We are excited for the Omaha Public Schools Office of Community, Schools & Family Engagement team! The new year brought them a beautiful new space to work in at OPS’s TAC building at 32nd & Cuming Streets. This was a complete remodel/renovation project that required demolition of the existing space, and new interior framing to reconfigure some of the space. Lighting/electrical, plumbing, HVAC upgrades and new carpet, paint and office furniture – with good use of color and natural light - have really transformed this space!
It’s awards season and at Roloff Building Group, we feel like big winners! In 2017, we more than doubled or revenues and finished up our largest contract to date! We’d like to take this opportunity to thank our clients for their business, our architecture and engineering friends for their referrals, and our employees and subcontractors for their skill and dedication to delivering top-quality projects!
If you have an upcoming, new construction, remodel/renovation and/or tenant finish project, we’d would appreciate the opportunity to discuss it with you!
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The new year leads to new resolutions and one of the most common resolutions is to get FIT. In the words of Jane Fonda, “it’s not just about how you look, it’s about how you feel”. The same holds true for getting buildings into better shape! Making a building LOOK better can be pretty easily achieved with new paint, tile and other finishes. Making a building FEEL better is more complicated, but so worth the effort. And Florence Elementary is about to FEEL much better. The existing building, constructed in the early 1960’s, is truly getting retroFIT!
MECHANICAL CLOSET/HEAT PUMP (right)
LIGHTING SENSOR (far right)
BOYS & GIRLS CLUB ADDITION (above)
NEW FRONT ENTRANCE (left)
Prior to the renovation, each classroom was cooled with window unit air conditioning and was heated with radiator units under the windows. As part of the renovations, an existing broom closet has been expanded to create a larger closet that now houses mechanical equipment (heat pump, controls and related items) on top, and lateral file storage below. A new boiler and piping system to feed the heat pumps were also installed, as was new duct work. New Roof Top Units (RTUs) will condition the fresh air that is being brought into the building. New LED lighting, including sensors that automatically adjust the light in response to natural light from classroom windows, is now in place. And speaking of windows, all new energy efficient windows are being installed. These new HVAC, electrical and other improvements are part of an overall “energy management” system that will control costs and maximize comfort.
Florence Elementary is getting some LOOK good upgrades as well. There is a new entrance that joins the existing school with the new 11,000 sf addition that will house the Boys & Girls Club program and in the existing building, new tile and fixtures in the bathrooms, renovated skylights, and new paint and ceiling tiles in the classrooms.
Good weather, dedicated subcontractors and outstanding project management have resulted in great progress at Florence Elementary School!
Roloff Building Group is the general contractor on this $6.1 million dollar project for Omaha Public Schools that involves fire, life safety, security and technology upgrades as well as capital improvements to the existing building, and a new 11,000 sf addition to the building that will house a Boys & Girls Club program. For the 2017/2018 school year, the school has relocated to the nearby Mills Building, a converted cereal plant that OPS has used for swing space during past school construction projects.
UNUSABLE CRAWLSPACE TO MULTI-USE STORM SHELTER –
Before our school year comes to an official end, I wanted to take a minute to thank you and your team for a job well done. During your time at Benson West, you worked hard to respect our school atmosphere and kept the safety of our students in mind at all times. Your communication during the entire project was thorough and very much appreciated. Your willingness to accommodate our needs and your attention to detail went above and beyond our expectations. We are grateful for the work you have done and look forward to being able to utilize our storm shelter when the need arises. Please pass along to your team that they are ROCK STARS!
Meg Searl , Assistant Principal - Benson West Elementary - Omaha Public Schools
Roloff Construction has recently implemented Sage Software’s cloud-based “SCPC” (Sage . Construction Project Center) in an effort to streamline our internal and external documentation and communication processes.
Sage Construction Project Center provides a secure, central online collaboration hub where the building team can collect, share, distribute, track, and take action on all project-related information. In August, new iPads were distributed and training was provided to our Project Managers and Project Superintendents. Ron Siwa, Roloff Building Group’s CFO and Project Manager for the implementation of SCPC, is excited about this software. “We are already starting to see the return on the investment in this software and the related technology. I’m impressed with how our Project Superintendents are embracing it and learning it. Already we are seeing a reduction in phone calls, emails and paper. Most all the information the office or field staff may need is in the cloud in the project files, and we just log in and get it!”.
It is so satisfying to see the “finishing touches” going into the Cambridge Villas apartments–an expansion of an existing Dial Companies apartment community. These spaces have such a cool aesthetic – neutral tones throughout, stainless steel appliances, dark, sleek cabinetry and practical yet on-trend LVT flooring. Just East of the Village Point Shopping Center – what a great place to live!
Roloff Building Group is enjoying working with our client, Vision Specialists of Council Bluffs – a provider of vision care products and personalized optometric services to the Council Bluffs community and surrounding areas.
Vision Specialists of Council Bluffs has been at their current location for almost 6 years. During this time the practice has seen continued growth and they decided it was time for a new office with more visibility and parking and exam room and optical boutique space. Roloff Building Group’s Project Manager Casey Munn helped Vision Specialists by consulting on the property purchase - analyzing the property to make sure it fit Vision Specialists’ needs and budget. Casey also identified what parts of the building were salvageable and those that needed complete renovation.
Altus Architecture Studios was selected as the architecture and engineering firm and is currently in the final stages of concept design. Roloff Building Group is participating in design meetings, helping our client ask the right questions and stay within budget. Vision Specialists Office Manager Katie Walz states, “Casey has excellent attention to detail and has provided us with an itemized budget analysis and project time-line. We are eager to finalize design and excited to start the renovation on the new office!"
From alignments and new tires to eye exams and new eyewear – this former tire service shop located at 2504 West Broadway in Council Bluffs,will be transformed into the new Vision Specialists location.
Michael Hamilton and the team from Altus Architects explain design options to the owner of Vision Specialists Dr. Kyle Cheatham, Office Manager Katie Walz and Roloff Building Group Project Manager Casey Munn.
School is NOT out for Roloff Building Group. We are busy finishing up our 2.9 million dollar (combined) improvements project at Benson West and Adams elementary schools. As soon as that project finishes, we are headed to Florence Elementary to start on the $6.1 million dollar Florence Elementary/Boys & Girls Club addition project. We were thrilled to participate in the ground breaking ceremony pictured above, along with representatives from OPS, Boys & Girls Club, Prochaska & Associates (architects) and of course the students who will benefit from this improvement project!
Roloff Building Group is proud to be working with The Good Neighbor Community Health Center (Fremont) and assist them with their mission to work in collaboration with the community to increase access to primary preventative health care in order to improve the health of the community, and especially of the underserved and vulnerable population.
The Good Neighbor Community Health Center purchased an existing building in Fremont to remodel and open as their second Fremont location. Roloff Building Group was selected by a low-bid process from amongst nine general contractors. The project was presented to all bidders as an aggressive schedule and a budget without any major contingency moneys. Roloff Building Group was up for the challenge!
Details of the project consist of the interior demolition of approximately 8,000 sf, including the removal of framing, drywall, ceilings, and flooring. This was not an average demo due to selective demo practices – the plans called for salvage and repurpose of multiple products. However, we understand the need for cost control and are always willing to help a client with value engineering and repurposing. The new floor plan consists of dental rooms, exam rooms, an X-Ray lab, reception area, nurses’ station, and restrooms and offices.
Despite the aggressive timeline and some unknowns and code challenges stemming from the original construction of the building, the project is proceeding very nicely. Drywall and MEP finishes are just wrapping up. Next up is casework and other specialties and finally doors and hardware, final paint, flooring and then punching out the punch list! We look forward to turning the building over to our client in early May.
A part of the Omaha Public Schools $421 million dollar capital facility bond program includes fire, life safety & security and technology upgrades to older schools in the district. Roloff Building Group has enjoyed getting our boots dirty on the $2.9 million dollar improvements (combined) to Benson West and Adams elementary schools.
Both schools needed storm shelters. At Adams Elementary the storm shelter space was designed as an ICF addition to the existing building. At Benson West Elementary, the shelter space was achieved through excavating beneath the existing school structure – turning an existing crawlspace into a full-height shelter space.
BENSON WEST ELEMENTARY
Besides the shelter spaces, Roloff Building Group and its subcontractors are constructing ingress and egress stairwells, installing new fire suppression systems and replacing all emergency/security doors and door hardware.
Roloff Building Group took advantage of the mild late fall weather in 2016 and got a two month head start on the project which turned out to be a huge advantage as the excavation and footing work was able to be completed allowing for the shelter spaces to go up (and down!) before the major cold snap. Another advantage to reaching this stage earlier was being able to work extended hours over the holiday break, thus lessening the disruption to students and faculty. By the time the cold weather really set-in, we were already under cover and able to keep working on interior construction. This job continues to proceed ahead of schedule!
Roloff Building Group is thrilled to be the general contractor of choice for The Casual Pint – a craft beer market franchise based out of Tennessee. Omaha is the first location west of the Mississippi – they are now open at Countryside Village!
This unique concept is much like a coffee shop, but the focus is on craft beer. The “beer-tenders” can serve up craft beer by the pint from the tap wall (30 taps!), by the can or by the bottle for you to enjoy in the store. And/or you can grab beer to go with growler fills, Mix-A-Six packs from the bottle/can cooler or packaged beer off the dry shelves. It’s a unique experience!
The warm and dry late Fall translated into amazing progress at Cambridge Villas near 168th & Dodge. This ground up 6 Villa/66 apartment expansion project is proceeding nicely – 5 of 6 villas are well on the way and the 6th villa is starting to come out of the ground!
Nothing makes us happier than to see our clients thriving in their new locations or newly remodeled facilities. Recently completed projects and grand openings include:
PENFED CREDIT UNION
502 Fortune Drive, Midlands Place - Papillion
A gut, remodel and interior finish of a commercial retail space.
MAIN STREET STUDIOS & GALLERY
2610 N. Main Street
Olde Towne Elkhorn
Historic building restoration, renovation and interior finish into gallery, studio spaces and an artist residence.
ELKHORN PUBLIC SCHOOLS
20720 Glenn St., Elkhorn
Site work and construction and interior finish of a combination warehouse and vocational education center.