Category Archives: Project Updates

Team, Team, Team

We received a great compliment from one of our subcontractors and we are very proud to share it here:  “I wanted to take a minute to say how much we appreciate our relationship with Steele Freeman. I am going through my aging [invoices] report and low and behold Steele & Freeman is the only GC not on my list and most importantly rarely do you ever have a single invoice onto that list. That says a lot about how you guys partner with your subs.

Also, your staff from the field team and management team to your administrative team are always great to work with.  You guys run a good site, handle your business professionally and best of all take – care of your subcontractor partners.

So Thank You.” #TeamTeamTeam

Project Update: Flower Mound Library Expansion

We hope your 2020 is off to a great start! Superintendent Luke sent in an update on his Town of Flower Mound Library expansion. This project adds to the north and south side of the existing building. We are going to share this in two posts. Here is what’s happening on the south addition: Structural steel is complete. Roof joist installation and stud framing continue and the building envelope installation is beginning.

Project Update: Argyle High School

Special thank you to Superintendent Sam and Project Manager Nathan for this update! We are currently installing grade beams on the new administration area and they are 95% complete. We are wrapping up the grease trap which will be tied in soon and preparing to pour the first slab in the first week of January (see photo). This slab will be for the auditorium including the lower seating and back stage. The piers for the classroom addition, new field house and gymnasium are complete and foundation beams will start at the end of January.

Project Update: New Grapevine Animal Shelter

Superintendent Jim reported demolition is complete on the existing shelter structure and paving demo is 95% complete with asphalt removal starting today. Moisture conditioning will begin next week. This is our first project with City of Grapevine. This facility was designed by Quorum Architects! We are also working on the Grapevine Golf Course Club House project which is currently in pre-construction.

SFI Delivers Legendary Service

We strive to deliver legendary service on every project. On a recent school project we were approached about how to build a homecoming float. Rather than merely offering advice, Superintendent Javier and Carpenter Eustaquio took the time to build the float so it would be safe for the students to ride on. Javier and Eustaquio were excited to receive a card and cake as a thank you. #ThisIsWhyWeBuild #SacrificeEverythingForSafety

Project Update: Ennis Public Safety Facility

We are happy to bring you this update on our Ennis Public Safety Facility!

On the outside of the building, metal studs and roof decking are nearing completion on the main building. Roofing and exterior waterproofing will begin within the next week. Project Manager Nathan would like to thank our subs, Rice Drywall, Structural Fabrications Inc, and DMG Masonry for their work to date.

Inside the building, metal ductwork is being installed by Travis Mechanical, electrical runs are being installed by Intex Electric and metal stud walls are being started by Rice Drywall. Roof drains and copper piping are being installed by Curl’s Plumbing. This 38,000 SF facility was designed by RBDR Architects.

The Hills Church West Campus Grand Opening

Today we are at The Hills Church West Campus celebrating their grand opening! We build for people. It is a very special day when the buildings we construct open to welcome the people we built it for. This beautiful church was designed by BOKA Powell. Special thank you to our client, The Hills Church for the opportunity to work with them again and for our dedicated and skilled subcontractor team. Great work by Superintendent Mauricio and our Project Managers Glenn and Boyd and the entire field team! #ThisIsWhyWeBuild #ItsNotAboutTheBuilding #ItsAboutPeople

Space Improvements for Local Schools

Did you know that kids don’t use lockers at school these days? Check out the improved use of this space that is better suited for today’s teens. As part of a large, multi-phased renovation project at a local school, our team is removing lockers throughout the facility and replacing them with benches so kids can have a place to sit and visit.

SFI Sponsors the Ruffolution!

Steele & Freeman was proud to sponsor Ruffolution this weekend which was an event put on by NAWIC South Central Region. Proceeds benefit NAWIC Fort Worth Chapter #1 Foundation, Inc. providing scholarships for students in construction-related degree and apprenticeship programs. A portion of the proceeds will also be donated to Straydog, a no-kill shelter.

City Hall Selfie Day at our Town of Flower Mound Library Expansion project!

The Town of Flower Mound Library Services reached out to us for help with a photo on their library project for a selfie contest. We were happy to provide hard hats for the photo! We love the appropriate puns “Libraries Rock” and “Dig Into Reading” on their t-shirts! We are excited to be working with the Town of Flower Mound on their library expansion with design by Komatsu Architects of Fort Worth. #CityHallSelfieDay

Fort Worth ISD South Hills High School

We are currently in pre-construction with our Joint Venture Partner Post L Group Drywall & Acoustical Ceilings on an extensive renovation and addition project for Fort Worth ISD at South Hills High School in South Fort Worth. This $39.9 M project will provide new science classrooms, labs and other instructional spaces. Common spaces will be renovated to provide an ideal space for student interaction and collaboration. Architecture by Jacobs & Associates Architects.

June W. Davis Elementary School Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Ribbon cuttings for our projects are always exciting. Today we had an especially meaningful and emotional ribbon cutting at Crowley ISD’s new June W. Davis Elementary School. Words like pioneer, trailblazer and legend are used to describe June W. Davis. It is obvious she is a powerhouse not only in the Crowley community, but in Tarrant County. We were honored to build this school that bears her name and honors her phenomenal legacy. The first day of school is Thursday!!

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

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!

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.

 

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!

 

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 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.

 

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.

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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

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.

 

Roanoke City Hall Project Topped with Cupola

For those of you that drive on 377 in Roanoke, you may have noticed the new cupola on the roof of our City Hall project there. We recently placed the beautiful cupola with a crane. This is going to be a beautiful building and it is all coming together on schedule, of course. The two story, 29,000 SF building was designed by RGA Architects of Roanoke and will be complete later this year. More on the project’s design: http://rgaarchitects.com/portfolio/roanoke-city-hall/

Southwestern Adventist University Topping of New Nursing Building

Congratulations to our client, Southwestern Adventist University on the recent topping out of the new Nursing Building we are construction for them on their campus in Keene, TX! Design by Beck Architecture. The new facility will be approximately 42,000 SF and will be complete in 2018.

Broadway Baptist Church Dedication

Congratulations to our client, Broadway Baptist Church on the recent dedication of their new Kids center! Hahnfeld Hoffer Stanford designed the beautiful space.

Kaufman Municipal Complex Topping Out

Kaufman City staff, officials and the project team celebrated the Topping Out of their new Municipal Complex. To commemorate the occasion, everyone signed a beam and watched get lifted into place and attached to the building’s structure.

Placement of St. Martin De Porres Classroom and Parish Hall Dome

We recently placed the dome and cross atop our St. Martin De Porres Classroom and Parish Hall Project. Our General Superintendent Tim snapped some great photos!

Keller ISD Vista Ridge Middle School Building Dedication

Congratulations to Keller ISD on the dedication of their latest middle school, Vista Ridge off Thompson Road which we delivered four months early. This is our latest of several projects for Keller ISD. VLK Architects, Inc. was responsible for its innovative design. Our construction team was recognized at the ceremony with a very loud applause by school staff and faculty. Accolades continued in the event program where our team was praised “for their unbelievable customer service.” The school is 160,000 SF with more than 40 classrooms plus special science labs and art rooms with courtyard access. The cafetorium features seating for 800. The project also included a road connecting I-35 access to Thompson Road and runs right in front of the school.