Ridgemont Recently Completed Projects

Groendyke Transport Facility, Fort Worth, TX

The Groendyke Transport Facility is located off Cantrell Sansom Rd. in Fort Worth, TX. The facility is for Groendyke Transport, which is one of the largest tank-truck carriers in the nation.

The tilt-wall facility includes four maintenance bays, one wash bay, and office finish out which includes a dispatch and driver room.

Owner: Groendyke Transport

Architect: Schultz Squared Architects

Size: 24,832 SF


Ridgemont Subcontractor Appreciation BBQ Cook Off

It is that time of year again, the annual Ridgemont Subcontractor Appreciation BBQ Cook Off!

“At Ridgemont Subcontractor relationships are just as important as our relationships with owners or our clients. They are an essential part of the Ridgemont team,” Dennis Mason, Ridgemont Vice President of Field Operations/Principal.


A day filled with food, friends and more, the Subcontractor Appreciation BBQ is a time to celebrate Ridgemont’s talented team of subcontractors. Each year a collection of Ridgemont’s subcontractors gather together to enjoy some great BBQ cooked up by our field staff.

This year we changed things up a bit by having a cook off competition with the following categories:

  • Best Bloody Mary

  • Best Appetizer

  • Best Meat Entree

  • Best Dessert

Each team had the opportunity to create a dish for each category, which was then scored on a 1-10 scale based on presentation, appeal, flavor and creativity. The submission with the overall highest score was named the winner of that category. And, the team with the overall highest scores in multiple categories was named Grand Champion.

“The event was first class just like everything else that we get to be a part of with Ridgemont.  When we received the invitation to come to the cook off we knew immediately that we wanted to participate.  It was great to catch up with our Ridgemont team in such a fun and relaxed environment.  We are looking forward to defending our championship title next year”, Kris Phillips, Wildstone Construction Marketing Director.

The winners are as follows:

  • Best Bloody Mary - Kent Concrete

    • Second Place - Wildstone Construction

    • Third Place - AALC

  • Best Appetizer - Brian Thompson from Ridgemont with Lollypop Chicken

    • Second Place - Wildstone with Jalapeno Poppers

    • Third Place - Southwest Construction with Chicken Wangs

  • Best Meat Entree - Wildstone Construction with Ribs and Pulled Pork

    • Second Place - Wright Construction with Sliders

    • Third Place - Southwest Construction with Ribs

  • Best Dessert - C&F Electric with Bread Pudding

    • Second Place - Brian Thompson from Ridgemont with Smores

    • Third Place - Wildstone Construction with Slap Yo Momma Apple

  • Grand Champion - Wildstone Construction

To our subs, thank you for all of your hard work and commitment to Ridgemont. You all are essential players to the Ridgemont team and help drive our success. Thank you for spending the day with us; we can’t wait to see you next year!

Ridgemont Employee Spotlight - Randy Allen, Senior Superintendent

Randy Allen has over twenty six years of successfully overseeing all phases of multi-million dollar commercial construction facilities. He is result-orientated with the ability to coordinate on multiple projects, various teams simultaneously, coupled with the skill-set to effectively manage subcontractor teams and coordinate with our project manager in a deadline-driven environment.

Randy is dedicated to delivering the best quality construction while adhering to all deadlines, budgets and safety standards. He is a stern supervisor, an effective communicator, as well as methodical and organized professional.


WHAT ARE THREE WORDS THAT DESCRIBE RIDGEMONT?

Family. Quality of its people. Leadership.

WHAT DO YOU LIKE THE MOST ABOUT RIDGEMONT?

The people at Ridgemont are fantastic and they continue to support their people in all aspects in making Ridgemont better.

WHAT HAS BEEN YOUR FAVORITE / MOST REWARDING PROJECT AT RIDGEMONT?

The Granite Place at Southlake Town Square project.

WHAT IS ON YOUR WISH LIST FOR THE NEXT 5 YEARS FOR RIDGEMONT?

That I can continue to help Ridgemont to become one of the best General Contractors in the state.

WHAT HAS BEEN YOUR PROUDEST MOMENT / GREATEST ACCOMPLISHMENT AT RIDGEMONT?

Being on the winning team that was awarded the Texo Distinguished Building Award for the Texas Health Resource Outpatient Facility in Willow Park, TX in 2014.

WHICH CORE VALUE DO YOU IDENTIFY WITH THE MOST? WHY?

All core values are important to me and what I personally strive for in my personal life. Each one is so important to live by, however, if I had just one to choose it would be integrity.   

HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE THE CULTURE AT RIDGEMONT?

Friendly, caring for each other and family oriented.   

ADVICE FOR NEW HIRES / POTENTIAL EMPLOYEES? CAREER LESSONS YOU’VE LEARNED THUS FAR?  

Put yourself out there, stretch yourself as many ways as you can to make your work life and personal life as exciting as possible.

HOW DO YOU DEFINE SUCCESS?

Walking with the Lord daily and keeping my personal relationship in tact is success to me. Being a good husband, father, son and uncle is so critical to me in the success of my life.    

IF YOU COULD PICK UP A NEW SKILL WHAT WOULD IT BE?

Playing an instrument.

FAVORITE QUOTE?

“Get-R-Done” or “Just Do It”.

WHAT IS ON YOUR BUCKET LIST?

Playing an instrument and traveling to many destinations around the world.

WHAT ARE YOUR HOBBIES / INTERESTS?

Harley riding, outdoors living and adventures, Camaro days and traveling the country side of Texas. I love seeing new and interesting destinations.

WHAT ARE YOU CURRENTLY WATCHING?

Hallmark Channel with the wife and any and all car shows. I’ve got 5 shows recording right now. Ha!!

TEXO YCC Tailgate Recap

As part of the TEXO Challenge Cup, Ridgemont participated in the TEXO YCC Tailgate this past weekend. It is always a great event that raises money for the North Texas Food Bank, but this year we are especially proud of our employees who participated.

  • Brian Kirby and Kyle Smith advanced all the way to the semi finals in the washer tournament

  • Dan Tolleson placed 3rd out of 35 competitors in the brisket category

  • Kevin Lassiter won the chili competition

  • Brian Thompson helped raise $10,400 for the North Texas Food Bank which equates to 20,800 cans!

We couldn’t be more proud of our employees who participated and we are grateful that they are doing things to help better our community during this holiday season.

Ridgemont Employee Spotlight - Micah Cunningham, Project Manager

Micah Cunningham has over ten years of experience in commercial construction, managing projects from design through construction completion, while maintaining effective communication with owners, architects, subcontractors and suppliers on a daily basis. Micah has been with Ridgemont for 5 years and serves as a key member to the Ridgemont team!

Micah will be the single point of contact for projects throughout the preconstruction and construction phases. He will be responsible for the overall coordination and execution of the work for the project. He will work closely with the entire Project Team to ensure the overall plan and goals of the project are being executed and held to the utmost quality and safety standards.


WHAT ARE THREE WORDS THAT DESCRIBE RIDGEMONT?

Family. Fun. Fast-Paced.

WHAT DO YOU LIKE THE MOST ABOUT RIDGEMONT?

I’m grateful for the openness and collaborative environment.  Everybody’s door is always open to bounce ideas off of, ask questions, or catch up on how things are going.

WHAT HAS BEEN YOUR FAVORITE / MOST REWARDING PROJECT AT RIDGEMONT?

My favorite project so far has been Boardwalk Ferrari.  The corporate design criteria and stringent finish requirements created several challenges throughout the project.  The design required us to work with several unique and new materials as well as coordinate with Ferrari and suppliers back in Italy.  Many of the dimensions we were required to hold were in millimeters, allowing little room for error.  

WHAT IS ON YOUR WISH LIST FOR THE NEXT 5 YEARS FOR RIDGEMONT?

Over the last 5 years I’ve seen Ridgemont grow by leaps and bounds.  I love the direction Ridgemont is headed and I’m looking forward to the continued growth over the next five years while maintaining it’s great culture.

WHAT HAS BEEN YOUR PROUDEST MOMENT / GREATEST ACCOMPLISHMENT AT RIDGEMONT?

I’m pretty proud of our prize winning dog house the Benchy Bungalow.    We partnered with GFF who designed the Benchy Bungalow for the inaugural year of the Bark & Build competition benefitting the SPCA of Texas.

WHICH CORE VALUE DO YOU IDENTIFY WITH THE MOST? WHY?

This question was tough for me, I feel like I identify with all 4 core values, but I think the one I identify with most is improvement.  I have a passion for innovation and improvement.  I want to do each job better than the job before, continually improving.  I also love the challenge of evaluating our current processes and looking for ways we can improve.   

DESCRIBE HOW YOU HAVE BEEN INVOLVED WITH GIVING BACK TO THE COMMUNITY THROUGH RIDGEMONT.  

I was a co-leader for Bark & Build for 3 years, benefiting the SPCA of Texas.

HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE THE CULTURE AT RIDGEMONT?

Ridgemont cares about family.  To expand on that, the people that make up Ridgemont care about each other, their “Ridgemont Family” and in doing so, they care about each other’s real family.  This fosters an environment where not everything is about production, but it’s about the people you work with.  It’s clear to me that the culture at Ridgemont is the number one reason why we have been one of the top places to work in DFW for three years in a row.  

ADVICE FOR NEW HIRES / POTENTIAL EMPLOYEES? CAREER LESSONS YOU’VE LEARNED THUS FAR?  

Working hard and doing a good job speaks for itself.  Do the tasks you have been given excellently but don’t ever settle for just the tasks you’ve been given.

WHAT GETS YOU OUT OF BED IN THE MORNING?

I love my family and I want to provide for them.  It’s a blessing that God has given me a job that I love too.

HOW DO YOU DEFINE SUCCESS?

Just recently I heard that Success = Effort x Effort x Skill.  This formula has been true in my life.  The effort I put into something is significantly more important than the skill I have.   

IF YOU COULD PICK UP A NEW SKILL WHAT WOULD IT BE?

I’d really like to be able to speak Spanish fluently.

FAVORITE QUOTE?

“Hold on to a true friend with both hands” - Nigerian proverb

WHAT IS ON YOUR BUCKET LIST?

I’m really looking forward to our kids being old enough to go on international mission trips and service projects.  I’d love to take my family back with me to Africa where I grew up.

WHAT ARE YOUR HOBBIES / INTERESTS?

I really enjoy hiking, rock climbing, and gardening.  The common denominator for these is being outside. 

WHAT ARE YOU CURRENTLY WATCHING?

I’m watching the beginning of Jimbo Fisher and the Fightin Texas Aggies making history as the best college football team ever.  If I’m not watching Aggie football, chances are I’m watching Ferrari and Mercedes duke it out in Formula 1.

Ridgemont Project Spotlight - Eagle Honda of Clear Lake

The new Eagle Honda of Clear Lake dealership, located off I-45 and League City Parkway in Clear Lake, TX, was completed in fall of 2018.

The dealership sits on 26 acres and is 47,000 SF in total. The showroom is two levels, with the first one being 15,871 SF of showroom and the 2nd floor consisting of 5,467 SF of administrative office area, training rooms, and conference rooms. The service center is 40,545 SF and the adjacent express center is 4,203 SF. The dealership will also have a 1,200 SF car wash.

The dealership is a tilt-wall structure with a brick facade, painted concrete and an extensive lighting package.

Ridgemont interviewed the Project Team who worked on the Eagle Honda of Clear Lake project, below you can find an inside look into how the project was accomplished.


WHAT was THE MOST CHALLENGING PART OF THIS PROJECT?

It rained for two months prior to the start date of the project, including having the project under construction during Hurricane Harvey. There was a total of 80 rain days with the John Eagle project, resulting in a lot of temporary enclosures including a temporary road to transport a transformer to the job site.

WHAT HAS BEEN THE MOST REWARDING PART OF THIS PROJECT?

The client is happy with the project, and would like to repeat business with Ridgemont!  

WHAT ARE SOME LESSONS LEARNED FROM THIS PROJECT?

We had a few issues with opening sizes for the tilt wall panels. The door size was too big, resulting in purchasing new doors that fit. Moving forward, detailed coordination will be top of mind to eliminate potential errors.

How would you like to thank your team members that worked on this project with you?

“Ray – Thank you for putting up with me onsite in Houston for 7+ months and sharing your job trailer.  I learned a lot being out on the project every day and I owe a lot of that to just observing you and your interactions with all of the different levels of this project’s team members.  You answered all of my questions and really helped facilitate my growth within the construction industry.”

“Greg – Thank you for trusting me to handle a lot more on this project compared to previous ones we’ve worked on together.  While I was on site in the beginning, this job was my main focus, so I got to dig deeper than normal and really apply my construction knowledge.  You gave me more responsibility on this project and I’m a much better APM for it.”

- Jade Erck, Assistant Project Manager

WHAT SURPRISED YOU WORKING ON THIS PROJECT?

The weather conditions.

ANY FUN/EXCITING MOMENTS OUT IN THE FIELD DURING THE PROJECT?

“The most fun part of this project was seeing the faces of the clients the day after tilt walls were raised and set. They just couldn’t believe how one day the building wasn’t there and now it’s standing. Not to mention how they were astonished on the constant progress during visits.” - Ray Taylor, Project Superintendent

HOW DO YOU THINK THIS PROJECT WILL IMPACT THE COMMUNITY IT IS IN?

Clear Lake is an up and coming community. There are a lot of new retail developments in the area, John Eagle adds an attractive appeal to the upscale environment.

WHAT UNIQUE ASPECTS OF THIS PROJECT ENABLE IT TO STAND OUT FROM OTHERS LIKE IT?

Size and scope of the property is larger than other dealers in the area. The high end finishes are unlike a traditional Honda dealership which makes it unique.

Ridgemont Employee Spotlight - Dana Compton, Director of Business Development

Dana is responsible for overseeing client relationships, business development and strategic initiatives for Ridgemont. She is focused on planning and coordinating the implementation of business plans and the penetration of new markets.  Dana thrives on formulating and executing project pursuit strategies, coordinating strong project team members and identifying new business opportunities for Ridgemont.

Dana joined Ridgemont in 2018, and has been instrumental in bringing a wide variety of industry knowledge to the company. Before working at Ridgemont Dana did Business Development and Marketing for other companies in the A/E/C industry.


What are three words that describe Ridgemont?

Fun. Impressive. Solid.

What do you like most about Ridgemont?

It sounds cliché, but I love the culture here. Ridgemont has figured out how to crack the code on doing an incredible job and having a great time doing it. That’s unique, and I’ve never seen it at any other firm.

What has been your favorite / most rewarding project at Ridgemont?

Bob Bolen Public Safety Training Center. Technically, I was on the architectural side of that project, but Ridgemont built it so that counts, right? It was my favorite project, because how often do you get to say that you helped win the largest, most state-of-the-art public safety training center in the world? It also had historic preservation in it, which is my personal favorite project type. It was an incredible project to work on and will always be near the top of my list. Plus, I got to meet Ridgemont on that job, so what a game-changer it turned out to be!

What is on your wish list for the next 5 years for Ridgemont?

I want to continue opening new doors for Ridgemont, so I can meaningfully contribute to the growth of this company. I’m still new, so finding my footing has been my biggest goal lately. Beyond that, I just want to make it rain with projects!

What has been your proudest moment / greatest accomplishment at Ridgemont?

The leaders of Ridgemont place a big emphasis on hiring the right people. My proudest moment at Ridgemont was when I was hired, because it was then that I realized that I was one of the people who they thought would fit well and perpetuate this amazing culture. It was a “Who? Me?! Wow!” moment and I’ll never forget it.

Which core value do you identify with the most? Why?

People. In business development, my role is defined by relationships. Getting to know the right people who will contribute to Ridgemont’s success is exactly what my goal is every day.

Describe how you have been involved with giving back to the community through Ridgemont.

I handed a lot of cans to people at Canstruction in September. I wasn’t remotely involved in the design or the building of our structure, but I drove the Ridgemont truck to the location and I worked pretty hard to get those cans in those hands. You’re welcome, North Texas Food Bank.  

How would you describe the culture at Ridgemont?

Ridgemont truly lives and breathes the idea of maintaining healthy employees - happy, fulfilled and engaged. Ridgemont’s culture is one that understands the importance of its people and their overall professional and personal health. In turn, by taking care of their employees, Ridgemont can ensure that their employees will take care of their responsibilities to the client, every time.

Advice for future employees/ new hires? / Career lessons you’ve learned thus far?  

Keep your word. If you say you’re going to do something, then do it. You can’t go wrong with hard work and honesty. And smile, dang it! It will really make your day so much more fantastic.

What gets you out of bed in the morning?

Literal answer: My 4:30am alarm clock and my two shih tzus tap dancing on the hardwood floor, wanting to go potty and eat some breakfast are what get me out of bed every morning. Believe me, there’s no more sleeping when they get to tap dancing on that floor.

Figurative answer: I believe wholeheartedly that every day is one more opportunity to be happy and keep living a great life. Going to a job that I love is the stuff of dreams for a lot of folks. Coming here and enjoying what I do absolutely gets me up every morning.

How do you define success?

Hustling until you no longer have to introduce yourself when you walk into a room.

What does leadership mean to you?

Leading by example. No one should talk the talk if you don’t walk the walk. Also, being willing to jump in and do whatever it takes to help everyone on your team succeed. There’s no room in good leadership for “that’s not my job.” Sometimes, you’ve got to be flexible to help everyone succeed.

If you could pick up a new skill what would it be?

I’m taking a sewing class in a few weeks that I’m pretty excited about. Get ready to see some (interesting? great? terrible?) Christmas presents from me! Haha

Favorite quote?

I have two at the moment:

“You only live once. But if you do it right, once is enough.” - Mae West

“Your ego is not your amigo.” - No idea

What is on your bucket list?

I’ve never really traveled. My husband, Jason, and I have all kinds of plans to go to all kinds of cool places.

What are your hobbies / interests?

I play upright bass in a 1940’s swing dance band. I’ve been playing with them for a little more than 20 years and it’s so much fun. At home, Jason and I love to cook together. We also have two adorable shih tzus who are always looking for a snuggle. I’m also learning to golf. That’s going okay – I need to practice more.

What are you currently watching?

I don’t really watch tv. I’m a big reader and I’m usually reading two books at once, typically it’s true crime or a murder mystery, or something that will make me laugh (I try to change it up).

Recently Completed Project: Chapel Crossing, Southlake, TX

Chapel Crossing is a new, Class A, state-of-the-art medical office building on the southwest corner of White Chapel Boulevard and State Hwy 114 in Southlake.  The 3-story building is 51,000 SF in total, but offer’s floor plates of approximately 16,000 square feet.

The development building brings a great option for physicians who have privileges at multiple hospital systems in DFW and don’t want to subject themselves to the restrictions that come with on-campus MOBs.

Tenants are currently preleasing space within the building including Orthopedic, Sports Medicine and Plastic Surgery practices. 

Owner: The Brown Company

Architect: Greenlight Studio

Recently Completed Project: Kessler Park Retail, Dallas, TX

The Kessler Park retail development is located off of Fort Worth Avenue and Colorado Boulevard in Dallas, TX. The retail center is adjacent to the large scale Kessler Park Development which has a variety of multi family developments surrounding the area. 

The retail center’s buildings are metal framed with cement siding. The exterior features wood toned siding and brick accents for a modern aesthetic. 

A variety of tenants will be moving into the center which is slated to open in fall 2018. 

Owner: Lincoln Properties

Architect: O'Brien Architects 

Recently Completed Project: Healthcare Associates MOB, Irving, TX

The 90,000 SF medical office building for Healthcare Associates located off State Highway 161 and Gateway Drive in Irving is part of the first phase of a new medical office complex which will total 160,000 SF. 

The new medical office complex provides a unique care environment that provides a one-stop shop for imaging, pharmacy, dental, vision and sleep therapy. 

The thoughtful and forward-thinking design of the project allows medical providers to continue to provide exceptional health care in the most efficient and patient-centered manner.

Owner: KDC

Architect: PAGE

Recently Completed Project: Spring Cypress Assisted Living and Memory Care-Cypress, TX.

The Spring Cypress Assisted Living and Memory Care facility is a 64,257 SF, 2 story, structural steel and wood frame facility located off Spring Cypress Road in Cypress, TX. 

Phase 1 of the facility is primarily assisted living units with an attached memory care center. Phase 2 will include independent living and villas/duplexes/single resident homes. 

Amenities include beauty salon, movie theater, bistro, large pond, walking paths, pavilion and gazebo outside. 

Owner: Medcore Partners & TNRG

Architect: DFD Architects 

Recently Completed Project: Main Marketplace & Flix Brewhouse

Main Marketplace is located off F.M. 423, one of the highest trafficked arteries running over 21 miles north to south throughout the DFW Metroplex. Anchored by Flix Brewhouse movie theater, Main Marketplace is an 18 acre mixed use development in the heart of booming Little Elm, TX.

Ridgemont constructed 45,026 SF of retail shell buildings for the development which has unique design elements including western red cedar wood work along with smooth stucco finishes.

Owner: Goveia Real Estate

Architects: Hodges & Associates & JKRP Architects

 

 

Recently Completed Project: Fort Worth North Service Center, Fort Worth, TX

The two phase Fort Worth North Service Center project consists of civil and utilities infrastructure work, Citizens Drop- Off Station, Code Department offices, Stormwater offices, Service Center and materials storage building, fueling station, and materials laydown areas. The Service Center includes a fueling system for all City vehicles, car wash bays, vehicle maintenance bays for both cars and large trucks, and houses the shops for all of the mechanical, electrical and plumbing needs for the City’s buildings. The vehicle maintenance facilities required special considerations for liquid containment, paint storage as well as paint booths that require specialty ventilation.

The fueling system components include underground storage tanks, automatic tank gauges, fleet pumps and fueling controls and required heavy fire protection systems and environmental protections to be put in place regarding the underground storage of fuel.
 

The facility includes the following components:

  • Truck Wash-Out
  • Laydown Area
  • Covered Storage
  • Weigh Station
  • Wash Equipment
  • Fuel Station
  • Generator / Transformer
  • Controlled Access
  • Heavy Vehicles
  • Light Vehicles
  • Administrative Building
  • Parking

Owner: City of Fort Worth

Architect: Quorum Architects

 

 

 

Recently Completed Project: Oak Meadows Marketplace, Georgetown, TX

Located on the SW Corner of Jim Hogg Road and Williams Drive, Oak Meadows Marketplace is a grocery-anchored complex, encompassing 77,050 square feet of retail and restaurant space. Randalls Food and Drug will be the anchoring grocery tenant with 57,655 square feet of space. 

A variety of stores have already signed leases for the retail spaces including: Renken Dentistry, Organic Nails & Spa, Great Clips for Hair, and Natural Pawz. 

Owner: Cypress Equities

Architect: Heights Venture Architects

Recently Completed Project: Waxahachie Nissan

Located off Bypass 287 and Patrick Road in Waxahachie, TX the Waxahachie Nissan dealership is a 30,852 SF new, ground up Nissan dealership for the area.

The project includes a new showroom, service center and car wash area. Finishes throughout the building include raynobond aluminum composite panels used on the façade of the sales building to provide a metallic appearance and a ribbed metal panel system was utilized on the service building. Glass finishes are consistent throughout the dealership. 

Owner: RML Automotive Holdings

Architect: Black, Corley, Owens + Hughes

 

Recently Completed Project: Market Street, Frisco, TX

Ridgemont recently finished work on the 62,000 SF Market Street grocery store in Frisco, TX. The store which recently opened on the corner of Legacy Drive and Lebanon Road in Frisco features a beautiful interior finish out.

Some of the highlights inside the store are a beer and wine bar in the center of the store branded on the outside of the building as Taphouse 16 is also staffed for barista coffee service and smoothies. The area has seating for 94 people and customers can leave the area with their wine glass to shop. 

The new Frisco store has made-to-order Asian rice bowls and pho, a prepared food section, fresh meat and seafood counters and its curbside online grocery shopping service, which launched last year under the brand Streetside. Be sure go to check out this beautiful new store!

Owner: United Supermarkets 

Architect: Raymond Harris & Associates

Recently Completed Project: Boardwalk Ferrari Remodel, Plano, TX

Ridgemont originally built the Boardwalk Ferrari Maserati Dealership and was recently brought back in for a remodel. 

The extensive remodel encompasses the new company branding, interior design elements, 30,000 sf parking, outdoor display, additional 2 bay service drop off. The high-end finishes include custom built in display fixtures from Italy, two custom Barrisol light wall graphics which are the largest ever installed in a Ferrari dealership, large format Italian porcelain stoneware tile, full glass offices, complete light fixture and controls overhaul with Italian iGuzzini light fixtures. 

Owner: Ferrari of Dallas

Architect: Gensler Architects