Continuing to help “Beautify” the City of Green Bay
H.J. Martin and Son had an integral role in a pair of projects honored at the 46th Annual Mayor’s Beautification Awards for the City of Green Bay. The awards were presented by Green Bay Mayor Jim Schmitt at a Nov. 5 luncheon at the city’s Riverside Ballroom.
The two 2015 award-winning projects that H.J. Martin participated in were:
- Hampton Inn Downtown Green Bay – Large Building Remodeling category
- Backstage at the Meyer – Small Building Remodeling category
The Hampton Inn project required a complete overhaul, using only the concrete shell of a building which originally had opened in 1974 as a Holiday Inn. Everything was stripped down and rebuilt from the outside in, resulting in a 21st century-hotel with the modern amenities expected by today’s travelers.
Two commercial divisions of H.J. Martin – Walls & Ceilings and Glass & Glazing – took part in the extensive remodeling of the Hampton Inn, which is located on the city’s Fox River and attached to the recently expanded KI Convention Center. The Walls & Ceilings team handled the extensive drywall aspect of the work, which included re-framing all guest rooms.
Craig Nero and Jim Kaczrowski served as the project managers for H.J. Martin, working closely with Consolidated Construction, general contractor for the Hampton Inn remodel.
The like-new Hampton Inn Downtown Green Bay opened for guests on Sept. 7, 2015, after being closed for 14 months.
Backstage at the Meyer involved three of the company’s divisions: Flooring, Glass & Glazing and Walls & Ceilings. The vibrant, multi-use space opened its doors in downtown Green Bay in July 2015.
In addition to performing work, H.J. Martin donated to the $4-million project. David Martin, a fourth-generation company executive, also served as a volunteer on the capital campaign.
The work of the H.J. Martin Walls & Ceilings team was highlighted by an arched ceiling in the new entryway and a hand-troweled finish. Glass & Glazing provided brand-new Kawneer entrances, storefronts and curtain wall.
Jay Hussong and Chad Hultman oversaw H.J. Martin’s work on Backstage at the Meyer. Smet Construction was general contractor for the project.
Learn more about H.J. Martin’s involvement with Backstage at the Meyer, along with the upstairs Innovation and Technology Center of Breakthrough Fuel, HERE.
“We take tremendous pride in participating in projects that help make Green Bay great,” says H.J. Martin CEO Edward Martin. “This city has supported us for over 80 years and anything we can do to give back, we will.”
H.J. Martin has a long history of involvement with winning projects at the Mayor’s Beautification Awards. Its 2014 award-winning work included the new downtown headquarters of Schreiber Foods, Lambeau Field work with Miron Construction and The Haberdasher Limited, a signature retail project for the company.
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