Communities by Baker Shines in Impressive Upgrade of Raleigh Townhomes
Bishop’s Park is a community of lovely townhomes, in a premiere location only minutes from downtown Raleigh’s best shopping and eating. When our multi-family team took on the project they knew that it would require extensive planning, months of work, and expert attention to detail. The project consisted of roofing, siding, windows, gutters, and metal work on 4 buildings made up of 96 units.
One challenge the team faced was completing all this work while the townhomes were occupied. They wanted to complete the project in a timely fashion, without disturbing the daily lives of the residents. Although many residents were excited about the project and the increase in value that the updates would bring to their home, they were understandably cautious about damage to the surrounding landscape. To prevent any damage our Communities by Baker team laid down sheets of plywood on natural areas to have a safe pathway for any necessary equipment.
Braulio Sanchez, the project manager, oversaw the project, and the 32 plus people onsite at any given time. There were typically 4-6 crews focused only on the abundance of siding work. The siding of all the buildings was done with high quality James Hardie Color Plus siding to ensure it would look great and be long lasting. One of the more unique elements of the project is the 5-sided, multi-angled chimney caps used on the buildings.
All 32 of these unique chimney caps were hand fabricated on site. Our Peak Metal division supplied the metal design and fabrication of the chases created on the side of the buildings. These chases were installed so that if any future equipment needed to be run from the ground to the roof it would not compromise the look of the building.
When installing the new windows, the Communities by Baker team came across some structural damage to one of the buildings. A hole in the flashing of the roof had allowed water intrusion which had caused rot to the flooring and wood structure of the building. With the help of Criterium Giles Engineering, the team was able to cut out the sheetrock and construct new framing and provide additional finishing work.
Our Communities by Baker team did a great job, and we are excited to see them continue to grow. We appreciate the opportunity to work with everyone at Bishops Park and show off some of our skills beyond roofing!
By Alex Manring
Alex has worked at Baker for 5 years! When not at work, she loves spending time outside with her Goldendoodle and her husband Cole, hanging out with her family & friends, trying all the new restaurants in Raleigh, and watching a good movie!