Construction companies Cleveland, Beria are merging – NEOtrans

Construction firm Albert M. Higley Co., headquartered in Cleveland’s Midtown neighborhood, has merged with Berea-based T. Allen Inc. of Berea to create the lumber industry powerhouse for the Great Lakes-Northeast region (Google). CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE THEM.

Albert M. Higley of Cleveland buys T. Allen of Berea

The Albert M. Higley Co.a Cleveland-based provider of construction services since 1925, announced today that it has merged operations with T. Allen Incorporated from Beria. The parties said they consider this a strategic alliance that marks a pivotal moment, consolidating two respected companies into a formidable force within the timber industry.

According to an AMHigley spokesperson, T. Allen’s staff will be based out of AMHigley’s headquarters at 3636 Euclid Ave. in Cleveland’s Midtown neighborhood. T. Allen was located at 200 Depot St. in Beria. AMHigley currently has 180 full-time employees, with 20-60 union carpenters. T. Allen leads anywhere from 20 to 50 union carpenters depending on the time of year due to industry workload fluctuations.

In 2023, AMHigley management engaged in discussions with Randy Hamilton, owner and co-founder of T. Allen. Hamilton shared plans for retirement and the future of the business, with a primary concern for his team’s smooth transition to a company aligned with shared values. Recognizing the natural synergy between the two firms, AMHigley management said it welcomes T. Allen’s team to its fold.

“By joining forces with T. Allen Incorporated, we are strengthening our commitment to excellence,” AMHigley President and CEO Garrett Vaughan said in written statement. “This strategic alliance is not just a merger of operations; it’s the combination of shared values, expertise and collective dedication to deliver unparalleled service.”

T. Allen Incorporated workers are based out of this facility at 200 Depot St. in Berea, but will soon be relocated to AMHigley’s headquarters in Cleveland (Google).

T. Allen Inc. was founded in 1987 by Hamilton and Thomas Krivos as a carpentry subcontractor. He soon gained recognition for his commitment to quality craftsmanship, attention to detail and unwavering dedication to customer expectations, Vaughn said. T. Allen’s shared values ​​and impressive experience complement AMHigley’s legacy of customer service. Representatives from both companies said they share a passion for safety, continuous improvement and unmatched quality.

“This merger enhances AMHigley’s carpentry and prefab installation capabilities by providing partners with a high level of service,” said AMHigley COO Dave Pastor, who was promoted last month by Executive Vice President. “By combining our expertise, we aim to provide a broader range of services while maintaining the exceptional quality and personalized attention that clients have come to expect from both T. Allen and AMHigley.”

In addition to Cleveland, AMHigley has offices in Akron, Detroit, Pittsburgh and Morristown, New Jersey. Company representatives assured their customers and partners that this merger of operations will not interfere with ongoing projects with T. Allen. The collective teams are committed to ensuring a seamless transition, emphasizing an unwavering commitment to excellence, personalized service and strong customer relationships.

“As AMHigley and T. Allen Incorporated embark on this transformative journey, the integration means multiple opportunities for growth and success,” Vaughn added. “Together, we stand ready to continue serving the community with an even stronger foundation and unwavering commitment to excellence in construction solutions.”


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