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Before and After Photos of a Port Covington Renovation

Friday, November 20, 2015 @ 01:11 PM
posted by Premier Concrete

 

Premier Concrete worked with Davis Construction on a renovation project for a local apparel manufacturer in Port Covington, Baltimore. The team converted an old 200,000-s.f. Sam’s Club warehouse into Class A office and training space.

Premier installed concrete foundations, elevator pits, slab on grade, slab on deck and stadium seating for an auditorium.

“Our first contact with Davis Construction went very well,” said Premier Concrete Vice President Steve Workmeister. “We look forward to working with them again—they are an excellent contractor.”

 

 

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Premier Concrete Helps Transform City Garage for Sagamore Ventures

Friday, November 20, 2015 @ 11:11 AM
posted by Premier Concrete

 

     

In collaboration with Southway Builders, Premier Concrete contributed to a redevelopment effort on behalf of Sagamore Ventures in the Port Covington area of Baltimore. Headed by Under Armour CEO Kevin Plank, Sagamore transformed an old bus depot into an innovation hub for Under Armour and local entrepreneurs.

“As our first project with Southway, we were impressed by their team’s extremely fast pace while also completing and managing the project with high efficiency,” said Premier Concrete Vice President Steve Workmeister. “We look forward to a long-term relationship.”

City Garage houses manufacturing space, a mixed-used event space and workspace for tenant companies, and Under Armour’s innovation division. Read more about Under Armour’s development efforts and campus expansion here and here.

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Premier Concrete Awarded Another Historic Renovation Project

Monday, February 24, 2014 @ 02:02 PM
posted by Premier Concrete

Under subcontract from Whiting-Turner, Premier Concrete is currently in the beginning stages of a historic renovation project for Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA). The 33,000-square-foot millwork building purchased by MICA last year will become the college’s sculpture school.

“We are literally in on the ground floor of this historic renovation,” said Premier Vice President Steve Workmeister. “This is an interesting project with unique details and we are very excited to be a part of the Whiting-Turner team.”

With the long and brutal winter the region has endured, Workmeister says this project is “great winter work” because they are completing tasks inside of the building. Premier’s main responsibilities for this project are infilling various slab on grade areas, underpinning and installing a new elevator, and installing two-inch slab toppings over existing floors. Premier will also place and finish concrete for the upper-story pedestrian walkway that will connect the millwork building to the former Jos. A. Bank factory also purchased by MICA.

Estimated to be completed by May 2014, the project is part of a redevelopment and improvement campaign pursued by MICA over the past decade. Click here to read more about this project.



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Celebrating the Anniverary of Everyman Theatre

Tuesday, January 28, 2014 @ 12:01 PM
posted by Premier Concrete

BALTIMORE, MARYLAND—Just over a year ago, Premier Concrete worked alongside Lewis Contractors to restore the iconic Everyman Theatre. The renovation and reopening of the Theatre played an important role in the renaissance of a theater and arts district in downtown Baltimore’s Westside. This month marked the one-year anniversary of the Theatre’s first public performance in the newly renovated space.

The project consisted of extensive exterior and interior restoration and measures were taken to ensure the historical features of the property were preserved. The Everyman Theatre now features multiple performance spaces with modernized theatre audio/visual systems. Premier Concrete was responsible for the installation of new foundations, walls, flat work and elevated deck pours.

“The Everyman Theatre renovation was an exciting and meaningful project to be a part of,” says Premier Concrete Vice President, Steve Workmeister. “We are thrilled to see the Theatre thriving a year later, and wish them continued success in their new home for many years to come.”

Originally opened as The Empire in 1910, Everyman Theatre has been home to many different types of performances and entertainment, from vaudeville to burlesque to a 1,550-seat movie house. After falling into disrepair in 1990, the venue was donated to the Everyman Theatre in 2006. To learn more about the restoration of Everyman Theatre in the newly designated Bromo Tower Arts and Entertainment District, watch the commemorative video above, or visit www.everymantheatre.org.

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Premier Joins the Downtown Inner Harbor Redevelopment Effort

Thursday, December 5, 2013 @ 06:12 PM
posted by Premier Concrete

BALTIMORE, MARYLAND—With the award of yet another renovation project, Premier Concrete is working in partnership with Constantine Commercial Construction to expand what is commonly known as “The Examiner building” at 400 E. Pratt St. in downtown Baltimore.

The two-story expansion consists of a building addition that will extend the structure 35 feet closer to the street and increase overall square footage from 143,750 to 167,570 square feet, resulting in approximately 24,000 square feet of ground level retail and 24,500 square feet of class A office space on the second level. Major changes include improvements to the multi-tenant common corridors, lobbies, elevators and restrooms; and enhancements to the parking garage. Premier is contracted to install building foundations, slab on grade, slab on deck and other miscellaneous concrete site work.

Expected to be complete in June 2014, the renovation is part of the Downtown Baltimore Partnership Inc. new redevelopment plan to make Pratt Street more pedestrian friendly, improve sightlines and boost the downtown economy.

“Constantine Commercial Construction has provided us a wonderful opportunity to improve one of Baltimore’s landmark buildings,” says Premier Concrete Vice President Steve Workmeister. “Adding retail and restaurant tenants will make this area even more vibrant. We are excited to be on Constantine’s team and an integral part of this project.”

While the two ground floor restaurant tenants have yet to be announced, CPA firm, Ellin & Tucker confirmed it will be relocating to the new space and will become a significant tenant in the office space. By September 2014, Ellin & Tucker will occupy 31,000 square feet total on two floors, including the entire second floor and 7,000 square feet on the third floor.

To read more about the 400 E. Pratt St. expansion, visit Baltimore Business Journal and PR Newswire.

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Image by The Maryland School for the Blind

BALTIMORE, MARYLAND—Premier Concrete is working with Lewis Contractors to construct a state-of-the-art Learning Activity Center and residential cottages for The Maryland School for the Blind. This construction is part of a multiphase campus improvement project for several new academic and residential buildings on The Maryland School for the Blind campus.

Joining the project in July 2013, Premier’s responsibilities include concrete foundations, concrete walls, slab on grade, slab on deck and other miscellaneous site work for the 32,000 square-foot Academic Building and 26,000 square-foot Cottage Building.

Premier Concrete’s long history with Lewis Contractors includes other notable projects such as the renovation of Everyman Theatre in Baltimore City’s Arts and Entertainment District in 2012, and the Carey Hall renovation and Kindergarten building at the prestigious Gilman School.

“Lewis Contractors is one of the most highly respected contractors in the Baltimore area. They offer superb supervision and have excellent project management,” says Premier Concrete Vice President Steve Workmeister. “We have been working with Lewis Contractors since 2002 and consider them a valued partner. We are thrilled every time Lewis Contractors award a project to us.”

The Maryland School for the Blind serves 73 percent of the 1,800 students identified in Maryland as blind or visually impaired from birth to 21 years old.

Read more about the project here.

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Premier Concrete Announces Job Openings Due to Booming Business

Tuesday, August 13, 2013 @ 04:08 PM
posted by Premier Concrete

BALTIMORE, MARYLAND—Premier Concrete executives, Jim and Steve Workmeister, are pleased to announce they are now hiring additional project foremen and concrete form carpenters due to the significant growth of their company.

Premier Concrete is currently managing a number of ongoing projects, and the list continues to grow. One major renovation project for Premier Concrete is the former Rouse Building in Columbia, MD; this structural concrete job will convert a previous office complex into a Whole Foods grocery store and Columbia Association gym. In Aberdeen, MD, Premier is providing the concrete work for new military houses for Corvias Military Living at Aberdeen Proving Ground; including installing a community pool house and mechanical building. Premier is also in the process of building a new addition for Maryland School for the Blind located in Baltimore, MD.  Premier bases its continued success on the company’s ability to help each client achieve their unique project goals.

Premier Concrete has partnered with Bel Air, Maryland’s Fallston Group (www.FallstonGroup.com) to further enhance their communications and marketing efforts. Since the launch of a newly updated website in the fall of 2012, Premier has noticed an increase in project sales. The new website enables key stakeholders to learn more about the remarkable history of the company, view highlighted projects, gain insight into Premier’s culture, and facilitates requests for project bids, among other relevant attributes. The Fallston Group will continue to enhance Premier’s website through SEO, content development, and video production.

Fallston Group Principal, Rob Weinhold, says, “Working with the Premier team is always a wonderful experience. Not only am I so very impressed by the longevity of this family-owned company (more than 25 years in business), it is amazing how many in the industry praise its leaders for their commitment to quality and unwavering honesty. In an industry where trust can be an issue, it is clear Premier has built their reputation on integrity, a foundation which stands firm today.”

The website will be used as a platform to support Premier Concrete’s operating needs moving forward, chief among those needs is the immediate hiring of additional foremen and form carpenters. Steve Workmeister says these individuals must be team leaders who have a thorough understanding of the concrete business; they must be able to read, understand, and build concrete forms from blueprints. Additionally, the foremen must be able to effectively manage their work crews, maintain site equipment, order supplies and coordinate seamlessly with sub-contractors.  They must also be able to communicate effectively with clients and maintain the highest standards of construction site safety.

Individuals who are interested in joining the Premier Concrete team may now apply directly on website (www.PremierConcrete.biz) and click on “Now Hiring.” Or they may contact Steve Workmeister directly at 410.344.1604, ext. 26 or email their qualifications, along with professional resume to Steve at: sworkmeister@premierconcrete.biz. All employment inquiries with be kept strictly confidential.

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Premier Concrete Launches New Website, New Look

Saturday, September 22, 2012 @ 07:09 AM
posted by Premier Concrete

BALTIMORE, MARYLAND—Premier Concrete executives, Jim & Steve Workmeister, are pleased to announce the launch of the company’s new website: www.PremierConcrete.biz. The Fall 2012 launch is designed to provide users with a more contemporary, interactive experience. The new website offers a more image-oriented look and streamlined user experience. It features a project gallery that not only details the terrific work of the firm, but provides interesting snippets of fact for readers.

Steve Workmeister, Premier Concrete Vice President, says “Our primary goal was to make it as easy as possible for each visitor to find what they’re looking for, whether that user is a general contractor looking for a reputable concrete partner or a client looking for a concrete partner to assist them in achieving their unique project goals. We made the site more modern by replacing our old color scheme with a new image-oriented look and feel, giving our brand a fresh look. We plan to update all of our marketing materials over time to reflect our new image; but, this ongoing effort all started with the website.”

Spearheaded by Bel Air, Maryland’s Fallston Group, the new site enables key stakeholders to learn more about the remarkable history of the company, view highlighted projects, gain insight into Premier’s culture and facilitates requests for project bids, among other relevant attributes. Fallston Group Principal, Rob Weinhold, says, “Working with the Premier team has been a wonderful experience. Not only am I so very impressed by the longevity of this family-owned company (more than 25 years in business), it is amazing how many in the industry praise its leaders for their commitment to quality and unwavering honesty. In an industry where trust can be an issue, it is clear Premier built their reputation on integrity, a foundation which stands firm today.”

The new website is in its 1st phase and will be used as a platform to also support Premier’s operating needs moving forward. For more information about the website, please contact Rob Weinhold, Fallston Group Principal, at 410.420.2001 or via email at rob@FallstonGroup.com.

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Premier Concrete Reconstructing Gunther Brewery, A Baltimore Landmark

Monday, September 3, 2012 @ 07:09 PM
posted by Premier Concrete

BALTIMORE, MARYLANDPremier Concrete is working in concert with Kinsley Construction, Obrecht Commercial Real Estate and Focus Development  to renovate and reconstruct the old Gunther Brewing Company in Baltimore, Maryland. Started in 2011, the finished project will be home to 162 LEED Silver certified apartments and contain more than 5,000 square feet of restaurant space with outdoor seating. The finished development project will also meet all requirements of the National Historic Registry.

Located in Southeast Baltimore, Gunther Brewery is an historic brewery comprised of 15 masonry buildings. The building was home to George Gunther, Jr. Brewing Company, founded in 1900. By 1959, Gunther was the second largest brewery in Baltimore when it produced 800,000 barrels per year and employed approximately 600 people. The brewery was eventually purchased by Hamm’s in 1960 and later acquired by the F&M Schaefer Brewing Company in 1963, the plant was closed in 1978. The Tulkoff company briefly used the factory for their sauce products at the conclusion of all brewing operations.

“It is a privilege to be working with such a fantastic project team on a famous Baltimore landmark,” says Premier Concrete President, Jim Workmeister. “Like any project, the concrete foundation and finishing work will serve the many residents and patrons of the Gunther building for many decades to come. This project is another example of the Premier team helping shape Baltimore’s impressive landscape.”

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