Ever noticed how things often look okay from the outside…
…but on the inside, they’re actually quite awful? This gentleman’s wall, for example, might have seemed fine at first glance, but inside it was rotting away:
Not a great state for a wall to be in. So we removed the windows and tore down the old rotten wall, and then we framed in a new one:
Inside, we insulated the wall with Knauf® batt insulation:
We installed new LP Smartside® siding on the exterior of the wall:
And then we re-installed the homeowner’s vinyl windows. With LP Smartside® trim, the new wall stands tall and strong, both from the outside and the inside:
Are you experiencing something like that – something on your property that looks okay from the outside, but you know that all is not quite right on the inside? Call us at (870) 84-1121 and let us restore your peace of mind.
Many people dream of owning their own business; some actually go and live that dream. And they often start out with a home office, but as their business grows, they soon find a home office is neither the most practical nor the most professional option for a thriving company. Then they have a choice to make: some businesses rent or buy an office space and make it work for them, some buy an office space and remodel it to meet their needs, and some choose to build their own office, perfectly designed for their company’s unique needs.
If you’re accustomed to the convenience of having your office at home, you might find yourself regretting the move no matter how nice your new space is. But if you choose option number 3 and build your own office, you have the choice of building it within sight of your own home – perhaps even as an addition on your shop.
If you live close to Hope, AR, you may have noticed that a new Chicken Express came to town recently, just across the road from the Chevy dealershop. We were honored to work with Moser Construction, LLC in providing the building for the restaurant.
When we got there, the concrete slab was already in place:
But since a restaurant needs more than a concrete slab, it was our job to frame a building on top of it:
Next, we installed Zip System® sheathing and tape on the exterior walls:
After that, our part of the construction was done for a while and we did not return until close to the end, when it was time to install the exterior metal; McElroy® Metals Medallion-Lok in Brite Red on the towers and awnings, while for the soffits we used McElroy® Metals Marquee-Lok in Brilliant White:
The finished building:
Next time you are in Hope, drop by the Chicken Express for lunch, and while you’re there, take a moment to look at the building. It’s not only new restaurants that need framing, sheathing, and exterior metal. New houses, new shops, new buildings of all kinds need some kind of framework, and metal is a durable, low-maintenance choice for your exterior no matter what’s inside.
What new construction are you designing in your dreams? What would it take to make those dreams as real as this Chicken Express building? Contact us at (870) 845-1121 to find out for yourself!
Most long-term homeowners have, at some point, felt that their house was just a little cramped. Some homeowners decide to do something about it. We constructed two additions for one such family on their home near Nashville, AR.
Breaking ground on the front side of the house for the first addition:
The dirt pad is built:
Concrete footings are poured:
Framing in progress:
Interior view of the framing:
In this photo, you can catch a glimpse of how we tied this new addition into the home’s original gable line:
House-wrap is installed, as well as Tamko® Heritage shingles in the Weathered Wood color:
Aerial shot of the brickwork in progress:
As you can see in this photo, we removed the brick and vinyl siding on the original house and replaced it with Acme® brick as well, in order to give the whole building as seamless a look as possible:
Some shots of the finished addition’s exterior:
It’s fun to see the exterior change from dirt-work to finished, but that is something anyone who chose to drive down that road could have seen. Next week, we’ll look at something that only a few people got to see: the work done on the interior. Enter your email on the right or like our page on Facebook to be sure you don’t miss it!
Sometimes, even charming little cafés need to grow. Dannie’s Café, far off the beaten path in Shover Springs, AR, started out in a renovated red barn. Within a few years, the delightful atmosphere and the delectable food had drawn enough patrons to necessitate adding space for more tables. They decided to have an addition built.
The café before we started, with materials all stacked and ready for the big project:
A couple aerial shots, as framing on the new addition begins:
All framed up:
We installed new flooring in the old part as well as the new, creating a burnt wood floor look in keeping with the rustic barn exterior:
Painting, both inside and out:
The completed addition, inside:
We celebrated the new addition by having our company Christmas dinner there, so we speak from experience when we say you should go check it out.