Breaking Ground: Home2 Suites – Alameda

Breaking Ground: Home2 Suites – Alameda

We are pleased to announce that Ridgemont Hospitality has selected Huff Construction to build the new Home2 Suites by Hilton in Alameda, CA. Ridgemont Hospitality is a family owned development group ran by Peter, Sima, and Dhruv Patel. This 4-story, 53,485 square foot extended stay hotel is being built over a 1-acre site near the San Francisco Bay and Oakland International Airport. Fun fact: this hotel is being constructed next door to the Hampton Inn & Suites that we built for Ridgemont Hospitality back in 2008.

This project marks the second Home2 Suites built by Huff Construction. The first Home2 Suites that we built was finished last May in Livermore, CA. The Superintendent at this project is Jeff Smith who recently completed the new Lucky California grocery store in Dublin, CA. Stay tuned for more updates on this project as the Huff Team continues building excellence.

Turlock Christian Elementary School – AIA Design Excellence Award

Huff Construction is proud to announce that Pires, Lipomi and Navarro Architects won the AIA Sierra Valley Design Excellence Award for Turlock Christian Elementary School. Huff Construction is honored to have been the general contractor for this project. We’d also like to thank and recognize our employees Larry Nelson who served as the Project Manager and Miguel Lopes who served as the Superintendent for this project.

Turlock Christian Elementary School

Turlock Christian Elementary School was originally a 34,000 square foot corporate office building on a 6-acre site which was converted into a new 42,000 square foot private K-6 elementary school campus. The school was designed to have state of the art technology and classrooms. The school’s 12 classrooms all include an array of modernized interior furniture creating a collaborative learning environment. Additional campus features are a multi-purpose room, computer lab, science lab, a green screen media room, robotics and fine arts lab, music room, library, and support spaces.

The school’s modern and innovative technology furniture allows it to have multiple uses. Unlike most schools, you won’t find a standard desk at Turlock Christian Elementary. In these classrooms, there are standing desks with stools, stationary bikes, rolling desks, and collaborative design. Seat flexibility allows students to choose their own learning environment.

The students have easy accessibility to store and organize their school supplies in tall mobile storage units which consist of a desk drawer and fitted trays. Teachers have desks that are mobile and freestanding to create effortless changes to the design and atmosphere of the classroom upon each lesson.

Turlock Christian Elementary School

 

Turlock Christian Elementary School was inspired behind a design concept that would encourage students to engage and adapt to change, to prepare them for their future careers working in a community. This award amplifies the hard work, time and effort put into this project creating the most innovative and modern school in the Central Valley. Building excellence is the Huff way and we are honored to have worked with Pires, Lipomi and Navarro Architects and subcontractors to build Turlock Christian Elementary School.

Building in Truckee-Tahoe Region

Huff Construction Company Truckee - Tahoe California

Huff Construction is proud to announce the opening of our new office in Truckee, CA. The new office enables us to better serve our customers in the Truckee-Tahoe region by allowing us to have a focused presence in the growing market. Our new office is located at 12277 Soaring Way, Suite 105 and is conveniently located a minute away from the Truckee airport and the Truckee Building Department. Our Truckee construction team includes Project Managers Chris Creedon and Bruce Carrade, Superintendent Rick Mayer, and Project Engineer Ryan Gardner.

With the new office, brings new commercial construction projects and Huff is honored to be building the Mountain Lodges in Schaffer’s Mill. The Mountain Lodges are three to four bedrooms and have ample space for family time as they range in size from 2,000 to 3,100 square feet. The lodges have serene views overlooking the golf course and mountain terrain. All buildings have the latest smart technology including thermostat controls, locks, and interior lighting. Schaffer’s Mill is an incredible four-season family community set in the beautiful Martis Valley, between Northstar and Truckee. It’s a place where families gather, celebrate and enjoy each other’s company. You can stay up to date with the progress of the Schaffer’s Mill Mountain Lodges by visiting its project page or by signing up to our monthly newsletter which you can do below.

We are pleased to be building in the Truckee-Tahoe region and we are excited to continue “Building Excellence.”



Dust Bowl Brewing Company & Huff Construction

At Huff Construction, we love watching as our client’s projects come to completion.  This is especially exciting for our design-build projects since we have truly seen the entire project come together working with the owner from the very beginning.  This summer we were thrilled to watch as the Dust Bowl Brewing Company expansion opened to the public.

The new taproom includes expansive windows that wrap around the bar and views into the brewing and packaging area.  The new taproom seats 120 people inside and 160 people can be accommodated on the patio, with another 120 in the beer garden. The outdoor patio and beer garden area offers visitors a place to relax and enjoy a bite to eat, a beer or two and a number of outdoor games. Guests can play corn hole, a giant-sized Jenga, life-size Connect Four and bocce.

The Dust Bowl Brewery is a 30,000 square foot metal building.  At Huff Construction, we pride ourselves on working with our customers to identify the perfect building for each job.  Our metal building systems provide the ultimate solution for a wide variety of industries and project types. For Dust Bowl, it was the perfect fit to expand their facility which will allow them to go from producing 4,800 barrels of beer a year to up to 20,000 barrels a year. Plus, it was the right solution to create the ambiance they were looking for in their new brewery’s taproom.

To really understand the scope and scale of this project take a moment and check out this video of the project.

Dust Bowl’s new brewery and taproom are located at 3000 Fulkerth Rd., Turlock. We hope you will visit them yourself and enjoy this great local business!

5 Ways to Prep for Your Corporate Office Remodel

At Huff Construction we work hard to be more than just the best commercial contractor. We also strive to be the best partner.  We believe that part of being a great partner is making sure that our clients’ projects go smoothly.  Whether we are building a large retail space, constructing a complex medical facility or leading a corporate office remodel, our decades of experience have provided us with the tools to ensure that our projects start, stay and finish on track.

Corporate office remodels might initially seem like the type of job that would not require as much forethought as other larger projects.  However, when it comes to corporate office remodels there is a great deal of pre-planning and thinking that should be done in order to ensure a successful project.  We have identified 5 key Huff ways that we help our clients prep for a corporate office remodel.  As we kick-off the project we walk through these questions together and make sure that they have been considered before design or any other phase begins.

First, the big picture – where is your company headed?  Why are you remodeling? Are you adding employees? Are you changing your image? What is driving this change? Where will you be 5 years from now and are we preparing for that today?

Second, how do you make money? How do we think about that in your remodel? Are we accommodating that? Protecting that?

Third, what is the workflow in your office? What are the interdepartmental relationships? Who needs to work with who? Who are the money makers and where are they going to sit? Where do your customers come in? Who do you want them to walk by? Where do you want your conference room to be?

Fourth, what is important to your employees? Have you asked them? Will they tell you? Do you want us to ask them?

Lastly, what is your image or the image you want to convey? How do we want to communicate that in your building in terms of the flooring, the fixtures, the finishes? Think back on the workflow and where your customers are coming through, do you want to spend more dollars on those areas?

Our years of experience in corporate remodels have taught us that one of the keys to success is taking the time to thoughtfully prepare by asking the right questions.  When you work with us, you can count on Huff to know which questions to ask.  At the end of the day with Huff Construction you get a great commercial contractor and a true partner.

Corporate Office Remodel

Huffcon: Come Check out our New Website

Huff Construction is pleased to announce the launch of our new Huffcon website.  Committed to excellence in our projects and in our marketing efforts, and we are pleased that our Huff level of quality is now reflected in our new Huffcon website.  Connected to our recent efforts on social media our new site provides a valuable platform to display our work, highlight our clients, share our community involvement and tell our story, and we believe it is is extremely important to the future success of Huff Construction.

Huffcon.com screenshot web page

The website redesign improves functionality as well as user experience. The
new site is mobile compatible and can be viewed on any mobile device.  Our project page can now be sorted by any project type, building material, and project phase. As a commercial contractor, we are constantly looking to improve our community and ourselves, the launch of our new website is the latest step we have taken in our constant pursuit of improvement.

We are now better equipped to tell the story of Huff Construction, our committed and experienced team, our place in this community, past and present projects, as well as new projects on the horizon.

Huff Announces Sutter Gould Tracy Groundbreaking

Sutter Gould Tracy Care Center

Huff Construction is excited to announce the groundbreaking of the Sutter Gould Tracy Care Center.

Sutter Gould Tracy Huff Construction

This project is a 46,000 square foot, two-story medical office shell with four acres of site improvements. The project will combine all of the existing Tracy locations into one convenient location and will accommodate up to 30 physicians. Upon completion, the patients of Sutter Gould Medical Foundation will have the convenience of accessing all of their Gould Medical Group providers at one central location.

According to Gary Zufelt, CEO of Sutter Gould Medical Foundation, “Constructing a new state-of-the-art medical office building in Tracy will give residents high-quality access and convenience as well as accommodate future community growth.”

This project was a part of our Huff Construction Design-Build delivery method which features weekly team meetings and leads to numerous benefits for our clients including shorter design time frames, design cost savings, minimal stress on the owner, and maximum cost control.
Sutter Gould Tracy Care Center Huff Construction
Through the Design-Build process, we are able to provide solutions to key areas of a project which allows clients like the Sutter Gould Medical Foundation to direct more money into other aspects of the project.

We look forward to working together to bring the attached renderings to life.
Visit Sutter Gould’s Website for more information.

Huff Construction Announces Relocation of Project Manager Chris Creedon

Chris

At Huff Construction we are committed to taking care of our valued customers and to building long-term relationships. Providing our customers the best care possible is Huff’s number one goal and our valued team members are key to making this happen.

With this goal in mind we are pleased to announce that Chris Creedon, Huff Project Manager, will be relocating to Truckee, California. This change is being made so that Huff can better serve our customers and our growing markets.

Although he will be in a new location, Chris will still manage both Northern California and Northern Nevada projects. Chris will continue to attend weekly meetings here at the Modesto corporate office and will still service his current customers, adding to his client base over time.

Chris joined the Huff team in 2006 as an Assistant Superintendent quickly working his way up to the role of Superintendent and then Project Manager.   Over the years Chris has managed the building of a wide variety of projects including Walgreens, restaurants, a KinderCare center, Superior Court, supermarket remodels and pre-engineered metal buildings.  Chris believes that quality drives all that Huff does today, and he is proud to play an important role in driving Huff’s reputation for “Building Excellence.”

With Chris’s relocation, Huff Construction will be able to offer a focused presence in both Northern California and Nevada. Having Chris located in Truckee will enable Huff Construction to continue its growth into Nevada’s construction market.

Thank you Chris for your ambitious new role within Huff Construction!