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Steele & Freeman Sacrifices Everything For Safety!

We sacrifice everything for safety! We are conducting safety stand down sessions for National Safety Stand Down Day at all of our sites in effort to prevent falls. Here are a few photos of our Stand Down at our 150,000 SF $70M state-of-the-art Crowley ISD Collegiate High School and CTE project.
We had 95 subcontractors in attendance. We shut the job down and met with everyone to discuss preventing falls on site.
The meeting was led Senior Superintendent Eddie, Superintendent Jeremy, Assistant Superintendent Antonio. Senior PM Jared and General Superintendent Tim also participated. Thank you to Associate Project Manager Justin who assisted with the Stand Down and shared these photos!

 

Join Us for the Argyle High School Addition and Renovation Pre-Bid Meeting

CORRECTION – 1:30PM
Join us for the Pre-Bid Conference today in advance of sub-bidding for our Argyle High School Renovation and Addition project. 
Design by Corgan.
Size: 202,000 SF of addition; 38,000 SF renovation
Budget: $61M
Join us today at 1:30PM at 800 Eagle Drive in Argyle to learn more about this great project.
Email: bids@steelefreeman.com
Plan room: http://steelefreeman.com/plan-room-2/

Roanoke City Hall Grand Opening Ceremony

The Can-Do Crew was out in force at the grand opening of our Roanoke City Hall project on Saturday. This extraordinary building was designed by RGA Architects and was a labor of love for every person that worked on it. The building is chock full of stunning custom finishes such as the mahogany wood panels, cast stone details, hand chiseled masonry corners, wrought iron stair rails, atrium skylight and clock tower. The City of Roanoke had high praises for our project team and RGA Architects. It was such an honor to lead the construction of this beautiful building.

SFI’s project Whiskey Ranch Featured on Bisnow

SFI is proud to have built the beautiful Whiskey Ranch, in collaboration with Tryba Designs and Hahnfeld Hoffer Stanford architects. Check out this article to learn more about the 112-acre ranch that houses the corporate headquarters, manufacturing and event centers for owners Firestone & Robertson Distilling, Co.

https://www.bisnow.com/dallas-ft-worth/news/retail/tryba-designs-whiskey-ranch-near-fort-worth-96935?fbclid=IwAR2lNwsfuHuZ5_vM_djU9xjxXjMaCWqVI-s4hgjhd61gjJJpItserjixLI0

Birthday Celebrations for President Michael Freeman and Long Time Employee Sidney!

Happy Birthday to our company president, Mike Freeman! Mike’s wife hosted a fantastic surprise party today in honor of Mike’s 50th birthday at our company headquarters. Mike shares this birthday with one of our longtime staff members, Sidney Dove. Happy Birthday Sidney!

Roanoke City Hall

It’s a beautiful day in Roanoke, Texas! Special thank you to our superintendent for sharing this gem of a photo of the City Hall we built!

SFI Named as One of the Fastest Growing Companies In Fort Worth!

Our VP of Operations, Scott accepted our plaque for being one of the Fastest Growing Companies in Fort Worth as named by Fort Worth Inc. Magazine. Congratulations to our fellow honorees!

More Roanoke City Hall Details

Another beautiful picture from our Roanoke City Hall project featuring the lobby by the second floor balcony, located right next to the mayor’s office. This picture highlights even more of the high-end details in the new city hall such as the skylight, terrazzo floors, arched Venetian plaster ceiling and mahogany framework.

 

Steele & Freeman Groundwork for Success

What makes Steele & Freeman successful? We are dedicated to developing our practice through developing our people. Mentorships are a key part of our development. Here are some of our past and current mentoring pairs that lay the groundwork for our success.

Roanoke City Hall Details

The new Roanoke City Hall features masonry details carefully hand-chiseled corners to give it the look of an older Hill Country style courthouse. This stunning project is chock full of artisan-quality details. Stay tuned for more photos! The beautiful design is by Roanoke firm, RGA Architects. The building was designed to set the tone for a high standard of buildings in the heart of Roanoke. Great work by our project team led by Superintendent Sam and Senior Project Manager Brian. Special thanks to our subcontractors for their meticulous work!

 

SFI Named one of Fort Worth’s Fastest Growing Companies!

We are pleased to announce we have been named one of the Fastest Growing Companies in Fort Worth by Fort Worth Inc Magazine!

Business Developer Larry Clements Retires!

We would like to express our gratitude and congratulations to Larry Clements, our business developer. Larry came to us from Acme Brick where he worked for 40 years. He retired from Steele & Freeman. Larry is known as incredible kind and friendly gentleman. He will be spending more time with his four adorable grand daughters, his wife, two children and their respective spouses. Larry is an active volunteer in the community. We will miss you Larry!

SFI Founders

As we approach our 40th year in business, we had our company founders up to the office to take a photo that will go on our Can-Do Crew Wall of Honor. These two gentlemen started it all in 1979. Thank you to Mr. David Freeman and Mr. Bill Steele! They have quite a legacy – Steele & Freeman is now one of the Best Companies to Work for and Fastest Growing in Fort Worth.

New Project Announcements: Grapevine Animal Shelter and Adoption Center and the Grapevine Golf Clubhouse

We are pleased to announce we are working on a pair of new projects with the City of Grapevine – the Animal Shelter & Adoption Center and the Grapevine Golf Clubhouse. The 8,100 SF animal shelter is designed by Quorum Architects and has a budget of $3.3M. The Golf Clubhouse also has a budget of $3.3M and is designed by Thiel and Thiel, Inc. These are our first projects with the City of Grapevine.

Crowley ISD CTE Groundbreaking Ceremony

It is a very exciting day for Crowley ISD and we are proud to be part of this special day. Today the district breaks ground on their new $74M career and technology education high school designed by VLK Architects.

First Presbyterian Church Sanctuary Rededication

We are so proud of our latest work with First Presbyterian Church of Fort Worth and of the beautiful workmanship of the pulpit, chancel, nave and baptistry as part of our 11,300 SF renovation to their sanctuary in collaboration with architect Hahnfeld Hoffer Stanford. Congratulations to First Presbyterian Church on the rededication of the beautiful sanctuary! We were recognized as special guests in the worship service and included in the team photo – pictured here.

Northside Health Clinic Dedication

Local dignitaries, Congresswoman Kay Granger, Congressman Marc Veasey, Tarrant County Judge Glen Whitley and Mayor Betsy Price helped celebrate the Ribbon Cutting of our Northside Clinic project on November 12! This healthcare facility significantly expands North Texas Area Community Health Clinics’ ability to serve our community. The project achieved significant completion two months ahead of schedule despite having to remove 60,000 cubic yards of limestone from the site.

SFI Wins the Prestigious Aggie 100 for the Fifth Time!

We are proud to announce that SFI has received the Aggie 100 award for the fifth time! The prestigious Aggie 100 recognizes the 100 fastest growing Aggie-owned or Aggie-led businesses in the world and creates a forum for these businesses to pass on their lessons learned to the next generation of Aggie entrepreneurs. With two Aggies at the helm, Mike Freeman Class of 1991 and Scott DePauw, Class of 1999, SFI operates consistently with the Aggie Honor Code and adheres to the values and image of Texas A&M University. We would also like to congratulate frequent collaborator VLK Architects led by Leesa Vardeman on their Aggie 100 award this year!

Happy Veteran’s Day!

We’d like to thank all Veterans and military families for their service to our country.
We are proud of our Veterans on staff at SFI, including Larry, Nathan and Blair. Picture here is Nathan who joined the Army in 1997 and deployed to Germany and the Horn of Africa. He retired this year from his unit in Lewisville where he was a paratrooper. Thank you for your service!

Northside Community Health Center Operational Two Months Ahead of Schedule

Congratulations to our SFI project team at The Northside Community Health Center, which is now operational two months ahead of schedule due to their incredible dedication and hard-work!

Kaufman City Hall Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Congratulations to our client The City of Kaufman on a great ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening of their new municipal complex and city hall. Steele & Freeman is proud to have worked on this project in collaboration with GSBS Architects.

 

SFI Is Hiring!

Steele & Freeman, Inc. Construction Managers is seeking a construction estimator with 10-15 years of experience to join our pre-construction team in our Fort Worth Headquarters office. We offer a stable work environment, vibrant team culture and comprehensive benefits! Email ctate@steelefreeman.com if you have any questions.

Skills

  • Collaborative personality
  • Excellent interpersonal and written communication skills 
  • Can-Do/Team Spirit 
  • Highly organized and detail-oriented 
  • Understanding of OST, BIM, Microsoft office including Outlook, Excel 
  • Strong ability to read construction plans 
  • Polished persona to help represent the company to clients and architects 
  • Leadership potential a plus 
  • Driven to win

Tasks

  • Coordinating sub bids for CMAR projects 
  • Leading hard bids 
  • Estimating change orders 
  • Involvement with value engineering and constructability analysis

Salary commensurate with experience.

Cuisine For Healing Open House

SFI is proud to be working in collaboration with Hahnfeld Hoffer Stanford on Cuisine For Healing’s new kitchen addition. Last week they had their open house to honor the past 10 years of success and celebrate the future as they prepare to have the kitchen added to their building.

 

St. Martin de Porres School and Parish Hall Photo Gallery

We are delighted to share photos of our completed project, St. Martin de Porres School Building and Parish Hall in Prosper, TX. The 40,000 SF school building and 18,000 SF parish hall were completed in 2017. We are honored to have worked on this beautiful project with repeat client, the Catholic Diocese of Fort Worth. Architecture by Hahnfeld Hoffer Stanford.

Trophy Club Municipal Complex Photo Gallery

We are pleased to share our latest photos of the new Trophy Club Municipal Complex, designed by GSBS Architects for our repeat client, The Town of Trophy Club. This new 24,720 SF building also serves as the Town’s Police Administration Building. We are proud of our role as Construction Manager at Risk for this amazing project.

Happy Father’s Day to all the Dads and Grandfathers of Steele & Freeman! Family is everything to us. We never sacrifice anything for safety and this the reason why…

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Congratulations to FLEX-N-GATE and the City of Grand Prairie on this exciting new investment in our region. We are proud to work with FLEX-N-GATE on the expansion of their Grand Prairie location in collaboration with architecture firm, Ghafari Associates.

View the article here:
https://www.dallasnews.com/business/real-estate/2018/06/06/automotive-giant-investing-175-million-hiring-hundreds-grand-prairie

Crowley ISD Groundbreaking Ceremony

Earlier this month we celebrated the groundbreaking of Crowley ISD’s newest elementary school. The new 96,000 SF school will open in 2019 and house 800 students. We are excited to work with Crowley ISD and VLK Architects, Inc. on this awesome project.

 

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Our Keller ISD Center for Advanced Learning (KCAL) project, designed by Corgan, was featured in Learning by Design as an Outstanding Project. Congratulations to Keller ISD and the entire project team! It was also featured on pages 21 and 22 for its leadership in “Innovation through Collaboration.”

https://bydesign.secure-platform.com/a/gallery/rounds/2/details/91

 

Congratulations to our client, Operation Kindness, on the ground breaking of their expansion last month! We are honored to collaborate with Operation Kindness – the state’s largest no-kill animal shelter and their architect, Shelter Planners of  America on this project.