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Commercial | RIDGEMONT COMMERCIAL CONSTRUCTION

Ridgemont built the Texas
Health Outpatient Center in
Willow Park, Texas.

constructability; coordinating construction documents; customizing
and implementing project procedures; monitoring and maintaining
costs; assisting with permitting and approvals; procuring materials
and services; project close-out and warranty management.
   Ridgemont plans and executes its projects with quality in mind. The

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company and its subcontractors follow a quality assurance checklist to
ensure quality, and emphasize the need for exemplary workmanship
during daily meetings.
The company believes in giving staff members the tools they need
to best complete their jobs. These include web portals that enhance
communication between the company and its subcontractors, as
well as paperless communication tools such as tablets.
"We're focused on being on the cutting-edge of technology that
is available to construction companies," Lillard says. "The industry
tends to be very old-school and archaic when it comes to technology,
but we've invested in technology that helps our employees be more
efficient and concise."

Recent Projects
Several ongoing and recent projects demonstrate Ridgemont's
diverse skills. The company from 2013 to 2015 transformed four
former warehouses on the former Federal Depot grounds in Fort
Worth, Texas, into the 570,000-square-foot, $85 million Bob Bolen
Public Safety complex, a state-of-the-art facility that offers emergency vehicle, police and fire training programs.
The first construction phase involved demolishing two surplus
warehouses on the west end of the site to make way for an emergency vehicle operator course and fire training village. Dilapidated
buildings on the property's east side were restored and retrofitted
to house classrooms as well as training facilities including mock
villages, K-9 training areas and an indoor firing range making this
facility the premier police and fire training center in the United
States, Ridgemont says.
Salvageable materials recovered during the demolition and renovation phases were either recycled or sold, with proceeds reinvested
in the project. Structural wooden beams recovered from all four of
the original buildings were used as architectural features in a new
administration building on site, and existing railroad tracks were

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