Gaillardia Country Club
We were brought to the table early in the planning of this gorgeous structure, with heavy emphasis on our capabilities in structural installation. We used cranes to set in place the load-bearing metal studs, trusses, and wall-sections. Timing was critical. The clubhouse needed to be enclosed very quickly for the protection of the fabulous finishes.
Not only did this project require the highest integrity (level 5) wall and ceiling finish, there was a lot of it. Midwest brought in additional people to help facilitate on time completion and minimal punch list.
Here we completed the enclosure and all interior finishes on a very short schedule. The huge atrium that defines all Embassy hotels demanded that we build a deck to accommodate the framing and drywall on the ceiling and handrails. Then, two days after the hotel opened for business, a boiler explosion ripped through the structure. While hotel guests were still being ferried to neighboring accommodations, our crews were already at work. As a matter of fact, the call came at nine o’clock on a Friday night, and Midwest had 20 people at work within the hour. The hotel reopened the following Wednesday.
Architects involved: Butler, Rosenbury & Partners, Winkelmann & Associates, Inc.
This project asked for a great deal of everything. Everything we do: EIFS, metal studs, drywall, batt insulation, acoustical ceilings, plastering, lath and plastering, theming, even some cast products. Originally contracted for only a small part of the total project, we worked our way to a multimillion-dollar job. It asked us to think. For instance, how to build the roof section of the portechochere on the ground and then to lift it directly into place with a crane. How to transpose foam to look like brick. How to transpose formed EIFS to resemble stone. How to create circular-radius beams out of foam. All on a ten-month construction timetable.
Adams Mark Hotel
A competitively bid project, this high-profile office building called for very high levels of interior finish. Midwest Drywall completed the project in 10 months of fast-track perfectionism.
Bradley FairShopping Center
Laham Development Company
A model for owner/architect/general contractor/subcontractor cooperation, this shopping center has grown in phases. In the first phase, Midwest won the bid in a traditional bid arrangement. After bringing fresh ideas to the table in the earliest design discussions, we’ve negotiated all our subsequent work. And we’ve found a good friend in the owner.
Architects involved: Gould Evans Goodman Associates
Cowboy Hall of Fame
Midwest Drywall was responsible for the historically accurate theming of this massive hotel, casino, resort, and convention center replicating the look and feel of old Venice. Essentially, we re-created the Italian Renaissance in the Nevada desert for the largest themed structure ever built. We used cast products and modern construction techniques, some never before attempted. Guided by more than 3,000 photographs for precise architectural and historical reference, our craftsmen created a 105,000 square-foot sky ceiling, 121,372 square feet of interior facades, plus 30,000 square-foot in Market Hall and a campanile tower 315 feet tall with 2,500 pieces of faux marble at its base. We did it all: from preliminary budgeting to in-house art direction, from value engineering to detailed drawing substitutions, and on to skyart and installation and finish of component art. We gave gigantic new buildings the patina of age. We themed an entire cityscape down to the last weathered stone, all the while adhering to an aggressive schedule of fast-track construction.
Crystal Lake Manor
The solution: Light gauge steel framing; non-combustible, capable of supporting the building's five levels, weighed substantially less than other systems, and could be fabricated and erected quickly.
Midwest Drywall was an early partner in the design process. Shop fabrication was the key to meeting the 10 month schedule. Using two four-man crews, Midwest handled panelization and on-site erection simultaneously. The steel frame was in place three weeks ahead of schedule and 60% complete in just three months. Midwest panelized steel framing provided the solution for on-time completion.