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Small town hill-country flare

image Seven Oaks Business Park, Boerne, TX

SAN ANTONIO - Originally founded in 1957 by Zac P. Russom, Colby Lewis reinstated his grandfather’s company, Alpine Contracting Inc. in 2012.

 

 

 

 

 

    With a passion to carry on a family legacy, Lewis has built Alpine Contracting into a successful company and within five short years has been recognized by the San Antonio Business Journal receiving a nomination for best places to work in San Antonio in 2017, and in 2015 was awarded Best in Construction Retail Development by the San Antonio Business Journal, and two more construction awards by the Associated General Contractors in 2015.
    Alpine’s experience and reputation was key to the development of the Seven Oaks Business Park in Boerne, TX.  The $3.5 million project took 11 months to complete. 
    New construction of the 32,500sf Seven Oaks project consisted of five 6,500sf office building shells including site work and utilities.  Each building allows for one to five-suite finish outs.  The buildings are comprised of wood stick framing with standing seam metal roofing. The buildings’ exteriors keep in line with the ever-popular hill country look of finished stucco, stone and corrugated metal siding.
     “Our biggest challenge was the rain setting back the schedule during the site work and paving stages of the project,” says Lewis. “We also had months of delays trying to obtain the proper permitting for the different aspects of the project.” 
    Located on Old San Antonio Rd, just down from the new Boerne police headquarters, this quaint and charming professional office park is designed to meet the needs of its tenants. The uniqueness of the project is that the architectural design juxtaposes with the functionality and use of the surrounding hill country style and design. The buildings were framed out using wood, which is very uncommon for multitenant commercial developments. The architect utilized these materials to allow the architecture to echo the Boerne, small town hill-country flare. However, while the space was framed out more similarly to a residential space using wood framing and pre-engineered wood trusses, the five buildings are commercial shell spaces that can be finished-out by the tenants to accommodate up to five suites per building. The architect developed a commercial project that resonated the looks of its surroundings to give that hill country style in this business park community.  Currently most of the new tenants are in the medical field and one building will be fully occupied by an ER clinic.  This ER clinic has drawn in other physicians to this business park. 
    Lewis himself was the project manager overseeing the construction of Boerne’s newest professional park.  Oscar Martinez was the project’s superintendent and 1718 Architecture was the designing architect.
    Working within the City of Boerne was a rewarding experience for Alpine Contracting. “In working with the owner and architect on this project, Alpine has been able to expose its name and expand its business further into the Boerne area.  Alpine Contracting team members have been able to make valuable contacts by meeting face-to-face and working alongside many individuals within the City of Boerne,” adds Lewis.  Alpine is continuing to do some of the interior finish outs in addition to the Phase 1 shell.
    Alpine Contracting is a general contracting firm, specializing in ground up construction and interior finish-outs in San Antonio and the surrounding counties. –cmw


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