Existing Muter Office Renovation- 100 N. Arendell Avenue

Though work is wrapping up on Muter Construction’s new office at 111 E. Vance Street, exterior renovations have just begun on the existing office. Because these two structures are adjacent to each other, John asked Louis Cherry Architects come up with a design that would honor the historic building’s heritage while creating a cohesive appearance.

Built in 1920, the building housed People’s Bank & Trust Co. The original bank vault, patented in 1890, remains as a beautiful focal point for guests who walk through the door. They often comment on the intricate metal detailing and craftsmanship, which are a hallmark of that era.

The first order of business was a roof replacement & removal of some out-dated “faux granite” metal siding on the south side of the building. As with any renovation, there were some surprises when work began. It was initially believed that the exterior walls were entirely brick beneath the siding. Much to everyone’s disappointment, this was not the case. A previous building addition utilized both brick & CMU. As you can see below, a creative solution to this problem will be implemented. We also discovered several windows which had been bricked up. Four of these openings will be restored to their original use.

We are all eagar to see the end results!

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After Siding Was Removed

Historic Bank Vault To Remain

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The New Muter Construction Office

The renovations to the “new” Muter Office Building at 111 Vance St are nearing completion.   Originally, this building housed the fire department, police station and jail.  Later it housed town offices.

From the beginning of the project, John Muter wanted to maintain some of that history, while modernizing the building for practical use.  John looked to his friends in the architectural community in his search for someone who could bring his vision to life. He eventually selected Louis Cherry Architects, with whom John has partnered on other design-build projects.

Large bay doors are now installed prominently in the front of the building, honoring the heroic heritage of the Zebulon Fire Department. Upon completion, we believe this design will have the unique effect of balancing modern architectural elements with a respectful nod to Zebulon’s heritage.

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Hawkins-Hartness House Exterior Repairs & Renovations

Work is set to commence on the famous Hawkins-Hartness House.  This lovely structure, in the heart of Downtown Raleigh, is home to North Carolina’s Lieutenant Governor.  The work consists of repairs to the brick, woodwork and slate roof.  To ensure that this historic building is given the careful attention it deserves, Muter Construction has employed experts and craftsmen skilled in historic restorations.  

 

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The Creamery Cafe and Education Center is Moo-ving Along

You “herd” me correctly- this Design-Build project is coming together!  When it is complete it will be “udderly” fantastic.  (Meanwhile, I’m milking the puns for all they’re worth.)



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In the Trenches at Wilmington Readiness Center

Muter Construction’s Site/Utilities Division installed a 360 linear foot sand filter at the Wilmington Readiness Center.  This is only one of two sand filters at this site which will ensure proper drainage of the parking lot when heavy rains sweep through. 

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Things Are Rolling at Lexington Skate Park

Muter Construction and Team Pain partnered on this project to bring an Official Team Pain Skate Park to Lexington, NC and the project nearing completion.  This park has plenty of rails, ramps and bowls to challenge local skateboarders. Skaters in this town will be the envy of all of their out-of-town friends when it opens.

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MUTER Construction Sponsors S.H.E.D. Competition

MUTER Construction recently sponsored the S.H.E.D. Competition as a Team Partner for Holly Springs High School. This event is held each year for students to showcase what they have learned in their construction classes by competing in a “shed building” competition. This great opportunity also allows our company to meet, mentor, and develop relationships with these talented students. This program has helped us find great talent for our Internship program.

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Muter Construction Summer Interns

This year, Muter Construction had the honor of hosting two summer interns from WCPSS technical construction programs. Our internship program gave these hard-working young men the opportunity to pair the knowledge they had acquired in school with real-life commercial construction experience. They both became valuable team members in the office and in the field. We are thankful that they came to work with us and anticipate great success ahead of them.

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Creamery Cafe and Education Center

Muter Construction is very excited to have been awarded the very first design build project for NCSU. John Muter is helping public owners understand how to deliver NC Public Construction Design Build projects. John has always been a leader helping Owners implement new delivery methods.

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Selma Middle School Roof Retrofit Update

Take a look at these great overhead shots from our Selma Middle School metal roof retrofit project! This renovation includes the demolition of light monitor and retrofit of a new metal roof. Everything is coming along nicely and we are scheduled for completion later this year.

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