Ryan Gootee General Contractors, LLC Wins Associated General Contractors of America’s Alliant Build America for Best Building Renovation under $10 Million
New Orleans’ Myrtle Banks Redevelopment was one of the most significant construction projects of 2014, the Associated General Contractors of America announced at its annual convention in San Juan. Ryan Gootee General Contractors, LLC was one of only 22 firms nationwide to receive the association’s Alliant Build America Award.
Ryan Gootee General Contractors was able to convert a fire-ravaged, 100-plus year old brick schoolhouse into the 23,000-square-foot Jack and Jake’s Public Food Market. The firm also added office space for small businesses and nonprofits at the facility. Because the building was a registered historic building, the project team worked carefully to preserve and recreate many of the interior and exterior components of the original building while successfully meeting the target completion date.
The Alliant Build America Awards highlight the nation’s most significant construction projects. A panel of judges, representing all areas of construction, evaluated an impressive number of submissions this year, assessing each project’s complexity, use of innovative construction techniques and client satisfaction, among other criteria. The awards, which were announced during the association’s annual convention in San Juan, Puerto Rico, are considered by many to be the most prestigious recognition of construction accomplishments in the U.S.