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MCR Services Builds a Strong Foundation for Growth

Central Ohio builder MCR Services Inc. has more than just survived the downturn in the construction industry-they are continuing to expand and develop their presence in the central Ohio area. As part of their long-term plan, Scott Gallagher has been named vice president and will lead daily operations for their next phase of growth.

MCR has been a strong player in the Central Ohio construction industry since 1995, with a mixed portfolio of commercial and residential and a focus on large-scale supportive housing. They weathered the economic downturn with a focus on “methodical, strategic growth.” The firm has grown their workforce by 300 percent over the last 18 months, and is now well-positioned to take on projects in the central Ohio area and beyond.

Gallagher’s appointment will allow founder and president Wade Hungerford to focus on strategic growth and business development. “Just as in building construction, when growing a company it’s important to make sure the foundation is strong. That’s what we’re doing with our growth strategy and Scott’s promotion,” says Hungerford.

Gallagher, the first CPA in the history of the firm, has served as controller since joining the company in May 2011. In his new role, he will retain this title and take on additional operational responsibilities. Prior to joining MCR, he worked for M/I Homes, Casto, and a large site/concrete construction company in various roles, including auditor, property controller, and land development estimator. Hungerford says that this diverse background will serve the company well. “His experience allows him to see things from different perspectives. He has a unique ability to build consensus and inspire teams.”

MCR Services is currently leading several large construction and remodeling efforts in Columbus, bringing a fresh face to areas that have been hard hit by the recession. They continue to look for opportunities to expand their portfolio and their workforce in Central Ohio and beyond. “I believe that small businesses like ours are the key to a strong economic future,” says Hungerford. “I’m glad to be part of that future here in Columbus.”