Thank You to the Heroes Without Monuments
You are builders. And you deserve large monuments commemorating your sacrifice. With muscle and skill, you built this great nation and the great state of Texas. And you’ll soon be called to help rebuild Texas, to return us to greatness after the flood waters subside. Not all angels have wings. Some have calloused hands and halos affixed with Loctite.
Thank You to the Heroes Without Monuments
“We are not just building structures. We are building futures.”
That’s the way Matt Fleming, Project Manager with Square One Consultants, closes out his emails to us with his company’s weekly report on the construction progress on The Refuge Ranch.
Since Harvey blew into the Texas Coast, these words have taken on more significance.
With the flood waters still rising, having the luxury of a future is more appreciated than ever. And especially for us, knowing the men and women who will build that future -- like John Fox of Square One, who along with Earnest Roofing helped save the Harvey-damaged roof of our first Cottage -- is an even more appreciated honor.
We are so grateful for the contractor, consultant, and supplier communities.
You don’t get the same media attention as soldiers and the National Guard. You don’t have movies and TV shows about you like cops or firefighters or EMTs.
You are builders. And we think you deserve large monuments commemorating your sacrifice.
With muscle and skill, you built this great nation and the great state of Texas. And you’ll soon be called to help rebuild Texas, to return us to greatness after the flood waters subside.
Not all angels have wings. Some have calloused hands and halos affixed with Loctite.
Rain or shine, good times and in bad, you will always be our heroes.
These are all the angels who are helping to build The Refuge Ranch:
Pfluger Architects, architectural services
Stansberry Engineering, civil engineering services
STG Design, design services for interiors, main entry gate, and micro chapels
Raquel Frankenberg, interior design services
Michael Brack with Datum Engineers, structural engineering services
Chris Horlander with MEJ & Associates, electrical design services
Tom Green & Company Engineers, MEP consulting services and funds
MF Architecture, architectural renderings
Catherine O'Connor with Co'Design, landscape architectural services
Heather VenHaus with Regenerative Environmental Design, sustainable site consulting
Contractors and Suppliers:
Joe Bland Construction, site construction services and materials
Ranger Excavating, site clearing and grading
Earnest Roofing, metal roofing
Several partnered together to pour the building foundations for our first 3 Cottages: Joe Bland Construction, Square One, Lauren Concrete, Reinforcing Steel Supply (RSS), and Western Concrete Pumping.
Lauren Concrete, concrete
Wade Custom Steel Buildings, building foundations construction services
Western Concrete Pumping, concrete pump truck services
IE2 Construction, formwork labor
Melde Construction, framing labor
Trane, air-conditioning equipment
TemperaturePro, labor for HVAC system installation
Ferguson, HVAC materials
Schmidt Electric, electrical contracting services and materials
Macauley Technologies and Tel-Star Technologies, security and technology systems
Chesmar Homes, general contracting services
Mustang Plumbing, plumbing contracting services
Moen, faucets and funds
Jason Laxson with Concrete Art & Stain, concrete staining/sealing services
Ryan Companies, general contracting services and funds
White Construction, general contracting services
Structura, insulation and general contracting services
4MC Enterprises, drywall contracting services and materials
McCoy’s Building Supply, building materials
MG Building Materials, building siding
Simpson Strong-Tie, framing connectors and fasteners
Bautex Systems, wall block material for the Security Station, with Square One installing foundation and walls
Jack Allen’s Kitchen, kitchen equipment and supplies
Texas Sun and Shade, motorized shades
Brent Hewett with Hewett's Lawn Service, arborist and site landscaping services
Dake Jackson with Jackson Water Well, well and windmill restoration
Dale Cook with Dale Cook Backhoe Services, septic system
Preferred Pump, pump for existing well
ABC Supply, building materials
Mi Windows and Doors, windows
DPR Construction, general contracting services and funds
Bluebonnet Electric Cooperative, electrical infrastructure and main power supply
Sherwin Williams, paint
TDIndustries, MEP contracting services