Construction Progressing on New Daily Home Building
Construction on The Daily Home in Talladega, the 7,800-square foot headquarters for the newspaper, is progressing toward completion. The storefront has been installed, sidewalks have been poured, and workers are awaiting completion of the wiring for electricity and air conditioning before finishing work can be done. Inside, sheetrock has been installed, tile has been laid in the conference room, kitchen and lobby, and bead board has been installed. The landscaping should begin within the next two weeks. The staff is looking forward to a September 11th move-in date.
NobleBank & Trust Begins Construction in Oxford
On February 1, 2005, a group of 9 men and women formally began the process of organizing a bank. The application for a national bank charter was filed in April, 2005, which was granted in August, 2005. We officially opened for business in temporary facilities in both Anniston and Oxford on October 11, 2005.
Part of the process was picking a name for the new bank; after considering dozens of names, we decided on NobleBank & Trust for a couple of reasons. First, the name gives us recognition in the area as one of the founding fathers was Mr. Samuel Noble, and everyone is familiar with Noble Street. The second, and probably more important reason for choosing the name is that it speaks to our ideals, in that we want every interaction with our shareholders, customers, employees, and community to be a "noble" one. We believe every customer deserves to be treated in this way and want to make sure that everyone with whom we come in contact is treated royally.
As mentioned earlier, being a community bank, we felt it was critical that we do business with local folks. Even though architects, contractors, and other vendors approached us from other cities and even other states about working with us, we held firm to our conviction. We chose Jenkins, Munroe, Jenkins to design our buildings and could not be more pleased. For the same reason, we chose Forsyth building Co., Inc. to construct our Oxford office. I had previous experience with Harold and his commitment to excellence with his building while at SouthTrust, where he constructed a branch for us. We could not be more pleased with the quality of the work and the timeliness with which Forsyth Building is moving forward with this project. Without reservation, we would recommend Forsyth Building Co. to anyone!
Anniston Country Club Construction Nears Completion
As the days and weeks have passed, our new project construction has materialized more each day and week. We are pleased to see windows, walls, and rock formations making the project become more real each day. The sweeping terrace, which is being formed, will possibly be one of the most important areas of the club when all is finished. The view will be absolutely beautiful when members and guests are enjoying an afternoon beverage or having a planned dinner on this terrace.
We are most appreciative of the courtesies shown by the Forsyth construction staff for their diligence in striving to make a plan on paper become a real happening; a special thanks to all of them for their patience in helping us master the inconveniences. The ACC members are so looking forward to the fitness and locker room area becoming a total package for their visits to the club. Golfing, tennis, dining, swimming, and soon to be fitness, makes for one stop shopping. Thank you Forsyth Construction, we are most pleased.
Anniston Country Club
Barfield Baptist Church Construction Is Now Complete
Forsyth Building Company has completed the new multipurpose building for Barfield Baptist Church. Harold Forsyth worked with the church committees and the pastor, Dr. Wayne Stevens, during the design as well as throughout the time of building.
This building was designed to compliment the existing building, which was completed in 1939. The 5,000 square feet building features a large fellowship hall, kitchen, storage areas, a gym area the size of a half basketball court, handicapped restrooms, and a walkway to the main building. The brick exterior, drive through canopy and additional parking certainly enhance the church and provide much needed areas for the church.
Members of the church committees, who worked closely with employees of Forsyth Building Company, have nothing but compliments for the cooperation they received during all phases of design and construction.
Home Sweet Home For The Pezold Family
Do you have time or are you too busy? That was one of the first comments from John and Nichole Pezold when they ask if I would build their house. I built John's parents a new home five years earlier when they moved from East Georgia to West Georgia. They had a bad experience with builders in the past and were referred to me by a past employee. We constructed their new home on a cost plus basis and I guess they were happy because now John's dad brought little John over to see if I had time to build his family a house. Are you too busy were the first words of our conversation. The answer was yes, but how do you tell good people no. Little John, as I nicknamed him later, was living in Birmingham while finishing school and was scheduled to graduate from medical school in July of 2006. He and Nichole were expecting their second child due in January 2006. This initial conversation was taking place in August of 2005.
Well, I agreed to build it and the race was on. First they had to settle on a lot. We visited several lots and finalized on one weeks later. Next was finding a house plan to fit the lot. The first plan Nichole picked out was too large to fit on the lot. After finding a plan, of course we had to modify it. We had red lines all over the plans. Once we installed the foundation we didn't use the plans much after that.
Building a home can be a huge challenge for a young couple, especially when you take on other life changing tasks at the same time. John and Nichole were living in Birmingham, Nichole was 4 months pregnant, she was going to quit her job soon due to the baby and the move, and John had a position lined up for a start date in mid-July in Carrollton. John and Nichole made several life changing decisions over a few months. I was glad to be helping during these difficult times.
Be sure if you're shopping for a contractor to do your homework. Too many people have bad experiences during one of the biggest investments they will ever make in their lifetime. On reason it fails is they do not spend enough time checking on the builder they think they want. Just because a builder was a fit for your neighbor or cousin, doesn't mean they fit you and your situation at the time. If you're seeking a builder, pray over it and God will make the right connections. Do not let money or the price tag rule.
The house sits over a full basement with poured concrete walls. We never added the square footage up exactly but it is around 4200 SF heated with a full basement and a two-car garage. The house is located in Carrollton, Georgia, and makes a nice addition to the neighborhood.