Construction Update: Sabre South

Sep 05, 2018

Group photo of the Sabre South Office outside of their San Marcos location.

With revenue expected to hit $17 million this year, our San Marcos branch is expanding Sabre’s footprint south of Austin. Operations Manager Jon Barton says the key to their success is the strength of the Sabre South team as they respond to booming construction demand in the Southern region. This group is pursuing interior finish outs and ground up projects from Buda to San Antonio.

“I am proud of the fact that four of our anchor construction projects were won in the project interview process strictly due to the experience of our proposed teams,” said Jon.  “For example, Senior Estimator Bob Fritsch and Project Manager Greg Dorman have worked in this region for years, and between the two of them, their construction knowledge and experience are second to none.

“Our teams are great in client interviews because we convey our experience, our communication philosophy and our work experience together as a team, and that makes everyone comfortable. Our superintendents are seasoned and well experienced. They work off realistic schedules and provide factual real-time information to our clients who appreciate the no-nonsense communication. The professionalism and cohesiveness of our teams shine through.

“We’ve also been getting competitive and thorough subcontractor coverage which allows us to present comprehensive pricing to our clients. For projects in San Marcos, we get bids from subs in the greater metro regions of both Austin and San Antonio allowing us to provide the best value for the client.”

Jon Barton credits the Greater San Marcos Partnership with promoting development growth in the area. The public-private partnership, which serves as the regional economic development agency for the City of San Marcos as well as Hays and Caldwell counties, has been a great proponent of Sabre.

San Marcos holds the distinction of being the fastest growing city in the country, with Hays as the third fastest growing county. The demand for new builds is high in sectors such as healthcare to adequately serve the burgeoning population.

“My initial plan was focused on pursuing San Antonio-based projects by this time, and we’ll get there, but we haven’t had the bandwidth because of our success with projects within the ‘corridor’ from Austin to San Antonio,” Jon continued. “This area is currently providing a majority of ground up opportunities but we have not lost sight of our bread and butter, interior finish outs. Our current project load is diverse ranging from new medical office buildings to corporate non-profit office buildings to retail stores as well as an Autopsy lab.”

Featured In-Progress Projects

Image of the in progress Village Main ground up building in San Marcos, Texas currently under construction.

Owner: The Village of San Marcos
Architect: Delineate Studios

Sabre Team: Greg Dorman, Project Manager; Jason Lawder, Superintendent; Project Engineer, Kenneth Dominguez; Project Executive, Jon Barton

Sabre Commercial is building this 22,000 square foot, one-story, ground up structural steel building in the heart of San Marcos, which will be home to four local non-profit organizations: Community Action Inc., Homespun (Early Childhood Intervention), Family Justice Center and WIC – Women, Infants and Children.

Image of the concrete slab at Hunter Medical Plaza, an in-progress construction project in San Marcos, Texas

Owner: Mittman Real Estate
Architect: LK Design Group

Sabre Team: Greg Dorman, Project Manager; Jesse Gonzalez, Superintendent; Kenneth Dominguez, Project Engineer

; Project Executive, Jon Barton

Construction of the new two-story, 25,000 square foot medical office building is underway at the bustling intersection of Hunter Road and Stagecoach Trail in San Marcos.

Image of Sadler East II, a completed medical office building in San Marcos.

Owner: McDonald Development Group

Architect: Studio 8

Sadler East II Sabre Team: Kristin Kibling, Project Manager; Jesse Gonzalez, Superintendent; Marlee McKee, Project Engineer; Jon Barton, Project Executive
Austin Heart Sabre Team: Matt Sitterle, Project Manager; James Myers, Superintendent; Brandon Klotz, Project Engineer; Jon Barton, Project Executive

Ground up construction of an 18,000 square foot, two-story, structural steel frame building and corresponding core finish out in San Marcos, TX. Building features a masonry and stucco veneer, a single elevator and custom metal panels along the parapet and entrances. Sabre has also contracted with Sadler II anchor tenant Austin Heart for a first generation finish out.

This is the second project within the same development that Sabre Commercial has built. See Sadler East Building I here.