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 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.

Kolb Studio

Kolb Studio

Kolb Studio

Location

Grand Canyon National Park, AZ

The preservation scope of work for Kolb Studio at the Grand Canyon National Park was designed to address degradation and the effects of increasing visitation to the historic site. Our team repaired and replaced-in-kind damaged log and shingle siding, structural beams, gutters, and wooden porches to ensure long-term integrity of the structure in the harsh Northern Arizona climate. Finishes on the exterior of the building required abatement prior to refinishing with historically appropriate linseed oil glazing compound and paint, as identified by historic preservation specialists. Loven Contracting also rectified drainage problems related to public sidewalks and corresponding retaining walls.

Throughout construction, Kolb Studio remained in operation and open to the visiting public. Loven Contracting’s extensive management of environmental controls and safety measures enabled the successful implementation of each phase of the project without impacting the quality of experience for the visiting public or National Park staff.

Buckey O’Neill Cabin

Buckey O’Neill Cabin

Buckey O’Neill Cabin

Location

Grand Canyon National Park, AZ

This project was honored with the 2019 Governor’s Heritage Preservation Honor Award, as presented by the Arizona State Historic Preservation Office, and a 2019 ENR Award of Merit for Renovation/Restoration, as presented by Engineering News Record. 

The Buckey O’Neill Cabin is individually listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is located just feet from the South Rim at the Grand Canyon National Park. Built circa 1890 by a key figure in both Arizona State and U.S. National history, it is one of the earliest examples of adaptive reuse of a historic structure.

A multi-disciplinary partnership, including Loven Contracting’s Historic Preservation Team, was formed with the following goals:

  • To ensure the integrity of the cabin for the next 129 years and beyond;
  • To return the cabin to a condition reflective of its appearance in 1935, when it was purchased by the Fred Harvey Company and incorporated into the Mary Colter-designed Historic Bright Angel Cabins and Lodge Complex;
  • To complete this preservation in a manner worthy of an important state and national landmark, utilizing best-in-class information, analysis, and construction techniques, while adhering to NPS Historic Preservation guidelines.

The team undertook an extensive preservation process, including painstaking materials matching, modification of contemporary tools to more accurately replicate the marks made by Buckey O’Neill during the original construction, and diligent documentation of every step to ensure accuracy. The result is truly exceptional. Loven Contracting is honored to share in the stewardship of this national icon, preserving it for future visitors to this UNESCO World Heritage Site and National Park.

         

Bright Angel Cabins Roof Replacement

Bright Angel Cabins Roof Replacement

Bright Angel Cabins Roof Replacement

Location

Grand Canyon National Park, AZ

Loven Contracting’s historic preservation carpentry team replaced the roofs and repaired key historic elements on the historic Bright Angel Cabins located in the historic Grand Canyon Village on the South Rim of this UNESCO World Heritage site.

Key to the success of this project was a site management plan that ensured minimal impact on the activities of park visitors and staff in a high-volume visitation zone. Specific components of the management plan included a phased project schedule that enabled us to reduce the size of the work area, screened fencing, and an adjusted work schedule to minimize work during high visitation days.

Loven Contracting’s ability to self-perform intricate carpentry work was utilized to replicate the historic textures of the original logs/viga via modified modern tools for efficiency and accuracy. Additionally, all paints were matched using NPS guidelines, and the original cedar shingles were replaced with in-kind materials for historical accuracy. Sustainable practices included the evaluation of and re-installation of salvageable original materials and meeting all client requirements.

El Tovar Hotel Roof Replacement

El Tovar Hotel Roof Replacement

El Tovar Hotel Roof Replacement

Location

Grand Canyon National Park, AZ

In partnership with Xanterra Parks & Resorts, Loven Contracting replaced the roof of the Grand Canyon National Park’s El Tovar Hotel, one of the oldest and most iconic National Park hotels in the nation. Opened in 1905, the El Tovar was constructed to accommodate increasing numbers of train passengers arriving aboard the Grand Canyon Railway. Due to the hotel’s placement on the National Register of Historic Places as well as its status as a National Historic Landmark, any work on the facility required strict adherence to both the National Park Service and SHPO historic renovation, preservation, and rehabilitation guidelines. 

The roof replacement process included installation of over 450,000SF of cedar shake shingles that would match the profile and finishes of the original. Our years of experience working in and around active Grand Canyon National Park sites enabled our team to work efficiently while ensuring the safety and quality of experience of visitors, staff, residents, and wildlife. To limit the impact of our construction services on the visiting public, extensive management of environmental controls and safety measures were implemented throughout all phases of the project.

Petrified Forest National Park

Petrified Forest National Park

Petrified Forest National Park

Location

Petrified Forest National Park, AZ

Originally designed by Richard Neutra and constructed in 1963, Loven Contracting collaborated with the National Park Service to assist the Petrified Forest National Park’s transition to more efficient and renewable energy systems. The scope of our construction services included installing a new solar water heater and associated heat exchanger in the Apartment Wing, replacing the existing HVAC system with a PV system, upgrading the main power feed from the transformer, service entrance, and main panel at the School Building, and constructing a shade structure with a photovoltaic array.

Additional features include more efficient AC models that have audio and video capabilities and a roof-mounted PV system that was tied-in to the existing power system in the Community Building. By installing several different systems to maximize energy usage and promote cost efficiency, the Petrified Forest National Park has made a smooth transition towards using more energy-efficient systems.