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Gallegos, Evans Chaffee honored by home builders group

Daily Staff Report

EAGLE COUNTY ” The Eagle Valley Home Builders Association recently recognized The Gallegos Corporation for its work on the Arrabelle at Vail Square. The company was awarded three BEAM Gold Awards, one each for masonry, plaster and marble/granite/tile.

“This project was truly unique and a good test of our skills. The timeline was tight and the scope of the project was impressive,” said Jake Jacobson, the Masonry Division president. “It is not often we get to work on a project that encompasses so many of our talents. I am happy that all of our crews were recognized for their hard work.”

The masonry portion included more than 10,500 cast stone pieces, including window and door surrounds, balcony fascias and balustrades. Pieces weighed up to 3,000 pounds, requiring special handling techniques. The Gallegos Corporation also designed and engineered the anchor system for the cast stone attachment.

There are 125,000 square feet of interlocking concrete pavers, 30,000 square feet of rubble limestone veener and 25,000 feet of blocks installed. In addition, The Gallegos Corporation installed numerous fireplace surrounds and limestone columns in the elegant Centre V Restaurant.

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The plaster and stucco showcase many high-end finishes. The exterior stucco has 33 facades with intricate details that give each a character of its own. Finishes range from a simple sand float to a combed freestyle finish to a light spray texture, and display 26 different colors. The common areas and spa were finished with integrally colored diamond plaster, and the restaurant has cathedral ceilings finished in true Venetian plaster.

Gallegos crews also installed marble, granite and tile in all of the common areas including the restaurant, lobby, lobby restrooms, lobby great room, spa, nail salon, elevator lobbies, roof top pool and dressing rooms, skier services and meeting room restrooms. Many of the granite slabs were hand selected for this project in Italy, and more than 50 different types of tile were used with one-of-a-kind custom mosaics made specifically for this job.

“It was good to be recognized on such an important job for The Gallegos Corporation ” a lot of people put weeks and months of hard work into this, so it feels pretty good showing off the end product,” said Jordan Vasbinder, Marble/Granite/Tile Project Manager.

Evans Chaffee Construction Group earned several awards from the local home builders.

That company’s awards are:

– Gold: Commercial Building ” Tenant Finish, Spago Restaurant.

– Gold: Commercial Remodel ” Ritz Carlton Residential Suites.

– Gold: Green Built/Commercial ” American National Bank, Carbondale.

– Silver: Commercial Remodel ” Lodge at Lionshead.

– Silver: Multi-Family Residence Over 1,500 Finished Square Feet “

Beaver Creek Landing.

* Bronze: Single Family Residence Over 6,000 Finished Square Feet ” Mill Creek Residence.

“We pride ourselves on the wide variety of work we do, from custom homes and green construction to commercial facilities and resort properties,” said Michele Evans, president of Evans Chaffee Construction Group. “To be recognized for our full range of expertise among a great group of builders in this valley is truly an honor, and one that goes to our many employees who are driven by their own passion for excellence.”

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