Renovation

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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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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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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HGTV Pilot & Kitchen Upgrade

Mayer Building Company completed a project for HGTV this summer which became the “Big Easy Reno” HGTV show pilot with Holly Baker. Designed by our favorite interior designer firm Logan Killen Interiors, the work included a new custom kitchen, new built-in millwork in the foyer and several exterior updates.

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Interior Updates in French Quarter Condo

In the fall of 2015, Mayer Building Company completed a small finishes project for a big aesthetic impact. This project included sanding the wood floors and coating them in grey paint and high gloss polyurethane, swapping a boring black countertop for a vast expanse of brilliant white marble, and tiling a great deal of the kitchen walls for a statement backsplash with Walker Zanger tile.

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Investment Property Renovation

In a quaint and quiet part of Algiers, Mayer Building Company completed a series of mechanical, electrical, plumbing and finish improvements for a real estate investor. The interior of this ranch house was modified and improved to include new lighting, a new open floor plan concept and new windows throughout. Part of our task, as General Contractor, was to ensure bank compliance with a 203K program and city compliance. Mayer Building Company not only delivered this project on time and at budget, but also quick success with the lender.

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