Mayer Building Company (MBC) is an experienced commercial construction company that provides general contracting and construction management services for businesses throughout the New Orleans metro area. Our capabilities include everything from retail build-outs to historic commercial renovations. To schedule an appointment or request a bid, call us at (504) 315-8423 or fill out our online contact form.
MBC has completed projects for commercial developers in the French Quarter, Uptown, Lakeview, Mid-City, and Metairie. Our extensive list of clients includes French Truck Coffee, Michael Kors, French Quarter Realty, Belladonna, Pilot & Powell, Cyclebar, City Greens, Pontchartrain Orthopedics, Crescent Care, River Oaks Hospital, and many more. Specific projects include everything from building out a 3,100 square-foot retail store in Canal Place to the construction of a new Shipley Do-Nuts location on Metairie Road. We built out Ale on Oak, La23 BBQ, renovated Spectrum Neurology and several clinics for MHSD, and completed renovations on over 25 properties on Magazine Street alone. Please explore some of our completed commercial projects below.
Mayer Building Company completed a dynamic build-out of 3400 square feet for Strayer University, New Orleans campus in late summer 2020. The new space boats state of the art classrooms, conference rooms, common areas. Strayer & Mayer pivoted during the coronavirus pandemic to build safely and add touchless features throughout. The owner had this to say about our efforts:
Thank you to the entire Mayer Team for a job well done to meet our tight schedule
requirements! All the great support given the obstacles from the pandemic and added
increased virtual project angles along the way was greatly appreciated. Strayer University is very
happy with our new exciting campus and look forward to the future.
The extraordinary efforts Mayer Building Company took to help get us to the finish line while
making several changes to our plans due to the new “world pandemic view” was truly
commendable. This dedication speaks volumes to the strong project management and quality
control your firm brought to the project. From start to finish, your team continued to keep
safety at the forefront as we all navigated many new challenges due to the crisis.
In the Fall and Winter of 2018/2019, Mayer Building Company completed two brand new French Truck Coffee cafes. Located at 2917 Magazine Street uptwn and 650 Poydras Street downtown, these two projects were collaborative, speedy and interesting. While Magazine Street was more of a re-branding and finishes effort, Poydras included structural steel, an enormous custom storefront and tricky mechanical systems. Every effort was employed to produce these A-plus cafes as quickly and cost-effectively as possible. Thanks to French Truck Coffee and Colectivo.
In the Spring of 2018, Mayer Building Company, LLC 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!
In July, Mayer Building Company, LLC 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, 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.
In July 2018, Mayer Building Company, LLC completed a significant overhaul of the Metropolitan Human Services Division flagship clinic at 2221 Philip Street in Central City. The new finishes throughout included new flooring, paint, and ceilings. We added private billing and consultation rooms with sound attenuation considerations, insulation, and glass doors and transoms. HVAC and electrical followed of course. We added new security, pharmacy and work stations of custom millwork matching the MHSD brand. The scope of work was done AT NIGHT while the clinic OPERATED throughout the renovations during the day. Work was performed by Mayer Building Company in a clean, safe, fast manner. NO change orders except for one minor unforeseen demolition item. Thanks to the great roster of subcontractors here, Terrell-Fabacher Architects, Feldmeier Galyean (Owner’s Rep) and especially MHSD Management Team.
In the summer of 2018, MBC completed a new behavioral clinic on Tulane Avenue for Crescent Care. The project, designed by SCNZ, included a new lobby, entrance, bathrooms, triage room, therapy rooms, and offices on this third-floor space. We installed new acoustic treatments, window treatments, finishes, and specialty millwork to create the comfortable (and branded) space for this new clinic. The project had only a few challenges and the ownership team and the design was great to work with and for.
During the summer of 2018, MBC completed this retail build out at The Shops at Canal Place. G Star Raw is a luxury denim brand with a focus on fine craftsmanship and urban appeal, opens this September and will concentrate on men’s apparel, adding new fashion-forward options for male shoppers. This project consisted of interior improvements for the G Star to achieve the look of the burgeoning brand. G Star hired Mayer Building Company to install all new mechanical systems, new electrical systems, and fire alarm, meticulously designed branded finishes to achieve the G Star experience. Prior to commencing the work, Mayer Building Company, LLC participated in crafting a quick-turn-around budget. Actual construction was performed in accordance with architectural oversight in order to meet the client’s goals. The project was delivered with the very minimal punch list.
In the spring of 2018, Mayer Building Company, LLC 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.
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.