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Signing Day

June 9, 2017

TEXO Signing Day

The inagural TEXO Signing Day was held at MacArthur High School in Irving, TX, on May 24, 2017. Chamberlin, along with Cummings Electrical, Humphrey & Associates and Polk Mechanical, have been meeting with MacArthur students throughout the year discussing the potential of a career in construction. On Signing Day, 10 students were offered positions, scholarships and craft training to kick-start their construction career. See the NBC 5 News coverage here

Meet Chamberlin’s Newest Team Members

May 22, 2017 

Michael Stover

Position: Project Coordinator – Roofing & Sheet Metal
Experience: Michael has a background installing A/V equipment in a wide variety of commercial facilities from office buildings to performing arts centers and sports arenas. See Michael in the Austin Business Journal here.

 

Kelley May

Position: Administrative Assistant
Education: San Bernandino Valley College
Experience: Kelly joins Chamberlin with over two decades of experience in the accounting and administrative field. See Kelley in the Dallas Business Journal here.

 

Roberto Romero

Position: Project Coordinator – Roofing & Sheet Metal
Education: Lamar University
Experience: Roberto has four years of experience in the Refractory Industry as a drafter and Project Coordinator. See Roberto in the Houston Business Journal here.

 

Peter Pantusa

Position: Project Coordinator – Waterproofing & Caulking
Education: 
Sam Houston State University
Experience:
Peter joins Chamberlin with four years of commercial construction experience from electrician apprenticing to project estimating. See Peter in the Houston Business Journal here.

 

 

Julianne Lute

Position: Administrative Assistant – Safety
Education: Oklahoma City Community College
Experience: Julianne joins Chamberlin with three years experience in the adminstrative field. See Julianne in the Dallas Business Journal here.

 

Jay Whitson

Position: Project Estimator - Roofing & Sheet Metal
Education: Southern Methodist University
Experience: Jay joins Chamberlin with over 10 years experience in the commercial roofing industry in both estimating and project management. See Jay in the Dallas Business Journal here

 

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New Houston Luxury Residential Tower

April 17, 2017

Greystar Chamberlin crews are working hard at the Greystar Apartments Latitude Med Center luxury residential tower, a new 35-story high rise sitting atop ten levels of parking. These apartment homes and adjoining hotel, also under construction, are needed to meet the growing market demands not only for the adjacent Texas Medical Center, but also the Greater Houston area. Micro units will be as small as 350 square feet and penthouses over 3,500 square feet.

The facility was designed with top-notch amenities, high quality finishes and a variety of on-site conveniences to create an environment that will enhance the overall living experience. Residents will have access to a pool, two outdoor kitchen areas, fitness facilities, a meeting room and business center, a clubroom and a dog walking area. The 10th floor will offer its own garden terrace.

Working under Hoar Construction, LLC, Chamberlin waterproofing crews are installing crystalline waterproofing, hot-fluid applied asphalt waterproofing, bentonite waterproofing, site sealants, traffic coating, air barrier and joint sealants.

Next, Chamberlin roofing crews will install a TPO roofing system, sheet metal, coping and counter flashing. The project is projected to finish in 2018.

 

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Flying With Eagles

March 24, 2017

ABC Excellence in Construction and National Safety Excellence

Chamberlin's work on the Dallas Love Field Modernization Program and Project Delta earned the company two first-place national Excellence in Construction Eagle Awards from Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC). Chamberlin also received the prestigious National Safety Excellence Award. Representatives from the company received the awards March 1 during ABC’s 27th annual Excellence in Construction awards celebration in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

The Excellence in Construction awards program is the industry’s leading competition, developed to honor innovative and high-quality merit shop construction projects. This year's judging panel of industry experts included representatives from the Design-Build Institute of America, Engineering News-Record and the Construction Users Roundtable, among others. 

The Dallas Love Field Modernization Program was recognized in the Specialty Contracting category. Chamberlin Roofing & Waterproofing installed nearly 550,000 square feet of roofing for the expansion and renovation of this landmark airport. During construction, the team identified a water pooling issue due to an improperly sloped roof deck and offered an innovative solution

Project Delta was awarded in the Specialty Contracting - Exteriors category for its unique parking garage roof murals that could stand up to the weather. Instead of using paint, Chamberlin installed 600,000 square feet of traffic coating with colored pool quartz in a paint-by-number approach to create beautiful murals depicting the owner's campuses across the world. 

ABC's National Safety Excellence Award recognizes companies who exhibit a continued commitment to jobsite safety and whose safety performance and programs are judged to be exemplary by the ABC National Environment, Health & Safety (EH&S) Committee. 

Dallas Love Field and Roof Murals

 

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Dallas Cowboys Headquarters

March 15, 2017

Dallas Cowboys The Star

The Star, a 91-acre, $1.5 billion complex in Frisco, TX, is home to the new Dallas Cowboys World Headquarters, The Ford Center and two NFL compliant practice fields. 

The Dallas Cowboys World Headquarters is a six-floor office building with a two-level parking garage. The Ford Center is a state-of-the-art, 510,000 square foot indoor athletic facility containing the Dallas Cowboys indoor practice field, training room, office space and hydrotherapy. Chamberlin worked on both facilities and their parking garages installing approximately 320,000 square feet of spray-applied air barrier, 215,000 square feet of hot fluid-applied waterproofing, 200,000 linear feet of sealants and 125,000 square feet of sealer. Chamberlin’s scope also included firestopping, water repellents, sheet metal flashing and trim, pavers and expansion joints. This massive scope was completed in 16 months with a total contract amount of nearly $5,000,000.

Chamberlin had to employ some creative methods to install the firestopping and sealants at the top of the south wall. An eyebrow at the top of the wall prevented Chamberlin crew members from being able to access the area from an aerial boom lift or swing stage. The equipment would raise them almost 200 feet in the air, but they then had to crawl on the structure’s steel beams to reach the installation area. Connecting boards were installed so they could move from beam to beam. High winds further compounded this already challenging worksite.

Chamberlin created an intricate two-man system with dual leg lanyards and beam clamps to allow the crew members to complete this work safely. This extremely challenging and unordinary installation method was not only performed under extreme time constraints, but performed safely and successfully.

TEXO awarded Chamberlin a Distinguished Building Award for their work on this project. 

 

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The Driskill Hotel in Austin, Texas

March 2, 2017

 

The Driskill is the oldest operating hotel in Austin, TX, and it is rich in history. Dating back to the 1800's, Colonel Jesse Driskill purchased the bare plot of land for $7,500. In just two years, the hotel was transformed into one of the most prominent, luxury hotels in Austin and beyond. 

The hotel has seen its share of notable visitors to include Lyndon Baines Johnson, who brought his future wife, Lady Bird Johnson, on their first date at The Driskill Grill.

Time and weather have taken a toll on this Austin landmark, prompting a need to restore the damaged balconies. Chamberlin Roofing & Waterproofing was enlisted to repair the four balconies and serve as the General Contractor. The scope includes concrete demolition, concrete installation, framing, sheet metal flashing and trim, balcony waterproofing and plastering. The project is scheduled to be complete in May 2017. 

 

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River Spirit Casino Resort

February 15, 2017

The tropical-themed River City Casino Resort in Tulsa, Oklahoma is the 2nd largest construction project in the history of Oklahoma. This $365 million expansion project included a luxurious 483-room hotel rising 27 stories, a 30,000 square foot convention and meeting center, a 2,500 seat Paradise Cove Theater for live entertainment and sporting events, a resort pool and bar area, a variety of bars and restauarants, plus a 50,000 square foot Margarittaville Casino and Restaurant. 

The entire complex will add 800 full-time jobs while pumping $135 million a year into the local economy.

Chamberlin's scope included installation of PVC single-ply and standing seam metal roofing systems, below-grade waterproofing, joint sealants, precast gutter, precast wash, fire sealant, dampproofing, expansion joints, traffic coating, hot fluid-applied waterproofing, pavers, cold fluid-applied waterproofing and site sealants.

 

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Paving a Career Path in Subcontracting

January 17, 2017

Chamberlin Senior Project Estimator Tim Shaw chimes in on how to guide the next generation of leaders to find the right opportunity in this Construction Business Owner article by Texas A&M Instructional Assistant Professor Ben Ashburn.

 

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The Whoop-de-doo and Hickory Dock

December 27, 2016

The holidays are upon us, and we’ll be ringing in the new year before we know it. My, my how the time does fly! Chamberlin had a grand ‘ole time on this tour around the sun. They welcomed nearly 100 new team members this year. Project work took them from stadiums to convention centers to casinos all over Texas, Oklahoma and beyond. And since all work and no play makes for a dull year, they also took time out for some industry camaraderie.

Last but never least, a year isn’t complete at Chamberlin without a dash of volunteerism in the mix. Working with organizations like KIDstruction, Community First! Village and The WorkFaith Connection is one of the most fulfilling things they do throughout the year. You can check it all out in this nifty video.

Cheers to a wonderful year!

 

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Chamberlin Honored With Industry Awards

December 13, 2016

The Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) Excellence in Construction (EIC) awards program recognizes outstanding projects in the commercial construction industry. The projects are judged on innovative programs relating to quality, productivity and scheduling, as well as special obstacles and extenuating circumstances overcome and any value engineering process. A project must be awarded first or second place at the ABC local chapter’s competition to qualify for the national level. Chamberlin had three projects qualify to compete nationally in 2016.

Chamberlin was honored with an ABC Oklahoma Excellence in Construction award for INTEGRIS Baptist Hospital where they installed an environmentally friendly hot rubberized asphalt waterproofing system for the renovation of hospital’s entryway in Oklahoma City, OK. The waterproofing scope was divided into two phases, with half of the entryway to be waterproofed in Phase I and the other half during Phase II. However, the phases were to be completed months apart, so the concern was water infiltration from the old waterproofing system ruining the new system. Chamberlin found the solution by creating a unique waterproofing detail that separated the new system from the old keeping it watertight until the installation could be completed. 

ABC Greater Houston Excellence recognized Chamberlin with a Construction Merit award for their work on a 385-acre corporate campus just north of Houston. This was Chamberlin largest completed project to date. They installed over 3,000,000 square feet of below-grade waterproofing, 255,000 linear feet of joint sealants and a TPO roofing system on 16 buildings. Their scope included installing approximately 600,000 square feet of traffic coating to three parking garages, with a unique twist - a mural on each garage roof depicting an aerial landscape view of the company’s different locations around the world. Instead of paint, these murals were created with the traffic coating, which was a colored polyurethane waterproof coating combined with pool quartz. This took intricate planning and mapping, extreme attention to detail and precise application. The incredible final product is one-of-a-kind works of art on each roof.

The Love Field Modernization Program in Dallas, TX, was bestowed an ABC EIC award through TEXO, North Texas’ ABC Chapter. This was the largest and most ambitious construction effort since the airport's establishment in 1917 and involved a complete terminal renovation and expansion, the addition of new concourses, a larger baggage claim and new ticketing wing. Chamberlin installed a total of 450,000 square feet of a torch-applied two-ply modified bitumen roofing system, 45,000 square feet of PVC roofing and 40,000 square feet of TPO roofing. A 10-man crew worked for four years to complete this tremendous project on time and with no safety incidents.

Chamberlin also received an Engineering News-Record (ENR) Texas & Louisiana 2016 Regional Best Project award for their work on Dallas Love Field. This awards program evaluates safety, innovation, teamwork, challenges overcome, craftsmanship and contribution to the industry. Out of 92 total entries this year, Chamberlin was awarded Best Project in the Specialty Contracting category.

 

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Meet Chamberlin’s Newest Team Members

November 29, 2016

Leticia Hernandez

Position: Maintenance Administrative Assistant – Roof Maintenance & Leak Repair
Education: Sanford-Brown College
Experience: Leticia joined Chamberlin's maintenance team with administrative experience in the healthcare industry. See Leticia in the Dallas Business Journal here.

 

Stephen Cole

Position: Assistant Project Manager – Roofing & Sheet Metal
Education: York College
Experience: Stephen has 16 years of experience in the commercial roofing industry and has worked in many facets from operations to safety to finance. See Stephen in the Dallas Business Journal here.

 

Ron Jacobson

Position: Project Estimator – Roof Maintenance & Leak Repair
Education: University of Houston
Experience: With almost 30 years experience, Ron has worked on many sides of the commercial construction industry from product sales to consulting and estimating. See Ron in the Houston Business Journal here.

 

Cliff Santellana

Position: Project Estimator – Roof Maintenance & Leak Repair
Experience: Cliff has 13 years of experience in commercial roofing with a background in technical application and sales. See Cliff in the Houston Business Journal here.

 

Mike Kasper

Position: Project Coordinator – Roofing & Sheet Metal
Education: Texas A&M University
Experience: Mike has four years experience in the commercial construction industry with a background in project supervision. See Mike in the Houston Business journal here.

 

Danny Rufrano

Position: Assistant Controller
Education: University of Central Florida
Experience: Danny joins Chamberlin with 5 years supervisory experience in public accounting.

 

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Alamodome

November 9, 2016

The Alamodome, a great combination of both a convention center and a dome, opened on May 15, 1993. Owned and operated by the City of San Antonio, the large venue accommodates assemblies, tradeshows, sporting events and more. The Alamodome was the home of the NBA World Champion San Antonio Spurs from the years of 1993 to 2002 and the Valero Alamo Bowl takes place here every year.

In preparation for the 2018 Final Four, the City of San Antonio has undertaken a $43 million expansion and renovation of the 22-year-old Alamodome to improve media amenities and the fan experience. Upgrades include a 26,000 square foot media center, improvements to their four locker room facilities, a multi-purpose workroom, expanded concourses with added concessions, outdoor terraces at the club level, an updated ribbon board, high-definition corner boards and upgraded lighting to accommodate the return of basketball events. The Alamodome improvements will "allow San Antonio to compete with other major cities for events that bring significant economic impact to our community," San Antonio Sports President and CEO Russ Bookbinder said in a letter to the nonprofit's board members.

The design-build team of Turner, Marmon Mok and Populous is delivering the fast-track project without disruption to the facility's operations and event's schedule. Chamberlin has completed hot fluid-applied waterproofing below-grade for the facility and is currently installing an air barrier system. The project is on track to wrap up mid 2017.

 

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Chamberlin Receives ENR Best Project Award

October 28, 2016

ENR Best Project 2016

Chamberlin Roofing and Waterproofing received an Engineering News-Record (ENR) TX & LA Regional Best Project Award in Specialty Contracting for their roofing work on the Dallas Love Field Modernization Program. This awards program acknowledges five criteria including safety, innovation and teamwork.

This project was the largest and most ambitious construction effort since the airport's establishment in 1917 and involved a complete terminal renovation and expansion, the addition of new concourses, a larger baggage claim and new ticketing wing.

Chamberlin re-roofed the existing main terminal and installed a new roofing system on the expansion of the main terminal, new baggage claim, ticketing wing and concourses. In total, 450,000 square feet of a torch-applied Soprema two-ply modified bitumen roofing system was installed. Chamberlin also installed a 45,000 square-foot GAF PVC roof on the main canopy at the airport entrance as well as a 40,000 square-foot Firestone TPO roof system on a roadway canopy. A 10-man crew worked for four years to complete this tremendous project on time and with no safety incidents.

It is an honor for Chamberlin to be a part of this tremendous project and to be recognized for their commitment to safety, quality and teamwork.

 

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OU Gaylord Memorial Stadium

October 11, 2016

OU Gaylord Memorial Stadium

Phase II of the Oklahoma University (OU) Gaylord Family Memorial Stadium's $160-million renovation is well under way. This major expansion and addition to the 93-year-old stadium is sure to please Sooner fans with ideal seating and preferred parking. Watch this video to see all the decadence they have in store.

Phase I wrapped up last month, which encompassed the club rooms, box suites, a new digital scoreboard, renovation of the Academic and Administrative Center and a 750-space parking garage. Working under general contractor joint venture Austin Commercial and Flintco, Chamberlin completed below-grade dampproofing, fluid-applied waterproofing, expansion joints, traffic coating, insulation and firestopping.

Chamberlin crews are currently installing exterior site sealants and joint sealants on the stadium’s façade for Phase II, which includes a new façade on the north and south faces and improvements to the Santee Lounge. This construction is scheduled on weekdays only and concludes each week in time for the materials to set before the crowds roll in to see the Sooners play each weekend.

The stadium's renovation was designed with the fans' experience in mind. Capacity for over 80,000, aesthetic appeal and advanced A/V systems including a video board 50 feet high and 170 feet wide will enhance every game-goer’s enjoyment. Check out the latest news and photos here.

 

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Walking the Walk

September 30, 2016

Chamberlin has recently been honored with awards for outstanding workmanship and safety on the job. We are proud of our team and recognize that training, hard work and a dedication to delivering more to our clients makes for successful projects.

Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc. (ABC) believes world-class safety programs have three main components: a commitment from company leadership to embrace safety as the core value upon which decisions are made, a top-to-bottom safety culture that empowers all employees to create the safest work environment possible and systems and processes that focus on how to prevent a hazard or incident from occurring. Their Safety Training Evaluation Process (STEP) helps companies assess and improve their safety programs. Chamberlin Roofing & Waterproofing achieved STEP Diamond status, the highest STEP level, in 2016 for the second consecutive year. Chamberlin will continue to keep safety as a top priority on every job they undertake to get their workforce home safely each night.

The Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) Houston chapter’s Awards for Project Excellence (APEX) program honors firms for their excellence in construction, their valuable contributions to the community and their demonstrated commitment to skill, integrity and responsibility. Chamberlin is the proud recipient of an APEX award for their roofing and waterproofing work on the Kirby Towers Renovation in Houston’s Greenway Plaza district. Their scope included a unique roofing system on an amenity deck boasting a putting green for the tenants.

 

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An Industry in Crisis: How Construction Career Collaborative is Trying To Do Right By Its Workers

September 16, 2016

C3

Working in the construction industry since high school, Hermen Valdez’s career took him from Seattle to Houston to Massachusetts, where he was an independent contractor running a crew of twenty. It was also the cause of his slashed tires, marriage ending and false implications that he was engaged in human trafficking.

Misclassification of employees, low wages, lack of benefits, job insecurity, unsafe working conditions and little to no vocational training have led to an industry in something of a crisis. “This is the most complex business problem I’ve ever seen in my life,” says Chuck Gremillion, Executive Director of the Construction Career Collaborative (C3). “It’s not just a workforce problem. It’s a human problem.” He expounds that for decades the industry has confused its people with its tools, treating them with indifference and neglecting their upkeep, then casting them aside when they break down.

This crisis led five industry leaders — the top executives from Vaughn Construction, Marek Companies, W.S. Bellows Construction, Associated General Contractors Houston and Chamberlin Roofing & Waterproofing — to establish a nonprofit initiative called the Construction Career Collaborative (C3) that governs fair treatment of construction workers. A building built with C3 accreditation means that the contractors are paying their employees by the hour as W2-receiving employees, paying for overtime, providing workers’ compensation, safety training and more. C3 has helped Hermen Valdez re-build his life and prepare for his future. Read more about this vital initiative and Hermen’s story.

 

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