8 May

Dallas County South Government Center Recognized by RBCA

Friday, May 8, 2020

Dallas County South Government Center Recognized by RBCA

The Source | S&P Joint Venture Team was recently recognized by the Regional Black Contractors Association. The team is making huge progress on construction of the new, state of the art Dallas County Government Center in Dallas, Texas. This is the second project being completed by the Joint Venture, comprised of Source Building Group, Inc and Satterfield & Pontikes Construction. The 73,000 SF facility will serve as the new home of three existing Dallas County Offices and will also house operations of the new tax office, county constable, sheriff’s traffic division, dispatch and K-9 Unit and two Justice of the Peace courts. KAI Design is the Architect and all three entities in Source, S & P and KAI Design are all proud members of the RBCA. Pritchard Associates is the developer of this historic project in partnership with Dallas County. The project is scheduled for completion in December 2020.

27 Feb

Madison High School Named HBJ Landmark Award Finalist

Thursday, February 27, 2020

Madison High School has been named an Education and Public Assembly finalist for the Houston Business Journal 2020 Landmark Awards. We are thrilled to be a part of the project team for this Houston ISD school. Congratulations to all the finalists of the Landmark Awards, recognizing real estate projects that make a significant impact on Houston and help sculpt the look, feel and image of the city.

18 Nov

Satterfield & Pontikes has been awarded a Top Workplaces 2019 honor

Monday, November 18, 2019

Satterfield & Pontikes has been awarded a Top Workplaces 2019 honor

Satterfield & Pontikes has been awarded a Top Workplaces 2019 honor by The Houston Chronicle. The list is based solely on employee feedback gathered through a third-party survey administered by research partner Energage, LLC, a leading provider of technology-based employee engagement tools. The anonymous survey measures several aspects of workplace culture, including alignment, execution, and connection, just to name a few.
“The Top Workplaces award is about much more than recognition and celebration,” said Eric Rubino, CEO of Energage. “Our research also shows that these organizations achieve higher referral rates, lower employee turnover, and double the employee engagement levels. It just goes to show that being intentional about culture delivers bottom-line results.”

Read more about it https://topworkplaces.com/publication/chron/

30 Aug

S&P Celebrates 30 Years in Business

Friday, August 30, 2019

To celebrate S&P’s 30th anniversary, we have held town hall meetings and Built to Last events at all of our offices over the last several weeks.  A few of the most important takeaways from our meetings:

S&P has had some outstanding accomplishments over our first 30 years.  We have delivered some amazing projects, we have built tremendous relationships, and we have grown some remarkable people.  All the success, all the process and procedure, and all the reinforcement of our culture positions us well for our next 30 years. We have finished our first 30 years strong – we have had excellent results, we have a strong backlog, and we have people prepared to take on more work and greater challenges.

The most important thing each of us can do is reflect on our growth as a company and what has allowed us to succeed. Our core values remain as relevant – and as critical – as ever. We also recognize that to go forward and continue to grow and succeed we need a strong plan and an investment in building resources for the future. Our first 30 years have been incredibly satisfying and rewarding.  We are positioned for another amazing 30 years and eager to get started!

Watch a video recap of our 30-year history…

23 Aug

AGOC Wins Multiple Construction Awards

Friday, August 23, 2019

S&P’s work to rebuild and enhance the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral (AGOC) in Houston has been recognized in recent weeks for outstanding construction.

First, in its annual competition, Engineering News Record (ENR) Magazine named the expansion of the nearly 70-year old church into a cathedral as the Best Cultural/Worship project in Texas and Louisiana.  ENR Texas/Louisiana received more than 130 entries and named winners in 17 categories.  Being named the best project in in its category in the region places the Cathedral into consideration for a national award.

Next, the Associated General Contractors (AGC) Texas Building Branch (TBB) cited the AGOC as the best project in the Building 3 ($5-$10 million) General Contractor category in its annual Outstanding Construction Awards (OCA) competition.  The OCA attracts entries from across Texas and the projects are judged by a panel of industry experts.  S&P is one of just two Houston General Contractors to win top place in the statewide competition. At the end of the AGC TBB award ceremony, the AGOC was announced as the “Best of the Build” – the best project across the state!  It has been advanced for consideration at the national level.

One of the most significant considerations for these awards is overcoming obstacles.  The additions and renovations to the historic facility were complex and posed many challenges but the S&P-led team performed extraordinarily well – and that work is being recognized.

Congratulations to the entire team!

17 Jul

S&P’s Aviation Expertise Helps Aruba Airport Grow

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

S&P’s work with Aruba Airport providing CM-Agency services includes serving as advisors to provide the necessary guidance and expertise in the planning and execution of the new BHS system. The final design of the BEUMER tote-based CrisBag system will be carried out in collaboration with the airport’s main terminal designer, NACO. As the program management consultant, Satterfield & Pontikes is ensuring that the baggage handling system and the building are properly integrated, and that the new system is designed and built with the optimal efficiency.

Read more about the project…

28 Mar

Klein Cain Wins National ABC Award

Thursday, March 28, 2019

Satterfield & Pontikes Construction Receives National Excellence in Construction Award From Associated Builders and Contractors

S&P’s work on Klein Cain High School has earned a National Excellence in Construction® Pyramid Award from Associated Builders and Contractors in the General Contractor Mega-Projects – All Projects $100 to $200 million category. Representatives from the company received the award March 27 during ABC’s 29th annual Excellence in Construction® Awards gala at ABC Convention 2019 in Long Beach, California.

The Excellence in Construction awards program is the industry’s leading competition that honors both general and specialty contractors for innovative and high-quality merit shop construction projects. The award honors all construction team members, including the contractor, owner, architect and engineer. The winning projects, selected from entries submitted from across the nation, were judged on complexity, attractiveness, unique challenges, completion time, workmanship, innovation, safety and cost.

A panel of industry experts served as the competition’s judges. This year’s panel included representatives from the Building Owners and Managers Association International, the Smithsonian Facilities Construction Division, the Construction Management Association of America, Engineering News-Record, Design-Build Institute of America and various construction-related firms nationwide.

A full list of EIC winners is available on ABC’s website.

26 Feb

S&P Awarded Spring Woods High School Renovations

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Spring Woods High School

Preliminary rendering by PBK

Last night at the Spring Branch ISD board meeting, Satterfield & Pontikes construction was awarded the renovations to Spring Woods High School. The project, part of the District’s 2017 Bond Program, includes cafeteria and library renovations, exterior/interior updates, building system upgrades, mechanical/HVAC upgrades, and site improvements. In addition, the campus will receive new classroom furniture, technology student devices, and athletic upgrades (i.e. track and tennis/sport court resurfacing, and field refurbishing). A synthetic turf practice field will also be installed. The scope of this work is estimated to be approximately $25,000,000.00.

15 Jan

S&P and Klein ISD “Stand Up For Texas Public Schools”

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

S&P and Klein ISD “Stand Up For Texas Public Schools”

S&P was recognized Monday night by the Klein Independent School and our continued collaboration in efforts to “Stand Up For Public Schools”. S&P has been privileged to assist the district, in particular through our support of the Klein ISD Education Foundation, the Relocation of Lemm Elementary to Klein Cain High School during Hurricane Harvey, the Career & Technical Education program and on-going partnerships with Klein ISD campuses. We are honored to be recognized by Klein ISD, and look forward to continuing our partnershhip with the district. Additional information about the TASB recognition program can be found in the link below.

Read more…


17 Oct

Galena Park ISD Dedicates Galena Park Elementary School

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

The Galena Park ISD Board of Trustees hosted a ribbon cutting and dedication for the new Galena Park Elementary School to celebrate the new school replacing the previous 77-year-old facility. The entirely new 2-story, 97,915 SF facility accommodates 750 students and contain 32 classrooms, a computer lab, a gym, and a learning resource center. The project also included new playgrounds, parking lots, and roads.

4 Oct

Young Women’s College Preparatory Academy Celebrates New Facilities

Thursday, October 4, 2018

HISD held a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the completion of renovations and additions at the Young Women’s College Preparatory Academy. The $31 million renovation and addition project incorporates the preservation of historically significant building features, while increasing learning spaces and adding modern science and technology labs. Renovations were completed to first- and second-floor classrooms, administrative offices, and performing arts area, including a dance studio, band hall, and choir room. Also completed were cafeteria and kitchen renovations and enclosure of the school’s outdoor atrium. A new building addition houses the gymnasium, locker and weight rooms, science and robotics labs, and learning commons.

Read more…

6 Aug

Fort Bend ISD opens Thornton Middle School

Monday, August 6, 2018

Fort Bend ISD opened a brand new Middle School this fall. The new, 229,000 SF Ronald Thornton middle school addresses rapid growth in Fort Bend County and serves the Sienna Plantation community. The 229,000 SF facility houses 1,200 students, and includes a master plan for future expansion to the full 1,450 student capacity. Designed to achieve LEED Certified level, the building’s features include spaces devoted to sparking creativity in students and a central library stocked with laptops and mobile devices instead of exclusively desktop computers. The new school was built next to the recently completed Leonetti Elementary School, creating a learning campus for the District.

Read more…

13 Jun

Spring ISD Breaks Ground on Roberson Middle School

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Yesterday was a beautiful day to break ground on the new Spring ISD Roberson Middle School. The facility, designed by Huckabee Architects, is the first to kick off in the District’s 2016 bond program. The ceremony included words from Board President Rhonda Newhouse, Superintendent Dr. Rodney Watson, and Roberson’s Principal Tracey Walker. After “turning the dirt” attendees signed a rendering to be displayed at the completed facility. The new 156,500 SF school will house approximately 800 students and will be located on a 22-acre site near FM 1960, on the intersection of Veterans Memorial and West Richey Road.

Read more…

30 Apr

Katy ISD Breaks Ground on New High School

Monday, April 30, 2018

S&P and PBK celebrated the commencement of the new Katy ISD High School #9 with a groundbreaking ceremony honoring the achievement. Officials with the District broke ground on the site that shares the new high school and new junior high school. The complex is being completed in the Cross Creek Ranch subdivision to deal with explosive population growth in the district’s southwest quadrant and relieve overcrowding in some nearby campuses.

 Read more about the project…

27 Apr

Sam Houston MSTC Tops Out

Friday, April 27, 2018

The Sam Houston MSTC project team celebrated a milestone with a topping out ceremony, complete with the school’s Mariachis! The ceremony recognizes completing the installation of all tilt-walls, roofing, and structural steel decking. Work on mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems, including the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning system, is ongoing. Crews also are working on interior fireproofing and drywall installation. The S&P team shared a barbecue lunch with subcontractors and district staff and signed the final steel beam to commemorate the event.

Read the HISD Blog article…

26 Apr

Madison High School Celebrates Topping Out

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Satterfield & Pontikes Construction hosted a “topping out” ceremony of the new Madison High School, signifying the success of completing the exterior structure of the new school. The celebration included signing the last steel beam, as well as a barbecue lunch and door prizes for the subcontractors working on the project. Madison is among 40 schools being renovated or rebuilt as part of the 2012 Bond Program. The $94 million project calls for a new two-story school that will span 265,000 square feet and accommodate 1,900 to 2,100 students. Phase I will be completed in December, followed by the demolition of the existing facility.

8 Feb

S&P to Rebuild Four Harvey-Damaged Schools

Thursday, February 8, 2018

The Houston Independent School District Board of Education on Thursday approved a construction contract to Satterfield & Pontikes for the rebuilding of four elementary schools — Braeburn, Scarborough, Kolter, and Mitchell — severely damaged by Hurricane Harvey. The schools will be rebuilt at their current sites after facilities assessments found significant property damage, as well as a strong need to raise the elevation of the buildings to prevent potential future flood damage.

20 Oct

Pontikes Development Moving Forward with Port 10 Development

Friday, October 20, 2017

Pontikes Development, the development arm of S&P, will soon break ground on a 3 million-square-foot speculative warehouse and distribution park near Port Houston. Designed by Powers Brown architecture, the new Port 10 Logistics Center will encompass 246 acres at Interstate 10 and Thompson Road in the southeast Houston community of Baytown. The first phase of the multiphase project will deliver in the third quarter of 2018, and around 2 million SF of the project’s 3 million SF will be directly rail-served. The engineering team consists of Benchmark Engineering for Civil, LJB for Structural, and DBR for MEP.

Read the CPE article…

1 Sep

S&P to build new Judson ISD Elementary School

Friday, September 1, 2017

The Trustees of the Judson Independent School District in San Antonio awarded the District’s new Wortham Oaks Elementary School to Satterfield & Pontikes.  S&P was selected after being judged to provide the best value to the District for the new school through a Competitive Sealed Proposal (CSP) process.  S&P has successfully delivered several projects before for Judson ISD, including the similar Rolling Meadows Elementary School.

The new, two-story Wortham Oaks Elementary has been designed by Stantec Architecture and will be 110,000 square feet.  The value of the project is over $24.5 million and work will begin almost immediately.  The District plans to have the facility in service in time for the 2018 – 2019 school year.

25 Aug

S&P receives Constructech Vision Award

Friday, August 25, 2017

Satterfield & Pontikes was honored by Constructech Magazine at its 18th annual construction technology Vision awards dinner last night. We were recognized as the best General Contractor utilizing technology to provide a better product to its client and Assemble Systems received recognition as the technology enabler. S&P was singled out for its use of technology to reduce the cost of projects while increasing the information and transparency provided to the client. We received the gold medal for its use of technology to address cost and schedule challenges on a critically needed facility.

The Vision Awards honor construction companies that have realized the advantages of where construction and technology converge and how they can successfully apply it to their everyday businesses.

27 May

Construction begins on the new Madison HS

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Work on the new Madison High School is underway. S&P crews have demolished athletic fields and begun construction on a new parking lot across the street from the current building. The work is part of the project’s first phase, which also includes construction of the new high school. Construction of the $93.9 million new school is part of the voter-approved 2012 Bond Program. According to design plans, the two-story building will be built facing West Orem Drive on the school’s existing athletic fields.

Photo by HISD

Read more on HISD’s Blog

5 May

New Wisdom High School on HISD Blog

Friday, May 5, 2017

Houston Independent School District featured the new Wisdom High School on the District news blog. The new, $74 million project, part of HISD’s 2012 Bond Program, recently reached substantial completion.

Read the full blog post…

5 Apr

Cypress Park High School Awarded Outstanding Project

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Cypress Park HighIn the Spring 2017 issue, Learning by Design magazine recognized S&P’s Cypress Park High School as an Outstanding Project. The publication focuses on education design innovation and excellence, and showcases projects from all over the United States. Published twice each year, this prestigious magazine recognizes the projects by the best firms.

Read the article.

24 Jan

Growing our Relationship with Cy-Fair ISD

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

The Cypress-Fairbanks ISD Board of Trustees awarded Satterfield & Pontikes the Cypress Falls High School renovation project. The $27 M project consists of interior renovations and mechanical and electrical upgrades with limited exterior work. Interior renovations include remodeling existing athletic and PE locker rooms, updating student restrooms, replacement of all interior doors and hardware, replacement of auditorium seating, culinary lab renovation, LED light fixtures and lighting controls, replacement of main electrical service switch gear, fire alarm system, DDC controls, replacement of selected HVAC units, installation of wood dance floor, security system upgrades including card readers, cameras and secure vestibule, pool filtration, chemical feeder replacement and partial acoustical ceiling system replacement.

10 Jan

North East ISD’s Regency Place Elementary School Project Awarded to S&P

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Regency Place ESThe North East Independent School District Board of Trustees voted to award the Regency Place Elementary School Addition and Renovations Project to Satterfield & Pontikes Construction (S&P) as the Construction Manager at Risk. S&P will be responsible for providing pre-construction services as well as managing the construction activities for the facilities.

The project is part of the District’s 2015 $499 Million Bond Program, and includes construction of a new classroom addition that will replace twenty-four portable buildings with permanent facilities, as well as renovations to the existing campus facilities. O’Connell Roberston & Associates is leading the A/E team, and the design encompasses 55,978 square feet of new facility additions and 3,547 square feet of interior renovations. The project budget is $16,750,000, and estimated completion for the multi-phased construction is August of 2019.

8 Dec

S&P Providing CM Services for Delta at LaGuardia

Thursday, December 8, 2016

S&P is providing Design and Construction Management services for Delta Air Lines on the $4 billion renovation program at LaGuardia Airport. In this role, Delta Air Lines is holding the trade contracts directly and using S&P to administer those contracts. Our responsibilities include:

  • Construction management
  • Project controls
  • Quality assurance and quality control program
  • Testing and commissioning
  • Project close-out
  • Cost control

Read more about the project on Delta’s website.

31 Aug

FBISD Schools Break Ground

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

FBISD GroundbreakingS&P broke ground on the new Elementary School (ES) #48 and Middle School (MS) #15 for Fort Bend Independent School District in the Sienna Plantation community.

Designed by IBI Group, ES #48 is a new 123,000 SF two-story elementary school designed for 850 students. MS #15 is a new 229,000 SF two-story elementary school designed for 1,200 students. Both schools are currently being designed to achieve Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Certified Level. Features will include spaces devoted to sparking creativity in students and a central library stocked with laptops and mobile devices instead of exclusively desktop computers.

10 Aug

Cypress Park HS ready for Class of 2020!

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Photo from May 2

Photo from May 2016

The class of 2020 will start their own school traditions in less than two weeks at the new Cypress Park High School, and S&P is thrilled to be nearing the end of this amazing project. The new 592,000 square foot high school provides a wide array of facilities for standard core curriculum subjects, fine arts, athletics, and career and technical education. The 179-acre site will also accommodate a future middle school and an elementary school.

More from ABC 13 Eyewitness News…

14 Jun

HISD Wisdom High School Tops Out

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

HISD Wisdom HS Topping Out The team at S&P’s Wisdom High School project with HISD and WHR Architects celebrated a milestone last week. On Friday, we held a topping out ceremony for the new school. As part of HISD’s current bond program, Wisdom High School (formerly Lee High School) is adding a new 240,000 SF facility that features a two-story building divided into four neighborhood wings with flexible learning spaces and plenty of windows to maximize natural light.

See a video and photos of the ceremony on HISD’s Blog.

7 Jun

Fort Bend ISD Schools Awarded to S&P

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Fort Bend ISD Middle School #15

Preliminary rendering from IBI-Texas.

S&P has been awarded a $73 million contract to build Elementary School (ES) #48 and Middle School (MS) #15 for Fort Bend Independent School District to help address growth in the Sienna Plantation community.

Designed by IBI Group, ES #48 is a new 123,000 SF two-story elementary school designed for 850 students. MS #15 is a new 229,000 SF two-story middle school designed for 1,200 students. Both schools are currently being designed to achieve Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Certified Level. Features will include spaces devoted to sparking creativity in students and a central library stocked with laptops and mobile devices instead of exclusively desktop computers.

The new schools will be constructed on a 47-acre parcel located in Missouri City, Texas. The new schools will be located on future Waters Lake Blvd., south of future (extension of) Sienna Parkway. Elementary School 48 is expected to open in the fall of 2017, and Middle School #15 will be ready for students for the fall of 2018.

22 Apr

New Training Center Opens at Fort Hood

Friday, April 22, 2016

IMG_6050Fort Hood and community leaders hosted a ribbon cutting  to celebrate the opening of North Fort Hood’s new Operational Readiness Training Complex, (ORTC). It is one the biggest projects to take place on North Fort Hood since it’s creation during World War II in 1942. The $51M project is part of a six-phase, $288-million initiative to bring the training center into the 21st century with the end goal of being able to support a brigade size unit. Satterfield & Pontikes served on the design-build joint venture team.

See the news clip…

31 Mar

New Austin Address

Thursday, March 31, 2016

S&P’s Austin office has a new home! Please update your contact information to our new address:

4131 Spicewood Springs Road Bldg. C, Unit 4. Austin, TX 78759

3 Mar

Klein ISD 5 Tops Out

Thursday, March 3, 2016

for WebsiteOn February 26th, 2016, Satterfield & Pontikes Construction celebrated the completion of steel erection on Klein Independent School District’s new high school by hosting a traditional topping-out ceremony. The final steel beam was hoisted to the top of the structure with a fir tree and an American flag affixed. More than 300 attendees viewed the ceremony and were given commemorative t-shirts at an onsite luncheon.

29 Feb

HISD Young Women’s College Prep Community Meeting

Monday, February 29, 2016

RenderingS&P team members joined HISD for a recent community meeting showcasing the progress of Young Women’s College Preparatory Academy. The school, among HISD’s oldest school buildings, will undergo a $27.1 million renovation/addition that will expand learning spaces throughout the current building and add modern science and technology labs to enhance STEM curriculum.

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18 Feb

HISD Bond Projects Progressing

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Houston ISD - TimelineHISD’s blog featured progress shots of two S&P projects this week. The Mandarin Chinese Language Immersion School in the Galleria area is a 19,000 square foot  three-story building that will feature flexible learning spaces and is designed around the themes of the sun and the moon. The new school is slated to open in August 2016. Lee High School’s new 240,000-square-foot facility will include state-of-the-art technology with flexibility to allow for future upgrades. The two-story building will be divided into four neighborhood wings with open spaces and plenty of windows to maximize natural light. Students will continue to attend classes in the existing building throughout construction, which has a target completion of second quarter of 2017.

Read more…

16 Feb

Waltrip High School Community Meeting

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Waltirp High School_Exterior 1HISD recently hosted a community meeting showcasing what is to come with the ongoing renovation and construction project at Waltrip High School. The project is currently scheduled for completion in the fall of 2016.

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26 Jan

Florida team wins Safety Award

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

S&P's Florida team wins USF SafetyFlorida award

S&P’s Florida team won USF SafetyFlorida’s Sunshine State Safety Recognition Award for our Janie’s Garden Apartment Project. The award is given to Florida employers and employees in all industries who proactively and routinely engage in job safety.

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18 Dec

TAMU College of Architecture features BIM Cave

Friday, December 18, 2015

TAMU BIM CAveThe Texas A&M University College of Architecture featured their BIM Cave, donated and built by S&P, in the December issue of ArchOne.

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11 Nov

HEB Opens in La Porte

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

hebS&P recently completed a new H-E-B grocery store that opened in La Porte on Nov. 11 as the anchor of a new master-planned retail center. The 83,000 SF grocery is located at the intersection of Spencer Highway and East Boulevard in the Junction at Deer Park shopping center, and includes many of the San Antonio-based grocery chain’s signature features, such as a bakery, deli, sushi bar, large produce department and pharmacy, as well as chef demonstrations and daily samplings.

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29 Aug

AllCare Medical Plaza Celebrates Grand Opening

Saturday, August 29, 2015

AllCare Medical Plaza Celebrates Grand Opening

Designed and built by S&P’s Sarasota office, The AllCare Medical Plaza held its Grand Opening Ceremony on July 31, 2015 at 5860 Ranch Lake Boulevard. Manatee County Commissioner Vanessa Baugh and State Representative Greg Stuebe were among the hundreds that attended the ribbon cutting and open house. The construction project was completed ahead of schedule and well within the established budget. The new Class A two-story building occupies 1.5 acres and features administrative and doctors’ consultation offices, mental health offices, exam rooms, nursing stations, procedure rooms, a conference room, a physical therapy clinic space, and urgent care-specific waiting area and clinician office.

Read more…

27 Aug

Cypress Park High School Topping Out

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Cypress Park High School Topping Out

CFISD and Satterfield & Pontikes Construction (S&P) hosted a “topping out” ceremony of the new Cypress Park High School, signifying the success of reaching a significant milestone in the construction process. The district worked with PBK Architects on the design and sketches of the school. The 592,000 SF facility is being built on a 179 acre-multi campus site on FM 529 near the Grand Parkway.

12 Aug

CyFair High School 11 Gets a Name

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

CyFair High School 11 Gets a Name

S&P’s CyFair High School 11 project will be named Cypress Park High School. The school district’s board of trustees approved the name Monday.

Designed by PBK Architects, the 592,000 square foot facility will serve approximately 3,000 students and feature a three-story academic wing, community building for fine arts and indoor athletics, dining facility and central utility plant building. It will be part of a multi-campus educational village, with a middle school and elementary school planned for the future.


4 Aug

Francis Hall Wins AGC Award

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

PrintThe completely renovated interior in historic Francis Hall, the home of construction science education at Texas A&M, has been recognized with an award by the Associated General Contractors’ Texas Building Branch. The renovation includes a new auditorium, building information modeling facility, videoconferencing room, several specialty labs and exposed building systems for use as a teaching aid.

The award, Best Interior Finish Project Over $5 Million, was one of several honors presented July 30 at the Texas Building Branch’s convention in Lake Tahoe, Calif. The TBB, located in Austin, provides information about state legislation that impacts the building industry to contractors and AGC chapter members.

Read more…

18 Jun

Lone Star College Awards CMAR Project to S&P

Thursday, June 18, 2015

LSCS CyFairThe Lone Star College System (LSC) selected Satterfield & Pontikes Construction (S&P)to build additional learning space sat the LSC-CyFair campus that will address campus growth needs and the area’s shortage of skilled workers. S&P will provide Construction Manager at Risk services as part of Phase I of the 2015 General Obligation Bond program.

S&P will construct a new 50,000 square foot Information Technology & Visual Communications Satellite Center, which will include classroom space with high-level computing infrastructure, and a 5,00 -square foot lab addition for the LSC-Cypress Center Workforce Education Facilities. S&P will also provide BIM-based preconstruction services to include project budgets, management plans, design phase cost planning and construction documents.

Stantec will provide architectural services for both buildings.Estimated completion time for the $13.5 million IT & Visual Communications Satellite Center is May, 2017. The $1.4 million Workforce Facilities expansion is expected to be complete in November, 2016. S&P earned the award due to its relevant higher education project experience, client references, safety record and plan, proposed project personnel, and ability to meet project completion timelines.

8 Jun

HISD Awards Three Projects to S&P

Monday, June 8, 2015

HISD_Bond-PROGRAM-Logo-VERTThe HISD Board of Trustees voted to award three new projects from its $1.9 billion 2012 bond program to S&P as a Construction Manager at Risk. S&P will be responsible for providing pre-construction services as well as managing the construction activities for the facilities. The combined value of the three projects is approximately $120 million, and includes:

  • Sam Houston High School – a $70 million complete replacement of the existing high school on Houston’s north side. The A/E team will be led by Stantec.
  • Westbury High School – a $30 million partial replacement and general renovation of the southwes tHouston campus. The A/E team will be led by Joiner Partnership.
  • Young Women’s College Preparatory Academy – a $20 million partial replacement with general renovations to the existing all-girls college preparatory campus. The A/E team will be led by NatexArchitects.

Construction is expected to begin in the first or second quarter of 2016. The Young Women’s Academy should be complete in 2017, while Sam Houston and Westbury will finish in 2018.

8 May

S&P to Build Janie's Garden Phase III

Friday, May 8, 2015

Janies Garden - residence bldg_2S&P has been awarded an $8.7 million contract to build Phase III of the Janie’s Garden apartment complex in Sarasota. Project work will begin in June and is expected to be complete next April.The project encompasses 101,000 square feet and includes 72 apartments in three separate 3-story resident buildings. The multi-family project, designed by Slocum Platts Architects of Maitland, also includes construction of a one-story, 3,450 square foot clubhouse/community building.

17 Apr

Florida Office Wins Safety Award

Friday, April 17, 2015

04-17-15_S&P Florida safety awardS&P received the Sunshine State Safety Recognition Award for safety performance on the AllCare Medical Plaza project in Bradenton. USF Safety Florida gives the award to Florida businesses with exemplary safety and health management practices.

Read more…

30 Mar

S&P Wins National Safety Award

Monday, March 30, 2015

4-27-15_CSEA Awards_Satterfield & Pontikes_Ralph BradleySatterfield & Pontikes (S&P) received national recognition for its outstanding safety program from The Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) this month at the annual AGC convention in Puerto Rico. The firm earned second place among contractors from all parts of the United States in the Construction Safety Excellence Awards’ Construction Management Division’s 500,000+ Work Hour Category.

The national award recognized S&P as one of the safest contractors in the entire country for its comprehensive approach to safety and S&P’s collaborative “meet or exceed” program.S&P also won national AGC safety awards the previous two years.

As the industry’s elite safety awards program, the AGC Construction Safety Excellence Awards showcases companies that have achieved outstanding performance and continuous improvements in their safety and health management systems.The awards recognize companies that have developed and implemented excellent safety and loss prevention programs achieved through management commitment and employee involvement.The rigorous selection process includes a company’s safety training, work site hazard identification and control, and safety program innovation.Initial judging of written entries took place at the AGC local chapter level, where submissions were pared to the elite group of finalists. The finalists then made oral presentations to a panel of independent judges during the final judging at the national convention.

Al Landes - AGC Past President

The most important thing any construction firm can build is its safety culture. Firms like this send a clear message to their industry peers that we can never take the health and safety of our workers for granted.


4 Mar

Renovation of Historic Francis Hall Complete

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Francis Hall; TAMU College Station: BRW Architects: Saterfield & Pontikes GCWith the $7 million renovation of Texas A&M University’s Francis Hall recently completed by Satterfield & Pontikes Construction (S&P) on the College Station campus, Construction Science students now have a new academic home. The revitalized three-story building is the new home for the university’s Construction Science Department’s 900 students and 30 faculty members and also is the first standalone facility in Texas dedicated to construction education.

Constructed in 1918, Francis Hall is one of the university’s oldest structures. The building has “historic core” designation and is listed as a “heritage building.” The 32,500 square foot project followed strict construction guidelines and procedures for historic treatment. The renovated Francis Hall provides specialty labs, classrooms, 120-seat auditorium, exhibit hall, student lounge and collaboration areas, conference/bid room, and administrative suites. The reinforced concrete building features many learning environments, including a state-of-the-art Building Information Modeling (BIM) Cave and exposed mechanical, electrical and structural systems that serve as a learning laboratory.

Brown Reynolds Watford Architects provided design services for the project. Project work included demolition of the building’s interior and abatement of hazardous materials. S&P also constructed new interior partitions and finishes, mechanical/electrical/plumbing upgrades, fire alarm and communication systems, roofing, and interior finish-out.

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19 Feb

Florida Office to Build a new MOB

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Manatee Gynecology Medical Office Building_rendering_cropManatee Gynecology recently announced plans for construction of a new 10,000 square foot medical office building in Bradenton, Florida. The $1.45 million project will be constructed on a one-acre site at 2310 60th St. Court W. in Bradenton. When completed, the building will provide offices, examination rooms, nurses’ station, laboratory and all the necessary resources to deliver high-quality women’s health care.

Designed by Wolfe Architects of Tampa, the building will feature a modern architectural style with unusual exterior design elements. Exterior masonry walls will vary from the typical flush surface usually seen on buildings. The use of stucco-finished eight-inch concrete blocks in most areas of exterior walls along with strategically positioned 12-inch blocks finished with decorative porcelain tile will provide an unusual pattern with an interesting visual effect. The project is in final stages of design, and groundbreaking should take place in late April.

Manatee Gynecology is an all-female group of board-certified physicians located in Bradenton. With more than 20 years of experience, the four-doctor practice is the only fellowship-trained minimally invasive surgeons with expertise in advanced laparoscopy, robotic, and urogynecologic surgery in Manatee and Sarasota counties.

18 Feb

DISD School Wins ENR Best of the Best Award

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

BillyEarlDade14Engineering News-Record (ENR) recently announced national winners of the 2014 Best of the Best Projects competition for construction excellence, and Billy Earl Dade Middle School in Dallas was selected as the best K-12 project in the U.S.  Satterfield & Pontikes Construction’s (S&P) Dallas Business Unit built the three-story, environmentally sustainable school located only a few city blocks from the historic Cotton Bowl Stadium and the State Fair of Texas.

The prestigious award is the culmination of a seven-month effort put forth by industry judges and ENR to identify the pinnacle of design and construction achievement in the U.S.  The competition for ENR’s Best of the Best Projects began in May 2014 with more than 700 project teams submitting their best work to the ENR Regional Best Projects competitions.

The Dallas ISD school accommodates 1,000 students in grades six through eight. The standout feature of the 211,000 square foot project is that the entire construction process, from groundbreaking to completion, took only 10 months. The $36 million school was designed by Kell Munoz Architects/KAI Texas and constructed by S&P according to environmental standards developed by the Texas Collaborative for High Performance Schools (CHPS), the first green building rating program designed specifically for K-12 schools.

In each of ENR’s 10 U.S. regions, judges selected winners in 20 categories to qualify for entry in the national contest. S&P won top honors in its regional competition against projects submitted in Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Oklahoma. In the national competition, a new set of 16 judges from across the country and from all walks of the industry examined each project in an effort to distinguish the best in terms of teamwork, safety, overcoming challenges, innovation, quality, and design and construction excellence.

For its selection as one of the most significant construction projects of 2014, Billy Dade Middle School was featured in the March 16, 2015 issue of Engineering News-Record.

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12 Feb

New Medistar Facility Coming to Katy

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Kindred ParkwestS&P is working with Medistar Corporation on a new 80-bed skilled nursing facility at Katy Fort Bend Road and Colonial Parkway in far west Harris County. Work on the 60,000 square foot building is scheduled to begin early this year. Construction will take approximately 11 months. The $12.3 million Kindred Parkwest Skilled Nursing Facility, designed by architect Davis Stokes Collaborative PC of Brentwood, Tennessee, will be constructed by S&P’s Houston Business Unit. The facility will provide private inpatient rooms, TV lounges, beauty salon, activity/chapel/theater area, dining room, coffee shop and Internet café, offices, reception/lounge area, nurse stations, and rehab therapy space. The site will have room for future expansion to 120 inpatient rooms. The two-story building will feature a structural steel frame and an exterior façade of synthetic stucco, brick and stone. Project work on the five-acre site will also include construction of 103 parking spaces, metal-framed cedar picket fence and storm water detention pond. A separate generator with a Level 1 sound attenuating weatherproof enclosure will be installed to provide emergency power.

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3 Feb

New Multi-Species Resource Building at TAMU

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

TAMU MultiSpeciesTexas A&M University selected Satterfield & Pontikes Construction (S&P) to build a new Multi-Species Resource Building in College Station for the College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. The energy-efficient and environmentally friendly building will be designed and constructed to achieve LEED Silver certification.

The 19,900 square foot facility will house medium-sized animals in the one-story, pre-engineered metal building that will include multiple treatment rooms and a large surgical suite with two surgery rooms. The building will also provide dog kennels within several separate kennel bays along with areas for treatment, whelping, food preparation, imaging and ICU/sick recovery.

To achieve LEED certification, project components include building materials containing recycled content, LEED-compliant irrigation system, no composite wood and agrifiber products that contain added urea-formaldehyde resin, 10 percent of building materials are regionally manufactured, and low VOC content in adhesives, sealants, paints and coatings.

The building will feature brick veneer, pre-finished metal wall panels, split-face CMU wainscot, aluminum storefront entry system and standing seam pre-finished metal roofing panels. The facility will be equipped with an energy management system and laboratory control system for automatic temperature controls and an outdoor emergency/standby electric generating system with weatherproof housing.

The $5.7 million project is designed by PDG Architects. S&P will construct the facility on a six-acre site on Discovery Drive off Highway 60/University Drive. The project is expected to be completed in mid-2015. S&P currently has four projects underway on the campus.

4 Dec

S&P Completes Airtex Distribution Center

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Airtex_exterior_5Satterfield & Pontikes Construction (S&P) recently completed construction of the Airtex Distribution Center on West Airtex Boulevard in north Houston. The new facility will help to fill the need for additional Class A warehouse and distribution facilities on the city’s north side, particularly those with high clear heights. With its close proximity to George Bush Intercontinental Airport and Interstate 45, the facility is ideally suited for warehousing and distribution functions.

This new $7.6 million industrial distribution facility features a 32-foot clear height and provides ample cubic feet for storage. With an office area on each corner of the building, the cross-dock facility offers the flexibility to accommodate up to four tenants.

The 226,000-square-foot building provides dock-high doors, grade-level access doors and high bay lighting. With 52 overhead doors and four large ramp entrance doors, the facility provides easy truck/trailer access to handle air and sea containers.

The state-of-the-art, Class-A warehouse industrial facility is built on a 14-acre site. Building features include concrete tilt-wall construction, 10’ drilled piers, 6” concrete slab foundation, TPO single-ply roof, and steel joists and trusses. Project work also included paving for the large parking and drive area as well as permitting, platting and site clearing.

Powers Brown Architects provided design and architectural services for project owner International Airport Centers, an owner, developer and manager of transportation-related cargo, warehouse distribution, and office complexes located near major airports throughout the United States. CBRE arranged the construction financing and will lease the property.

10 Nov

Allcare Medical Plaza Breaks Ground in Florida

Monday, November 10, 2014

Groundbreaking ceremonies took place here at 3:30 p.m. on November 10 to kick off construction of the new 18,500 square foot Allcare Medical Plaza at 5860 Ranch Lake Boulevard. Manatee County Commissioner Vanessa Baugh and project owners Drs. Matthew and Doris Nessetti of Allcare Medical Center spoke at the ceremony.

With Allcare’s business tripling in size over the past three years, the center needed to relocate to a larger space to accommodate its tremendous growth. Allcare Medical Center will occupy the building’s second floor and will offer family medicine, gynecology and behavior health services.

The new Class A two-story building is being built on the 1.5-acre site by Satterfield & Pontikes Construction’s Sarasota office. The $2.85 million project is designed by Zoller Associates Architects & Interior Designers of Sarasota. The facility will provide administrative and doctor’s consultation offices, mental health offices, exam rooms, nursing stations, procedure rooms, conference room, physical therapy clinic space, and urgent care-specific waiting area and clinician office.

7 Nov

S&B Modular Project Wins ABC Award

Friday, November 7, 2014

Satterfield & Pontikes Construction (S&P) won the top award in the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) of Greater Houston Excellence in Construction Awards, Light Industrial category for its work on the S & B Modular Operations Fabrication Facility.

The Excellence in Construction competition recognizes outstanding projects in several categories ranging from commercial and industrial construction to interior renovations and historical restorations. The award not only commends remarkable feats in the construction industry, but also the project’s safety record.

S&P constructed the 78,000 square foot S & B Modular Operations facility that fabricates and assembles modular components for industrial processing sites. The facility features a specially engineered metal building designed to accommodate the massive weights of the large custom-made components. More than 50 cranes, with capacities ranging from two tons to 50 tons, provide wall-to-wall coverage in the manufacturing bays. A unique feature of the project is the placement of 35 acres of roller-compacted concrete in only three weeks.

S&P managed the entire design-build project from concept to owner move-in, including all phases of the unconventional design approach and fast-track construction schedule. The $16.8 million project was completed in only nine months.

20 Oct

ENR Selects Two S&P Projects as 2014’s Best

Monday, October 20, 2014

ENR-Best-Projects-2014_logo_aSatterfield & Pontikes Construction (S&P) projects recently took top honors in two categories of Engineering News-Record’s Best 2014 Projects. S&P’s work on the Billy Earl Dade Middle School in Dallas was named Best K-12 Project, and the Unmanned Aerial Systems Hangar at Fort Hood was selected as the Best Airports/Transit project. The recognition comes against projects in the five-state region of Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma and Texas.

Dade Middle School, designed by Kell Munoz/KAI Texas, is a 200,000 square foot Dallas Independent School District facility on the south side of Dallas that was delivered in only 10 months. A remarkable achievement of this project is the timely completion of a school of this size and scope in such a very short time. The three-story facility is designed and constructed according to environmental standards developed by the Texas Collaborative for High Performance Schools. An unusual feature of the school is its geothermal heating and cooling system.

In the Airports/Transit category, S&P teamed with architectural and design firm RS&H to take the highest award. The UAS maintenance hangar at Fort Hood is a massive 200,000 square foot facility with 12 maintenance bays for the medium-altitude, long-endurance Gray Eagle aircraft. The design-build project was designed and constructed to meet LEED Silver certification and features high-efficiency building envelope, HVAC, lighting/electrical, and solar domestic hot water/plumbing systems.

4 Oct

S&P Completes New Micro Center Store

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Micro Center Houston - Interior 1Satterfield & Pontikes Construction recently completed construction of the new Micro Center electronics store in the Galleria/Bellaire area. The new 32,000 square foot store replaces its previous 610 West Loop store near San Felipe. The $6 million project was constructed on a 3.5-acre site and is part of a larger retail development.

The new store, which opened for business on October 16, includes a large showroom with 50 percent more floor space that offers 40,000 items and 350 computing devices on display. New and expanded departments include a Build Your Own PC section, 3-D printers, do-it-yourself components, and a new Knowledge Bar offering free walk-up tech support.

Powers Brown Architects provided design and architectural services. The building features concrete tilt-wall panel construction with exterior finishes of stone and masonry veneer, metal panels and opaque glass storefront. Project work was performed by S&P’s Houston Business Unit. Construction was completed in less than six months and was delivered ahead of schedule.

A unique feature of the project is the 90-foot “tower” rising through the roof that displays the LED-lit Micro Center sign that changes colors at night. Project work also included new parking/paving with 300 vehicle parking spaces, sidewalks, utilities and supporting site improvements.

1 Oct

Klein ISD Selects S&P as CMAR for HS #5

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Klein HS #5 EntryThe Klein Independent School District has selected Satterfield & Pontikes Construction to build a 650,000 square foot high school in northwest Houston. PBK Architects will provide design and architectural services for the school, which could open in 2017.

High School #5 will be built on 83 acres at the corner of Cutten Road and Spring Cypress Road. The school will be able to accommodate up to 3,500 students.

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26 Sep

S&P Begins New Priests Home

Friday, September 26, 2014

Retired Priests Home groundbreaking 3The Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston held groundbreaking ceremonies on September 21 to kick off construction of its new residence for retired priests located at 2407 Holcombe Blvd. near Almeda Road in Houston. Numerous area citizens and dignitaries attended the event, along with representatives from contractor Satterfield & Pontikes Construction (S&P), design firm EKLS Architecture, and program manager U.S. Builders. The Houston Business Unit of S&P will oversee construction of the 34,400-square-foot Archbishop Joseph A. Fiorenza Priest Retirement Residence. The new one-story facility will provide 24 living units, each with bedroom, living room, kitchen, and bathroom. S&P will also construct a central common building, which will provide a large living room, kitchen, dining room, administrative offices, chapel, theater and exercise room. The project also includes construction of a new parking area. The $7 million construction project is part of St. Dominic Village, Houston’s only Catholic retirement community.

24 Sep

S&P to Build New CFISD High School

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Cy-Fair HS 11-aerial_smallSatterfield & Pontikes Construction has been awarded its biggest project yet by the Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District, a 592,000 square foot high school at FM 529 and Westgreen Boulevard to relieve overcrowding at schools in northwest Houston.

PBK Architects designed the school, which will accommodate 3,000 students and open in August2016. High School #11 will be part of a new 179-acre campus that will also include a middle school and an elementary school. The $128 million project consists of four buildings: a three-story academic wing, a community building for fine arts and indoor athletics, a dining facility and a central utility plant building. Satterfield & Pontikes will also construct baseball and soccer fields, tennis courts, soccer fields, track and field facilities and football fields.

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26 Aug

Billy Earl Dade MS wins TEXO Award

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Satterfield & Pontikes Construction’s (S&P) outstanding work on the Billy Earl Dade Middle School project was honored with a Merit award for construction excellence in the recent 2014 TEXO Distinguished Building Awards Competition. The project competed with entries in the $30-$75 million category submitted throughout the north and east Texas area.

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21 Apr

S&P to Build New Micro Center

Monday, April 21, 2014

Micro Center_smallElectronics retailer Micro Center selected Satterfield & Pontikes Construction (S&P) to build a new 32,000 square foot store in the Galleria area. The $6 million project will be constructed on a 3.5-acre site near the intersection of South Rice Boulevard and Westpark Drive and is part of a larger retail development.

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