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Court Square CenterThe magnitude of the Court Square Center project involved multiple buildings with several issues while being on the National Historic Register. Its developers wanted to find a single vendor that could handle the complete exterior overhaul. SWR offered a one-stop turn-key solution for the exterior revitalization. The scope of work involved casting new and restoring decorative stonework, rebuilding stonework, restoring cast iron windows, masonry stabilization, sandblasting, tuck pointing, caulking, and painting.
The result is a spectacular preservation of one of Downtown Memphis’ treasures.
“SWR was an incredible asset to the Court Square Center team. They helped us turn one of the most significant historic Downtown Memphis buildings from an eyesore into an architectural gem. The Memphis Flyer has been calling the Lowenstein Building one of Memphis’ ugliest buildings for over 20 years, and SWR has been instrumental in transforming it into one of the most beautiful buildings downtown.” Charles “Chooch” Pickard, AIAPrincipal, CM Design CorporationExecutive Architect of Court Square Center
Hyatt Centric Beale Street MemphisBill,
I just wanted to recognize you, your company, crews and supervisors on a Job Very Well Done in a successful completion at the Hyatt Centric Project.
Alan Colston, Frank Vaglica, and all your crew members were always very responsive when I would call you guys to address our needs. Positively accordingly as to whatever the situation might have been, Inclement weather, working late / OT, weekends, etc., . Just whatever it took to meet our schedules, Quality concerns, Safety concerns, Production, etc..
One other thing I always noticed about your team that they were always willing to help out and get along with the other Trade Partners on site.
You folks certainly can get it Done. Again, I really do appreciate all the hard work and dedication you all do for us and put into our Projects. I am looking forward to the next one. Hopefully In our near future.
Mike Hall, ACI Certified, FlatworkSenior Superintendent // Flintco, LLC
The Glenmary at EvergreenFormerly known as Woodmont Towers, The Glenmary was a 1960s building The Gintz Group purchased in 2007 to convert to modern-day use. SWR was originally hired to handle its exterior renovation. It involved the replacement of exterior caulking and sealants, rebuilding damaged concrete, and coating the once dreary building into an attractive addition to the historic Evergreen neighborhood. Shortly after beginning the exterior restoration, SWR’s professionalism and success were rewarded with the contract to complete the interior demolition of 120 units. Additionally, they restored the concrete floors: removing 30+-year-old paste, sanding, and staining the floors to attract new residents.
Today, the once hard-to-find building has become a landmark in the neighborhood. “Mike Kennedy’s expertise, attention to detail, and professionalism are beyond compare. It is important in this economy to be able to trust that your subs have your better interest in mind with regard to quality, budget, and project schedule. Mike and his crew were dedicated to meeting and exceeding all our project goals and requirements.” Mary LenociGlenmary Project ManagerGintz Group
Boyle65 Ridge Boulevard is a three story split faced brick building that was built in 1982 and owned by Boyle Investment Company. Almost immediately after the building was constructed, the exterior windows started to show signs of streaking. Over time, the streaking and etching of the glass became so severe that owners considered replacing all the building’s windows. Obviously, this would have been expensive for the building owners and extremely unpleasant for the tenants in the building. Ironically, anchor tenant Binswanger Glass has occupied almost a third of the available space in the building since it opened.
The building’s owners and manager were convinced there was a better way to solve the problem than by window replacement. They contacted companies from New York, Atlanta, Minnesota and Florida in an effort to accomplish this goal. Eventually, they learned that the best company for the job was located right here in Memphis. Structural Waterproofing and Restoration, LLC, under the guide of owner Mike Kennedy, was able to completely remove the etching, the staining and essentially reverse the damage caused by years of abuse. With a honing and polishing technique, they systematically began the amazing feat of restoring the windows so they looked as clear and clean as the day they were initially installed!
The etching and streaks were the result of years of leaching from the masonry onto the glass surface. Kennedy’s group, once complete with the cleaning portion of the project, applied a liquid glass protectant that has kept the windows free from streaks since the project was completed. Local window washer, Rick Carr said, “The transformation to this building’s windows has been amazing. This building should be written up in a technical magazine somewhere.”
According to the building’s property manager and Assistant VP of Boyle, Shellie Moses, “Kennedy’s group has saved us a substantial amount of money and has solved a problem that we thought might be impossible to correct.” She goes on to say, “The people at Structural Waterproofing & Restoration are responsive, attentive, and really understand building management’s unique issues. Mike’s team is great and we have used Structural Waterproofing and Restoration on as many projects as possible since that time. I’d recommend them to anyone.”
Shellie Moses, CPM, RPAAssistant Vice PresidentBoyle Investment Company