Selma, Texas – SpawGlass recently renovated its office in Selma, TX and constructed a welding and fabrication shop onsite to accommodate business growth and services.
SpawGlass moved into its Selma office in 1997. While other renovations have been made to the 13,000-square-foot space throughout the past 22 years, this latest renovation was all-encompassing. The new space, designed by RVK Architects, features glass walls, bright colors and new lighting. Meeting spaces include two conference rooms that can be combined into one training space complete with dry-erase walls and large monitors plus a new main conference room that seats 12. These meeting spaces are equipped with BlueJeans video conferencing technology for seamless communication among the company’s jobsites and 10 Texas offices. Work spaces throughout the building include both private offices and shared workspaces. The expanded and renovated kitchen/break room provides more room for team members to unwind. Outside, 21 parking spaces were added, a new monument sign was erected and renewed landscaping was incorporated.
In the laydown yard behind the office building, a 4,800-square-foot welding and fabrication shop was constructed for SpawGlass-San Antonio’s Building Services group. This space provides a safe, efficient environment for team members to provide self-perform prefabrication and fabrication services for our clients and project teams. Recent work by the San Antonio Building Services group includes the fabrication and installation of Plaza of Influence monument signs for Northside Independent School District, structural support for Skyfold® and horizontal operable partitions in the Frost Tower and an aluminum access walkway on the roof of Methodist Texsan Hospital.
The need for a renovated office space was spurred by an increase of team members. The relocation of the company’s C-suite to New Braunfels also freed up space in the Selma office to accommodate the company’s marketing and team member resources (human resources) teams.
Renovation of the office building and new construction of the welding and fabrication shop were performed by SpawGlass with support from local subcontractors and suppliers.
“One of our co-founders, Louis Spaw, stated, ‘We don’t just build buildings; we build people’,” said San Antonio Division President Jason Smith. “It’s important that we provide a safe, efficient and professional work environment for our team members who provide our clients with the absolute best construction experience. The San Antonio office renovation and new Building Services shop do just that.”
SpawGlass has been building in San Antonio since 1977 and was named General Contractor of the Year by the San Antonio Business Journal at the 2019 Building San Antonio Awards. Local clients include University Health System, Methodist Healthcare, Texas Biomedical Research Institute, Texas A&M University-San Antonio, Alamo Colleges, Frost Bank, H-E-B, Texas Organ Sharing Alliance, Brighton Center, Texas Public Radio, Future Fields, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, San Antonio River Foundation, Valero, NuStar Energy, City of San Antonio, Bexar County and Comal County.
A Texas-based commercial and civil contractor, SpawGlass was founded in 1953 by Louis Spaw and Frank Glass, hence the name SpawGlass. With 10 offices across Texas, the company has approximately 750 employees and is 100 percent employee-owned – with ownership open to all employees.