2016 Bold Steps Finalist!

Posted by on Nov 24th, 2015 in Blog | Comments Off

It’s official. Essex is a finalist for the 2016 Bold Step Toward Sustainability Award. This is the second year in a row we’ve been honored by the City of Eugene for our sustainable practices.

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Fairfield Elementary School Almost Complete

Posted by on Nov 19th, 2015 in Blog | Comments Off

Essex had the privilege of working with the Bethel School District as the General Contractor for the new Fairfield Elementary School. This video provides an update on how Bethel has used their bond funds to benefit their students and the community.

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Uncommon Apartments, LEED Gold Pending

Posted by on Mar 3rd, 2015 in Featured | Comments Off

Uncommon Apartments, LEED Gold Pending

“Essex stepped up to the plate and delivered on tight deadlines while maintaining the budget. They know residential construction like the back of their hand and helped us deliver LEED certification above initial projections. The accounting department ran like clockwork and demonstrated great flexibility with our lender’s requirements. We are very happy with their work and won’t hesitate to use them again.” Matt Booma VP of Development | CA Ventures

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See the Progress at Fairfield Elementary School

Posted by on Jan 27th, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off

Here’s a time-lapse video of the construction of the new Fairfield Elementary School for Bethel School District in Eugene. Fairfield Time Lapse 12.9.14 from Pat McGillivray on Vimeo.

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Essex Triple Bottom Line Commitment

Posted by on Jan 22nd, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off

Essex commitment to people, profit and planet spurs conversation among local industry leaders in CSI. “I was very impressed that Essex General Construction was nominated for and a finalist in the City of Eugene’s “Bold Steps” award for 2015. In the video, Jon Texter (CSI, LEED AP) mentions their adherance to the “Triple Bottom Line.” Click on the link to read more about the President of Willamette Valley Chapter of CSI, Steven Leuck’s article in the January 2015...

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Bold Step in Sustainability Award Finalist

Posted by on Nov 4th, 2014 in Blog | Comments Off

It’s official – Essex General Construction is a finalist for the Mayor’s 2015 Bold Step in Sustainability Award. Check out our video!

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Eugene Airport Expansion

Posted by on Oct 22nd, 2014 in Blog | Comments Off

Essex begins construction on an expansion project for the Eugene Airport. The expansion will include nearly 13,000 square feet of new construction, increasing the airport to about 33,000 square feet overall. The project is being paid for with grants, passenger facility charges, and airport revenue. To find out more, here’s the story from KEZI.

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The Bigger Picture

Posted by on Aug 1st, 2014 in Blog | Comments Off

Sponsors, Inc. and Essex General Construction present: “The Bigger Picture,” featuring Tyler Haworth.  A First Friday ArtWalk Event and benefit for Sponsors, Inc.

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Groundbreaking Ceremony at Fairfield Elementary

Posted by on Jun 19th, 2014 in Blog | Comments Off

On Thursday, June 12, 2014 the Essex team including Mark Bruer, Perry Smick, Ron Spencer and Jodi Sommers joined students and staff, school board members and political dignitaries at Fairfield Elementary for a groundbreaking ceremony. That’s right. Construction has begun. Essex is building a replacement for the existing school which has served students in the Bethel School District for sixty-one years. The new school will be ready to welcome students in the Fall of 2015.

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Daikin’s Priority Zone at Alder Suites

Posted by on Apr 16th, 2014 in Blog, Uncategorized | Comments Off

The project:  Alder Suites Apartments in Eugene, Oregon Contractor:  Essex General Construction, Inc. Subcontractor:  Innovative Air, Inc. Challenge:  How to keep students comfortable in a demanding multi-tenant application, and still achieve high energy efficiency. “The developers wanted multi-zone ductless systems for efficiency, but knew some systems “lock out” during opposing calls for heating or cooling. Daikin’s “Priority Zone” control logic doesn’t “lock out” during mode changes, so students can be comfortable...

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