Gilbane completes work on Fleming Park in South Hampton area of Houston
The 80+ year old park received much needed renovations
Houston, Texas – September 22, 2017 – Gilbane was asked to help support the Friends of Fleming Park with the management of several enhancements to the 80+ year old Fleming Park located in the heart of the South Hampton area of Houston. The Gilbane team reviewed the planned work, provided value engineering suggestions and developed a conceptual budget.
“The Fleming Park project is a great asset for the South Hampton area and Gilbane is proud to continue our relationship with the City of Houston as well as give back to the communities in which we work, live and play,” says Dan Gilbane, Southwest Division Leader for Gilbane Building Company.
Gilbane partnered with Chris Southworth of Ruppert Landscape for the finalization of design details, pricing and the execution of work. The project included the installation of new swings, fall zones, park benches, and the renovation of existing park benches, playground equipment and monuments. The project was funded through fundraising efforts of the Friends of Fleming Park and pro bono services were provided by Gilbane and Ruppert Landscaping.
“The Friends of Fleming Park have enjoyed many years working together with the Houston Parks and Recreation Department and the Houston Parks Board and, most recently, with Bob Harper at Gilbane and Chris Southwell at Ruppert Landscaping,” says Karen Baughn, Friends of Fleming Park. “We are grateful for everyone’s efforts in making this project so successful and are all extremely happy with the results.”
Tom Gall, project manager with Houston Parks Board, agreed going on to say, “Houston Parks Board appreciates the dedication and generosity of both Gilbane and Ruppert Landscaping to assist in these improvements to Fleming Park. It was a job well done.”
About Gilbane Building Company
Gilbane provides a full slate of construction and facilities-related services – from pre-construction planning and integrated consulting capabilities to comprehensive construction management, close-out and facility management services – for clients across various markets. Founded in 1873 and still a privately held, family-run company, Gilbane has more than 50 offices worldwide. For more information, visit http://www.gilbaneco.com.
About Ruppert Landscape
Ruppert Landscape, a family and employee-owned business, provides commercial landscape construction and management with 20 branches serving eight primary markets in Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington D.C., Richmond, Raleigh, Charlotte, Atlanta and Houston. The company has a long-standing tradition of growing its team and giving back to the community. Visit us at http://www.ruppertlandscape.com
About Houston Parks Board
A nonprofit 501(c)(3) dedicated to providing access to quality parks and greenspace for all people, Houston Parks Board creates, improves, protects and advocates for parkland in the Greater Houston region. Since 1976, the organization has utilized public-private partnerships and its extensive philanthropic, government and community relationships to improve parks large and small. Houston Parks Board is currently leading the transformational $220 million Bayou Greenways 2020 project to create a 150-mile network of connected parks and trails along Houston’s major waterways. For more information, visit http://www.houstonparksboard.org.