Archer Stone Canyon

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Project Description

Client: Archer Stone Canyon
Location: San Antonio, TX 78259
Number of Units: 226
Year Built: 2005
Year Completed: 2019
Value: $500K

For Archer Stone Canyon, the scope of work called for everything from full exterior paint and carpentry to the construction of carports. Additionally, the scope included a full rehabilitation of the clubhouse and leasing center. We built cedar pet yards and performed asphalt striping and repairs. As part of a larger portfolio, we were fortunate to work on several assets consecutively.

The Challenges

Any time that city or county permitting is necessary, it is important to communicate expectations to the client as it pertains to timeline. Particularly with regard to the carports; soil samples were mandated and engineered drawings were required by the city. The process included inspections for pre, during and post construction as well as tree affidavits and fire code inspections. Without the knowledge to navigate municipal development services and the permitting requirements, structural jobs can be daunting. Fortunately, we were able to get in and out within a reasonable timeframe while meeting the needs of the client and maintaining compliance with local jurisdiction.

Legacy Brooks Apartments

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Project Description

Client: Legacy Brooks Apartments
Location: San Antonio, TX 78223
Number of Units: 412
Year Built: 2016
Year Completed: 2019
Value: $275K

Legacy Brooks Apartments is a newer asset located in the southern region of San Antonio right off of 37 South. The business plan called for a complete revamp of the clubhouse and amenity which has a 30 foot-tall foyer, this required a scissor lift for painting and electrical work. The entire interior rehab was completed without disruption to daily site operations. Our team worked after hours as needed and sequestered off areas of the clubhouse from the leasing are so as to cause as little disruption as possible. The interior renovation included paint, flooring, all new fixtures, tile, cabinets and computer kiosks. The exterior renovation included the addition of 25 pet yards for residents.

The Challenges

Because the site had to continue operations, care was taken to minimize disruption. The challenge was in keeping the site running while remaining invisible to the residents. Communication with the site was paramount to our success.

Legacy at Cypress

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Project Description

Client:   Legacy at Cypress Apartments
Location:   Cypress, TX 77429
Number of Units: 422
Year Built: 1999
Year Completed: 2018
Value: $332K

The Cypress capital expenditures included a full rehab of the clubhouse and fitness amenities, including a new fitness center and state of the art Peloton spin room. Carpentry repairs were performed at the building exteriors and all roofs were repaired with three roofs receiving full replacement. Additional items include concrete repairs and welding.

The Challenges

The office rehab at Legacy at Cypress had to be tightly coordinated with the onsite management staff. Because there was no other place for them to operate other than in the existing office, special consideration was given to office schedules and access. Our team worked in tandem with the office staff and the rehab was completed in phases, sometimes utilizing the weekend and after-hours access, in order to minimize disruption at the site level. A major obstacle was the removal of a 20-foot-tall chimney from the center of the room. This was completed in the beginning, over the weekend, to lessen the impact of our presence. Ultimately the job was completed with minimal disruption to the client.

Oaks on Bandera

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Project Description

Client:   Sylis Property Management
Location:   Oaks on Bandera
Number of Units: 209
Year Completed:   1970
Value: $50,000

Removal of 6,100 square feet of deteriorating asphalt parking lot and replacement with concrete.

The Challenges

Working with onsite management and residents in order to manage expectations. Although the job only took one week from start to finish, up-front planning was imperative to keep it on schedule.

Pointe at Ramsgate – Roof

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Project Description

Client:   ComCapp
Location:   The Pointe at Ramsgate
Number of Units: 300
Year Built:   1973
Year Completed:   2018
Value: $2.1M

Removal and replacement of all stamped metal roofs on property and removal and replacement of over 200 roof-mounted HVAC systems.

The Challenges

As this job was the result of an insurance claim, there were many moving parts including management of insurance adjusters, Xactimate software consultation, staging space constraints and inclement weather. During work on roofs and HVACs, the noise and additional presence can be stressful to residents. That is why we do everything we can do to make sure the property staff is in the loop and has the information to work with tenants as they make inquiries during the job. With this job, we touched base with the property management daily so they were kept aware of the progression.

Morgan Manor Apartments

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Project Description

Client:   Sylis Property Management
Location:   Morgan Manor Apartments
Number of Units: 154
Year Completed:   1963
Value: $450,000

Roof replacement of flat roof system at entire property (91,000 square feet of TPO membrane layover).

The Challenges

Whenever roofs are replaced, the following obstacles are inevitable: noise, debris on the ground, inclement weather. With this particular job, it was important to show the client we not only had their best interest in mind, but that we wanted them to be a participant in the process.

We accomplished this by keeping the client in the loop throughout the course of the job with daily pictures and reports. The onsite manager was notified each day of progress and setbacks and we worked together to ensure the job was run as efficiently as possible. This, in turn gave the client the ability to stay ahead of residents and always in-the-know as to where we were in the process.

Willowick Apartments

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Project Description

Client:   Willowick (The Wick) Apartments
Location:   College Station, TX 77840
Year Completed:   2017

The Project

Exterior cleaning, repainting and clean up

The Pointe at Ramsgate

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Project Description

Client:   The Pointe at Ramsgate
Location:   San Antonio, TX 78230
Number of Units: 300
Year Built:   1975
Year Completed:   2017
Value: $4.2M

The project at The Pointe consisted of a complete gut of a building which caught fire on Christmas day as well as the removal and replacement of all of the stamped metal roof systems on the property. Restoring the fire building required immediate needs disaster response, managing insurance adjusters and their consultants, asbestos and mold abatement, navigating local permitting processes and plan approval, onsite trade management, design collaboration and execution. Both the exterior and interior of the building was rehabbed. Exterior repairs included landscaping, tree protection, stucco, roofs, lighting, concrete, asphalt, railing and paint. The interior rehab scope included framing, plumbing, washer/dryer connection addition, HVAC, electrical, flooring, paint and trim finish out.

The Challenges

With so many moving parts on this project, change orders were inevitable. That is why it was of utmost importance to keep all parties informed during the process. The owners, architects, designers, insurance adjusters and consultants, municipal inspectors and onsite staff were all a part of the progression of the job and effective communication ensured the job stayed on pace.

Carmel Creek

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Project Description

Client:   Carmel Creek Apartments
Location:   Houston, TX 77040
Number of Units:   531
Year Built:   1982
Year Completed:   2017
Value: $430K

Carmel Creek Apartments is a sprawling 36 building complex in north east Houston close to 290 and Hollister Road. As part of the rehabilitation, the entire site was rebranded to showcase the new look. Exterior repairs included heavy carpentry, full paint, roofs, fence welding, dumpster enclosures, chimney cap replacement, brick and mortar work, stair tread replacement, concrete and parking lot striping, landscaping and outdoor kitchen installation. Interior repairs included a complete restoration of the clubhouse with removal of the chimney and installation of a wall of windows as well as a 24 hour residential access fitness center.

The Challenges

Once walls were opened up in the clubhouse, decisions had to be made to proceed. Because structural members were either inadequate for the plans or missing, creativity, along with communication was key in making sure the owners ended up with a beautiful office space. With advice from the designer and input from the ownership, potential pitfalls were quickly resolved.

Watermarke Apartments

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Project Description

Client:   Watermarke Apartments
Location:   Ft. Worth, TX 76132
Number of Units:   386
Year Built:   1986
Year Completed:   2017
Value:   $1.9M

Watermarke Apartments are located in southwest Fort Worth. Nestled around a small lake, this three story complex was updated with all new roofs on the exterior. Other improvements included a full carpentry and paint scope, chimney cap replacement, concrete repair and parking lot restriping, signage, site wide HVAC replacement, pool deck improvement, outdoor grill, fitness center enhancement and community center enhancement.

The Challenges

Permit protocol varies from market to market so it is important to be familiar with local processes to be able to navigate each municipality. Effectively communicating and coordinating with the city, property ownership and local inspectors on the roofing and HVAC work was crucial in the implementation of the project.