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FGM Architects Expands to Austin, Texas with the Acquistion of Jackon Galloway Firm

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Founded in 1945, FGM Architects currently serves communities in Illinois, Missouri and Wisconsin from offices in Oak Brook, Chicago, O’Fallon, St. Louis and Milwaukee with a staff of 88 architecture, design, technical and administrative professionals.

FGM’s core practice areas are PK-12 schools and higher education; public safety, including police, fire and emergency operations; municipal and recreation facilities. Architectural Record consistently ranks FGM Architects among the Top 300 Architecture firms. Building Design and Construction magazine consistently ranks FGM among the top 25 firms nationally for the design of PK-12 schools.

Jackson Galloway Architects was founded in Austin, TX in 1997 by John Jackson and Bob Galloway, partners who began working together as aspiring architects at the University of Arkansas’s renowned Fay Jones School of Architecture. Jackson Galloway, a firm of 14 professionals, operates throughout Central Texas and is well-known for its expertise with faith-based clients. Jackson Galloway has also completed designs for schools, municipal facilities as well as corporate and residential clients. Recently, Jackson Galloway designed the new City Hall for the City of Hutto, a fast-growing community north of Austin.

HDA Architects Completes Renovation, Addition for GG Distributing in Tyler, Texas

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HDA Architects has completed a 100,000 square foot renovation and 119,000 square foot addition for GG Distributing in Tyler, Texas.

The project involved taking a former US Postal Distribution Center and turning it into a state-of-the-art Corporate Headquarters and Beverage Distribution Center. The design includes a controlled temperature / concrete tilt-up warehouse for product storage, 25 shipping docks, a drive through for loading, attached maintenance facility, truck wash and fuel island. Some of the architectural features involve a two-story office, a large patio attached to the hospitality room, and a rain garden.

HDA Architects and it’s St. Louis Team of Consultants (Murphy Company, Kaiser Electric, Gabriel Project Management, Alper Audi, Code Consultants and Grimes Consulting) have worked with over 150 Beverage Wholesalers Nationwide on Facility Needs.

The Korte Company Breaks Ground For Senior Living Facility In Dimmitt, Texas

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The Korte Company, along with the Castro County Hospital District, broke ground in Dimmitt, Texas to celebrate the construction of a new senior living facility.


The approximately 47,000 square foot facility will feature six assisted living rooms for independent living as well as 54 long-term care rooms. The long-term facility will include 14 semiprivate rooms and 24 private rooms. Additionally, there will be a designated chapel, community room, and activity room. Residents will also be able to utilize the facility’s rehab area and wellness center. Another feature includes a dining room, which is also open to the public, allowing residents to interact with the community.

The new long-term care and assisted living facility will provide its residents with many life-enriching activities for the residents including physical therapy, art classes, day trips, and book clubs to name a few.

According to Chairman of the Board of Directors, Henry Ramaekers, “We feel that we are going to have a state of the art facility, and that it fits our mission statement of providing high quality, ethical, and cost-effective medical services for our county.”  He added, “We feel that we will be fulfilling a need for the elderly of our county, and we are proud of that.”

When completed in December of 2018, the facility is expected to provide additional employment opportunities, with an estimated 40 full-time positions. It will also provide the opportunity for senior residents to remain near family and friends while receiving the highest standard of care.

The cost of the project is budgeted at $10.8 million with a completion date of December 2018.

The Korte Company, founded in 1958, is headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri with offices in Highland, Illinois; Norman, Oklahoma; and Las Vegas, Nevada. The company manages, on average, an excess of $250 million in annual construction volume.

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