The Ruby Group Wins Award of ExcelleceDec 23rd, 2011 | By HV Insider | Category: In Your Town
THE RUBY GROUP WINS AWARD OF EXCELLENCE FOR THE ELAN CATERING & EVENTS RENOVATION
The recent renovation of a Lodi, N.J., catering and events hall has garnered national recognition for The Ruby Group, the Goshen, N.Y., company that updated the facility’s structure and appearance to draw in clients from the surrounding community.
The project was honored by the NAHB Commercial Builders Council, which sponsors the annual Awards of Excellence for light commercial projects on behalf of the National Association of Home Builders.
The Ruby Group also is a member of the Builders Association of the Hudson Valley. “We offer our congratulations for this well-deserved honor,” said HBA President.
The Awards of Excellence recognize achievements in design, market appeal, aesthetics, challenges faced during building and overall success of commercial projects that are either built or renovated and range in size from less than 5,000 to more than 100,000 square feet.
“The extensive renovation needed for this property presented a challenge that was met with clear competence and a lot of hard work,” said Gene Graf III, 2011 chair of the Commercial Builders Council and owner of Gallatin Center LP in Bozeman, Mont. “Congratulations to The Ruby Group for being recognized with this award.”
The renovation included roof replacement, asbestos abatement, mechanical retrofits and new interior finishes. The Ruby Group completely reconstructed the entryway to include new stairs and a catwalk as access to the second floor. The chrome and mirrored space now includes natural stone walls and custom wood doors that lead into the main event area.
The company was able to meet the owner’s needs and budget despite the necessary replacement of the roof. Some existing elements were repurposed, and the wood floors were repaired and refinished instead of being completely replaced. Greater energy efficiency was achieved through better and more thorough insulation, as well as the addition of a new high-efficiency HVAC unit.
ABOUT BAHV: As the local chapter of the National Association of Home Builders, the Builders Association of the Hudson Valley serves the residential and light commercial builder, remodeler, and affiliated services in Westchester, Putnam, Dutchess, Orange, Ulster and Sullivan Counties.