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The Ark is a collaborative project that involved the engineering, manufacture, finishing and installation of a 225’ long by 25’ wide by 30’ tall scale mock-up of Noah’s Ark.  Created for Cornerstone Church’s new pre-school  classroom facility, the Ark required over six miles of knotty alder hardwood and trim, and two acres of plywood and veneer to construct its’ curved wood beams, handrails, wood clad stair units, ship’s bow, stern, and keel, ship ribs, ramps, veneered light shelves, custom wood doors and frames, cabinetry, and children’s tables and chairs.  Finishing included painting acoustic ceiling tiles to look like wood, faux-finishing the ark ceiling to look like a clouded sky, and staining the wood in the ark three different shades of color to “age” it.  Our work involved integrating metal, plastic, rope, and wood to create an experience for children that brings the Bible to life.


Owner:  Cornerstone Church- John Hagee Pastor

General Contractor:  Bartlett Cocke, LP- Darryl White, PM, Roger Elley, Superintendent

Architect:  Wigodsky and Associates, Dan Wigodsky, Principal, Danny Derrick, Chief Architect

Project Size:  $750K to $1M

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Edwards Aquifer:

The new Edwards Aquifer Authority project in downtown San Antonio is comprised of painted GWB and steel accented with stained Ash Juniper custom wood elements.  For this undertaking we traveled to Hunt, Texas to harvest recently felled Ash Juniper trees and utilized a local sawmill to produce the raw planking needed for construction.  After curing the planks, our craftsmen, working in conjunction with the architects of Kell Munoz, milled, manufactured and finished the 32’ semi-circular board room desk,  as well as their reception desk and hand-hewed, 18’ conference table.  Other highlights of the project include a semi-circular swiveling podium made from a single piece of curved steel.  The steel podium contains an Ash Juniper cabinet built to house the AV technology components required for board meetings .  This project was completed using a mixture of steel, veneer, hard-wood, and stone.


Owner:  Edwards Aquifer Authority

General Contractor:  Bartlett Cocke, LP- Roger Deatrick, PM, Chris Sorensen, Superintendent

Architect:  Kell Munoz, Steve Tillotson, Principal

Project Size:  $200K to $300K

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Sea World Aquatica:

The Aquatica project provided an exciting opportunity to prepare and paint the new Water Park addition for Sea World, San Antonio.  Working on a tight schedule of only three months, our crews prepared, primed and painted numerous steel, galvanized, and wood elements on structures and themed rides throughout the Aquatica venue.  Multiple colors, specialty paint products, varied surfaces, and aerial lifts and hoisting, as well as the tight time frame made for an exciting and beautiful project.


Owner:  Sea World of Texas

General Contractor:  Guido Construction, Inc., Albert Gutierrez, Sr. PM, Tomas Sanchez & Sean Moran, Superintendents

Architect:  PGAV, Adam Ladd

Project Size:  $350K to $500K

SkyPlace Hanger:

 SkyPlace Hanger  is a revitalization venture focused  on transforming an existing structure at the San Antonio airport facility with a fresh look of vivid white, blue and gray colors.  Especially challenging and visually striking was the design, engineering, and application of a custom stenciling process that served as a guide to paint the massive curved “swoops” over the exterior walls of the hanger, including the sliding hanger doors.


Owner:  Smart Traveling, Inc.

General Contractor:  JC Stoddard Construction, Inc.- Larry Carlile,PM, Curtis Stoddard & Tricia Stoddard, Superintendent

Architect:  GNB, Francisco Gonzalez, Principal

Graphic Design:  Rojo32, Sergio Luna

Project Size:  $150K to $250K

Catholic Life:

Under the direction of Sabinal Construction, Inc., Travis Companies provided both painting and millwork services in renovating the majority of the Catholic Life building at 410 and Harry Wurzbach.  Work included painting of GWB and exposed structures, installation of vinyl wallcoverings, and the manufacture, finish and installation of:  wood paneling systems, reception desks, faux door units, cabinetry, trim, granite, quartz, laminated counter-tops, and desk cubicle units.  This project required creativity with and assimilation of:  stone, wood, veneer, chromed steel, steel, laminate, slat-wall systems, post-formed tops, and specialty hardware.


Owner:  Catholic Life Insurance Company, Inc.

General Contractor:  Sabinal Construction, Inc.- Danny Benavidez, PM and Superintendent

Architect:  RVK, Inc., Andrew Staskavage, Principal, Jesse Zuniga, Chief Architect

Project Size:  $350K to $500K


Friedrich Air Conditioning recently moved into their new local headquarters in the Union Square II building at Isom and 281.  Renovating their space included painting of GWB, exposed structures and wood elements, as well as the manufacture and installation of casework and architectural millwork.  Highlights of this very complex and challenging project include:  installation of several hundred feet of interlocked, multi-colored stenciled pipes on painted GWB, installation of a curved, full-height metal laminate panel system in the foyer, and installation of specialty carved MDF panels.


Owner:  Friedrich Air Conditioning, Inc.

General Contractor:  Eaton Commercial Contracting, Inc.- David Ash, PM

Architect:  East West Design

Project Size:  $100K to $200K

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