Restoring Exterior Respect

The exteriors of most buildings are pretty much open to the public eye. Especially if you live close to a road, any passerby can see just how well you take care of the outside of your house or office or shop. But if it’s a public building in town, how many more people see it?

The Howard County Fairgrounds building was starting to look a bit shabby, so they called us in to pressure-wash and repaint the entire exterior for a fresh new look, as shown in the before and after photos below:

After pressure-washing, we applied primer and two coats of Sherwin Williams paint for a lasting improvement:

Moving around for a view of the side of the building, before and after:

And the back side of the building, before and after the Sherwin Williams paint was applied:

Your building might not be a public space, but that doesn’t mean people aren’t looking at its exterior. Step outside and take a good look at it. Is it starting to look a bit shabby, a bit like no one cares much about it? Sometimes a new coat of paint can work wonders. If you’d like your building to look like a place worth owning, give us a shout at (870) 845-1121 to claim your free consultation!

The ‘Boro Fun Center

Every town needs a place to hang out, eat, and play games; a place for birthday parties and family fun and good times. Not every town has one, of course, but thanks to this business owner, Murfreesboro, Arkansas does now. We had the privilege of helping to transform her building and making The Boro Fun Center a reality.

Starting with the exterior, we removed the rotten wood siding and replaced it with Smartside® siding:

We removed the old shingle roof and replaced it with galvalume Metal Max® metal:

Time to get inside this building. There was a lot of demolition work to be done before we could get started on creating the new look, including removing paneling from the walls, tearing out most of the interior walls, removing all the old lighting and electrical, and more:

The ceiling was sagging in some places, so we repaired the ceiling structure by adding some beams and joists:

Once all the demo was out of the way, we framed in new interior walls:

We cleaned the interior brick walls:

We installed drywall on the rest of the interior walls, then finished and painted all the drywall:

We framed out the openings in the brick walls and installed plexiglass in the window openings:

On some of the floors we installed Brandon Company® carpet squares, while for other floors we used VCT tile in the pomegranate color:

We installed new exterior doors and new Masonite® interior doors throughout the building:

We installed matte black corrugated metal on most of the ceilings, but on the largest room got a black plastic ceiling:

We built custom cabinets and countertops:

Annnd a quick glimpse of the finished rooms:

Looks like fun, doesn’t it? Wanna go this weekend? I hear they’ve got great pizza!

Bathroom Remodel

We did a full bathroom remodel for this gentleman near Nashville, AR.

One wall was taken up with two closets and a narrow shelf, as you can see in these before shots:

 

We removed one closet and the shelf to install a vanity and linen closet, as well as painting the walls and replacing the flooring. Here are the after photos:

For the shower, we removed the old one and moved the wall two feet, and then we built the new one using Marazzi tile:

After moving the shower wall over, there was enough space left on the other side for the new toilet and the cabinet above it:

We also removed the exterior door, replaced it with a Masonite door, and painted it:

Exterior Painting

There was a time when the exterior block walls of the Husqvarna Outdoor Products plant in Nashville, AR, looked like this:20160608_090515

It was considered that the walls did not look the best that they could do, so men were called in to change that. The first step was to pressure-wash the walls in order to strip off the old, peeling paint:20160609_15195220160609_153007

Then a 65′ man-lift was needed to apply a heavy-duty primer to the walls:

 

We also painted the covered truck-parking shed, including purlins, legs, I-beams, and yellow concrete piers:

Painting the walls and fascia:

In the end, there was no denying that the walls on both buildings did look better. And so did the yellow metal ladder.2016-07-12-19-36-032016-07-12-19-36-09