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October 2017

Rocky Hill Veterans Site Visit

Supervisor Monica Brown, District 2 Supervisor, made a site visit to the Rocky Hill Veterans Housing Project. This project will provide permanent and affordable housing in Solano County, CA for our nations military.

Rocky Hill Visit by Supervisor Monica Brown

Newport Beach Veterans Project Foundation and Framing

Structure & foundation is Precision General Commercial Contractors core mission as we continue to honor and support our veterans with 12 one-bedroom apartment units at the Newport Beach Veterans Project.

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Rocky Hill Veterans Project Continues to Make Progress

Making progress with the Rocky Hill Veterans Housing Project as 140 modules continue to arrive onsite! Congratulations to our partners Citibank US, The Home Depot Foundation, Integrity Housing and City of Vacaville.

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July 2017

Rocky Hill Veterans

PGCC is installing the first Steel Modular Apartment Units in the Rocky Hill Veterans project in Vacaville, CA. Precision will install 140 modules to create 39 apartment units. The innovative teamwork to make this happen is what PGCC excels in.

April 2017

Rocky Hill Veterans Housing Groundbreaking Ceremony

Rocky Hill - Groundbreaking

Thanks to the Mayor of Vacaville, CDP, Citibank, Home Depot and The City of Vacaville, The Rocky Hill Veterans Housing facility will house 39 permanent rental units for people earning 15% to 60% of the area median income. Of those units, 29 will be kept for veterans and the remaining units will give preference to veterans. Eleven of the veteran-designated units will serve as permanent supportive housing. Set for completion in December 2017, the project’s structure will be made of steel shipping containers. It will be designed to LEED Gold standards.

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March 2017

515 T Nearing Completion

515 T project - exterior

PGCC is completing the 515T Apartment project in Downtown Sacramento. The 515 T project is an infill project with a partial podium deck and 11 beautiful units.

515 T project - kitchen

January 2017

Precision General Commercial Contractors Set to Begin Construction on Rocky Hill Veterans Housing in Vacaville, CA

Rocky Hill - View from Metal Planters

The $21-million project will provide much needed housing for chronically homeless veterans, and low-income veterans and families.

SAUSALITO, Calif., Jan. 29, 2017/PRNewswire/ -- Precision General Commercial Contractors is pleased to announce that Rocky Hill Veterans Housing has closed on its construction financing through Community Development Partners, with construction about to get underway.

As one of the only new affordable developments targeting veterans in Solano County, this project will expand regional housing opportunities for those with few affordable options.

Rocky Hill will consist of 39 high-quality permanent rental homes for people earning 15% to 60% of the Area Median Income. Twenty-nine units will be reserved solely for veterans, with the remainder having a veteran's preference.

The project is designed to achieve LEED Gold certification and the innovative structural system is comprised of modified steel shipping containers, which is stronger than typical wood framing.

"We're proud to be a part of this effort," says Thomas Dawson, CEO of Precision General CC. "The goal is to provide the best housing situation for these veterans while strengthening the community interactions by offering amenities such as community gardens, a central zócalo, and art installations that will be accessible to residents and people from the surrounding neighborhood."

The project is located at 582 Rocky Hill Road in Vacaville, CA, and is scheduled for completion in December 2017.

Rocky Hill - Arial view of site

October 2016

Precision Celebrates Completed Renovation of Poco Way Apartments

Precision is celebrating the completion of the Poco Way Apartments renovation!

The complex, located in San Jose, California, comprises 22 two- and three-story buildings. At a project cost of just over $16 million, Poco Way Apartments now features 130 rehabilitated residential units—and a fresh new community center.

Precision would like to thank our amazing partners on the Poco Way Apartments Rehabilitation Project: the Housing Authority of the County of Santa Clara, especially Flaherty Ward, Senior Development Manager at HACSC; and Gelfand Partners Architects.

August 2016

Precision Finalizing Renovation of Canoas Terrace Apartments in San Jose

Precision is pleased to announce the final stages of the Canoas Terrace Apartments renovation in the Willow Glen neighborhood of San Jose, California. Built in 1997, Canoas Terrace features multiple townhouse and apartment buildings, and conveniently offers parking beneath its podium-slab structure.

Thanks to a fast-track schedule, Precision was able to complete the interior renovations of 112 units in just six months. Interior improvements include new cabinetry and countertops; tubs and tub surrounds; floor coverings; and interior lighting fixtures. Thanks to Title 24–compliant windows and patio sliding doors, the units now benefit from a significant increase in their energy-efficiency rating.

In addition to a replaced podium slab-expansion joint, the renovated exterior boasts brand-new paint, vehicle access-gate controllers, and security cameras. The property is beautified by drought-friendly xerotropic landscaping with a new irrigation system. Other amenities include benches, playground equipment, and improvements to the community room.

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Precision Sponsors 2018 U.S. Olympic Hopefuls Team Schultz

Precision is proud to once again support Olympic curler Jessica Schultz, this time as she leads Team Schultz on their journey to the 2017 National Curling Championships and, ultimately, to the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea.

Team Schultz comprises four talented curlers-skip Jessica Schultz, third Courtney George, second Jordan Moulton, and lead Stephanie Senneker-who are striving to compete at PyeongChang 2018.

Previously, Precision sponsored Jessica Schultz when she competed with the U.S. Olympic Curling team in the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi.

2018 U.S. Olympic Hopefuls Team Schultz

July 2016

Precision Sponsors 2016 U.S. Olympic Archery Team's Mackenzie Brown

In celebration of the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio, Precision is proud to be sponsoring Mackenzie Brown of the U.S. Olympic Archery Team.

A naturally skilled archer and two-time Pan American Championships medalist, Mackenzie first tried out for the U.S. Olympic team at 16. Now, at 21, she's joining her three teammates in Brazil to represent her country and compete for the gold with Team USA.

Previously, Precision sponsored Jessica Schultz of the U.S. Olympic Curling team, who competed in the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi.

U.S. Olympic Archery Team - Mackenzie Brown

June 2016

Precision's Newest Office Opens in Orange County

We're pleased to announce the opening of our newest Precision office in the beautifully designed and LEED-certified Lakeshore Towers. PGCC Irvine is excited to be helping Southern California communities with rehabilitation and new construction of multifamily real estate. The new office is conveniently located at 18101 Von Karman Avenue, 3rd Floor, Irvine, CA 92612, just minutes from John Wayne Airport and the 405.

PGCC's new office at Lakeshore Towers in Irvine, CA

May 2016

2016 SRBX Design/Build Competition

Precision General Commercial Contractors participated in the 30th annual SRBX Design Build Competition at Cosumnes River College, in Sacramento, CA. We were proud this year to sponsor the team from Winters High School.

This year's competition hosted 16 teams from 15 high schools. Teams must prepare construction documents for a 96-square foot structure, submit them for approval, and build the structure with materials provided. This is an event we look forward to every year.

PGCC is proud to support the Winters High School Design/Build Team

515 T Progress Photos

Then 515 T project is a new Construction project in Downtown Sacramento designed by Mogavera Architects. More progress and information to come.

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April 2016

National Safety Stand Down

The National Safety Stand Down is approaching and is scheduled for May 2-6, 2016. This is a great event to raise awareness of preventing fall hazards in the construction industry, which remains the number 1 cause of injuries and number 1 most cited by OSHA. The prevention of employee related injuries is a daily process with this just being another opportunity to raise awareness with your employees on the importance of safety and ensuring each of them return home safely each day.

The purpose of the National Fall Prevention Stand-Down is to raise awareness of preventing fall hazards in construction. Fatalities caused by falls from elevation continue to be a leading cause of death for construction workers, accounting for 337 fatalities. More info can be located at www.osha.gov.

National Safety Stand Down

February 2016

PGCC Makes NorthBay BIZ Magazine's Top 500 North Bay Companies

We are very pleased to be in such good company as one of the top 500 North Bay companies as curated by NorthBay Biz Magazine!

Photo of North Bay BIZ Magazine’s top 500 Companiess

January 2016

Poco Way Apartments Rehabilitation Project

Featuring time lapse footage using a Brinno BCC100 camera, Precision General Commercial Contractors created this video highlighting the progress made on the 140-unit affordable housing project located at Poco Way in San Jose, CA

Poco Way Apartments Featured in Affordable Housing News magazine

We are pleased to be a part of this project in San Jose, the Poco Way Apartments, and to work with the Housing Authority of the County of Santa Clara, who is providing rental assistance to more than 14,000 families and managing rental units for approximately 2,700 families. This project has proved to be a challenge, but one that we have the capability and specialization to be able to handle.

Click here for a pdf version of the story.

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November 2015

PGCC Begins Video Tutorial Series on YouTube.

Precision General Commercial Contractors introduces the first in a series of videos highlighting various aspects of a multifamily building renovation. PGCC CEO, Tom Dawson, along with Charles Pick of Basis Architecture, shows us how to properly install a Milgard window with Fortifiber Moistop window flashing in an affordable housing apartment unit to ensure waterproofing, energy efficiency, and safety.

August 2015

PGCC Replaces Faulty Fire Sprinkler System.

On a recent project, PGCC helped to remove and replace a faulty fire sprinkler system called PozLok. During the 1990s, this new type of fire sprinkler systems was installed in some residential, multiresidential and commercial buildings, and is composed of galvanized steel pipe, joints, elbows, and tees. The pieces are not threaded but are connected with compression fittings, which has caused some problems, sparking a class action lawsuit in California in 2004 by the Foothill/De Anza Community College District. The claim is that the pipes have defective weld seams which lack sufficient zinc galvanizing, which makes it prone to premature corrosion initiating at or near the weld seam, eventually resulting in failure, e.g., leaking, of the pipe.

The pipe itself looks similar to galvanized electrical conduit. Besides the pipe failing, the tees and joints are not galvanized steel, so over time they begin to rust. Full replacement of the system is often advised, but can be very costly if the pipe is installed in walls and drywall ceilings.

If your building has PozLok installed and youve experienced leaking or pipe failure, you may qualify to receive compensation through the class action. Visit www.poz-lok.com for more information. To schedule an inspection of your fire sprinkler system, contact Precision General Commercial Contractors at 4153328390 or info@precisiongc.com

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July 2015

Gray's Meadow

Gray's Meadow, a multi-family affordable housing community in Sonoma County, California, was an occupied rehabilitation of 10 residential buildings containing 52 units with ADA upgrades, plus a community center, parking area, landscaping and a play structure. The project started in December 2014 and was completed in August 2015. PGCC worked with Burbank Housing and Tierney/Figueredo Architects to complete this large rehabilitation in less than one year.

Location
Gray's Meadow
2352 Meadow Way
Santa Rosa, CA

Type
52 Affordable Housing Units, Community Center, Landscaping, Parking

Completion
August 2015

Developer
Burbank Housing / www.burbankhousing.com

Architect
Tierney/Figueredo Architects / www.tfarch.com

Cost
2.6 million

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June 2015

PGCC again on the top 25 in the Sacramento Market

See www.bizjournals.com/sacramento/subscriber-only/2015/05/22/general-contractors.html.

Sac Business Journal 25 biggest contractors

May 2015

PGCC is in the top 100 General Contractors for Silicon Valley.

Silicon Valley Top 100 General Contractors

March 2015

PGCC is in the top 15 in the North Bay

Thanks to all of our Great North Bay Clients.

See http://lists.northbaybusinessjournal.com/index.htm?djoPage=view_html&djoPid=4751.

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February 2015

Construction Materials Cost Trends for 2015

"Although oil prices were 50% less in 2104, prices for core construction materials are predicted to be flat in 2015."

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January 2015

Hill N' Dell Apartments

The Hill N' Dell Project is a mixed apartment complex with 4 single story and 4 two story buildings located in Phoenix, AZ. This complex includes 140 residential units, Activity Room, Management Office, Play Structure, Sports Field, Pool, and Garden Areas. The extent of the work on this project included new cabinets, sinks, faucets, appliances, tubs, flooring, windows, doors, hardware, boilers, exhaust fans, roofs, solar panel systems, paint, signage, security system, concrete, asphalt, garden boxes, landscaping and insulation.

This Project provided many needed upgrades for this Family Resident Property. The unit interiors were completely remodeled. The exteriors of the property were updated with new site work, shade structures and new gardening areas for the tenants. The exterior of the buildings was refreshed with new paint, light fixtures, windows, and other finishes.

Location
Hill N' Dell Apartments
502 N 51st Street
Phoenix, AZ 85008

Type
Residential mixed 1 story buildings and 2 story building / 140 units

Completion
June 2015

Developer
Hill N' Dell Associates LP

Architect
Athena Studio, LLC

Cost
5 million

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December 2014

Eden Issei Apartments

The Eden Issei Project is a 3 story apartment complex located in Hayward, California. This complex includes 100 residential units, Common Activity Room, Kitchen Area, Dining Room, Management Offices, Koi Pond, and Garden Area. The extent of the work on this project included new cabinets, sinks, faucets, appliances, tubs, flooring, windows, doors, hardware, boilers, wall heaters, exhaust fans, decks, building trim, stucco, paint, signage, elevator modernization, security system, concrete, asphalt, garden boxes, and landscaping.

This Project provided many needed upgrades for this Senior Resident Property. The unit interiors were completely remodeled. The exteriors of the property were updated with new site work and a new gardening area for the tenants. The exterior of the building was refreshed with new, paint, light fixtures, windows and stucco finish.

Location
Eden Issei Apartments
200 Fagundes St.
Hayward, CA 94544

Type
Residential 3 story building / 100 units

Completion
February 2015

Developer
Eden Housing

Architect
Weir/Anderson Associates, Inc. www.waassoc.com

Cost
5 million

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November 2014

615 Manhattan

The $4.500.000.00 rehabilitation and modernization of the 615 Manhattan Place project was completed in just 6 months. The scope of work entailed significant energy efficiency improvements in order to lower operational costs as well as to provide the senior residents of the property with a fresh, updated renovation of all of the interior elements of the building. Exterior building improvement were inclusive of a new Firestone TPO (thermoplastic membrane) roofing system, a new package unit heating and cooling system for the common areas of the building, scavenger fans for air exchanges within the common areas and units, improved ADA accessibility to the building and new signage. The majority of work on the property focused on interior spaces in the building. Common areas on the first and twelfth floors received new floor coverings, cabinets and countertops, acoustical ceiling tile, lighting and paint. The bathrooms on these floor levels were completely rebuilt to conform to accessibility standards. The common area corridors on the first thru the twelfth floor also received new finishes and lighting as well as unit signage and new door hardware. The interior unit spaces were completely refurbished, including but not limited to new vinyl plank flooring, cabinets and countertops, tub surrounds, plumbing trim, appliances, patio sliding doors and windows as well as window blinds.

Working closely with the energy consultant, PGCC was able to achieve a marked reduction in energy usage for the building, which reduced the Owners yearly operating costs significantly.

Location
615 Manhattan
615 S Manhattan Place
Los Angeles, CA 90005

Type
Residential 12 story high-rise / 156-units

Completion
December 2013

Developer
Vitus Group - www.vitusgroup.com

Architect
Musser Architects - www.musserarchitects.com

Cost
4.5 million

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September 2014

Indigo Village Apartments

Precision General wraps up a major Rehabilitation project in Fallon, Nevada.

Indigo Villageformerly named Sunridge Quarterthe 48-unit low-income family development owned by the Nevada Rural Housing Authority, has undergone a $7.1 million dollar renovation.

New site amenities include: modern interiorsnew paint, flooring, cabinets, low water use plumbing fixtures, new energy efficient appliances, including dishwashers and garbage disposals, new porches and patiossome with storage, more energy efficiencynew tankless water heaters, and new HVAC systems consisting of a gas fired forced air furnace and refrigerated air unitsexpanded common areasnew play equipment and play surface, BBQs, picnic tables, half-court basketball court, community garden, new trash enclosures and new site signageimproved handicap accessibilityincreased security, and xeriscaping (drought-tolerant landscaping).

Location
1755 Auction Rd., Fallon, NV 89406

Type
2-story / 4 buildings / 48 units

Completion
September 2014

Owner/Developer
Nevada Rural Housing Authoritywww.nvrural.org

Architect
Integrated Design & Architecturewww.integrateddesignarch.com

Cost
7.1 million

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June 2014

Los Robles Grand Opening

PGCC is proud to be part of the Los Robles Apartments Grand Opening.

Los Robles is a GreenPoint Rated multifamily apartment community located in Union City, comprised of 140 two, three, four and five bedroom apartment homes, each having either a patio or balcony. Interconnected walkways wind throughout the landscaped grounds that surround the central community building, two childrens play areas, a sport court, and a dog park.

The community building contains management offices, maintenance, a gathering room, kitchenette, and a Technology Lounge with free Internet. An instructor is provided for learning computer basics and software programs. Assistance is also provided to link residents with social services available in the community. Los Robles is within one half mile of a city park and elementary school.

EAH Housing acquired Los Robles in 1995. Renovations began in March 2012 and included converting seven units for full wheelchair accessibility. Green improvements property-wide ensure the community continues to provide high quality affordable housing for future generations of working families in Union City.

Los Robles Community Building Invitation to Los Robles Grand Opening

April/May 2014

King Valley Apartments

Precision General Commercial teams with EAH Housing for the Largest Apartment Renovation and Energy Savings project in Cloverdale, CA.

The development was originally constructed in 1970. The core focus of the project was the complete reconstruction of the 99 unit with an emphasis on the reduction of energy usage and costs.

PGCC along with EAH Team Leaders and Okamoto Saijo Architects completed the extensive upgrades listed below.

  • New Solar PV System
  • New High Performance Glazing and Window System
  • New Elevator System
  • New Mini Split HVAC Systems
  • Insulation Upgrade to R-38 at all Roofs

All the Residents could say was Wow!

Location
100 Kings Circle, Cloverdale, CA 95425

Type
2-story / 4 buildings / 99 units

Completion
March 2014

Developer
EAH Housing www.eahhousing.org

Architect
Okamoto Saijo Architecture - www.os-architecture.com

Cost
5.7 million

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March 2014

Gridley Springs Apartments

Precision General completes a much needed Reconstruction and Energy Retro-fit project in the Gridley Ca.

Originally built in 1989 and contains four two-story garden style buildings on approximately a 2.3 acre lot. The rehabilitation entailed significant interior / exterior improvements to all 4 buildings in addition to site improvements.

Exterior work included full window replacement with dual pane vinyl clad energy-efficient windows; full exterior painting; kick out roofs replaced sun shade woodwork; exterior siding was replaced with 50-year warranty prefinished Hardi-plank siding.

Interior work included installation of new Energy Star rated products; new HVAC systems; new bath and kitchen cabinets, sinks, faucets and counter-tops; new kitchen appliances including ranges, refrigerators, range hoods and disposals; new carpet and vinyl; replacement of hot water heaters, shower surrounds as well as new toilets, mirrors and shower heads.

Common Area work included new signage; leasing/management office upgrades to include ADA compliance; laundry room updates to include solar hot water heater, flooring, and new washers and dryers.

Site area work included landscaping upgrades, tree trimming, drainage improvements, asphalt and concrete repairs as needed, new dumpster enclosures, site lighting as well as new monument and building signage.

Location
210 Ford Ave, Gridley, CA 95948

Type
2-story / 4 buildings / 32 units

Completion
December 2013

Developer
Gridley Springs Associates LLC

Architect
Basis Architecture - www.basisarch.com

Cost
2.3 million
$47,000 per unit

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February 2014

2014 ASC Competition

Precision General is a proud sponsor of the 2014 ASC Competition held in Sparks, Nevada on February 5-8, 2014.

The ASC Competition provides Construction Management and Engineering Students with coaching by industry professionals and new skill-level learning, team-building activities, and leadership development - this is an intensive career development opportunity.

Big congratulations to each of PGCCs Construction Management Interns whose teams each placed in top positions of the 48 schools that took part of the Competition.

Kyle Simonini, intern in our Sacramento Office, placed 1st with CSUS Concrete Team.

Travis Zucca, intern in our Sausalito Office, placed 2nd with CSUS Mechanical Team.

Kurt Huertas, intern in our Sausalito Office, placed .5 points from 3rd with CSUEASTBAY Concrete team.

PGCC intern Kyle Simonini is bottom right PGCC intern Travis Zucca is bottom center

January 2014

Bell Manor Apartments

Precision rebuilds Windsor Senior Project and provides Energy Upgrade

An established senior community nestled in the heart of downtown Windsor, CA. The Bell Manor Apartments was originally constructed in 1980.

Precision, in collaboration with American Solar delivers an aesthetically considerate and highly efficient 125 Kw system to Bell Manor Apartments.

The photovoltaic electrical system will produce about 190,000 kWh per year and will provide 100% of the electricity for the common areas, and approximately 25% of the electricity used by the tenants. Rigorous design and building standards were met as these apartments were specifically designed for senior living. With that in mind, American Solar flush mounted 532 Canadian Solar 235 watt modules coupled with Enphase micro-inverters, on 10 buildings. The system was completed in November 2013 under MASH rebate, which alone subsidized almost 50% of the project. The system comes with a 25-year warranty and was completed on time and on budget. (www.americansolar.net)

A complete interior rehab included installation of new alder wood cabinetry and new Formica countertops, tub and tub surrounds, low-flow plumbing fixtures, light fixtures, electrical switches and plates, new satellite wiring in bedrooms and living areas in interior walls with mounting plate on roof, Mitsubishi mini-split hvac system, additional attic insulation, floor coverings, new paint and window treatments. The five (5) existing Accessible Units were updated as well with new kitchens and bathrooms plus all of the above to enhance the living space of each unit.

Exterior work included the removal of old T1-11 siding and replaced with James Hardi plank siding and trim along with installation of new Milgard with argon dual glazed windows and patio sliding doors vinyl frames and a complete repainting using different body colors to break up the scenery.

Common Buildings also received upgrades including kitchen addition at the Club House for social functions, upgraded bathrooms for accessibility, new floor coverings, paint, cabinetry and lighting.

Site improvements included a beautiful community garden, arbor, trellis and built-in barbeque for social gatherings, efficient site lighting upgrades. The entire site landscape areas were revitalized with new irrigation panels, repair of all irrigation lines and sprinkler heads, plants, trees, shrubs and sod. Proper slope and drainage grading away from the buildings was completed and the storm drains are now cleaned to take on the water pathways.

This project was assembled with green building practices and sustainability in mind from the old materials that were recycled to the new energy efficient materials and products that were installed in each unit.

Location:
8780 Bell Rd., Windsor, CA

Type:
90 Senior Units

Completion:
December 2013

Developer:
Burbank Housing Development Corporation www.burbankhousing.org

Architect:
Charlie Pick Basis Architecture and Consulting www.basisarch.com

Cost
5.5 Million

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December 2013

Madonna Road Apartments

Precision teams with the Vitus Group on repositioning San Luis Obispo Apartment Complex.

This extensive project included the integration of a massive virtual net metering photovoltaic system. When the system was brought on line without a glitch, it became the largest solar and photovoltaic system placed into service on a multi-family residential facility in San Luis Obispo. In all 1126 Trina 250-watt solar modules providing 281.5 KsVC were installed in combined rooftop- and awning panel configuration.

An extensive amount of aesthetically pleasing and energy efficient work was integrated into the project as a whole. Collectively, improvements to the infrastructure included a new TPO roofing membrane system, guttering, new Low-E windows with a low solar heat gain coefficient, exterior envelope improvements to the stucco system in place as well as a re-clad of the existing T-1-11 soffit on all of the buildings, with a new 3 coat stucco system. Sun shades were added to the south facing frontages of buildings, to give a fresh new and inviting appearance to the curb appeal. Colors for the building exteriors were selected to complement the rich and verdant colors of the adjacent costal ranges, which worked well for visual enhancement. Interior improvements included new W.I.C. certified cabinetry with granite countertops, vinyl plank flooring, tub and tub surrounds vanity cabinets with integral cultured marble sinks and hard wired smoke detectors. Site amenity enhancements included open space areas with benches, picnic tables, a playground area with sail shades and a resurfaced basketball court.

Location:
1550 Madonna Road in San Luis Obispo, CA

Type:
19 2-story buildings / 120 units

Completion
September 2013

Developer
Vitus Group www.vitusgroup.com

Architect
Fraser Seiple Architects www.fraserseiplearchitects.com

Cost
$5.7 Million

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November 2013

Leidig Court Apartments

Precision rescues abandoned East Bay Property

Leidig Court Apartments was vacant for over 2 years. During its vacancy, the property suffered from neglect, vandalism and theft.

Leidig Court rehabilitation consisted of interior and exterior improvements to 16-unit residential building. Interior improvements included new cabinets, flooring, low-flow plumbing and installation of Energy Star appliances. All exterior doors and windows were replaced with thermally efficient glazing. Common area and site improvements included moment frames seismic retrofit of under building parking garage and all new landscaping.

Negotiation with the City of Hayward allowed for the removal of previously in-filled space and return of those areas to their original use (parking). This then accomplished the buildings originally permitted site density and parking count.

Location:
27751 Leidig Court Hayward, CA

Type:
16 Units Multi-Family Renovation

Completion:
September 2013

Developer:
Eden Housing Incorporated www.edenhousing.org

Architect:
Struthers Dias Architects www.struthersdias.com

Cost:
1.3 Million

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September 2013

Broadway Manor Apartments

Precision rebuilds Desert Community

The Project encompassed a complete rebuild of the 64-unit complex, including all new roofing, windows, exterior paint, HVAC, cabinets and counter tops, carpet and vinyl, exterior unit lighting, interior lighting, smoke and CO detectors, exterior front entry doors, window coverings, tankless water heaters, tub surrounds and valves, all finish pluming, new ranges, refrigerators and range hoods on all units/buildings. New back patio surrounds on the first floor, selective interior door replacement, selective drywall patching, solar PV for common area lighting, landscape removal and installation of decomposed granite to save water was done as well as tree trimming as needed.

Interior and exterior ADA upgrades to 4 units and exterior ADA upgrades to the parking and path of travel. The parking lot got selective patchwork and a Petromat overlay. The staircase hand railing was completely replaced to meet current codes and the second story decks were water proofed with a new membrane.

A new community building was constructed with 1 office, waiting room, meeting area, 2 bathrooms and a maintenance shop.

A new cover was added to the playground area and engineered wood was installed for the playground area.

Location:
550 South Broadway, Blythe, CA 92225

Type:
64 Units

Completion:
August 2013

Developer:
WNC Incorporated www.wncinc.com

Architect:
Musser Architects www.musserarchitects.com

Cost:
2.8 Million

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July 2013

Park Village Apartments

Precision installs 152 kW solar system and Rain Harvest System as a leader in Green Property Repositioning in Central Texas at 76-Unit Apartment Complex.

Sustainable Renovations of Park Village Apartments, 76-unit multifamily project, include new roofs, HVAC systems, doors, windows, hot water heaters, energy star kitchen appliances and floor coverings. Additionally, the leasing center, community room and laundry facilities were redesigned and renovated playgrounds, covered picnic areas and carports have also been added for use by the residents.

As a leader in sustainable renovations PGCC updates include the installation of 152 kW solar panels throughout the complex creating a long term renewable energy source. Additionally, energy star appliances, efficient lighting and an extensive rain harvesting systems were integrated to further reduce the property's utility burden. The property qualified for over $350,000 in Energy Tax Credits.

PGCC partnered with solar integrator and contractor Solar Community of Austin, Texas for delivery of the system.

Juniper Housing LLC is a real estate operating company focusing primarily on the acquisition, long-term ownership and asset management of multifamily communities in urban infill and select rural markets throughout the Southwestern United States.

Owner:
Delphi Affordable Housing Group, Inc. and Juniper Housing LLC Architect

Architect:
The Hill Firm, Inc 6609 Rogers Ave, Suite A, Forth Smith AR

Contractor:
Precision General Commercial Contractors, Inc

Cost:
$4,048,776.00

Construction Duration:
June 22, 2012 - June 3, 2013

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June 2013

Desert Villa and Desert Villa East Apartments

Desert Villa and Desert Villa East Apartments 635 South Auburn Street & 630 South Washington Street, Kennewick, WA

Owner: Vitus Group, Seattle, Washington
Architect: Indigo Architecture & Interiors / Jeb Thornberg, Bainbridge Island, WA
Contractor: Precision General Commercial Contractors, Inc

Desert Villa was originally constructed in 1978, subsequently Desert Villa East was constructed in 1980. The Project has 155 residential units contained in a gross building area of 129,600 square feet.

Materials Beneficial to the Environment: Specified recycled content materials included gypsum wallboard, insulation, carpet, carpet padding and metal framing. All wood framing material was required to be sustainably harvested. At least 75% of the construction and demolition waste was recycled or salvaged with a goal of reaching 95% diversion from landfill.

Green Building Strategies: In addition to the processes described in the "Integrated Design Process" the projects original budget was assembled with green building practices and sustainability as very high priority. We assembled a team that shares these fundamental beliefs and will hold each other accountable for the performance of these goals or better stated as "requirements".

Desert Villas rehabilitation consisted of interior and exterior improvements to 2 residential buildings with a total of 148 one-bedroom units and 7 two-bedroom units, common areas and site improvements. All exterior doors and windows were replaced with thermally efficient glazing. New low-flow plumbing fixtures were installed as well as Energy Star water and electrical fixtures. In addition a high-efficiency drip irrigation system was installed.

Construction duration: August 2012 - July 2013

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March 2013

Reducing Kachina Apartments Water Footprint

Water reclamation is a process by which wastewater from homes and businesses is cleaned using biological treatment so that the water can be returned to the environment safely to augment the natural systems from which it came.

PGCC is installing a water reclamation system that will be recycling rain water for irrigation purposes at Kachina Apartments located in Casa Grande, AZ. This system consists of twelve 1700 gallon tanks being placed behind the office building, the lowest area on-site and where the rain water already pooled naturally. Ellison-Mills Contracting a local business is installing this system in a speedy and efficient manner. They broke ground on Tuesday, March 5th and should have it completed by Friday, March 8th.

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February 2013

Los Robles Apartments, Union City, CA

This project consisted of interior and exterior improvements and repairs to 19 residential buildings in 140 dwelling units, common area buildings and site improvements on 9 acres of land. The project site remained occupied throughout the duration of the project. Construction began in January last year. The Apartments today have new siding, roofing and paint, windows/doors at exterior. All units received new cabinets, countertops, flooring, appliances upgraded plumbing energy saving inmprovements and solar system.

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January 2013

Villa Sierra Apartments

PGCC completes the renovation of 164 unit Villa Sierra Apartments formerly Transpacific Apt in Chico, CA. Including New Solar Hot water Systems and New Community Room Building.

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Madonna Road Apartments

Madonna Road Apartments Rehabilitation, San Luis Obispo, CA. Interior and exterior improvements to 18 residential buildings with 120 dwelling units, 1 common area, two maintenance buildings and site improvements. Pictured: newly installed solar panels

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PGCC's Hotel Berry Project featured in MFE Magazine

MFE's article demonstrates our ability to provide cost-effective, sustainable renovations to one of Sacramento's historical landmarks, transforming a vacant eye-sore into a vibrant asset to the community.

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September 2012

Hotel Berry Reopens: Renovated and Ready for Residents

PGCC recently completed the renovation of the Hotel Berry in downtown Sacramento, California.

You can see the local news report here.

August 2012

Hotel Berry - Interior

Here are a few after photos of the Hotel Berry renovation project in downtown Sacramento.

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July 2012

Hotel Berry Rehabilitation

The Sacramento Bee highlighted work done by Precision General Commercial Contracting on the 83 year old Hotel Berry in downtown Sacramento.

You can read the Bee's article here.

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Photo: Randall Benton, Sacramento Bee

 

June 2012

Sacramento Builders Exchange Student Design Build Competiton

PGCC is a proud sponsor of the Builders Exchange Student Design Build Competiton. Thomas Dawson was lucky enough to served as one of the judges for the event.

High school students compete in the Sacramento Builder's Exchange design-build competition where they learn teamwork and communication skills as well as construction techniques.

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April 2012

Sacramento Business Journal's Top General Contractors

We're pleased to once again be listed in the Sacramento Business Journal's list of Top General Contractors in their April 27, 2012 issue.

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Sacramento's Top General Contractors

March 2012

Eden Lodge Grand Re-Opening & "Flip the Switch" Celebration

On Friday, March 23, 2012, the City of San Leandro, Eden Housing and the residents of Eden Lodge celebrated the $5.6 million renovation, green upgrades, and solar retrofit of the beautiful 143-unit affordable community for seniors located at 22645 Grand Street, Hayward, California.

Precision General Commercial Contractors, Inc. completed the major rehabilitation Project in November 2011. The major enhancements to the building, grounds and individual apartments will ensure the 31 year old propertys long-term affordability and sustainability.

Green upgrades include a solar photovoltaic system, solar hot water system, and energy efficient hot water boilers, central heating system, appliances, and lighting throughout the building . Drought tolerant landscaping, low flow faucets, and double pane windows will also ensure the propertys sustainability.

Municipal, state and federal officials gather at the grand opening for Eden Lodge in San Leandro California in March, 2012

CIS Inspects, Letter of Recommendation

We received this letter of recommendation from CIS Inspects, a construction inspection firm who worked with us on our Duane Hill Terrace project.

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CIS Letter of Recommendation

February 2012

Marin Builders Association Spotlight

Precision General Commercial Contractors was featured in the Marin Builders Association Weekly Bulletin. The article highlights our expertise in multi-family construction.

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Marin Builders Association Weekly Bulletin

December 2011

Duane Hill Terrace

Location: 600 North Orchard Avenue, Ukiah, CA
Units: 32 Low Income Units
Completion: December, 2011
Developer: Rural Communities Housing Development Corporation http://www.rchdc.org/
Architect: Tierney/Figueiredo Architects, www.tfarch.com
Cost: 4,5 million

Description: Duane Hill Terrace is a Multi Family Housing Community, a new development, completed by Precision General Commercial Contractors, Inc. in December 2011. The project consists of 3 buildings with 32 unit apartments that are 3 stories high for low income housing. The site includes a community room, a laundry room, an office and a courtyard with benches and other outdoor activities equipment. The excavation started on April 6, 2011 giving PGCC a 9 month time frame to complete the project which was attained. Along with a early completion date PGCC rebated to the Owner the Savings in General Conditions which was significant. The project completed and was 100% occupied by the end of December 2011.

Precision GCC, Inc would like to Thank all the Subcontractors who made it possible and the owner RCHDC.

If you have any questions on this project please contact us.

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November 2011

Eden Lodge Apartments

Location: 400 Springlake Drive, San Leandro, CA
Units: 143 Senior Units
Completion: November, 2011
Developer: Eden Housing, Inc http://www.edenhousing.org/
Architect: Charlie Pick Basis Architecture and Consulting http://www.basisarch.com/
Cost: 4 Million

Description:"The Eden Lodge Apartments, located in San Leandro is a 143 unit apartment community which was renovated and completed by PGCC, Inc. in November 2011.

Aesthetic improvements to the exterior included the installation of new structural elements for patio shading, dual glazed windows, patio sliding doors and a complete repainting of the building exterior.

The interior units were retrofitted with new cabinetry and countertops, doors, tub and tub surrounds, floor coverings, an interior paint application and window treatments. Common area feature upgrades included new floor coverings, paint, upgrades to the four elevators, and improvements to the fire alarm and suppression system.

Site work improvements included a community garden, efficient site lighting upgrades and an overlay of the existing parking lot with bituminous paving. Most noteworthy on this project was the mandate to improve efficiency with utility consumption, so a complete passive solar system was installed on the massive roof structure on the building which will support the effort for reducing operating costs for this well established and respected senior community in the East Bay."

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September 2011

Hotel Berry Steel Brace Frame

Hotel Berry brace frame installation

PGCC completes the installation of the 5 story Steel Brace Frame at the Berry Hotel Project. The Brace frame is part of the Seismic upgrades to the 80 year old Structure.

Special Thanks to SHRA and Jamboree Housing for facilitating the late evening installation project.

August 2011

Clara Court Apartments

Project: Clara Court Apartments, 32 Apartment Units of New Construction
Owner: RCHDC
Architect: Tierny/Figueiredo Architects
Location: Ukiah, CA

PGCC is quickly completing the 32 Unit Clara Court Project. The project is approx. 60% complete with a delivery of units scheduled for November 2011. Shook and Waller completed the framing within ten weeks using a panelized roof and Wall System customized to the project and keeping the 8 month construction schedule on track.

June 2011

Coventry Gardens Community Building

The 2500 square foot Coventry Gardens Community Building combines rental office and resident community center.

The rental office offers reception area; file room and manager office space.

The community center provides residents 800 sq ft of mingling space; a full size kitchen with stainless steel appliances and custom cabinets in addition to a 4-person computer station equipped with printer and fax.

Laundry facilities are sourced by solar generated tankless hot water heaters. There are 12 washers and 18 dryers with folding station and laundry sink.

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Coventry Gardens

Owner: Coventry gardens Associates LLC, Atlantic American Partners
Architect: Cox, Kliewer and Company
Engineer : Strifler Engineering
Cost : $9,000,000.00
Duration : 12 months

Project: PGCC completed the Nine million dollar project within 12 months. The project consisted of the Rehabilitation of 164 units in 24 Buildings. Building were completed in pairs with a 40 day completion duration for each pair.The significant items were the complete new installation of HVAC, Site Electric, Site Electric Metering,Roofing, Siding, Brick Facade, Kitchens,Windows, Doors. Furthermore PGCC built a New Community Center and Central Laundry Facility with a integrated Solar Hot Water system.

For more information please contact PGCC.

April 2011

Boulevard Court Apartments

Owner: Mercy Housing
Architect: Anders & Falltrick Architects
Engineer: H. James OKi Engineering
Cost: $8, 500,000.00
Duration: 14 months.

Project: PGCC completed the rehabilitation and new construction in a span of fourteen months. The major improvements included new interior finishes and trim, cabinetry, granite countertops, windows, entrance doors, privacy doors and remotely controlled split system air conditioning units; elevated deck & stair towers; seam metal roof with photovoltaic; community picnic tables and trellis area; basketball court; parking lot with accessible flat work.

The buildings were all clad in either stucco or lap siding. An 1,800 square foot community building was constructed, as well as a substantial addition to the existing office area, which includes staff offices, counseling centers, medical examination rooms, a computer learning center and a large meeting room. All existing site utilities were abandoned and removed and a new utility infrastructure placed into service.

Off site improvements included city sidewalk, curb and gutter and pavement repair work upon the major thoroughfare adjacent to the project.

For more information please contact PGCC.

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Brentwood Seniors Solar PV and Elevated Walkway project

Owner: Eden Housing
Architect: Struthers Dias Architects
Engineer : JR Structural Engineering, Inc. and BWF Consulting Engineers
Solar Company : EcoPlexus

Project: PGCC installed a 300 feet walkway, Hydraulic Elevator and a 38.5 KW Photovoltaic System for the Brentwood Seniors Complex. The building solution provided the senior residents with much needed walkway and elevator connections. The Raised walkway provided a perfect platform to install a canopy of solar panels, thereby providing greater access and significant energy savings for the community.

For more information please contact PGCC.

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April 2011

Clara Court Apartment Foundation being Poured on 04.20.11

Clara Court foundation being poured

The Clara Court Project being Built by PGCC Consists of 32
Units of New Construction in Ukiah California.

Contact PGCC for more details.

February 2011

Berry Hotel Renovation Begins

Berry Hotel Renovation Begins

PGCC is renovating a historic hotel in downtown Sacramento. Originally built in 1929,
The Hotel Berry will be ready for tenants early next year. Click here to watch the video

December 2010

New Coventry Apartment Construction Progress

New Coventry Apartment Clubhouse

PGCC is completing the 3,500 sf New Coventry Apartment Clubhouse Facility. Richmond, VA