CURRENTLY UNDER CONSTRUCTION!!! – Bergstrom Residence – Richmond, KY

Tina and Steve Bergstrom are building their new home at 166 Plantation Drive in Richmond, KY. The 9,000 SF home has a main living area and a mother-in-law suite. It features (2)  two and a half car garages, 4, bedrooms, 4 baths, a veranda, 2 breakfast rooms, 3 kitchens, poker room, family room, sunroom, Porte Cochere, great room and 2 master closet/dressing rooms.

Bergstrom Sub Contractors and Suppliers

TM Construction-Thomas Menges…………………… Framing and Roofing

84 Lumber-Scott Connally………………….Lumber and Material Supplier

HD Electric-Mike Durbin…………………………………………….Electrical

Senninger Plumbing-Steve Curtis……………………………………….Plumbing

Settles Drywall-Brian Settles………………………………………………Drywall

TCI-Chris Cruse………………………………………………..Fiberglass Insulation

Synergy-Jamie Clark………………………………………………………HVAC

Perdue Excavation-Dale Perdue…………………….Excavation and Grading

GMF Painting-G…………………………………………………………Painting

Bluegrass Poured Walls-Kevin Byers…………………………..Foundations

CURRENTLY UNDER CONSTRUCTION!!! – Gleason Home – Butler, KY

Mary Jo and Matt are building there cool home that is shaped in a modified figure eight. It is a kit home by Deltec. They are both actively involved in most of the subcontract work as well as the Project Management. Matt was involved in a serious car accident last year which has slowed down the forward progress of the build…but things are now moving forward.

This home features a large unfinished basement. The main floor features a large master bedroom suite with 2 vanities, soaking tub, walk-in shower and ample closet space. There are also 3 bedrooms, kitchen with walk in pantry, large great room and a full guest bath.

I hope you enjoy seeing this energy efficient and functional home the Gleason’s worked very hard on! Please read on… as all of us have put in a lot of hard work and want to show it off to you!

CURRENTLY UNDER CONSTRUCTION!!! – Davis New Home – Bruce St – Downtown Lexington

Lew and Cary Davis are building their new home off Bruce Street in Downtown Lexington. This 3 story 4,200 SF home sits on a 1,500 SF lot. The first floor features a 2 car garage, foyer, multi-purpose room, and elevator 1st stop. The second floor features the dining room, kitchen, pantry, AV closet, living room, half bath and elevator 2nd stop. Tbe third floor has a master bedroom suite with his and hers closets and master bath, guest bedroom and guest bath with elevator 3rd stop. The roof and penthouse area is open air with hot tub bar, television and 4th elevator stop.

Davis Sub Contractors and Suppliers

TM Construction-Thomas Menges…………………… Framing and Roofing

84 Lumber-Scott Connally………………….Lumber and Material Supplier

HD Electric-Mike Durbin………………………………………….Electrical

Senninger Plumbing-Steve Curtis…………………………………Plumbing

Settles Drywall-Brian Settles………………………………….Drywall

TCI-Chris Cruse………………………………….Fiberglass Insulation

Synergy-Jamie Clark…………………………………………..HVAC

Perdue Excavation-Dale Perdue…………………….Excavation and Grading

GMF Painting-G…………………………………..Painting

Bluegrass Poured Walls-Kevin Byers…………,,,,……………Foundations

Barnes Car Collectors Garage-Tates Creek Rd-Lexington, KY

This 5,385 square foot project is located on a relatively small lot located 10 blocks from downtown Lexington, KY. Mitchell Barnes was a serious car collector building a high end showplace for his cars. My client was 76 years old when diagnosed with stem cell cancer and had undergone numerous sessions of chemotherapy doing our time together. Unfortunately Mitchell passed away in November of 2017 and the project construction so far…has never been finished.

The first phase is complete and includes a 2,500 square foot showroom for about 14 cars. He collected mostly older model collectible Maseratis, Ferraris, Lamboughis and lots of cool older US cars.

To display these old and very expensive vehicles he wanted the proper showplace. The concrete floors in the building are beautiful polished terrazzo with gold edging borderers separating the different colors on the floors. The gluelam beams are 1ft 5 in deep and 7 inches wide constructed of yellow pine and set 8 ft on center. This beam package was $65,000.

Under the drywall is open cell spray foam insulation on all walls of the garage and portico including bands and draft stopping. There is an ignition thermal barrier paint over the foam insulation.There are two Schweiss Aircraft Hangar Doors costing $15,000 each clad with a natural local barn wood lumber.

The project was wired for technology with a Pakedge Dual WAN Gigabit Router with wall mount access point. There is internet and WiFi coverage including multiple Geothermal HVAC systems controlled from Mitchell’s i-phone, Lighting Controls, Audio/Video, Security and Pool Controls. All of the cameras and other IP based equipment is attached to the network. The lighting fixture package in this building was $35,000.

The exterior of the building is clad in real Kentucky limestone. The same limestone that filters our spring water and is used to make every great bourbon in the world. The cutting and laying of this limestone is truly an art. This stone veneer runs 40-50 SF and we have about $180,000 of this beautiful stone work in the project. Accenting the two doors and bordering the limestone are some fairly complicated brick arch work.Accenting the outside of the front facade are 3 – four foot tall natural gas lamps.

The underground car garage was not in the initial project design. Mitchell made this change a bit on the fly. We had the main garage complete with a footing and foundation wall supporting a 20 foot tall wall of 5 inch thick solid limestone. We had to dig down 12 foot right next to this wall. Being in the concrete construction business for 40 years, I knew to bring in the big guys to prevent any liability issues over structural settling or collapse. We paid Dwyer Companies, a Geotechnical and Structural Specialty Services Company to design a temporary shoring system for us to dig the foundation and then a permanent structural fix. This involved jacking 8 steel beams 40 foot down in the ground to bedrock to support the bottom of the footing. We then ran 3 inch by 8 foot twisted soil nails under the existing building sub base. Those were connected to plates embedded in a 24 cubic yard vertical shotcrete concrete wall reinforced with #6 bar 10 in on center both ways. The cost for this shoring system was $36,000.

The roof is a TPO membrane flat roof and is tied into the existing shingle roof of the house. There is a parapet around the top of the building with solid stone caps.

The second phase of the project includes a majestic 3 story tall glass atrium that encloses a wonderful living area including a Pool House, Lanai and Atrium highlighting a fireplace, sauna and lap pool. The exterior glass is a thermal curtain wall, dark bronze anodized finish, 1 inch Pilkington active blue over clear Low-e tempered insulated glass along with areas of Spandrel glass. This glass package is a triple pane, self cleaning glass finish that reduces heat transfer by 75% and missile resistance to 125 MPH winds! There is 2,500 SF of structural glazing.

The structural steel package including the structural steel beams, columns, steel joists, metal decking and misc. steel for the Pool House, Lanai and Atrium including all erection costs was $175,000. There is 58,000 pounds of structural steel in this project.

Believe It Or Not As Riply says…there is an underground garage showroom below the three story glass atrium. How do the cars get in the basement. How do people navigate this four story showplace? Easy with 3 elevators!

There are 2 Daytona Pneumatic Vacuum Elevators at a cost of $20,000 each. Gone are the days when people traveled in transparent bubbles. Today this in no longer a product of our imagination. It is a bubble that will carry you without cables, pulleys or pistons. The elevator is a sleek and compact 37 inch diameter tube with a 360 degree panoramic view that transports you by air at 35 feet per minute! Yes another major cool feature of this project.

The third elevator I mentioned…oh yes. It is for moving these collectible cars into the underground parking garage. Pull up outside the 3 story glass atrium press a button and a lift flush with the parking lot starts moving your car down 9 feet into the underground garage. The sizzors lift is capable of raising/lowering 2 cars at a time with an 8,000 pound capacity.

The basement walls will be clad with a local slate stone as well as the floor and stairs going to the first floor. The ceiling will be clad with rough sawn barn lumber. The yard outside of this showplace will feature a landscaped picnic area and a relaxing recirculating stream ending in a 400 SF pond.

Some amenities on this project include an exterior 2 story elevated wood observation deck, a crows nest interior observation platform, tile shower with radiant heat, sauna steam room/shower, washer/dryer, 500 sq ft office, full kitchen, wet bar, $12,000 fireplace and indoor fire pit to name a few.

Sorry to see Mitchell Barnes gone. He was a really great guy and I wish we could have finished his dream collectors garage before he passed away. Bless your soul Mitchell…my friend.

Bostock Renovation/Addition – South Ashland – Lexington, KY

This project is located at 225 South Ashland Ave in Lexington Kentucky. The same neighborhood as our famous Kentucky basketball coach John Calapari!

Jon Bostock was the CEO/CFO of Big Ass Fans in Lexington KY. Big Ass Fans was founded in 1999 in Lexington KY and sells their products in 125 countries. They have international offices in Australia, Canada, Malaysia and Singapore. They have 800 employees with 2015 Revenue of over $225 million. They sell fans that range in size from 18 inches to 24 feet in diameter.

You can’t travel in a large airport anywhere in the world without looking up and seeing a Big Ass Fans. More than 60% of Fortune 500 companies and 90% of companies listed on the Dow Jones Industrial Average use Big Ass Fans and Big Ass Light fixtures. Well-known customers include Costco, Ikea, Planet Fitness, Starbucks, Target, Home Depot, Lowe’s, Whole Foods, Coca-Cola, PepsiCo, Toyota, Tesla, Delta, American Airlines and United Airlines.

Ray Peden was willing to take on the Project Management for us. Ray is a retired Structural Engineer who owned his own Engineering and Construction Company for over 30 years in Central KY. He was responsible for 100 MM in engineering projects when he contracted with the State of Kentucky and developed multiple residential subdivisions.

The original house was built in the late 1,800s with a total of 3,170 SF. Six years ago another owner built a 1,500 SF addition on the house. There is also have a 900SF separate garage included in the scope of this renovation.

We started the project by completely demolishing the six year old addition and tearing the existing house apart so it only contained stud walls. The electrical wiring was knob and tube, the plumbing cast iron and a boiler system for heat. All of this was demolished and put into the dumpsters.

After demolition we were going to pour new footings and foundation walls for this now 4,090 SF addition and renovation. Our Project Manager and structural engineer looked at the foundation and recommended we use the existing stone foundation and under pin it down to bedrock with a slab jack system. We ended up using Dwyers patented foundation repair system..

After a minimal amount of excavation, a multiple heavy-duty steel brackets are attached to the foundation. Then steel piers are hydraulically driven through the bracket to bedrock or supporting strata to create a permanent new foundation support. When the affected area of the foundation is repositioned and/or stabilized, the steel piers are locked permanently to the brackets.

These concrete repairs cost $20,000 but saved the owner $15,000 over installing new foundation walls and footings. Nothing like saving money at the start of the job to please the owners!

The framing began after the foundations were in. The framing included a new first and second floor addition and reframing much of the interior of the existing house to facilitate the new layout. The windows and doors are Anderson E-Series commonly used in most all historic renovations in our area. There was $28,000 in new windows installed in the renovated home.

All the interior doors are solid core and match the existing doors in the current home. The existing trim casing, plinths and base were made to match all the existing trim of that 1800’s time period.

The house has a new geothermal heating system and is insulated with hydrophobic foam insulation on all exterior walls. All interior walls are insulated with a sound barrier insulation.

There is 15,000 brick in two new full masonry fireplaces of the Rumford Design. This design includes a Rumford throat, cast iron damper, smoke chamber and clay flue liner. The fireplace from basement to top of the chimney is over five stories! The fireboxes are laid in a Herringbone pattern where sides weave visually smoothly into rear wall. We used a special brick mason that understood the Rumford design criteria.

The roof is a combination of copper and shingles. The copper roof is hand locked 16 oz copper with 1 inch standing seams, 16 inches on center flat lock and soldered over full coverage with Grace High TempIce Guard and Water shield. The gutters are Ogee copper with copper downspouts tied into underground drainage system.

All exterior trim is mitered and mouldings are Boral Tru-Exterior trim. The stone veneer is a 4-inch thick real stone to match the existing stone on the house. The rear patio and porches will have 2.5 inch thick real stone pavers. There is over $25,000 in stone in this project.

This home will be a Control 4 Smart home. This includes whole house audio video with multi-room music and surround sound, Lutron lighting controls thru out the house, a full surveillance system with cameras backed up for 2 weeks on DVD, multiple wireless access points, garage door controls and all the coax/data/and phone drops.

The exterior of the building is clad in real Kentucky limestone. The same limestone that filters our spring water and is used to make every great bourbon in the world. The cutting and laying of this limestone is truly an art.
The hardwood floors will be reclaimed hardwood wood similar to what would be installed in the current 1800s time period. Tiles will also be selected based on the same criteria.

I hope you enjoy seeing this impressive historical renovation that we have undertaken for the Bostocks.

Bostock Sub Contractors and Suppliers

TM Construction-Thomas Menges……………………. Framing and Roofing

84 Lumber-Scott Connally………………….Lumber and Material Supplier

Lanham Electric-Tommy Lanham………………………………Electrical

Young Plumbing-Jim Young…………………………………….Plumbing

Settles Drywall-Brian Settles………………………………….Drywall

TCI-Chris Cruse………………………………….Fiberglass Insulation

By Owner…………………………………………………….HVAC

Perdue Excavation-Dale Perdue…………………….Excavation and Grading

White Painting-Rick White…………………………………..Painting

Thompson Concrete-Myrone and Daniel Thompson……………Concrete Flatwork

Burke Renovation/Addition – McDowell St – Lexington, KY

Ken and Christy Burke have undertaken a large renovation on their older home outside Chevy Chase in Lexington. The project was designed by the prestigious local Architectural Firm of Pohl, Rosa, Pohl. This project was both a whole house renovation and an addition. It has gained some major attention locally as a Net Zero home.

Ken and Christy are the consummate do it yourselfers that have mastered many crafts. They completed the inside and outside painting, trim, hardwood floors, rails and stairs and much more!

The first floor has a new walk out deck across the back of the house with a covered porch. The main floor features a large office, foyer, very functional chefs kitchen, dining room, large living room with half bath and tech area. The second floor features two guest bedrooms, a large master bedroom suite with 2 vanities walk-in shower, soaking tub and ample closet space. There also another full bath laundry and large walk in master closet.

I hope you enjoy seeing this beautiful, NET ZERO and functional home the Burkes’s worked very hard on! Please read on… as all of us have put in a lot of hard work and want to show it off to you!

Burke Sub Contractors and Suppliers

TM Construction-Thomas Menges…………………… Framing and Roofing

84 Lumber-Scott Connally………………….Lumber and Material Supplier

Kentucky Best Masonry-Mendoza……………………………Masonry Work

Lanham Electric-Tommy Lanham………………………………Electrical

Young Plumbing-Jim Young…………………………………….Plumbing

Settles Drywall-Brian Settles………………………………….Drywall

Synergy-Jamie Clark…………………………………….HVAC/Insulation

Perdue Excavation-Dale Perdue…………………….Excavation and Grading

Thompson Concrete………………………………………..Foundations

Pangemanan Home – Yarnallton Pike Georgetown, KY

Arthur and is wife Rebecca built their dream home off of Yarlington Pike in Georgetown, KY. Arthur and Rebecca have a successful chiropractor business in Lawrenceburg, Ky.

The first floor has 2,235 SF, the garage has 968 SF, the second floor has 1,499 SF. The main floor features a large master bedroom suite with 2 vanities walk-in shower and ample closet space. There is also a powder room, kitchen with breakfast nook, large great room with masonry fireplace, a formal dining room, laundry and foyer.

The second floor has 3 bedrooms, two baths, game room and sitting area.

I hope you enjoy seeing this beautiful, energy efficient and functional home the Pangemanan’s worked very hard on! Please read on… as all of us have put in a lot of hard work and want to show it off to you!

Pangemanan Sub Contractors and Suppliers

TM Construction-Thomas Menges…………………… Framing and Roofing

84 Lumber-Scott Connally………………….Lumber and Material Supplier

Lanham Electric-Tommy Lanham………………………………Electrical

Young Plumbing-Jim Young…………………………………….Plumbing

Settles Drywall-Brian Settles………………………………….Drywall

TCI-Chris Cruse………………………………….Fiberglass Insulation

Synergy-Jamie Clark…………………………………………..HVAC

Perdue Excavation-Dale Perdue…………………….Excavation and Grading

White Painting-Rick White…………………………………..Painting

Bluegrass Poured Walls-Kevin Byers………………………Foundations

Thompson Concrete-Daniel/Myrone Thompson………………Concrete Flatwork

Charles Byers – Versailles, KY

Charles and Yvonne built their beautiful home off of Wells Lane in the Homestead Subdivision in Versailles, KY. Charles is an IT Manager at the Administrative Order of the Courts and surprisingly as an IT professional he was very knowledgeable on construction. Charles was actively involved in the managing of the building process as well as doing tile work, painting, trim and stone.

This home features geothermal heat and has a total utility bill of a little over $100 per month. It was featured by the local utility as being extremely energy efficient.

Their first floor has 2,512 SF, the garage has 973 SF and a 2,456 SF full poured concrete basement. The main floor features a large master bedroom suite with 2 vanities, soaking tub, walk-in shower and ample closet space. There are also 2 bedrooms, a dining room, kitchen with breakfast room, large great room with masonry fireplace, a formal dining room, laundry, foyer and another 1.5 baths.

I hope you enjoy seeing this energy efficient and functional home the Byers’s worked very hard on! Please read on… as all of us have put in a lot of hard work and want to show it off to you!

Byers Sub Contractors and Suppliers

TM Construction-Thomas Menges…………………… Framing and Roofing

84 Lumber-Scott Connally………………….Lumber and Material Supplier

Lanham Electric-Tommy Lanham………………………………Electrical

Young Plumbing-Jim Young…………………………………….Plumbing

Settles Drywall-Brian Settles………………………………….Drywall

TCI-Chris Cruse………………………………….Fiberglass Insulation

Synergy-Jamie Clark…………………………………………..HVAC

Perdue Excavation-Dale Perdue…………………….Excavation and Grading

White Painting-Rick White…………………………………..Painting

Bluegrass Poured Walls-Kevin Byers………………………Foundations

Braun Renovation/Addition – Lexington, KY

The Braun renovation and addition was a really cool project developed by Pohl Rosa Pohl Architects and built by CMA in Lexington

The project involved building a new sunroom on the back of the Brauns existing home, building an exterior patio and barbeque area and some renovations inside the home.

I hope you enjoy seeing this beautiful renovation that all of us worked very hard on!

Braun Sub Contractors and Suppliers

TM Construction-Thomas Menges…………………………….. Framing

Burnett Roofing-Chapman Burnett……………………Built up Flat Roof

84 Lumber-Scott Connally………………….Lumber and Material Supplier

Lanham Electric-Tommy Lanham………………………………Electrical

Young Plumbing-Jim Young…………………………………….Plumbing

Settles Drywall-Brian Settles………………………………….Drywall

TCI-Chris Cruse………………………………….Fiberglass Insulation

Synergy-Jamie Clark…………………………………………..HVAC

Perdue Excavation-Dale Perdue…………………….Excavation and Grading

White Painting-Rick White…………………………………..Painting

Thompson Concrete-Daniel and Myrone………………………..Foundations

Chamberlain Home – McClure Road Winchester, KY

Michael Chamberlain is a Special Education Teacher in Winchester. He and his wife have been wonderful to work for as clients… understanding intelligent and very positive.

The first floor has 1,898 SF, the garage has 636 SF and there is an 1,898 SF full poured concrete basement. The main floor features a great room with fireplace, kitchen, dining/living room, walk in pantry, half bath, large master bedroom suite with 2 vanities walk-in shower with ample closet space, 2nd full bath, office and mudroom. Off the master bedroom is a nice covered deck. There is an open elevated deck to enjoy the views.

I hope you enjoy seeing this cool, energy efficient and functional home that Michael and his wire have designed and worked very hard on!

Chamberlain Sub Contractors and Suppliers

TM Construction-Thomas Menges…………………… Framing and Roofing

84 Lumber-Scott Connally………………….Lumber and Material Supplier

Lanham Electric-Tommy Lanham………………………………Electrical

Young Plumbing-Jim Young…………………………………….Plumbing

Settles Drywall-Brian Settles………………………………….Drywall

TCI-Chris Cruse………………………………….Fiberglass Insulation

Synergy-Jamie Clark…………………………………………..HVAC

Perdue Excavation-Dale Perdue…………………….Excavation and Grading

Bluegrass Poured Walls-Kevin Byers………………………….Foundations

Thompson Concrete-Daniel/Myrone Thompson……………….Concrete Flatwork