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CHARLOTTE, NC (June 23, 2016) - Batson-Cook Company has ceremonially topped out construction of the SkyHouse Uptown II luxury apartment building with a celebratory lunch and prizes to honor the project’s construction workers.

SkyHouse Uptown II, scheduled for completion in February 2017, is identical to SkyHouse Uptown I, which was completed by Batson-Cook in May 2015. Both towers are located in the 600 block of North Church Street in Uptown’s Fourth Ward.

Like its sister tower, SkyHouse Uptown II will have a total of 336 studio, one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments with high-end finishes, floor-to-ceiling glass and private balconies. It will also include a bike repair shop, bike storage, a dog walk and a dog wash area.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The 24-story, 385,000-square-foot tower will boast the signature SkyHouse rooftop amenities level offering 360-degree views of the Queen City. It will feature a clubhouse, fitness facility, swimming pool and outdoor kitchen. There will be 10,000 square feet of retail space on the ground floor.

Situated between the two towers is a shared six-level parking garage with a one-acre amenities deck, SkyPark, on its top level. SkyPark, which opened last month, has a regulation-size tennis court, an athletic field and two regulation bocce ball courts, along with pergolas, several grilling and seating areas with fire pits, a putting green and a walking trail.

“Batson-Cook is working diligently to deliver this building in a safe and expeditious manner,” said Tom Underwood, project executive for the general contracting firm. “Batson-Cook has built a number of high-profile projects in Charlotte, and we look forward to celebrating the addition of this significant project to the Uptown Charlotte skyline early next year.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


In addition to Underwood, the Batson-Cook team includes: Jeremiah McCrory, project manager; Herb Pittman, superintendent; Mike Duane, structure superintendent; Mike Metzler, rough-in superintendent; Tom McLaurin, finish superintendent; Hugh Kingery, assistant project manager; Tristan Gray, project engineer; Steve Erickson, field engineer; Sandra Smith, administrative assistant; and Jeremy Pendleton, safety manager. At the peak of construction, nearly 500 workers will be on site.

Ground was broken for SkyHouse Uptown II in February of this year. The development team, led by Jim Borders of Novare Group, includes Grubb Properties and Batson-Cook Development Company. Architect is Smallwood, Reynolds, Stewart, Stewart.

SkyHouse Uptown II is the 16th of 17 SkyHouse apartment towers that Batson-Cook has completed or is currently constructing in Charlotte, Raleigh, Atlanta, Austin, Dallas, Houston, Nashville, Orlando, Tampa and Denver. The SkyHouse program represents more than $1.5 billion in new mixed-use development.

ABOUT BATSON-COOK CONSTRUCTION
Batson-Cook, founded in 1915, builds a wide range of commercial projects for healthcare, industrial, manufacturing and private development clients throughout the Southeast.  We have the heart of a family-owned general contractor with the reach of a global development firm. For additional information, visit www.batson-cook.com.
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ATLANTA, GEORGIA (June 20 2016) – Four Batson-Cook projects took top honors in five categories in the 2016 Build Georgia Awards Program sponsored by the Associated General Contractors of Georgia.  The program recognizes association member firms for construction excellence on projects completed throughout Georgia in the preceding year. 

Batson-Cook projects winning first place in their respective construction divisions were:  Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia Call Center, Columbus (two awards); Cancer Treatment Centers of America Fiscal Year 2015 Projects, Newnan; Emory University Hospital Perioperative Expansion and SkyHouse Buckhead, both of which are in Atlanta.  Batson-Cook competed in the division for firms with gross annual construction revenues of more than $100 million.

Batson-Cook’s winning projects by division were:

Design-Build Division and Best Sustainable Construction Practices Division - New Construction
The BCBS of Georgia Call Center is a three-story, 245,000-square-foot office building which cost $36.8 million to construct. The two wings of the building are connected by a three-story atrium with a grand staircase.  Architect for the project was Hecht Burdeshaw Architects of Columbus.

Construction Management At-Risk Division – New Construction between $25-$50 Million
The Cancer Treatment Centers of America Fiscal Year 2015 Projects called for a two-phase expansion: An addition of 110,000 square feet to the Newnan facility, also constructed by Batson-Cook, and renovation to 30,000 square feet of existing space.  The project included two new OR’s; five new specialized ICU in-patient rooms; 20 new in-patient rooms which contain universal beds, enabling the rooms to be converted to ICU rooms; and a new radiation treatment vault with Varian® Edge equipment.  The project architect was PSA Dewberry of Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Construction Management At-Risk Division – Renovation Projects
For the award-winning Perioperative Expansion Project at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, Batson-Cook added four new endoscopy rooms; 57 new PACU and Pre-Op bays; six new OR’s, including one hybrid; and associated support areas.  The project encompassed 70,000 square feet and the project architect was HKS Architects of Atlanta.

Construction Management At-Risk Division – New Construction between $50-$100 Million
SkyHouse Buckhead is a 26-story luxury apartment building containing 362 one-, two- and three-bedroom residential units plus rooftop amenities.  It has a free-standing, seven-level parking deck for 362 vehicles which connects to the apartment tower via a covered walkway at the ground level and a pedestrian bridge at the fourth level. The project cost $59.6 million to construct, and was designed by Smallwood, Reynolds, Stewart, Stewart of Atlanta.

Winning firms were formally recognized at the AGC Awards Breakfast at The Westin Hilton Head Island Resort & Spa in South Carolina, as part of AGC Georgia’s annual meeting.  

The AGC Build Georgia Awards Program is designed to recognize outstanding achievements by Georgia construction firms and honor the talented and dedicated men and women in the office and field who make up the state’s construction industry. Their skill, integrity and responsibility combined with a spirit of innovation and tremendous pride produce the buildings that contribute to the quality of life enjoyed by the people who live, work, pray, learn and play in communities throughout Georgia.

Eligible projects for this year’s award program were completed in 2015. General contractors and specialty contractors competed in several categories depending upon the size of their firm, the type of project delivery method used, and the type of construction. Award winners were judged on criteria including innovation in construction techniques, safety performance, use of sustainable building practices, excellence in project management and scheduling, and dedication to client service.

ABOUT AGC GEORGIA
AGC Georgia is a trade association and the statewide chapter affiliated with The Associated General Contractors of America, Inc. (AGC of America).  Member firms perform a majority of the public and private commercial construction work in Georgia and include 530 of the top general contractors, residential/light commercial builders, construction managers, design-builders, municipal-utility contractors, heavy and highway contractors, specialty contractors, service providers, and suppliers. AGC Georgia is one of 92 chapters representing over 26,000 member firms nationwide. AGC of America is the largest and most respected construction trade association in the U.S. 


ABOUT BATSON-COOK CONSTRUCTION
Batson-Cook, founded in 1915, builds a wide range of commercial projects for healthcare, industrial, manufacturing and private development clients throughout the Southeast.  We have the heart of a family-owned general contractor with the reach of a global construction firm.  We build with passion.  We operate with integrity.  For more information, visit www.batson-cook.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 

ATLANTA, GA (June 16, 2016) – Randy Hall, president and CEO of Batson-Cook Construction of West Point, Georgia, has been installed as president of the Associated General Contractors of Georgia. Hall, a 20-year veteran of AGC Georgia, took office along with new officers and members of the organization’s board of directors.

“It is an honor for me to step into the presidency of this great organization,” said Hall, who most recently served as vice president of the board. “AGC Georgia is a trusted partner to commercial contractors throughout the state. It provides invaluable resources, services and activities which enable us to make our companies, industry and communities the best they can be. Your new board and I are committed to expanding the reach of AGC’s mission.”

Joining Hall as officers on the board are Scott Clark of R. W. Allen, LLC of Augusta as vice president; Kevin Kuntz of McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. in Atlanta as treasurer; and Brian Daniel of Carroll Daniel Construction Company of Gainesville as secretary.














In presenting convention attendees with the traditional “President’s Challenge” at the convention’s closing dinner, Hall said, “My challenge to each of us addresses workforce development and is two-pronged. First, I challenge each member firm to adopt a high school in your area and educate its students on the gratifying and financially rewarding rewards of a career in commercial construction.  Second, I want to open a conversation to develop and launch a program that will encourage more women and minorities to consider careers in construction.”

Hall, a 20-year veteran of Batson-Cook with more than 30 years of experience in construction, holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Auburn University. He has been President and CEO of Batson-Cook since 2013.  In addition to his involvement with AGC of Georgia, Hall is a member of the Downtown Atlanta Rotary Club, the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce Board of Advisors, and will join the Executive Board of the College of Architecture, Design and Construction at Auburn later this year.

ABOUT AGC GEORGIA
AGC Georgia is a trade association and the statewide chapter affiliated with The Associated General Contractors of America, Inc. (AGC of America).  Member firms perform a majority of the public and private commercial construction work in Georgia and include 530 of the top general contractors, residential/light commercial builders, construction managers, design-builders, municipal-utility contractors, heavy and highway contractors, specialty contractors, service providers, and suppliers. AGC Georgia is one of 92 chapters representing over 26,000 member firms nationwide. AGC of America is the largest and most respected construction trade association in the U.S.
 
ABOUT BATSON-COOK CONSTRUCTION
Batson-Cook, founded in 1915, builds a wide range of commercial projects for healthcare, industrial, manufacturing and private development clients throughout the Southeast.  We have the heart of a family-owned general contractor with the reach of a global construction firm.  We build with passion.  We operate with integrity.  For more information, visit www.batson-cook.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TAMPA, FL (June 3, 2016)  -  Batson-Cook Construction officially broke ground today for Phase One of Jesuit High School’s “For Greater Glory” campus master plan as school officials, major donors, students and guests gathered for a formal ceremony and blessing of the project.

The first phase of the plan includes construction of The Chapel of the Holy Cross, which will become the heart of the campus, and a 32,000-square-foot administration and student services building.  Construction is expected to cost $19 million, with completion anticipated in early 2018.  Subsequent phases of the master plan call for a new collegiate-style student activities center with an adjoining 500-seat dining hall, a new fine and performing arts center with a 450-seat auditorium, and a new science and math building.



 

 

 

 

 

Batson-Cook is excited to be a part of this significant project,” said Brady Harris, project executive for Batson-Cook.  “Two of our project team members – Carl Giovenco, project manager, and Taylor Burt, intern – are alumni of Jesuit High, so this project holds special meaning for the entire Batson-Cook team.”

In addition to Harris, Giovenco and Burt, the Batson-Cook project team includes Jim Mozingo, preconstruction manager; Mike Humphreys, superintendent; Rick Guimont and Andres Plata, engineers; Jessica Lopez, construction coordinator; and Heather Holle, intern.

Cooper Johnson Smith developed the campus master plan and is the architect for the administration and student services building.  Duncan G. Stroik is the architect for the chapel.

ABOUT BATSON-COOK
Batson-Cook, formed in 1915, builds a wide range of commercial projects for healthcare, industrial, manufacturing and private development clients throughout the Southeast. We have the heart of a family-owned general contractor with the reach of a global construction firm.  We build with passion.  We operate with integrity.