In July, Mayer Building Company completed the work at 4901-03 Magazine Street. The major renovation on the corner of Magazine and Upperline consisted of converting an unused, decrepit Victorian 4plex into a stunning mixed-used rehabilitation. Upstairs there are two apartments for rent with balconies and galleries that face the parade route. Downstairs is a new office space customized to the real estate company moving in. We salvaged the floors, doors, baseboards, brickworks, and hardware (when possible). The major challenge of this project included prosecuting this salvage and re-use effort at the same time as abiding by Historic Tax Credit requirements (federal and state) the local Historic District Landmarks Commission requirements, the City of New Orleans Safety & Permits requirements,m the Louisiana State Fire Marshal requirements and all the International Building Codes governing the same. Oh yeah, and we had to fit in air-conditioning, ADA and life safety requirements and new plumbing and electrical. Whew.Read More
the spring of 2018, Mayer Building Company completed an office/ historic project for Windy Hill Pictures, a New Orleans film production company. The work at 5707 Magazine Street, formerly Blue Fog Chocolates included finishes, mechanical and electrical and facade renovations. We salvaged the old pine floors, old wood windows, exposed the old masonry and created a new dynamic office space that replaced the “slat-wall decor” of the chocolate retailer. We updated the ceilings and bath and breakrooms and installed new HVAC, lighting, and plumbing systems. We built Windy Hill a block and stucco planter and repaired the old facade openings and shutters.Read More
In July 2018, Mayer Building Company removed and replaced the VCC governed balcony and repainted the windows and shutters for the Creole Orleans Condo Association on Barracks Street. Mayer Building Company may be growing, but the historic-work roots of this company still help us secure and produce good, competitive work.Read More
During the fall of 2017, Mayer Building Company took on a hodgepodge of work for Inlow Guitars. The company which is housed in an historic building at 1800 Hastings housing had been left in the lurch by a dubious contractor the previous year with structural elements in question, a leaking roof and an incomplete guitar shop build out. Mayer Building Company was hired to complete structural wood and steel elements including plated tie-backs near the parapet, replace and warrant the roof, add a bitchin’ roof deck and tidy up some loose ends in the guitar shop. Below find a few shots of the roof deck and the views.Read More
Mayer Building Company completed a number of small projects recently. We completed a termite repairs and window replacement in an old building on Royal Street. We replicated an HDLC protected wood rail at a roof deck gallery on a manor house in the Lower Garden District. We built a new gallery over looking St. Charles Avenue on an underused front facade Uptown on the Streetcar line. Here’s a quote from one of the owners, “I wanted everyone to know that the floor replacement work done by Ryan’s crew is amazing! Ryan, I can’t thank you enough for your attention to detail when replacing and refinishing the floor boards. It is literally impossible to distinguish the old wood from the new.
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
Recently our commercial construction project came to a successful completion, and we are open for business. I appreciate the efforts of Mayer Building Company in getting my premium coffee shop open early.
I brag about you and your people all of the time.. I get constant compliments on the building! Recently our commercial construction project came to a successful completion, and we are open for business. I appreciate the efforts of Mayer Building Company in building out our new offices on time and within budget.
Thanks again for a job well done! We have completed over 30 Cyclebars across the country in the past year. The New Orleans (Magazine Street) site was not only one of the best but working with Mayer exceeded all expectations. I look forward to future work with the Mayer Team.
Y’all did such a nice job. Thank you so much for your careful work. You’ve helped transform our space!
I just want to thank you and your staff for going above and beyond during this build out process. With us being in a different city, y’all have been awesome to work with. Y’all have accommodated every change within our construction window and have helped us greatly on things that couldn’t have gotten done without you and your staff’s help. Thanks so much. It is greatly appreciated.
Thank you very much for doing such a great job. The rooms look great and the inconvenience to us was minimal at worst. Your personnel was friendly and easy to work with. Fred was really great. We are very pleased with the result. Thank you and I hope to work with you again on another project.
I was concerned about doing a renovation at a place that was many states away from where I lived. I needed someone that I could count on and could handle every aspect of the renovation. I also required someone who was familiar with the permit requirements for an historical building in New Orleans….I would highly recommend Ryan Mayer to any potential client. I was extrememly pleased with the work he performed and would use him again for any additional contracting needs that I may have.
We are always excited to partner up with MBC to work on our new location developments or redesigns,
as we can always count on quality, timeliness, and most importantly, the right level of communication
in the client relationship.
As we grow City Greens, we look forward to working with the Mayer Building Company in the very near future.
It is with pleasure, and of my own initiative, I am writing this letter of gratitude
for the work you and your company performed at 4905-11 Magazine Street.
As the architect of that renovation, I worked closely with you, your superintendent
Fred Goodrow, and your staff during the months of construction. Your knowledge, experience, and good judgement, and that of your
employees, were critical in addressing these issues and contributed significantly
to the successful completion of the work.
Both the building owner and I are very proud of the results and are grateful to
you and your staff for a job very well done. I sincerely look forward to the next
time it is my good fortune to work with you.
Thanks for everything, Ryan! We look forward to working with you again in the future.