Posts Tagged ‘Medford’

Invitation To Bid | New Geothermal Power Plant

Tuesday, October 30th, 2012

Invitation to BidBatzer Construction, Inc. (BCI) Design/Build Contractor for New Geothermal Power Plant located in Klamath Falls, Oregon and being performed for Oregon Institute of Technology requests sub-bid proposals.

The bid package includes Site Work, Concrete, Pre-Engineered Building, Misc. Steel Systems, Plumbing, HVAC, Electrical, and Geothermal Installation Subcontractors must be pre-qualified.

Proposals must utilize the specified PROPOSAL FORM and be delivered, faxed, or emailed to arrive at Batzer Construction, Inc., 190 N. Ross Lane/PO Box 4460, Medford, Oregon 97501, Bid Fax 541-770-5361, Email bids @ no later than 2:00 p.m., November 09, 2012.

Bidders must be properly licensed with the Oregon Construction Contractors Board (“CCB”) at the time of bid.  Bidders are required to file a $30,000 Public Works Bond with the CCB in accordance with ORS 279C.836 EXCEPT exemptions allowed under paragraphs (7) or (8) will not be permitted.  Due to the scheduled start of the work, the $30,000 Public Works Bond must be on file with the CCB at the time of bid.  This is a prevailing wage project.  Bidders must comply with requirements of the prevailing wage law in ORS Chapter 279C.

Refer to proposal documents for complete proposal requirements and additional information.  Proposal documents may be examined at local plan centers including Medford and Klamath Falls, and ISQFT (call Batzer for Access), or obtained for the non-refundable cost of $200 (for reproduction and shipping) from Batzer Construction (541) 773-7553.

Contractor is committed to promoting and stimulating the growth of minority business enterprises, women business enterprises, and emerging small business (M/W/ESB) firms and maximizing the opportunities for State of Oregon certified M/W/ESB firms to participate in the work of this project.  Notwithstanding that a specific M/W/ESB contracting goal has not been established for this project, bidders are encouraged to utilize such firms through sub-tier contracting and/or material purchases and shall provide documentation of its good faith efforts and achievements.

Contractor is an equal opportunity employer and requests bids from all qualified firms including disadvantaged, minority, women, disabled veterans, and emerging small business enterprises. CCB License #132902

Invitation to Bid: Phones Plus, Inc.

Thursday, September 20th, 2012

Batzer Construction Inc., requests supplier and subcontractor bids for all phases of work for Phones Plus, Inc. in Medford, Oregon.

Contact: Mike Hunter, Estimator
Telephone: 541-773-7553   Fax:  541-770-5361

Bid/Scope Letters are requested

Thursday 10/04/12 by 9:00am

Thank you very much for bidding  with Batzer Construction

We are an equal opportunity employer requesting  sub-bids from qualified

DBE/MBE/WBE/ESB subcontractors & suppliers

CCB# 132902 / CA# 790651 A&B

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.


Now Hiring!

Tuesday, May 29th, 2012

Batzer Construction team building the Ariel Wine Barn, in Ashland, OR

Now’s the time to join the construction company that’s been here 57 years! We are currently seeking skilled carpenters, concrete form-setters and concrete finishers for commercial construction projects. We offer excellent wages & benefits in a drug-free environment.

Visit our Careers Page, to find out more about working at Batzer Construction and to find the Employment Applications.

Black Oak Medical Plaza

Tuesday, May 1st, 2012
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555 Black Oak Drive
Medford, OR 97504
60,915  SF

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Mail Tribune: Salvation Army to dedicate renovated church building

Friday, March 23rd, 2012

March 23, 2012

The Salvation Army will dedicate its renovated church at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 24, at 304 Beatty St., Medford.

The church was built in the 1920s for the Seventh-day Adventists and became the Salvation Army church later in the 20th century.

In 2007, a broken water pipe damaged the property so badly that church services could no longer be held in the building.

In September 2011, Batzer Construction began the renovation project…,

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Press Release: Batzer Construction Completes Work at the The Salvation Army Church

Thursday, March 8th, 2012

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“Batzer Construction Completes Work at the Salvation Army Church”

Medford, OR, (March 8, 2012) – Renovation of The Salvation Army Church on Beatty Street will be completed this week.  Originally built in the 1920’s for the Seventh Day Adventists, in 2007 water from a broken pipe damaged the property so badly that church services could no longer be held in the building. As a result, it became more of a storage unit than the active church and social hall The Salvation Army is known for having.  The neighborhood had lost a valuable resource so The Salvation Army began to make plans to bring back the church.

A grant from the Medford Urban Renewal Agency brought in the final funding piece for the project and in September of 2011, Batzer Construction began demolition of the old church.  They also removed an aging building from the property as part of The Salvation Army’s overall plan to create a community garden.  The entire building was reframed from the ground up in December, and since then work has continued on the inside.

Construction has progressed on schedule and the finishing touches including new front doors are being installed the first week in March.  The new building has a very similar plan to the old one with commercial kitchen and dining hall on the lower level and sanctuary, rest-rooms, nursery, and storage space on the upper level.  The new building is 6,194 square feet, about 140 square feet bigger than the old building.  According to Russ Batzer, president of Batzer Construction, “The building has energy efficient windows and lighting, excellent insulation, and durable finishes to help it last for a century of service.”

While the church was under construction, Captain Martin Cooper of The Salvation Army held church services at the organization’s Thrift Store. In spite of the finishing touches that still need to be made on the church, worship services were held Sunday in the new sanctuary. A dedication celebration is set for 1 p.m., Saturday, March 24 with Salvation Army regional officers and a Salvation Army band scheduled to be in town for the event.


Project Photos on Facebook

Tuesday, December 6th, 2011

We’ve added several “projects in progress” photos to our albums on the Batzer Construction Facebook page.  Here’s some of the projects we’ve recently added to the albums, click the photos below to see more at each project.

Murphy Plywood- Warehouse Addition

Murphy Plywood in Rogue River Oregon- Warehouse Addition

Biomass plant renovations for Kiara Solar in Anderson, CA

Biomass plant renovations for Kiara Solar in Anderson, CA

Renovation at Salvation Army, Medford, OR

Renovation at Salvation Army, Medford, OR

Framing at Debbys Diner, Phoenix OR

Framing at Debby's Diner, Phoenix OR

Steel Erection at All RV Needs in Phoenix, OR

Steel Erection at All RV Needs in Phoenix, OR

Tenant Improvement for Yogurt Hut at Deardorf Corners Shopping Center in Grants Pass, OR

Yogurt Hut at Deardorf Corners Shopping Center in Grants Pass, OR

Award winning addition to AirGas in Grants Pass, OR

Award winning addition to AirGas in Grants Pass, OR

Footings, Forms, and rebar for the new gym at St. Marys school

Footings, forms, and rebar for the new gym at St. Mary's school

A renovation of this lease property gave Redwood Leavitt Insurance a great new office space in Grants Pass, OR

A renovation of this lease property gave Redwood Leavitt Insurance a great new office space in Grants Pass, OR

Project Update: Salvation Army

Wednesday, October 26th, 2011

We’re well underway on renovating the Salvation Army Chapel on Beatty Street in Medford. It’s big renovation that will have a tremendously positive outcome for the community.  The Mail Tribune wrote a great article last summer that outlined the project goals.

….the church will double as a community center that assists in the neighborhood’s renewal.

“We want the church to become a resource for the community to use. This park is without any kind of community neighborhood center,” Agee said, “We’re really trying to build a community here … and we’re trying to do that with this barbecue.”

Much of the Salvation Army’s church on Beatty has begun to show its age. Agee said the roof needs replacing and the building needs to be retrofitted to withstand earthquakes and is in need of a wheelchair ramp.

….When it finishes renovations, the army would like to be able to provide free meals from that kitchen once or twice a week. And that’s just the inside — outside the vegetable garden and playground will also soon be works in progress.

…there are numerous repair projects evident (in the neighborhood) despite the poor economy and that the neighborhood is experiencing rehabilitation.

From “Salvation Army Looks to Reap Benefits of Liberty Park Site” by Mat Wolf July 23, 2011

The renovations were designed by Straus & Seibert Architects from Medford.  As of last week, the demolition is nearly complete, and we have started on rebuilding the roof and ceilings.  Below are some photos from mid September during the demolition.

While the renovations will update nearly every aspect of the building, the cross and well known brick backdrop will remain.

The project is expected to be complete in March of 2012.

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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KDRV Coverage

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Thank You’s from the Medford Food Co-op

Friday, July 29th, 2011

Today the Medford Food Co-op held a Thank You event for major sponsors and Batzer Construction.    Co-op President Jim Sims, thanked Batzer for the vision and creativity with the project, and helping ensure that there is room for future expansion of their store.

Russ Batzer took a few minutes to talk about the construction project and thanked the design and construction team.

The C0-op’s new staff gave a tour of the new store to the attending sponsors and the press.   The Co-op will employ 25 people at the store and influence more of the local economy since they will be selling many local foods.

There was some great press coverage of the event. Mail Tribune for more information


Russ Batzer Thanks the Construction Team.


Batzer Construction Project Architect- Gary Caperna

KOBI: Pioneer Market Place

Saturday, December 4th, 2010


Mail Tribune: Pioneer Market Place

Friday, December 3rd, 2010

December 03, 2010
Greg Stiles

From empty field to Pioneer Market Place

Batzer Construction wants to turn the former Moose Lodge property into a commercial center

A fallow field in west Medford is due for a major change.

Batzer Construction has submitted plans to transform the former Moose Lodge property into a 40,000-square-foot commercial center known as Pioneer Market Place on the southeast corner of Ross Lane and West McAndrews Road.

The majority of the 7.6-acre parcel, owned by several Batzer partners, was acquired in March 2008 for $2.7 million from the Rogue Valley Children’s Discovery Museum, which operates Kid Time! Discovery Experience.

September 2010 Projects in Progress

Monday, September 20th, 2010

View Batzer Construction, Inc. September 2010 in a larger map

  • Trinity River Lumber Mill, Weaverville CA- New
  • Fairchild Medical Center, Yreka, CA-Expansion
  • French Kiss, Ashland, OR- Renovation
  • Macaroni’s Bar & Grill, Ashland, OR- Renovation
  • Sizzler, Medford, OR- Renovation
  • The Medford Food Co-Op, Medford, OR – Renovation
  • Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Medford, OR- Renovation
  • Delta Waters Liquor Store, Medford, OR- Tenant Improvement
  • Zoo Fitness, Grants Pass, OR- New
  • AirGas Office Renovation, Grants Pass, OR- Renovation
  • Certainteed, White City, OR- Office Renovation
  • Coos-Curry Electric Co-Op, Coquille, OR- New

Medford Food Co-Op Groundbreaking!

Thursday, September 2nd, 2010

On Thursday, one of our hottest days of the summer, we held groundbreaking ceremony for the Medford Food Co-op project.   This project will help bring 25 jobs to the community.  The motto of the co-op is “Local food and local choices.”   We’re excited to get this project going.

KDRV Newswatch 12

Mail Tribune “Medford Co-Op Starts Renovations Today”

“Medford Food Co-op looks to old Rudolph’s restaurant”

Wednesday, May 12th, 2010

“Medford Food Co-op looks to old Rudolph’s restaurant”

May 7, 2010

Click Here to read more of the Mail Tribune article about how Batzer Construction is working with the board of Medford Food Co-0p to find them a home for their grocery store.

“The building sits on 1.2 acres and has about 50 parking spaces. There is room for expansion on the property, both in the square footage of the building and the number of parking places, Batzer said.

The vision of the co-op is to provide a community-owned market offering organic, local and free-trade foods.

“We are just looking forward to it opening,” Batzer said. “How could it not be good for the community?”

For more information, see”

The property being leased from Batzer is 945 S. Riverside Ave, Medford Ore.  and will be fully renovated in preparation for opening of the new Food Co-Op.

North Medford High School | Media Center

Thursday, April 22nd, 2010

1900 North Keeneway Drive
Medford, OR 97504
9,000 SF Addition
9,500 SF Renovation

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KTVL News 10

Friday, February 26th, 2010

“Federal Dollars Running Out, Some Construction Companies Worried”

Not all news is good news.   While its important to write publish all the great things that are happening, we cannot ignore that this recession is having an impact on the construction industry in general, and on Batzer Construction specifically.

The local News 10, here in Medford, did a great job of covering the topic of the economic impact on publicly funded projects in our region.  We wish the news was better, but it’s a tough story.

“Federal stimulus dollars paid for major work in our area, but now the work is done, leaving many contractors looking for new projects…..”

To read the full article, CLICK HERE

Mail Tribune- “People in Business”

Saturday, January 23rd, 2010

January 23, 2010

“People in Business”

“Batzer Construction President Russ Batzer has been elected to the Oregon-Columbia Chapter of the Associated General Contractors 2010 board of directors. Batzer has been involved at AGC since 1998.

AGC provides its members with a forum for exchange of ideas and services designed to enhance the professionalism of the construction industry, including workers’ compensation and health insurance; legislative and governmental representation; safety and loss control consulting; training and apprenticeship programs; and education and pension programs.”

Project News- Jackson & Roosevelt Elementary

Thursday, January 7th, 2010

Jackson & Roosevelt Elementary Schools in Medford are nearly complete.  Project Manager, Brett Smith, has done a great job working the two different sites on the same construction schedule.

In a quick revisit of those projects, here’s some of the project news highlights:

Delta Center Shopping Mall

Thursday, December 10th, 2009

1584 Delta Waters Road
Medford, OR 97504
57,500 SF

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Crater Lake Mazda Dealership | Medford, OR

Wednesday, December 9th, 2009
Crater Lake Mazda

2611 Biddle Road
Medford, OR 97504
10,000 SF

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Roosevelt Elementary School | Medford, OR

Wednesday, December 9th, 2009

Roosevelt Elementary School
112 Lindley Street
Medford, OR 97504
48,200 SF

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Jackson Elementary School | Medford, OR

Wednesday, December 9th, 2009

630 W. Jackson Street
Medford, OR 97501
52,600 SF

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Lawrence Jewelers | Medford, OR

Wednesday, December 9th, 2009
Lawrence Jewelers

232 East Main Street
Medford, OR 97501
6,968 SF Historic Renovation

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Clinical Research Institute

Wednesday, December 9th, 2009

3860 Crater Lake Ave
Medford, OR 97504
9,752  SF

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Hematology Oncology Associates, PC

Wednesday, December 9th, 2009

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

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DMV & Red Cross | Medford, OR

Wednesday, December 9th, 2009

1174 Progress Drive #103,
Medford, OR 97504
15,000 SF

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RE/MAX Office- Medford

Wednesday, December 9th, 2009
Re Max Medford

3539 Heathrow Way
Medford, OR 97504
17,500 SF

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Sizzler | Biddle Road, Medford,OR

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2009

700 Biddle Road
Medford, OR 97504
300 SF Remodel

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Press Release- “Small Business Makes a Subtle Shift”

Tuesday, October 13th, 2009

“A Small Business Makes a Subtle Shift”

-Medford, OR (October 13, 2009) – A subtle name change from “Batzer Inc.” to “Batzer Construction Inc.” is all about successful marketing in these tough economic times.  To ensure that anyone looking at news articles or doing internet searches can locate their company, the company president Russ Batzer decided it was time to add “construction” to the legal name.

“We had heard that some out of state potential clients hadn’t found us because our name didn’t come up on their searches.  It was an easy thing to fix and it just helps clarify our brand, it’s a small business tactic that we hope will have a big payoff for us.”

The name change has been completed with the state corporate records and the state construction contractors’ board.   The logo will slightly change and most people won’t even notice the alteration of adding “construction” under their bold black and red BATZER sign.

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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