The City of Raymore has a new Crown Jewel!

City of Raymore City Hall AnnexStraub Construction is proud to have worked with the City of Raymore and Draw Architecture to build a new 9,500 square foot, multi-purpose facility on the city’s municipal campus.

The facility will be a great gathering place for the community.

It was designed to be flexible to accommodate a variety of group functions and needs including weddings, fitness classes, small group gatherings and festivals, among other things. The parks department will also call the new building their home. The facility also includes an incredible outdoor space including a large pergola, fire pit, and new dedicated outdoor sculpture.

Ralph Pruente was the superintendent for Straub Construction, and Jason Riordan and Dan Vandonge were the project managers. Jesse Crupper, and Josh Hemberger, Draw Architect + Urban Design served as project architects. Jim Feuerborn, City Manager, served as the owners’ representative. Dave Deatherage and Steve Tobin with PKMR Engineers were the MEP engineers, Brett Payton with PLAID Collaborative did the landscape design.

The owner, design team, and Straub construction worked around a number of challenges to make sure this project finished on time and within budget. All the hard work paid off and the end product is a beautiful facility that the whole community can be proud of!

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Welcoming Summer with the Annual Straub Company Picnic.

Straub Annual PicnicNothing kicks off summer like the annual Straub Company Picnic. It was a warm day in early June with a cool breeze and lots of shade under the old park shelter house.

Many associates, spouses and kids turned out to enjoy a fun afternoon of face painting, soccer, volleyball, bouncy houses, a delicious cookout and the anticipated visit by the ice cream truck! It’s always fun to visit with the kids who have been coming since they were little and hear about their latest accomplishments It’s also a good time to get to know our summer interns, new employees and their families better.

Of course, the raffle was a big success with many great prizes like a Traeger Grill, Samsung TVs, Dyson vacuum, surround sound speakers, Bose stereo, Sony DVD players, waterproof speakers, Beats wireless ear buds and even cash for the non-prize winners.

It was a great time to just catch up and celebrate another year together with our Straub Family. It’s our people that make Straub Construction such a great place to work every day.

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West Hill Apartments Receives Missouri Preservation Award

We’re excited to announce that one of our projects was recently honored by The Missouri Alliance for Historical Preservation.

West Hill Apartments“The Preserve Missouri awards recognize outstanding efforts and projects around the state. Suggested categories include, but are not limited to: Commercial Revitalization, Institutional/Civic Building Restoration, Neighborhood Revitalization, Residential Rehabilitation, Historic Landscape Preservation, Rural Preservation, and Preservationist-in-Action.”- The Missouri Alliance for Historical Preservation.

In 1914 the E.F. Swinney School was constructed for the Missouri School District and was an active elementary school for over eighty years. In 1997 the school was closed and sat vacant for more than fifteen years. Straub Construction renovated the school into thirty-eight luxury apartments and multiple amenity spaces, which was completed in 2016. A new addition was also added to the northwest corner of the building which houses the leasing office, rooftop patio, and thirty-three additional units.

It’s always a wonderful feeling to be recognized for excellent work, and we’re proud to have received the Missouri Alliance for Historical Preservation award for the West Hill apartments project!

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Kansas Board of Public Utilities Renovation

S2 Project: BPUS2 recently completed a partial renovation of the Kansas Board of Public Utilities headquarters in Kansas City, Kansas. The project improved areas utilized by the numerous workers who start and end their shift at the location and maximized space by reconfiguring the existing locker rooms.

The renovation included about 20,000sf of new restrooms, locker rooms, break room, kitchen, and various offices. The new kitchen featured a waterfall island, tiled backsplash, and stainless steel appliances for a high-end but functional finish.

The project took approximately four months to complete and was led by our S2 superintendent, George Dineen. George was responsible for overseeing the numerous subs on site in addition to self-performing ceiling work, metal stud and framing, and drywall.  He even hung the ceiling cloud in the kitchen! We are very proud of our working supers who can both manage projects and perform various scopes.

“The project went very smoothly. Both the Owner & Architect were a pleasure to work with and created a collaborative environment to help the team meet the fast-paced project deadline.”
– Ernest J Straub IV, Project Manager

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