Flagtown Lofts

Flagtown Lofts

Flagtown Lofts

Location

Flagstaff, AZ

Flagtown Lofts is a 7,726 SF3story mixeduse complex in Flagstaff, AZ. The ground floor includes 2,152 SF of retail or restaurant shell space, above which are six premiere vacation rental apartments. Loven Contracting partnered with UPDESIGN studio for enhanced functionality and aesthetic opportunities to complement the Southside district.

The project is located on South San Francisco Street in the heart of Flagstaff’s busy Southside neighborhood. With zero lot lines, construction activities took place above one of the city’s busiest oneway streets and pedestrian sidewalks — rigorous application of VPP safety protocol was essential to citizen safety. The Loven Contracting team employed lane restrictions and street closures as needed, and large deliveries were scheduled during early morning hours to avoid the heaviest pedestrian and vehicle traffic.  

COVID-19 Response Services

Unique to 2020 was the need to strategize around the emerging COVID-19 pandemic and the subsequent staff healthmanpower, and supply issues. Loven Contracting’s Safety Coordinator, the Project Manager, and the Executive Team worked together to develop a set of job site policies based on CDC recommendations, enabling all ongoing and new projects to proceed safely with employee and community health as the highest priority. Potential COVID-19-related impacts on the project schedule were mitigated via sequencing timeframes of work between each subcontractor and crew, as well as establishing designated work areas for individuals. Health questionnaires were completed daily and any irregular answers or health conditions were immediately reported, ensuring an efficient and safe work environment for all of our staff and subcontractors.

Little America Hotel Lodge Remodel

Little America Hotel Lodge Remodel

Little America Hotel Lodge Remodel

This project was awarded with the 2019 Best Interior Improvement Award, as presented by Engineering News Record (ENR).

Loven Contracting completed a 224,458SF remodel of the Little America Hotel Main Lodge and Guestroom Lodges located in Flagstaff, Arizona. This project transformed the aging 1972 hotel and lodge, both in design, and operational and systems efficiencies.

The revitalized hotel features a contemporary design with updated finishes, local textures, and natural elements and is now considered one of the most desirable hospitality options in Flagstaff, providing a wide range of accommodations.

Little America Hotel’s ability to maintain the majority of their revenue stream throughout the construction process was the key to the project’s success, and the construction team hit key phase dates for multiple temporary returns to 100% occupancy during the remodel. This was accomplished through strategic phasing of the work into single buildings with targeted completion for holidays and special events. A robust safety plan — enabling all other facilities to remain 100% functional throughout construction — was essential to a high quality experience for hotel guests and staff.

The scope of work included:

  • Remodel of the Main Lodge: all ballrooms, meeting rooms, reception lobby, gift shop, restaurant, public restrooms, banquet kitchen, administration offices, and storage areas.
  • Construction of an outdoor dining terrace.
  • Remodel of 250 guest rooms in four individual lodge buildings.
  • Replacement of HVAC equipment and sewer lines in all buildings.
  • Enhanced ADA compliance via installation of new elevators in three guestroom lodges, new accessible entrance features, accessibility upgrades to all public restrooms, and the remodel and addition of new accessible guestrooms to current codes.
  • Roof replacement and installation of fire sprinkler systems and fire lines in all buildings.

Potential long term savings were achieved via key system upgrades, including a new roof with open cell foam insulation on all renovated facilities, energy efficient LED lighting to meet APS Energy Efficiency Rebate standards, energy efficient HVAC system and controls, and water conserving fixtures.

Lumberyard Brewing Company

Lumberyard Brewing Company

Lumberyard Brewing Company

This project earned recognition from the Coconino County Sustainable Building Program and is a recipient of an Arizona Real Estate and Development Award (RED) Award.

Loven Contracting completed the adaptive reuse of the former Copeland Lumber facility into the Lumberyard Brewery Taproom and Grille. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the facility was selectively demolished and reconstructed into a 15,083SF restaurant and brewery using sustainable building techniques and processes. 

Our construction services included:

  • Reusing the original wood trusses and decorated wood stemming from the original lumber harvested from the demolition phase;
  • Extensive structural repairs, 
  • Abatement of asbestos-containing VCT floor tiles and gypsum wall board;
  • Replacing clerestory and main-floor windows with historically accurate replica stock; and
  • Reconditioning the brick perimeter using historically accurate mortar texture and color mixed on-site and sealed for longevity.

Located in Downtown Flagstaff Historic District in a high-traffic area with one-way streets, Loven Contracting implemented various safety and security measures to ensure worker safety and limit local traffic congestion, including rerouting pedestrian traffic and diverting construction traffic through a side street. In addition, construction took place in winter conditions during a record snowfall year in Northern Arizona. Loven Contracting maintained the project schedule and delivered on time. Lumberyard Brewery exemplifies the possibilities of combining sustainable building with historic preservation.

Mercedes Benz

Mercedes Benz

Mercedes Benz

Location

Flagstaff, AZ

Loven Contracting partnered with long-time client Martin Automotive Group to construct a 75,223SF state-of-the-art automotive dealership in Flagstaff, Arizona.

The architectural masonry facility is equipped with advanced technology features, including standard and oversized van lifts, ultra-durable Clinker tile, and an under-slab car exhaust system. Other features include interior glass walls and glass doors with in-floor door closers and full-height hardware throughout, as well as a machine room-less elevator to increase useable square footage.

The Mercedes-Benz of Flagstaff features two distinct climate control zones in the service and customer/office areas to enhance staff and customer comfort. To maximize cost savings, Loven Contracting worked closely with the architects to successfully adapt the specialized dealership architecture from electric to gas heat to align with Northern Arizona’s climate demands and produce significant long-term savings for the owner.

The project site also features three underground storm retention fields to maximize available parking space for the dealership. Loven Contracting installed LED lighting technology that complies with Flagstaff’s Dark Sky City ordinance while also minimizing lighting costs.

Mother Road Brewery

Mother Road Brewery

Mother Road Brewery

Location

Flagstaff, AZ

Mother Road Brewery is one of the fastest growing microbrew brands in the USA, and a cornerstone of the Flagstaff, AZ community. With demand for their award winning product increasing daily, we were honored to provide a range of preconstruction and construction services for their new larger taproom and brewery.

The 8,000 SF build-out includes a taproom, dining and bar space, brewhouse, cellar, chemical, grain and CO2 storage, packaging and canning facility, laboratory, executive and sales offices, and a conference room.

The new facility is already integral to the current needs of the company, and offers room for future expansion as this successful Arizona brand continues to grow.

Starbucks

Starbucks

Starbucks

Location

Tusayan, AZ

Loven Contracting partnered with Delaware North Corporation to complete construction of a new Starbucks in Tusayan, Arizona. With Tusayan just 10 miles away from the Grand Canyon National Park, the Starbucks was completed on an accelerated schedule to service visitors to the Grand Canyon. Our scope of construction services included a new 2,000SF addition to the adjacent building, along with a seating area, workroom, backbar, ADA-compliant restrooms, and outdoor patio, all with brand-approved finishes and construction techniques.

To ensure the building designs and finishes complied with Starbucks requirements, Loven Contracting worked closely with the architect throughout the project. In addition, our team utilized value engineering processes to maintain budget.