The Alliance Construction Group

Customer Focus, Creativity, and a Commitment to Inclusion

The Alliance Construction Group is a General Contractor that was founded with a commitment to inclusion and has a company pledge of utilizing Minority and Women owned businesses to create and design communities that change lives.

Key Construction and Mistick Construction partnered together to form Alliance Construction Group to serve as General Contractor for various construction projects throughout the country. Together they have had even greater success in their working relationship on several developments throughout the Western Pennsylvania area. Mistick has been in construction since 1951 and progressed into general contracting in the early 1980’s. They provide a full range of professional construction services to commercial, institutional and multifamily residential customers. They are called on time and time again to meet the needs of each individual and unique construction project. They have built or renovated over 20,000 housing units in Western Pennsylvania and have noteworthy associations and memberships with numerous entities. Key Construction has developed and constructed more than 900 affordable housing units with an additional 800 units under development.

Award Winning Construction

Keith B. Key returned to Pittsburgh in 2006 after being selected by the Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh to develop Garfield Commons. Garfield Commons is a 225 unit mixed income redevelopment of a former public housing community. This $100 million development was the largest award to any minority company in Pittsburgh’s history and was especially important to Keith B. Key who grew up in Garfield Heights.

During this development Keith B. Key committed to aggressively provide contracts to MWBE and employment to low income residents. Keith B. Key found a kindred spirit in Bob Mistick and selected Mistick Construction as the General Contractor for the Garfield Commons project. This team of KBK Enterprises and Mistick Construction achieved the highest number of MWBE contracts and Section 3 (low income residents) employment in the City’s history at 49% contracting and 54 employees respectively.

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While successful on the Garfield Commons development Keith B. Key was very concerned that there were no locally based large African American owned General Contractor in the Pittsburgh area. Therefore Keith B. Key committed to establish an MBE Construction Company. In an effort to maintain their successful relationship and support Keith B. Key’s vision, Bob Mistick became a minority partner in the new venture in September 2011.

With Keith B. Key’s entrepreneurial, finance, and real development background and Bob Mistick’s long history in construction and local knowledge, this new company was bound to be successful.

After several strategy meetings they arrived at a successful model and a great name, Alliance Construction Group (ACG). Alliance Construction Group was selected to represent the alliance of Keith B. Key and Bob Mistick and their success model was designed to ensure that ACG would become a fully independent MBE Construction Company in record time. They knew getting started they would need to utilize some of the talent from each of their companies until they had enough business to be self sufficient. They also knew it was important that they didn’t become a “pass thru” business for Mistick Construction, so it was Keith B. Key’s role to bring in enough business and Bob Mistick’s role to identify and acclimate employees of ACG to their culture to become a totally independent MBE General Contractor.

While they worked on their growth and transition plan which included providing General Contracting work for KBK Enterprises as well as third party owners/developers, they secured their first project. Their first project, secured by Bob Mistick, was the construction/renovation of Mackey Lofts on behalf of Action Housing.

Action Housing is a supportive housing organization that provides quality housing for special needs populations throughout Western PA. These 43 units of new housing included 35 one-bedroom and 8 two-bedroom apartments. 18 of those units are equipped with special accessibility features, 10 of which are for people who are deaf, deaf-blind, and/or hard of hearing.

Since our first project, ACG has secured contracts for over 650 units of housing in Pittsburgh and Washington, DC in 2013. ACG is poised to be the premier minority owned construction company in Western Pennsylvania.

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