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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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Essex is now a Re:Think Certified Business

Posted by on Mar 6th, 2014 in Blog | Comments Off

RE:think Business is a free, comprehensive program for Lane County businesses, offered by BRING and their partners: the City of Eugene, EWEB, and Lane County Waste Management. Once your business is enrolled, a trained Resource Conservation Advisor provides you with confidential advice and support on practical ways to trim waste and save money. Essex has been committed to environmental stewardship since our founding in 1987. Our decision to go through the Re:Think certification process was motivated by our desire to continually improve our...

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Fern Ridge Service Center

Posted by on Nov 14th, 2013 in Featured | 0 comments

Fern Ridge Service Center

“Essex became an integral member of our team from day one. They were committed to the success of our project, and were our trusted partners throughout the project. We particularly valued their expertise, knowledge and advice, especially during the value engineering phase. Our project was completed on time and on budget. We know we got the best value possible. They are a great team and I recommend them without hesitation.” Ric Ingham, City Administrator City of Veneta

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Looking for some good news?

Posted by on Oct 14th, 2013 in Blog | 0 comments

Looking for some good news about the local economy? We’ve got some. Our clients, many of them local Eugene businesses, are expanding, and so are we. Along with the continued support of these great businesses and non-profits like Café Yumm!, Paradigm Properties, Sponsors, Inc. and others; we’ve also formed relationships with some great new clients, both local and from outside the area. They all agree that it is a good time to invest in Eugene and Lane County. We celebrate their success and appreciate their continued faith in our...

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The Prefontaine

Posted by on Sep 10th, 2013 in Featured | 0 comments

The Prefontaine

Teaming with Paradigm Properties, was the well-oiled team of Dustrud Architecture and Essex General Construction, Inc. This beautiful building has a stunning and eco-friendly water garden designed by Stangeland & Associates; and offers amazing views of Hayward Field, the University of Oregon and its surroundings. It is sure to become a Eugene landmark.

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Chase Crossing, LEED Platinum Housing

Posted by on Aug 13th, 2013 in Blog | 0 comments

Some people talk the talk. Some people walk the walk. And now, even more people can live the life. As sustainability becomes a more pervasive value, an increasing number of people are looking for green housing options. Fortunately LEED Platinum housing can be found at Chase Crossing in Eugene, Oregon.    To learn more about the Chase Crossing LEED rating, continue...

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Fern Ridge Service Center Nears Completion

Posted by on Aug 2nd, 2013 in Blog | 0 comments

In September, those who benefit from food aid and senior services in the Fern Ridge area will step into a brand new facility.  The new Fern Ridge Service Center, designed by Scott | Edwards Architecture llp and built by Essex General Construction, Inc., is quickly nearing completion. There will be a dedication ceremony September 13th at 10:00 am, and a Community Open House during the Harvest Festival (a fundraiser for the Fern Ridge Service Center) from 1-3 pm on September 14th. Located near Our Daily Bread Cafe’ and the new Transit...

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Building Bridges at Mount Pisgah Arboretum

Posted by on Jul 25th, 2013 in Blog | 0 comments

On Saturday, July 20, 2013 staff from Essex General Construction and Wildish contributed their expertise and labor on the Adkison Bridge replacement at Mount Pisgah Arboretum. Together they constructed and stabilized trusses and put them in place. This was a critical step in helping the Arboretum replace the bridge. For 26 years, the 94 foot long bridge, named after local environmental leader Vern Adkison, provided a critical link in the popular Water Garden trail network. It also served as a gathering place for visitors exploring this unique...

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The Pearl – LEED Gold

Posted by on Mar 14th, 2013 in Featured | 0 comments

The Pearl – LEED Gold

The Pearl was completed in April, 2012 by Essex General Construction, Inc.  Verified LEED Gold, it features 100 living units, 4,400 square feet of commercial space and 102 underground parking spaces; it’s a beautiful place to live.  This secure building is designed and built to achieve maximum energy efficiency and indoor air quality!  Private and common exterior decks with extraordinary views are one of the highlights of this design.

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