Munilla Construction Management (MCM) wins $66M Contract to Build School at Guantanamo Bay Naval Base

July 27, 2016

Miami/Cuba—MCM, a Cuban-American, family-owned construction company specializing in general building and heavy civil construction, was awarded a $66 million project to build a multi-story pre-kindergarten through 12th grade elementary-middle-high school at the Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba (GTMO).

“In the past 27 years, MCM has built over 35 educational facilities, valued at over $320 million, in the United States and Panama,” MCM Vice President Alexis Leal said.

The 112,000-square-foot project will consolidate and replace the current W.T. Sampson School to create space for 275 students and 50 staff members. It is expected to be completed by November 2018.

The project scope is to construct a multi-story building composed of a shallow foundation, steel frame and reinforced masonry walls with decorative masonry and hard coat stucco veneer.

The interior of the school will include learning studios, computing center, science labs, gymnasium, performance spaces, dining areas, art room, music room, science lab, learning impaired space, career technical education, counseling areas, health offices, administrative offices, staff collaboration areas, and other required areas for a fully functioning elementary-middle-high school.

“We are extremely excited to go back to the only free part of our homeland to start building. It is also especially gratifying to be able to serve the troops of our great country,” said Pedro Munilla, MCM Board Member and one of the six brothers who owns the firm.

About MCM

Founded in 1983, MCM is a family-owned construction company headquartered in South Florida, with offices in Texas and Panama. The firm specializes in general building and heavy civil construction, focusing on aviation, education, government facilities, transportation, roads and bridges, and commercial buildings. MCM provides pre-construction, design-build, design-build-finance, construction management, general contracting, and public-private partnership services. The firm is an Engineering News-Record (ENR) Top-400 Contractor with more than 1,000 employees in the U.S. and Panama. MCM is an ISO 9001:2008 company and is certified as a minority-owned firm with the Southern Florida Minority Supplier Development Council. For more information, visit or call 305.541.0000.