We had a great time celebrating with our client Trinity Lutheran Church at the Groundbreaking Ceremony for their new addition and renovations project! The addition will provide a new secured entrance and additional community spaces as well as renovations of the existing building. Design by Schwarz-Hanson Architects.
Category Archives: Education
SFI Honored as One of the Fastest Growing Aggie-led Businesses
We are proud to announce that Steele & Freeman is among the top 100 companies from around the world selected for the 18th annual Aggie 100™ which honors the fastest-growing companies owned by former students of Texas A&M University. This is SFI’s seventh time to be recognized as an Aggie 100™ Company! Congratulations to our President Michael Freeman, Class of ‘91 and our Executive VP Scott DePauw, Class of ‘98. #Aggie100
17th Annual AIA Clay Shoot & BBQ Showdown
We had a great time at the 17th Annual AIA Clay Shoot & BBQ Showdown! SFI’s cooking team placed first in their pork competition and one of our shooting teams placed third in the overall tournament! #TeamTeamTeam #KeepThingsFun
Arlington’s Fire Station No. 1 Groundbreaking
We had a great time celebrating our client the City of Arlington, on the groundbreaking of their Fire Station No. 1 project! This fire station is replacing the original Fire Station No. 1 built in 1954. The new, two-story fire station will be 17,667 SF and will provide better living and working spaces for the City of Arlington’s firefighters. Design by PGAL.
SFI Wins AGC Outstanding Construction Award for Bill R. Johnson CTE Center
We are proud to announce that our Crowley ISD Bill R. Johnson CTE Center project has won its second construction award, the state-level Outstanding Construction Award from the AGC – Texas Building Branch for the Educational Facilities 3 (Over $30M) category! We were eligible to compete for this title after winning first place in the TEXO, Distinguished Building Awards. Congratulations to our partners Crowley ISD, VLK Architects and all of our subcontractors for their hard work on this project!
SFI Wins the TEXO Distinguished Building Award for Bill R. Johnson CTE Center
New Project Announcement: Granbury Police Department!
We are delighted to announce we have been awarded a new project to construct the City of Granbury’s new police department facility. This will be our first project with the city and our second project with architecture firm PGAL.
Welcome New Team Member, Josh!
Please help us welcome Project Manager Josh and his family to the Can-Do Crew! Josh is a native of Louisiana and studied construction management at Louisiana State University. He brings years of experience on K-12 and municipal projects, making him a great fit for our project load.
Our hearts go out to everyone impacted by COVID-19. We are getting creative to distance ourselves using technology as well as added levels of sanitation and personal protective equipment (PPE) to keep everyone safe during this challenging time.
Pre-Bid Meeting for Iowa Park CISD
CALLING ALL SUBS: Steele & Freeman is bidding exciting K-12 multi-site bond projects for Iowa Park CISD!
Join us for the Pre-Bid Conference at 10AM Tuesday at Iowa Park High School (1 Bob Dawson Dr, Iowa Park, TX) to learn more about these projects in advance of the sub bidding.
Design by VLK Architects, Inc.
Type: Additions & renovations to Iowa Park High School, Bradford Elementary School, Kidwell Elementary School
Plan room: https://steelefreeman.com/plan-room-2/
Pre-Bid Meeting for Lake Dallas ISD
CALLING ALL SUBS: Steele & Freeman is bidding exciting K-12 multi-site bond projects for Lake Dallas Independent School District!
Join us for the Pre-Bid Conference at 10AM Monday at Lake Dallas High School (3016 Parkridge Dr, Corinth, TX) to learn more about these projects in advance of the sub bidding.
Design by VLK Architects, Inc.
Type: Additions & renovations to Lake Dallas High School, Lake Dallas Middle School, Corinth Elementary, & Lake Dallas ISD Multi-Purpose Indoor Practice Facility
Plans available in our plan room: https://steelefreeman.com/plan-room-2/
National Engineering Week
We work with numerous talented and creative engineers on our projects. This is National Engineering Week. We salute all of our engineer partners!
Student Tour at Crowley CTE Center
New Project Announcement!
We are delighted to announce that we have been awarded two new replacement school projects with our longtime client, Keller ISD! We will be rebuilding Whitley Road Elementary School and Parkview Elementary School, each with a $26M budget. We are excited to collaborate with VLK Architects on these projects!
Project Update: Ennis Public Safety Facility
At our Ennis Public Safety Facility, Project Manager Nathan reports that in-wall blocking is complete with inspections for in-wall electrical and plumbing as the next step. After that, sheetrock will be installed. With this, the interior of the building is taking shape. One question – Who will be the first to get lost now that there are walls?!
Grade Beam Pouring at Argyle High School
VLK Architects Tour Crowley CTE Project!
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.
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
New Project: Crowley ISD Phase Three
We are delighted to announce that we have been awarded a $73M project to construct three new facilities for our current client, Crowley ISD – a 40,000 SF aquatics center, an 8,000-seat district-wide football stadium,and a new 50,000 SF administration building! We are proud to continue our work with the district and VLK Architects, Inc.
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.
Project Manager Justin Takes The Lead!
Safety Stand-Down at Crowley CTE
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!!
Fort Worth ISD Overton Park Elementary School Groundbreaking Ceremony
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!
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.
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.
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.
NBC DFW News Features Roanoke City Hall Project
Our new Roanoke City Hall project designed by RGA Architects has many unique architectural features and for that reason, was featured on NBC DFW News Channel 5 last week.
Watch the video here: https://www.nbcdfw.com/news/local/New-City-Hall-Takes-Shape-in-Roanoke_Dallas-Fort-Worth-486985381.html
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.”