Posts Tagged ‘Renovation’

Medford Food Co-op

Friday, May 3rd, 2013
Historic 949 S. Riverside, Medford, ORMedford Food Co-op Architectural Design by Gary CapernaNewly Renovated Medford Food Co-op Project Details
In 2011, The Medford Food Co-op worked with Batzer Construction to radically remodel their building on Riverside Avenue into unique grocery retail space.The 1927 historic building was initially designed as a farmhouse by renowned local architect Frank Clark. It’s had many remodels over the years converting it to a hotel, restaurant, offices, daycare, and it was empty for the last 5 years. The decades of remodeling and turnover left many structural issues to solve.The biggest challenge was opening the interior spaces to create the large retail space for efficient Architect Gary Caperna and structural engineer Phil McCullough chose to use steel beams to replace all the interior structures that were removed, allowed the the store to be vaulted and let in daylight from the dormer window on the roof. The daylight helps reduce the need for lighting throughout much of the day. Energy efficient light fixtures were used for the needed lighting and insulation was increased throughout the building.A storm water “bioswale” in front of the store is planted with native plants and trees to help absorb storm water rather than it flooding into the city sewer system. “Keeping the natural landscape of the property was intentional and different than most retail properties in Medford,” according to Batzer Construction architect, Gary Caperna. “Co-op patrons are going to love it.”To date, the Medford Food Co-op has been awarded nearly $10,000 of incentive money for the energy efficiency measures for lighting and refrigeration.

Key Team Members:
Architect: Gary Caperna
Project Manager: John Ross

Size: 5500 SF

Batzer Wins Award for Grants Pass Renovation

Monday, May 21st, 2012

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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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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
“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.

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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.

AirGas Grants Pass

Sunday, July 3rd, 2011
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2110 NW Vine St.
Grants Pass, OR 97526

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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
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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
JacksonElementarySchool

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

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Weasku Inn | Grants Pass, OR

Wednesday, December 9th, 2009
Weasku

5560 Rogue River Hwy
Grants Pass, OR 97527

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Sizzler | Biddle Road, Medford,OR

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2009
Sizzler

700 Biddle Road
Medford, OR 97504
300 SF Remodel

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

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