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
In the Spring of 2018, Mayer Building Company completed Metairie’s first Shipley DoNuts. Located on Metairie Road, the Project included clean, branded finishes that no one will ever look at, ya know…’cause of the donuts. This highly anticipated location finished with minor punch items and is rolling full steam ahead. Congrats to the local Shipley DoNuts team and thanks!Read More
Before Carnival season 2017, Mayer Building Company completed Joseph at 5500 Magazine Street. The project consisted of converting a worn mercantile space into a chic, contemporary luxury retail store called Joseph. “Today’s Joseph stores in Memphis and New Orleans are among the top four or five retail operations in the U.S., outside of the Neiman Marcus group and Saks, in sales of designer shoes and handbags, as well as jewelry, apparel and cosmetics.” – JosephStores.com The work included updating the “back of house.” the sales floors, adding a new high-end cash wrap, and polishing up the exterior just a bit.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
In November 2017, Mayer Building Company eradicated the rot and moisture intrusion issues plaguing the Belladonna Retail Store. We renovated the finishes and fixtures of the retail area, the cash wrap and the nail salon area. The new owner knew this multi-faceted facility needed a make-over so it could keep selling make-overs. Mayer Building Company got it done with minimal business interruption.Read More
Throughout 2017 & in the beginning of 2018, Mayer Building Company completed many upgrades, safety enhancements and general preventative maintenance items for River Oaks Psychiatric Hospital in River Ridge. We are very proud to have River Oaks as a repeat customer and look forward to a continued simpatico relationship.Read More
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.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
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.