Historic

French Quarter Preventative Maintenance

Through the spring and summer, Mayer Building Company performed work for various French Quarter property owners and landlords. These small projects, not renovations or overhauls, were performed with a view to preventative maintenance. Though its hard to see in photographs, Mayer Building Company repaired, cleaned-up, replaced and freshened a myriad of exterior elements to a handful of historic buildings. We replaced wood rot, corrected gutters, re-hung shutters, patched louvers and deckboards, scraped and painted iron, trim, stucco. We re-pointed crumbling mortar with the VCC mortar mix, corrected flashings, re-set slate roof tiles and terra cotta ridge caps, tidied up systems lines like wiring and conduits and replaced glass and glazing putty. Though these items do not stand-out like full renovations would in the old French Quarter, they are extremely important nonetheless. Combined, items like these add life to the aging structures, protect them from exponential deterioration, keep buildings in compliance with the historic society and certainly improve the value of the buildings.

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HGTV: New Orleans Reno with Holly Baker

During the summer of 2016, Mayer Building Company delivered two top-notch residential renovations for New Orleans Reno. The TV shows aired this January. The work included a high end renovation of half of a shotgun double in the Bywater and a kitchen/dining/living room update Uptown near Tchoupitoulas. The construction work was fast-paced, but diligently performed by our staff and subcontractors and vendors. The production team was a pleasure to work with and we hope to be making more shows for Holly Baker, RTR Media and HGTV soon.

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Investment Property Updates

At the end of January 2017, Mayer Building Company completed some minor interior and exterior improvements for a duplex in the charming Parkview neighborhood of Mid City. The work included exterior carpentry and paint repairs, general cleaning of the facades, garden and paving, and finishes renovations to the two two bedroom apartments. We updated both bathrooms with cultured marble surrounds and new steel tubs and shower valves. We restored an old Art Deco vanity light, upgraded a tile counter top to a granite one, patched in an antique wood floor, swapped many of the appliances for new, salvaged antique door hardware, and replaced light fixture.

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Second Story Addition

In the fall of 2016, Mayer Building Company completed this 7-month renovation and addition to a 1920s craftsman home just of Bayou St. John. The work included re-purposing a brick fireplace into structural piers, adding a second story and renovating the first floor. Notable features include historically appropriate fenestration, re-milled antique pine floors and stair treads, new and reclaimed cabinets and millwork, spray foam, high efficiency mechanical and plumbing systems and old-world doors and hardware. Photographs by Anne Finney.

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French Quarter Realty Exterior Paint

In May 2016, Mayer Building Company completed exterior repairs and a new paint job for the French Quarter Realty building on the corner of Esplanade and Rampart. Just in time for the new streetcar line, this project was completed on a very tight budget and very quick schedule. MBC met will all historic society compliance and delivered this work without affecting FQR’s ongoing occupancy.

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Warehouse District Rehabilitation

In Spring 2016, Mayer Building Company completed a historic rehabilitation for the Jackson & Jackson Law Firm on Baronne Street. At the time of our work the building had suffered some foundation and sub-foundation failures. The result of the failure included severely cracked load-bearing masonry walls, roof leaks, and all around finishes and millwork damage. Mayer Building Company shored the old brick building and restored its facade and interiors back to its former glory and austerity.

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8207 Oak Street

At the end of the summer 2015, Mayer Building Company delivered the renovation of 8207 Oak Street for a local commercial developer. The project consisted of restoring the facade and all fenestration and storefront to exacting historic standards while converting the 14000 square foot interior to rent ready commercial space. All new services and utilities were established and an elevator installed. We also built out the common areas on the second floor which included a high end kitchenette, bathrooms, stairs and some antique wood flooring.

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Shotgun Double Restoration

This winter MBC completed a simple, clean restoration of a shotgun double in the heart of Mid City. We restored the front facade and replace the rest of the exterior: cementious siding, new architectural shingle roof and decking and new clad windows. We rehabilitated this building with much of the of the historic character left in place. We salvaged all doors, mantels, hearths, transoms, floors, rim locks, attic clerestory window and much of the trim. While these aspects were carefully restored, we updated the two apartments to include all new plumbing, electrical, central AC, new kitchens and laundries, composite deck-boards, gutters and downspouts, closet space and pantries

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Upgrades in the French Quarter

In a townhouse on Royal Street, Mayer Building Company completed a project for property manager and client that included maintenance, upgrades and repairs to a very natty single family home. We installed a new air conditioning system for the carriage house suites, completed re-glazing of all courtyard glass, added historically compliant board & batten shutters, patched in some antique pine floors and spiffed up several rooms with a high end paint job.

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