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…

11 Jul

S&P helps raise $94K for HomeAid Houston

Thursday, July 11, 2019

This year’s HomeAid Houston playhouse was a hit, raising almost $94,000 for HomeAid Houston by selling raffle tickets to win the playhouse. The winner of Project Playhouse’s 2019 “The Toybox” was the Rangel family, shown in the photo. They are extremely excited to have won and look forward to enjoying this year’s amazing playhouse.

The playhouse was on display at Minute Maid Park on the Concourse Level, from June 26th – July 7th, when the raffle drawing was held. Satterfield & Pontikes and Newberry Architecture worked together to make this happen as the design and construction team that created and built the Toy Box Playhouse. Assisting in the move was Greco Structures, a playhouse donor who contributed to the construction and provided transportation to the ballpark.

3 Jun

S&P Kicks Off Summer Intern Program

Monday, June 3, 2019

Internship KickoffS&P corporate leaders joined our new summer interns for an afternoon of bowling to launch the 2019 summer internship program. The summer internship program offers construction science college students the opportunity to complete a paid 10-week internship at one of S&P’s jobsites over the summer. Students learn skills that ready them for a career in construction, and get to have some fun too! Each intern is assigned to a jobsite, and will attend weekly training sessions that include Safety, Drawings, Estimating, Scheduling, 3D Coordination, Production Tracking, QA/QC, Document Control, and Close-Out.

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.