March 01, 2008 - Construction News Spotlight on Charles A. Plunkett
Explore the determination and integrity which has been instilled in the past, present, and future of Charles Plunket, President and Founder of Artistic Builders Inc. Through an in-depth interviewing process, a Construction News editor discloses what led Charles to be the owner of two nationally awarded companies and reveals the persona of the man behind the business.
April 13, 2006 - AGC Members Honored for Building Nation’s Premier Construction Projects
AGC presented Artistic Builders, Inc., the 2006 AON Build America Awards, the highest and most sought-after honor within the construction industry, during AGC’s 87th Annual Convention. Eighteen projects were selected as winners and three were selected for merit awards.
January 05, 2006 - Artistic Builders Recognized by Inside Self-Storage Magazine
See what ‘develops’ with old-fashioned integrity, newfangled expertise.
January 04, 2006 - Choosing and Working with a Contractor
When developing a self storage facility, there are many key ingredients that go into making that project a success. Some of the more important factors are finding the right site, performing a proper feasibility study to ensure that a market exists, putting together the right design team, and choosing the right contractor.
December 31, 2005 - 2005 Facility of the Year Overall Winner
Breathtaking views and sustainable design are earmarks of 2005 Facility of the Year Overall Winner, located in Austin, Texas.
December 20, 2005 - 2005 Facility of the Year Construction Award
Artistic Builders' Self Storage building in San Antonio on Austin Highway wins the 2005 Facility of the Year Award for Construction.
December 09, 2005 - Artistic Builders Wins Awards
Two Texas facilities built by Artistic Builders Inc., a nationwide general contractor headquartered in San Antonio, won design awards presented by Mini-Storage Messenger magazine.
October 25, 2005 - New Austin Facility
The southwest segment of Austin, Texas will soon have a new state of the art self-storage facility in operation. A four story facility containing 80,000 square feet of all climate controlled space is being constructed at 7401 West Slaughter Lane.
July 19, 2005 - Is Metal Just Metal?
Metal is a more economical method of construction when compared with other materials. Metal construction is faster, less expensive, and often requires less maintenance than other types of construction.
May 01, 2005 - Artistic Builders Inc. - Following in Its Sister's Footsteps
As the owner of Capco, Charles Plunkett was approached a few years ago by a local group in San Antonio, Texas, about building a self-storage project from the ground up. Having a background in general contracting but being several years removed from it, Plunkett decided to return to the general contracting arena. This "appetite," as he calls it, led to the formation of ABI in 1994. The company built the San Antonio group's complex, a project that won a facility-of-the-year award in 1996.
September 01, 2004 - Building Multistory Storage - The Value of Going Vertical
As the self-storage industry has matured, multistory projects have increased in popularity. This is the result of many factors: decreasing availability of land, increasing land costs, the rise of climate-control space, and planning and zoning requirements, to name a few. Whatever the reasons, multistory projects have become an integral part of the industry. This article addresses important considerations for new-build, multistory self-storage.
February 10, 2004 - Looking Good
Design Elements and Curb Appeal
February 15, 2003 - Current Trends in Self Storage
When thinking about current trends in self storage, I cannot help but think back to the past and what developers were doing many years ago. I recall the first project that I ever built as a general contractor. The owner referred to his facility as his "chicken coops. " Although this was not typical of the average developer at that time, the facilities were certainly not what they have become today.
April 20, 2002 - Remodeling Your Facility
Although no renovations and enhancements are without cost or considered to be cheap, one must keep in mind that everything is relative. What is the cost of updating a facility compared to building a new one or relocating? The cost of updating may be quickly offset by increased revenue from attracting new business with your new look.
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