If you’re anything like us, you love when overgrown, abandoned lots are used for projects that benefit the whole city. Not only do these projects beautify the community, but they fill needs and provide valuable services for its residents, too.

For the Eleanor Apartments project, we were asked by Bellingham’s Dawson Construction to install the concrete foundation, slab and detention vault.

That’s why we were thrilled to be asked to work on the Eleanor Apartments project on the former Wilson Motors property at 405 E Champion St. in Bellingham.

The Eleanor Apartments building, once complete, will be an 80-apartment senior housing community from Mercy Housing Northwest. The goal is to provide homes for low-income seniors in a modern, energy-efficient and comfortable setting. The 69,000-square-foot, four-story building also will have community and office spaces on the ground floor. The building, which is scheduled to open September 2017, will meet Evergreen Sustainability standards; plans call for an on-site rain garden for stormwater retention, solar panels, triple-pane windows and enhanced insulation.

Because Custom Concrete Contracting, Inc. is a registered Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) in Washington State, we are often hired to help on public works and government funded projects.

Public works and government funded projects play a vital role in improving communities; we’ve worked on these projects in counties like Whatcom, Skagit, Snohomish, Island and more.

For the Eleanor Apartments project, our concrete contracting firm was asked by Bellingham’s Dawson Construction to install the concrete foundation, slab and detention vault. We also installed a concrete sidewalk at a special pea patch and courtyard for the building’s residents.

This residential apartment building was a fairly big project, with 73 cubic yards of footing and foundation and 630 cubic yards of building slab on grade. Our concrete flatwork crews also poured 1,788 linear feet of curb and gutter, and 1,835 square yards of sidewalks and driveways on the site.

If you’re a construction project manager looking for an experienced skilled MBE concrete contractor that delivers top-notch work, know that you can’t go wrong with Custom Concrete. We’re certified with the state Office of Minority and Women’s Business Enterprises; you can find our listing here.

If you’d like to discuss our credentials for a future job in NW Washington, just give Dave Johnson a call.