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A message about COVID-19 from Sabre Commercial

As you know, we are in an everchanging and uncertain time with the developments surrounding the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. At Sabre Commercial, the safety of our team members, clients, and partners remains our highest priority.

We want you to know that we are closely monitoring the situation and will follow the guidance provided by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), City of Austin, and the Inspections Department. As the situation continues to evolve, we will keep you informed of any significant changes impacting our ability to serve our team members, clients, and partners.

Thank you again for putting your trust in Sabre Commercial with your critical projects.

Compass Real Estate Office at Rollingwood Center III is Open for Business!

This sleek corporate finish-out for national real estate broker Compass exemplifies the company’s signature style. Their new office was the second tenant space completed in the new Rollingwood III building and provides ample work and meeting space for local agents and staff of the real estate technology firm.

Designed by Cleveland-based Vocon Partners, this 21,000-square-foot, multi-function space can accommodate a wide array of work styles. Furniture and finishes present a cool palette of black, white and grey, warmed by natural light filtered through glass office entryways. Exposed ceilings, sealed concrete floors, glass wall systems throughout and big windows integrate the work-friendly ease of a tech company with the sophistication of a luxury brand.

The open layout flows through a series of interlocking regions that include several collaboration hubs and a kitchen break area, with a hanging wood-slat feature wall to separate them. Conference rooms and private offices line the perimeter of the wide-open space.

“This job was complex in terms of our interaction with the owner, construction manager and design team since they weren’t local,” said Project Manager Dan Bradley. “It took heavy coordination to get everyone on the same page to make decisions. In addition, the shell of the new Rollingwood III building was still being finished, so close contact with Endeavor Real Estate Group for building deliveries, elevator coordination, parking, etc.

“Superintendent Barry Hunter and Project Engineer Carter Cole did an excellent job keeping everyone up-to-date with current project activities, shell updates, and coordinating our work around that of the five other general contractors working in the building.”

The Compass mission is “to help everyone find their place in the world.” Sabre Commercial is happy we got to be a part of creating their new place in our corner of the world.

Featured in Austin Construction News March 2020 Project Section

Read about more about relocating office in Community Impact

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The 2010’s: A Decade in Review

As we welcome 2020, we’ve paused to look back on some of Sabre’s key projects of the past decade, below. Along with a warm glow of accomplishment, it gives us the chance to celebrate the strong client relationships we’ve forged since 2010 and the start of another great year of business.

We’re thankful for the owners and architects who provide us with meaningful work opportunities and our subcontractor partners whose expertise is vital to our success.

We’re grateful that initial efforts with clients like Whole Foods, Seton Healthcare and The University of Texas have grown into longstanding, successful partnerships and a long list of memorable projects. From the state-of-the-art luxury of The Range at Austin to the St. Vincent mixed-use complex in iconic SoCo, the Sabre team is honored to improve the face of Central Texas communities, one project at a time.

We wish you a happy and prosperous new year! Thanks for giving us the opportunity to do what we love.
– Matt Lutz and the Sabre Commercial Team

RECA honors John Cyrier with Community Service Award

Sabre Commercial is proud to announce that John Cyrier, our Managing Director and co-founder, will be the 2019 recipient of RECA’s Community Service Award for championing significant improvements that have directly benefitted Central Texas communities.

John actively serves Texas as the State Representative for House District 17, which includes Bastrop, Caldwell, Gonzales, Karnes, and Lee counties. RECA leadership said they chose John for his innovative and practical leadership on matters related to affordability, housing, and other quality of life issues that impact our region and our industry.

In his capacity as Chair of the Committee on Culture, Recreation and Tourism during the recent 86th Legislative Session, John led an effort that resulted in the victorious passage of Proposition 5 earlier this month. Prop 5 will appropriate revenue from the sales tax (6.25 percent) on sporting goods to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Association and the state Historical Commission, a decision that both hunters and conservationists can celebrate. The existing law allowed the legislature to allocate the money elsewhere, but Proposition 5 mandates stricter guidelines that will help keep the revenue flowing to the parks, wildlife and historical agencies.

John also championed the passage of two bills in May of this year, HB 2496 and 2497, which helped to improve local residential affordability and the preservation of private property rights. He served as a member of the Committee on Juvenile Justice and Family Issues, and as Chairman of the General Aviation Caucus, Vice-Chairman of the Rural Caucus, Secretary of the Energy Caucus and member of the Aerospace Caucus.

Historically active in the community, John was a founding board member of the Lockhart ISD Education Foundation. He is a member of the Lockhart and Bastrop Chambers of Commerce, and has served on the board of Caritas of Austin, Central Texas Food Bank, San Marcos Airport Commission, Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization, Austin Area Research Organization (AARO), and was a Precinct Chairman for the Caldwell County Republican Party. In 2017 John also joined the Texas State Guard where he has achieved the rank of Captain. His service also includes the Executive Boards for the Real Estate Council of Austin, Capital Area Housing and Finance Corporation, Greater San Marcos Partnership, and past Chairman for the Associated General Contractors of America’s Austin Chapter.

John Cyrier will be presented with the Community Service Award at the RECA Awards Luncheon on December 17th, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., at the JW Marriott.

Westlake Dermatology, Dripping Springs Open for Business

Image of the reception room within the Westlake Dermatology, Drippings Springs location
Image of the retail space within the Westlake Dermatology Clinic Build Out

Sabre’s latest project for Westlake Dermatology is a lush first-generation finish out at Belterra Village in Dripping Springs. This luxurious dermatology office, designed by the Michael Hsu Office of Architecture, marks the third project Sabre has completed for the dermatological clinic, in addition to their North Lamar office and a research facility on Bee Caves Road.

The 2,800 square foot build-out incorporates smooth, curved Venetian plaster walls that frame the reception area, crafted by specialty contractors whose scope spanned the ceilings and walls in the lobbies and corridors. The resulting finish gives the clinic soft rounded curves providing a sumptuous canvas for the high-end finishes that give it a spa-like feel.

“Substantial coordination was required to pull off this multi-phased process, sequencing the millworkers and drywallers and working with the architect,” said Project Manager Matt Sitterle. “The drywallers would sand the plaster down, sculpting it into the rounded reception area and giving it the desired sheen. The plaster technique, which incorporated thinner-than-usual sheetrock, was unusual, as was the framing of those ceilings and the MEP coordination above.”

Other special features included the reception desk, Italian tile in the bathrooms, wooden paneling, doors, fixtures, and the terrazzo flooring. Elegant hanging light fixtures illuminate the beautiful office with lighting controls that program the entire suite. The reception desk is a single piece of bronze metal with a stone façade. The team installed tiled terrazzo in the back of the office and poured terrazzo in the front, incorporating similar materials with different looks.

“The terrazzo flooring was probably the most challenging aspect of the project,” reports Brandon Klotz, Project Engineer. “Due to schedule impacts of the poured terrazzo, the tile was installed first. This added complications when planning the transition between the two materials as the poured terrazzo was much thicker than the tiled terrazzo flooring. We had to pay special attention to ensure that the baseboard finishes, door heights, and undercuts had aligned elevations.”

Both the owner and the architect are pleased with the completed medical office, a gem of a space that will serve Westlake Dermatology clients in the Dripping Springs region for years to come.

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Sabre Commercial celebrates the Liberty Hill Fire Station 2 Grand Opening

The Sabre Commercial team was honored to participate in the Open House and Dedication for the recently completed Williamson County ESD #4 Fire Station #2 on October 1st.  The open house gave community members a backstage pass to the new state of the art technology and equipment as well as the comfortable living and office space for the firefighters.

Much larger than the previous fire stations in the area, this 10,000 square foot facility was built to serve the community for decades to come.

Different than traditional bay doors, the firehouse was outfitted with 14-foot bay doors that open to each side rather than roll up. The space is outfitted with large fans and a robust HVAC system to filter out any harmful car fumes that are inherent from running the trucks in indoor spaces.

The living space includes 10 bedrooms and four full bathrooms as well as a workout space. The main lounge area includes a kitchen with a living space for firefighters to decompress during their shifts.

With impressive design by PGAL, the firehouse is sure to be a home away from home for the firefighters serving the Liberty Hill Community.

Sabre Makes ABJ Private Companies List

According to the Austin Business Journal, Sabre Commercial is one of the region’s top privately held companies for 2018. The annual revenue threshold to make it into the top 50 this year was $32 million; Sabre ranked #34 at $61 million.

The list, which assesses companies in the five-county Austin metro region, is reportedly compiled from ABJ research including surveys sent directly to companies, company websites, ABJ stories and the Inc. 5000.

Republic Spine and Pain and Spicewood Surgery Center Open for Business!

Drone footage has captured some nice aerial views of the new Republic Spine & Pain and Spicewood Surgery Center building in Northwest Austin. Sabre recently completed the ground up pain management clinic and surgery, located at 13617 Caldwell Drive.

Designed by Polkinghorn Group Architects, the single-story building features multiple façades, including TPO roofing, standing seam roof canopies, limestone, EIFS and Nichiha (pre-finished fiber cement board). Site work included the creation of a biofiltration water quality retention pond with 12-foot concrete retaining walls, dry and wet utility infrastructures, concrete paving and right of way sidewalks. Interior finishes included various types of flooring, architectural millwork, steel and wood doors, controlled-access doors and acoustical ceilings.

“Despite early weather challenges Republic Spine was completed on time, and the clients are very pleased with the finished product,” said Project Manager Dan Bradley. “Superintendents Art Bergmann and Brad Hatton and Project Engineer Carter Cole did a great job on the project.”

Q3 2019 Sabre Igniters Announced

Image of the third quarter recipients of the Sabre Igniter Award

Congratulations to our third quarter 2019 Sabre Igniters, Todd Evans and Dru Parks!

Sabre igniters are voted on every quarter by Sabre employees. The igniter award is given to one field and one office employee that is recognized as a “Sabre difference maker”.

Todd Evans, who has been with Sabre Commercial since 2012, has worked on a multitude of projects spanning from small tenant finish-outs to ground-up medical office buildings. He is currently working out of our Sabre South office, finishing up Central Texas Eye Center, a 19,800-square-foot ground-up optometry center in San Marcos, Texas.

Dru Parks, Project Engineer, is currently working on Fierce Whiskers Distillery, an 8,000-square-foot ground-up whiskey distillery in South Austin. His past work includes CHiP Semiconductor and their later expansion.

Igniters were awarded at our third quarterly meeting of 2019, an all-hands meeting held at Mi Madre’s.