Renovation

3616 – 3624 Magazine Street

In September 2019, Mayer Building Company completed full renovations for both buildings at 3616 Magazine & 3624 Magazine inside & out at all residential spaces, additions, and exterior new construction and rehabilitations.  We white-boxed the three commercial areas that storefront on Magazine for quick and easy build outs for the tenants that have already moved […]

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French Quarter Facade Restoration

In February 2019, Mayer Building Company completed an historic re-fresh of this striking French Quarter facade on Governor Nichols Street. The work included replacing the wood elements of the balcony, the louvered shutters and window cornices. Paint-works and a new metal component on the security gate made this project an obvious success.

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Residential Rehabilitaion

In the autumn 2018, Mayer Building Company completed this full residential rehabilitation of a neglected home on a tree-lined street in Treme. The full renovation included all systems inside and out. We salvaged the antique wood floors and developed the landscaping around. The new layout included two contemporary bathrooms and kitchen.  

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Trinity School

During the summer break of 2018, Mayer Building Company completed two separate but equally important improvement projects for Trinity School on Jackson Avenue. At the “Pink House” Mayer design/built a replacement of an historic porch, gallery and roof along with all of its architectural ornamentation. At the elementary school Mayer Building Co successfully completed a revamp of the corridor finishes, doors, ceilings, electrical and plumbing (in the bathrooms). Thanks to close owner input, Mayer Building Company was able to complete each of these large projects before the class bell rang. 

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4901 Magazine Street

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. 

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New Year New Kitchen

In January 2018, we delivered a fast-track kitchen and living room upgrade for a family in Mid City. The fresh look, designed by Bockman Forbes, incorporated the existing finishes, subtly augmented for excellent effect. The work consisted of crafting a new counter and seating surface with matching stone, new casework, modifications of existing casework and painting and new light fixtures. 

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St. Charles Avenue Condo Renovation

In the fall of 2017, MBC completed a renovation of a 2000 sf residence on the 11th floor of the Carol on St. Charles Avenue. The project included renovation of three bathrooms, a kitchen, a laundry room and all the bedrooms and living space. Though it was challenging to work in a large occupied complex, Mayer Building Company did our best to keep our footprint light. We protected the common areas near by the work-site, remained approachable and amenable to the building’s and its occupants’ requests. We were quiet and fast. Notable features included high-end custom showers and space-saving layout upgrades.Photos by Anne Finney.

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Small Renovations / Improvements

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.
GREAT JOB!!!”

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Baton Rouge Flood Rehabilitation

After the historic Baton Rouge flood, MBC was pleased to help a family member rebuild his home. We were able to quickly gut and demolish the flood damaged parts of the home. When it came time to rebuild, we worked with the homeowner who performed much of the rebuilding himself. We secured a design by Holly Baker for putting the pieces back together. We installed doors and trim and cabinets and a new ceiling and lights in the kitchen. We installed new windows and siding in select areas. We installed tile and grout. We gave discounts and tried our best to provide clear correspondence and a listening ear. We tried to give our best guidance and shared opinions. I mention these last items because, in a way, it is typical of what we do as a great general contractor, but given the sensitive nature of the project (i.e. the client was not planning a renovation); it also made me realize that I have work to do on those very things. Listening and understanding the client’s concerns are really the utmost best thing a good contractor ought to do. I know this family is pleased to be back in their home after such a devastating event, and I’m glad we could help them get there. I’m also glad for the reminder to try to walk in someone else’s shoes.

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