HBE Achieves Top Healthcare Design/Build Ranking

Modern Healthcare Ranks Firm #1 for Third Consecutive Year

ST. LOUIS, April 2, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- HBE Corporation has been ranked as the top healthcare design/build company by industry-leading publication, Modern Healthcare. This year's survey was based upon responses from 169 companies from across the healthcare construction sector, based upon 2012 projects. The ranking marks the third consecutive year that HBE has achieved the top spot.

Through the complete integration of HBE's in-house team of architects, engineers and constructors, HBE continues to focus on project efficiencies. HBE's 2nd Opinion Value Comparison provides hospitals an opportunity to validate their existing plans or realize a solution that maximizes the value of their investment. At no cost to a hospital and no interruption to their existing process, HBE will prepare an alternative design and provide a Guaranteed Lump Sum proposal to build it.

HBE is the leading nationwide designer and constructor of hospital renovations, additions, and new hospitals. HBE specializes in single source design-build project delivery. The company has completed thousands of projects across the United States, building a national reputation as an integrated organization capable of executing complicated projects on time and within budget. Headquartered in St. Louis, HBE ranks as one of the significant privately held companies there with a staff of greater than 200 people including architects, engineers and construction experts.

CONTACT:Jeff Siwak, Director of Marketing
         HBE Corporation
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