S2 Project Spotlight: Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic School

By Hannah Morrey Brown, Project Manager at Straub Construction

S2 had the opportunity to do a restroom renovation this summer at Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic School in Shawnee, KS. Both sets of main restrooms in the elementary and junior high areas were fully renovated in less than six weeks!

The renovation included new epoxy flooring, new floor to ceiling wall tile, new solid surface countertops, and larger mirrors in all four restrooms. Two of the restrooms also received new partitions. The wall tile and epoxy flooring gave the restrooms a more modern look and greatly increased the durability of the restrooms.

Our superintendent, Jake Mclees, brought this project in ahead of schedule even with an already very tight schedule. He also self-performed a variety of scopes from hanging doors, installing partitions, and even final clean. We loved working with the school and we’re so happy they were able to start the school year with functional (and fancy!) new restrooms.

Before the Project

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Completed Project

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Straub now has a certified drone pilot. Our first mission was St. Paul Catholic Church.

Matthew Straub in his Drone Pilot gear4By Matthew Straub, Marketing Coordinator at Straub Construction

A few months ago, I became certified through the FAA as a Remote Pilot.

In order to fly a drone for commercial purposes, you must have, or be under, the direct supervision of someone with their remote pilot’s license. Receiving this license required numerous hours of study and passing a rigorous 60 question exam at an FAA facility. And now I’m excited to present my first drone video and project update for St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Olathe, Kansas. Yes, it was my first official mission!

St. Paul Catholic Church

The St. Paul Catholic Church project is moving right along, on schedule. The project began in December of 2017 and is scheduled to be completed by early 2019. When the building is complete, the church and school will move all of their operations from their old facility into the brand-new building.

A few weeks ago, all the teachers and staff took a tour of the new facility and they are all extremely ecstatic to move into their new building.

St. Paul Catholic Church has the Mission, “To use our diversity and compassion to inspire, teach, and nurture all to grow in their respect for God and one another as we follow Christ who willingly laid down his life for us.”

Straub Construction is happy to play a part in furthering their mission. We’re excited for the future of St. Paul Catholic Church and School, and for the many generations of students, faculty, and parishioners who will benefit from this amazing project.

Johnson County Community College Classroom and Office Renovation

By Hannah Morrey Brown, Project Manager at Straub Construction

Johnson County Community CollegeS2 recently completed a classroom and office renovation at Johnson County Community College. The renovation included six classrooms and two office spaces and was completed entirely during the summer break. Some rooms just received new paint and specialty marker boards, while others included a complete renovation with new walls, ceilings, and all new finishes.

All of the classrooms received new Everwhite boards across all walls, creating interactive work spaces for multiple student groups to utilize at the same time. New flooring, lights, and ceilings made the rooms feel dramatically brighter and bigger.

Johnson County Community CollegeThe eight separate spaces spanned five campus buildings making managing each area a logistical challenge for our superintendent, Kody Simmons. However, after a few days of figuring out the fastest way between each, he was able to bring the project to a close on time and allow the school to get furniture moved in before the start of fall semester.

We all enjoyed our time at JCCC and hope to be back sometime in the future!