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Stephens & Smith Construction Adds New Classrooms to Milford High School

Stephens & Smith Construction Adds New Classrooms to Milford High School

Stephens & Smith Lincoln Foundation recently completed work on two science classrooms for the Milford, Nebraska, High School. The 150-yard concrete footings-and-walls project for Tru-Built Construction was completed in September. Foundation Supervisor Matt Kennett said the smaller-scale project had some unique quirks, noted his team was up to the task though. “Overall, we did a great job hitting our schedule and working on a tight budget,” Kennett said.

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Stephens & Smith Construction Handles Colorful Project in Elkhorn

Stephens & Smith Construction Handles Colorful Project in Elkhorn

Before Haidar Kazem and his crew had finished pouring the last of several elevated outdoor steps, the Stephens & Smith Flatwork foreman knew this APS Custom Construction Inc., Elkhorn, Nebraska, residential project would be a distinctive challenge. “There were 6 inches between each 15-foot-wide step, so it looked like we were floating,” he said. “We really had to squeeze our brains to figure out how to get it done because we’d never done anything like this before.”

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Foundation Completes West Dodge Hills Omaha Plaza

Foundation Completes West Dodge Hills Omaha Plaza

Stephens & Smith Omaha Foundation team recently applied its quality craftsmanship to the West Dodge Office Building at 180th and West Dodge streets in Omaha. The three-story construction project, led by Foreman Travis Jenkinson, included a parking garage on the first floor, as well as office space and two more floors of designated office space.

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Specialty Products Adds Moisture-Controlled Epoxy to APS Home

Specialty Products Adds Moisture-Controlled Epoxy to APS Home

Stephens & Smith Specialty Products recently produced another quality custom epoxy product for Andrew Schnatz and APS Custom Construction Inc. The Specialty Products team poured more than a 1,000 feet of moisture-controlled epoxy coating for a remodeled home’s garage and even added a custom touch to the grating system.

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Stephens & Smith Rehab Gives Church Grounds New Life

Stephens & Smith Rehab Gives Church Grounds New Life

The Stephens & Smith Rehab team recently gave the Westminster Presbyterian Church in Lincoln a makeover to its outside grounds. Led by Supervisor Nick Zimmerman, the on-site crew made five concrete pours to complete a new courtyard and rejuvenate the church’s front steps. Although the project went without any major hitches, Zimmerman said the crew employees discovered a basement floor when removing the old steps — requiring them to tear off the caps and nosing to add 60 feet of footing and substantial rebar.

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Stephens & Smith Expand General Dynamics Building

Stephens & Smith Expand General Dynamics Building

Stephens & Smith Flatwork and Foundation recently completed expansion work on the General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems building in Lincoln. Flatwork began by pouring roughly 50,000 square feet of concrete flooring and 15,000 square feet of outside paving. Supervisor Stacie Jensen said the early access and overhead utilities enabled his crew to complete its job without facing many of the typical delays. “We put the floors in before the steel went up, so we could do all of it at one time,” he said. “It’s really nice when you can get there first.” Foundation Supervisor Joe Homolka and his crew seamlessly constructed the walls on the building’s north end, the loading dock and the footings, finishing the work in September. While staying on schedule is obviously a goal for Stephens & Smith teams, delivering an excellent product and developing a longstanding relationship with the client is just as important.

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Rehab Division Continues Quality, Dependable Work

Rehab Division Continues Quality, Dependable Work

For more than 20 years, the Stephens & Smith Rehab team has been a leader in concrete removal and installation. Led by Supervisor Nick Zimmerman, the team typically tackles two- to five-day driveway projects across the area. But recently, they took on the challenge of performing concrete work for FireWorks Restaurant near 84th and Old Cheney.

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Stephens & Smith Flatwork Division Puts Stamp on Local Church

Stephens & Smith Flatwork Division Puts Stamp on Local Church

Stephens & Smith Flatwork beautified Lincoln’s Indian Hills Community Church, adding multicolored concrete slates and decorative fixtures to its exterior. The project initially required the removal of 1,721 square feet of dirt and concrete. About 400 square feet of the newly added concrete was colored and stamped with Ashlar slate panel. Project Manager Kent Baker said the church additions featured a fixture unique to their typical work — large 3-foot-tall planter boxes.

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