From Spectrum magazine Turner Contruction Company- Mid Atlantic Region April 1995 Issue
Arban Associates-- Setting Standards for Architectural Precasting
Dumfries, Va. -- The Arban family has been setting standards for architectural precasting since 1900. The family is originally from Italy, but eventually migrated to Germany. After World War I, Arban family members left Germany and came to the United States, bringing their special trade with them.
Mark F. Arban, a third generation precaster and president of Arban Associates, is part of that great tradition. Considered one of the most artistic precasters in the area, Arban's work has caught the attention of thousands of onlookers, who see its work adorning buildings, especially the White House. Even former President Ronald Reagan couldn't help admiring Arban's work, when he occupied the White House. That was when the 32 year old company replaced the balustrades at the White House.
Ronald Reagan is not the only admirer of Arban's artistry, so is Turner Construction Company. For the past decade Turner and Arban have worked together on projects which called for architectural precasting. Arban has worked with Turner on the Bon Secours Project and the John Hopkins Medical Building in Baltimore.
"Turner is a very good company to be associated with", Arban says. "We are privileged when we can work for them".
So skilled are they that Arban participates in seminars for the industry's Architectural Precast Association (APA). Arban has a staff of 32 and does $2 million in sales a year.