Know The Reasons Behind Our Success
United Forming Inc is a concrete construction company specialized in formwork systems solutions and turnkey concrete construction. We provide pre-construction, construction, formwork system design and project management services to leading general contractors and developers in the private and public sectors.
With almost 40 years of operations in the construction industry, United Forming is in a position of sustainable growth. Since our establishment in 1985, we have completed two and a half billion dollars’ worth of work and more than 1,100 projects across the Mid-Atlantic and South Region.
Our company’s growth and success is the result of our focus on customer service, combined with our successful past performances, and the exceptional capabilities of our senior management and in-house team of project managers.
We self-perform critical components of a construction project scope, including quality structural concrete, site logistics, budgeting, estimating, safety, and scheduling. We employ more than 1000 professional estimators, project managers, superintendents, and craftsman who are experienced in a wide variety of facility types and delivery methods.
As a 100% employee-owned and operated company, we commit ourselves to every project we take on, and continuously strive to create profitability and equal opportunity for all our stakeholders.
Our mission is to continue to maintain the foundations and principles of safety, integrity, workmanship and collaboration that have given United Forming a leading position as general contractors' first choice for any concrete construction project.
The following core values are the fundamentals that shape our company's culture and define how we operate:
Safety is a priority
We pride ourselves on being one of the safest concrete contractors in the business. It is our priority that every employee gets home safe to their families.
Customer-drivenHelping our clients to successfully plan and build high-quality, on time projects at the lowest cost.
Employee-orientedProviding our employees with a safe environment to work and opportunities for advancement.
Team-focusedContinue to develop a culture of collaboration, trust, high-functioning and supportive teams.
Performance-drivenDemonstrating Initiative in supporting the goals of our clients and in ensuring superior workmanship, professionalism, and quality of work from beginning to end.
Honesty, Integrity and GoodwillWe strive to build strong relationships with our clients and company's employees by promoting honest and respectful communication and treating everyone equitably.
Community-mindedSupporting our communities by building sustainable projects, with the environment in mind, and promoting a diverse workforce with equal opportunity for all.
Years in Business
Billions Work in Place
Under the direction of our Corporate Safety Board and teams of Safety Managers, United Forming takes pride in advancing a culture of safety. Through continuous job training and development, each employee performs in accordance with our comprehensive Safety Policy. Local Safety Boards are established to develop and monitor best practices and procedures at the local level in support of our Safety Policy standards. Together, these volunteer boards deliver the content and prescribe the training to maintain safe working environments for all fellow employees.
Long before it became popular, United Forming established itself as a 100% Fall Protection Company. Similarly, United Forming was an early adopter of a drug free workplace by conducting pre-hire, post- accident and random drug testing.
As with any Culture, individual improvement and development is promoted. All United Forming Supervisors begin with OSHA 30-Hour training. Additionally, they are certified in the latest first aid and life saving techniques.
Each day, and before beginning any new task, every United Forming job site develops individual Job Site Safety Plans and form Job Site Safety Teams to identify and explicitly address site-specific conditions and hazards. In addition, these teams conduct audits and perform root cause analysis investigations of every accident or near-miss incident.
United Forming makes an unparalleled commitment to our client partners and our employee family through training and ownership. We know that people are an essential ingredient to obtaining the highest standards of excellence. Therefore, we choose only the most qualified and only those who share our dedication to uncompromising standards.
After two decades of success, United Forming has many long-standing working relationships that are as solid as the structure we build. Changes are sometimes inevitable in the construction industry, but we have the experience and ability to remain flexible and develop effective solutions, at any time, for any project.
Put proven experience at the core of your next project and begin a relationship that you can count on for years to come. Choose the quality, the safety, the strength and the performance of United Forming and you will build with success.
As one of the nation’s premier concrete structure builders, United Forming has participated in the E-Verify program since 2009. The E-Verify program is often misunderstood as a pre-employment ‘screening tool’ for new applicants. To the contrary, according to both I-9 and E-Verify regulations, employers are legally prevented on the basis of discrimination from inquiring about an applicant’s immigration status.
Only after employment has been offered, and accepted, may an employer have an employee complete an I-9 and utilize the E-Verify program. Therefore, the I-9 and E-Verify programs work hand-in-hand as a tool for employers to verify the legitimacy of their workforce. While no verification program is perfect, United Forming believes the continued use of the E-Verify program will assist the numerous efforts at all levels of government to assure the legal status of workers throughout the workforce.
United Forming is an Employee Owned Company with 100% of our stock held by the United Forming Inc. Employee Stock Ownership Plan ("ESOP"). All employees with more than one year of service are eligible to participate in this unique program which provides ownership and retirement benefits as a reward for the commitment and service of our “Employee Owners.” Our Employee Owners have a financial stake in their company and positively impact the balances in their individual ESOP accounts.
Our customers and business partners can expect quality work and support from all of our Employee Owners as we understand the value of our ESOP accounts will be driven by the satisfaction of our customers and business partners.
In 2010 United Forming was proud to be an industry leader in implementing E-Verify hiring practices at participating locations for the work status verification of all new employees.
In 2010, United Forming celebrated its silver anniversary of providing the very best in concrete construction services. Founded in 1985, we have grown into one of the largest concrete structure builders in the country. From our corporate offices in Austell, Georgia, we have expanded across the country successfully completing projects in 14 different states as we continue to pursue new opportunities throughout the country.
Built on the broad foundation of our formwork expertise, we have developed core competencies in all aspects of the concrete construction process. We help our customers plan their building safely, using qualified crews and our proven construction methods. As a self-performer, we provide flexibility by offering a variety of scopes to match our customer’s exact needs. Our experience and breadth of services ensures the project will be completed safely, professionally and within the established budget and schedule.
As we approach our 1,000th project, we have constructed over 120 million square feet of elevated structures and earned revenues of $2 billion. Along the way, United Forming has provided employment opportunities for as many as 5,000 employees in a given year.
Our Corporate Leadership Team
Steve LewisChief Executive Officer
Kevin SwansonChief Financial Officer
Doug KarnChief Operating Officer
Daniel ToonChief Engineer
George DrydenSenior Vice President
Kevin KingVice President of Administration
Dean KermicleCorporate Safety Director
Chris AssalDirector of Pre-Construction
Jon EvansDirector of Information Technology