expands Seven Generations’ Capabilities to Offer Design Build, Construction Management and General Construction Services

Dowagiac, MI (May 22, 2015)—Mno-Bmadsen announced today the establishment of Seven Generations Construction, LLC and reported that Robert J. Farkas has joined the firm as President. Farkas is responsible for the ground-up development of construction project delivery systems across all vertical markets and all in-house performance contracting entities. Seven Generations Construction, in tandem with Seven Generations Architecture & Engineering, LLC, provides comprehensive building solutions by offering architecture, engineering and construction services.

“Bob’s addition to our team represents a significant expansion of our services and capabilities,” said Troy Clay, chief executive officer at Mno-Bmadsen. “He has a depth of experience in the design/build delivery model that will enable us to add a valuable dimension to Seven Generations’ overall operation. The company will now include design/build, construction management at risk, general construction and self-performing general trades as client offerings.”

Farkas will lead all phases of design-bid-build and design/build project delivery. His experience managing complex programs in the commercial, educational, governmental, and institutional sectors adds new facets and strength to the Seven Generations’ team and helps us expand our service offering in the market.  Farkas will assist Seven Generations Construction with business development across all construction business lines including federal, state and municipal markets, leveraging the company’s tribal status and culture into a successful client-centered business unit. Farkas will begin with a focus on Midwest and eastern seaboard operations and assist in the strategic development of additional operational regions throughout the United States.

“To be able to instantly expand the Seven Generations’ service offerings is an exciting opportunity,” said Farkas. “With the start-up construction group we will establish and maintain a laser focus on safety, quality, detail and speed regardless of project size. Building client relationships is as important as the structures we put up. We hit the ground running this spring.”

Farkas attended Ball State University before settling in at Purdue University to pursue a degree in Civil Engineering. Before joining Seven Generations Construction, Farkas served as Project Executive and the Manager of Field Operations for Wight & Company in Darien, IL.  He was responsible for corporate safety and field logistics in addition to his project and program roles throughout the operational geography of the construction group.  Farkas contributed to all business segments and holds a diverse project history spanning several key vertical markets including K12, higher education and federal contracting. Mr. Farkas led Wight’s Indiana business, maintaining a constant presence on projects throughout the state for more than a decade. Prior to that, Bob spent eight years in progressive roles with Walsh Construction before establishing Terra Group, Inc., as a general construction and construction management entity based in New Buffalo, MI. Terra Group, Inc. provided construction services to local government and private business entities throughout Northwest Indiana and Southwest Michigan.

About Seven Generations Construction

Seven Generations Construction, LLC was founded in 2015 and is a Tribally-Owned, Small Disadvantaged business, wholly owned by Mno-Bmadsen, the holding arm of the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians. Seven Generations Construction will provide design/build, general construction, and construction management services throughout the Midwest and eastern seaboard states. Seven Generations Construction will function primarily in the federal, corporate/commercial, tribal and education markets from offices in South Bend, Indiana and Kalamazoo, Michigan.

About Seven Generations Architecture & Engineering, LLC

Seven Generations Architecture & Engineering, LLC was founded in 2012 and is a Tribally-Owned, 8(a), Small Disadvantaged, HUBZone, MDOT DBE business that is wholly owned by Mno-Bmadsen, the holding arm of the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians. The principals of Seven Generations Architecture & Engineering, have more than 75 years of combined experience in Planning, Architecture, Interior Design, Civil and Transportation Engineering, and Construction Management. The firm works in the Federal, State, Municipal, Commercial and Tribal markets.  Seven Generations Architecture & Engineering is located in Kalamazoo, Michigan.

About Mno-Bmadsen

Mno-Bmadsen is the private equity and economic development enterprise chartered by the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi to establish and grow for-profit business for the Tribe with a focus on long-term sustainability in all endeavors. Mno-Bmadsen established the Seven Generations companies to support its growing need for design and construction services within the Tribe’s geographic and economically controlled land development.  The motivation went well beyond the concept of design and engineering as form and function, and incorporates the tribe’s core value of Seven Generation Sustainability -- an ecological concept that urges the current generation of humans to live sustainably and work for the benefit of the seventh generation into the future.

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05/22/2015 - 16:00


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