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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.


Photo of the Week!

Friday, April 16th, 2010

Well, maybe it’s photo of the month, or photo of the last quarter decade?


We were looking into some older project files and came across superintendent Russ Dodd’s photos from the 1980’s & 1990’s.  Spectacular photos of the team constructing wind farms in California and Nevada.   The images are in an much loved photo album that has been leafed through many times and they have the scratches and wear that a much loved photo album accumulates.   We thought about using photo shop to fix up photo scans, but the wear and tear really helps tell the story.   So we didn’t do any retouching and it doesn’t matter, they are gorgeous.  Russ Dodd took some mighty fine photos out there in the desert.

What a story of hardwork, lonely miles, months away from home and family, wind, rain, sun, and dust.   These photos tell part of the Batzer Construction story and how such a strong team has been forged here.  There is nothing quite like working under these type of conditions to test skills of good planning, good humor, problem solving, and teamwork.

Creswell Middle School | Creswell, OR

Monday, December 7th, 2009

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

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