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Project Update: St. Mary’s Gymnasium & Fine Arts Building

Tuesday, July 17th, 2012

Work on St. Mary’s Gymnasium and Fine Arts Center is moving forward.  This week the subcontractors continued to install the rough wiring, mechanical systems, and insulation.  The drywall crew has started to sheetrock the classrooms.  Things are bit dark inside with a roof on, and no light fixtures just yet, but that’s just a normal stage of the project.   It will make for a dramatic difference in another couple of weeks.

Three story masonry building is up and has the metal roof installed.


Classrooms are getting sheetrock on the walls.


There are great views across the Rogue Valley from the new aerobics room on the West Side of the Building.


The mechanical room is starting fill up with chillers, blowers, and ducts.


The gymnasium.


Complete Care Chiropractic & Massage

Thursday, May 3rd, 2012

1296 S. Shasta Ave.
Eagle Point, OR 97524
4,904 SF

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Two Businesses Break Ground in Phoenix

Wednesday, September 28th, 2011

“Debby’s Diner” and “All RV Needs” Build New Facilities

(PHOENIX, OR) –  Highway 99 just North of Phoenix will be seeing two new businesses early in 2012.  Batzer Construction will held a groundbreaking ceremony, Wednesday September 28th at 10am at 3800 S. Pacific Hwy for Debby’s Diner and All RV Needs.

All RV Needs is just what the name depicts an RV center that will provide sales, consignment repairs, parts, and storage for RV’s.   Owner, Ron Dace, has over 30 years experience in the RV industry and is very excited to open a state of the art facility that focuses on old fashioned personal, friendly service.   He’ll have 3 double length repair bays (a pull through setup) that are extra wide to accommodate recreation vehicles that have pullouts on both sides.   At full capacity Dace expects to have a staff of 12 -15 people at the new location.

The perfect neighboring business will be Debby’s Diner, a family friendly 1950’s theme diner.  Debby’s has been located in Phoenix for 4 years.  When Debby and Paul Hartnell opened their small 15 seat diner the goal was to provide a friendly intimate setting. Paul had been catering for forest fire and natural disaster crews for several years, which had kept him on the road for 6 months of the year.   Debby’s Diner was the couple’s perfect concept of how to spend more time together and be part of the community.

Debby’s has been such a success that they quickly outgrew their 15 seat diner and expanded into their storage room, and even now, they are packed to capacity most days.  However, the ODOT changes to the intersection will put the new road directly through their current location, so they began asking around and looking for property.

Enters landowner/developer John Poole, whose family  has owned the property at 3800 S. Pacific Hwy since the 1960’s.  One of Poole’s former RV Dealership tenants gave Poole the lead to contact Debby’s Diner with the suggestion that the Diner would be perfect for his property.  Poole’s family has been in the manufactured home sales and park business for years, and never branched out it, until this concept came together… having a fantastic diner adjacent to RV sales and service would be a great combination.  So Poole and Hartnell’s struck a deal.  Poole had already hired Batzer Construction to be the contractor for development of the property.

And that’s when it all came full circle again.  Debby Hartnell’s father Cecil had worked at Batzer Construction for many years.  Batzer Construction’s Project Manager for Debby’s Diner is Andy McHugh, who was first hired by Debby’s father nearly 20 year s ago.

Russ Batzer said “This is going to be great project for so many reasons.  For the community it will add new jobs and services.   Debby’s Diner will be 4,000 SF, about 1000 SF bigger than their current location so they’ll be adding staff.    So that’s two great local businesses that will be at this location providing great jobs and a sense of community.

“The diner will still have its 1950’s theme.  In fact, Debby and Paul bought the old Jacksonville Pharmacy soda fountain counter, it’s in storage now.  I’m excited that we’ll be installing it again to serve ice cream, malts and sodas. That long white marble counter is a piece of memorabilia that so many people here in our valley remember.”

Ground breaking ceremonies will begin at 10am on Wednesday, September 28th. The media is welcome to attend.


Ground Breaking Ceremony at St. Mary’s High School

Tuesday, September 6th, 2011

96dpi (7 of 7)“Groundbreaking at St. Mary’s High School”

WHERE: 816 Black Oak Drive, Medford, OR 97504 tel. 541.773.7877
WHEN: Tuesday September 6, 2011, 2:30pm

It was not just another day of school at St. Marys, it was the first day of construction for the new St. Mary’s High School Fine Arts and Athletic Center and Chapel.

Tuesday at 2:30pm, Batzer Construction and St. Mary’s marked the beginning of this important project for the school with a ceremony and the first shovel full of dirt. This is the first new construction at the school in more than a decade.

Fundraising has been ongong for several years for the project. Local architect Brian Westerhout of Ron Grime’s Architecture and Batzer Construction started working with St. Mary’s on budgeting and design for the facilities in 2006. St. Mary’s enrollment has increased from 320 students in 2005 to more than 450 in Fall 2011 — a 40 percent increase. Additional students have led to classrooms expanded beyond capacity, overcrowded athletic facilities with limited practice times, and inadequate room for the fine arts program which includes visual and performing arts, as well as an award-winning choir program.

Improvements to the St. Mary’s campus will include:
* Large gymnasium with separate lockers
* Fitness center for weight training and aerobics
* Special purpose music and art classroom spaces
* Chapel with seating for 80, includes landscaping
* Outdoor amphitheater classroom space

Batzer Construction gave the ceremonial “golden” shovels to Frank Phillips of St. Mary and his team to turn the first spade full of dirt for the project. Batzer Construction will be building on campus throughout the school year and construction is expected to be complete in June 2012.

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Mail Tribune: Batzer Construction Lands Hillside Elementary

Saturday, January 15th, 2011

January 15, 2011

Medford’s Batzer Construction Inc. has been awarded a $227,420 contract to do the groundwork for Eagle Point’s future Hillside Elementary School.

Batzer was selected out of 11 bidders and was awarded the contract after the lowest bidder, Medford’s Big J Construction Inc., withdrew its bid because of a mathematical error, said David McKay, director of the Project Solutions group at the Willamette Education Service District in Salem.

Groundwork construction is scheduled to begin in the next two weeks and includes removing unsuitable soil, hauling in crushed rock, constructing a rock pad for the building and creating a staging area for a contractor that will be chosen later to construct the school building.

Final design of the 54,000-square-foot building by Bend’s BBT Architects is expected to wrap up in about a month. Construction could begin as early as late March.

The district has about $12 million to finish the project.

The money comes from an insurance settlement over a fire at the old Eagle Point Junior High School. The district hopes to save some of that amount to use for other repair projects throughout the district, said Scott Whitman, the district’s business manager.

The school will be built next to and replace the 80-year-old Little Butte School, 12 N. Shasta Ave., which is over capacity and lacks modern conveniences such as centralized heat and air-conditioning.

The new school is slated to open its doors in January 2012.

Project Update: Complete Care Chiropractic

Wednesday, December 22nd, 2010

2010-12-21 Truss Setting2

The trusses are being set on the new walls!  What had been a two dimensional idea on the plans is  now actually 3-dimensional on the site.

2010-12-21 Truss Setting

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SIPS Construction- Complete Care Chiropractic

Thursday, December 16th, 2010

So, these are SIPS panels.  We send our designs off to the factory, where they manufacture the panels with all the window and door openings precut into panel.  Yes, they look like a stack of sandwich cookies on a trailer.   But this  sandwich is fully a structural wall (no traditional stud framing) that actually supports the roof.

At the factory, everything is labeled with a number to explain where it should be used in the building, and then it’s shipped to the jobsite.  These panels came from R-Control in Montana.   (Unfortunately, there are no SIPS manufacturers in Oregon yet.  Hint, Hint… )

2010-12-14 SIPS Truck

The panels are unloaded off the truck by forklift.

2010-12-14 UnloadingSIPS

Allen Iverson, the panel representative from Eco Panels, is on site to help the crew check the load and arrange the panels on the decking according to where they should be located for the walls.

2010-12-14 Arranging SIPS

You can all of the “W-   ” of each panel is indicated on the plans.   Each piece has a perfectly engineered location.

2010-12-14 SIPS Layout Diagram

The framing crew is dropping each piece into place.
2010-12-15 SIPS Assembly

2010-12-15 SIPS Press 1

After they get the hang of it, the walls actually go up very quickly. Here’s the end of day 1.

They’re Coming!!!!! The SIPS are coming!

Monday, December 13th, 2010

The SIPS panels are on their way and will be at the Complete Care Chiropractic in Eagle Point this week!

SW Pastel Rendering

Complete Care Chiropractic- Architecturall Rendering by Gary Caperna, staff architect at Batzer Construction Inc.

What are SIPS?  They are Structurally Insulated Panels.  It’s a type of wall and roof framing that uses two sheets of strand board sandwiching a foam core.  That’s it.  That’s the wall!

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R-Control SIPS Wall Panels

No studs, no air leaks, no thermal breaks.  They provide incredible insulation and sound proofing.

Video supplied by R-Control Structurally Insulated Panels and Eco Panels LLC of Medford, OR.

Coos-Curry Electric Update

Tuesday, November 30th, 2010

The team  made a lot of progress on Coos Curry Electric in November.  The roof is up, and you can see the drywall truck is stocking the building.

Folks driving on Hwy 42 to Coquille are taking notice of the great new building! We’ve heard from a few passerby’s about the great project.

November Update

Photos by Superintendent, Vane Jones

Go Green!

Wednesday, October 13th, 2010

SW BlackWhite Rendering

Complete Care Chiropractic

Eagle Point, OR

Started: October 2010
Anticipated Completion :Spring 2011
Facility Category: Clinic/Office
4904 SF
Architect: Gary Caperna

Project Manager:
Andy McHugh
Roger Fisher

This project is pioneering commercial solar installations in Oregon!  It’s one of the few projects that made the deadline and is in the Oregon Feed in Tariff solar program, that will eventually replace the Business Energy Tax Credit.   Rather than the state providing tax credits to offset the cost of a solar installation, this project works with the utilities to guarantee the building owner the price that the utility will pay per Kw for 15 years.

But that’s not the end of the story, as we say in green construction the cheapest power, is the power you never have to buy or create. That’s accomplished by building a super efficient building that doesn’t need much power to heat/cool, or light.   This building uses tons of insulation, triple pane windows to make a very effective building shell.   It also has 4′ deep eaves on the south side, to help block the intense summer sun that would make an a/c unit work more.   Finally, because of the super efficiency of the shell, and the great daylight, we were able to reduce the overall size of the furnace and the a/c unit.

Watch for more project updates coming soon!

Coos Curry Electric- Project Update

Wednesday, October 6th, 2010

FoundationsCoquille, OR

Started: July 1, 2010
Anticipated Completion : Mid December
Facility Category: Office/Warehouse
Project Manager:
Andy McHugh
Vane Jones

Things are moving along on the jobsite.  The site finally dried out for us to get started the first week in July.   The foundations are poured, and the concrete tilt-up walls are in place as of the end of September!

Photos by Vane Jones

Southern Oregon University | Cox Hall

Thursday, April 22nd, 2010

Southern Oregon University
Ashland, OR
12,200 SF Addition

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Project News- Creswell Middle School

Thursday, December 17th, 2009

While Batzer Construction is not always mentioned in the news about a project, that’s  okay with us.  Ultimately construction is all about what our client needs.     When the news centers on the excitement and meaning for a client we’re pleased that things are moving along smoothly and the client is able to go on accomplishing their tasks.   We really enjoy watching a project’s impact on the community.

School projects are some of the most exciting.   We’ve been working at Creswell Middle School for about two years now.   Things are nearing completion, and we wanted to take a minute to capture the transition of events for school district and the kids.

Here’s a few key News pieces that follow the Creswell Middle School construction.

Groundbreaking! June 2007

April 2009, Creswell Middle School Dedication Speech

Newspaper-  The Creswell Chronicle

11/3/09 “CMS students and staff celebrate school’s new sports field opening” Creswell Chronicle

Thanks Creswell, it’s been fun.  Go Tigers!

Hematology Oncology Associates, PC

Wednesday, December 9th, 2009

2828 Barnett Road,
Medford, OR 97504
23,000 SF

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Creswell Middle School | Creswell, OR

Monday, December 7th, 2009

655 West Oregon Ave.,
Creswell, OR
77,400 SF

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Press Release- Batzer Blends the Old and the New

Saturday, March 22nd, 2008

At Medford Neurological and Spine Center, Batzer Construction Inc. added 2,230 square feet of clinical space. As planned, the new construction complements the Center’s existing architecture and design, making it difficult to tell the difference between the old and the new space. Nevertheless, the expansion has made more room for its nine physicians and growing number of staff members at the 40-year-old firm’s State Street location in Medford.

According to Patty Bons, a 20-year employee of the Center and its current Administrator, Batzer was the right choice to complete the addition. Batzer had successfully remodeled the Center’s top floor in the summer of 2000. At the time, Batzer crews converted Medford Neurological’s attic space into offices, fulfilling the owner’s original vision for expansion within the building. “When Dr. Mario Campagna first built this structure in 1977, he had a vision for growth and worked with architects to include extra space that could be used later,” explains Bons. “It was exciting to see that happen and to work with Batzer who understood our specific need.”

The 2000 remodel provided the necessary space the staff at Medford Neurological needed at the time. Then, a few years ago, Southern Oregon’s oldest, comprehensive neurological clinic started to burst at the seams again. Finally, in 2005, Bons contacted Batzer, and soon Architect Gary Caperna joined the medical facility’s planning team. Together, they identified options for expansion and put the plans on paper. “Our situation was getting serious,” Bons explains. “We had to make room one way or another and Gary helped us create a plan that solved existing and future space problems.”

Batzer started on the new addition in August 2006. For Bons, the project kept her busier than ever, but the outcome, she says, was well worth the time and energy. “The physicians, staff and our Board of Directors are extremely pleased with the outcome and how it benefits our patients.”

Bons says that new construction added physicians’ offices, exam rooms and staffing areas, allowing the physicians to see and treat their patients more efficiently. The extra space has also significantly improved the clinical processes. She gives credit for the project’s success to Batzer Superintendent Don Sefert and the crews that she called “a great group of people.”

“Our company is based on the value of integrity and we appreciate Batzer because their team shares this value,” Bons says. “Everyone at Batzer is straightforward and eager to communicate. They are also accessible and responsive.”

For Bons, the highlight of the project is the newly constructed conference room that she says Batzer Project Manager Andy McHugh took a personal interest in. “Andy is a perfectionist so it is a special and beautiful place. We love being in there and we appreciate the skill that went into all of the details.”

Washington Elementary School | Medford, OR

Sunday, December 9th, 2007

610 S. Peach Street
Medford, OR 97501
38,461 SF

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