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Court of Two Sisters Restrooms & Stair

While the famous Court of Two Sisters restaurant on Royal was closed for a week this summer, Mayer Building Company performed some quick renovations to auxiliary areas of the giant restaurant. We repainted three guest restrooms and replaced bathroom partitions, light fixtures, ceiling tiles, mechanical equipment, stone and plumbing fixtures. In the grand stair way that leads to the kitchen and Back-of-House we removed and replaced the carpet, patched up the sub-floor, prepped and painted the walls and trim, and swapped out the light sconces.

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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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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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CPA Office

Mayer Building Company completed this total renovation for Summersgill CPA in historic Covington, Louisiana during December 2016. The project, designed by Metro Studio, included wholesale replacement of tired interior and exterior finishes, reconfiguration of the layout to suit the needs of Summersgill, a new kitchenette, two new restrooms, a built-out loft space, contemporary lighting, and restoration of antique floors. The project was delivered with minor punchlist items a few days early. Photos by Brittany Hritz.

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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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Simone’s Market

At the corner of Oak & Dublin, Mayer Building Company completed Simone’s Market in time for the 2016 Christmas Season. The work consisted of building out a full commercial kitchen and attractive grocery in the white box/shell at 8201-8207 Oak that Mayer completed in early 2015. The work consisted of new MEP systems, a new commercial hood and Ansul system, sprinkler modifications, and minor finishes. The Times Picayune in a December 21st 2016 article has more.”Folks strolling down Oak Street have been peeking in the windows of Simone’s Market, which will sell mostly locally and regionally sourced produce, meats and prepared foods, for months as it has come to shape inside retail space at 8207 Oak St. The 1,650-square-foot store, which employs 11 people, will open Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday from and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m…”

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Sunday Shop

In November 2016, Mayer Building Company completed renovations for Sunday Shop. In an under used, dilapidated two story building at 2025 Magazine Street, Logan Killen Interiors created, “Sunday Shop…a carefully curated lifestyle shop led by a team of approachable and knowledgeable interior designers.” A few more words from the Sunday Shop website tells the further story: “For years, the designers & owners of Logan Killen Interiors have dreamt about opening a store in the city of New Orleans that would house all of their favorite things….Katie Logan Leblanc and Jensen Killen are passionate about good design and how it improves our daily lives, from the perfect paint color to the candle that makes it feel like home. Sunday Shop is a direct extension of LKI – bringing you some of the best in furniture, textiles, fine lighting, and art.” Congratulations to Katie & Jensen and thanks for the work. Photos by Augusta Sagnelli.

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