Archive for the ‘Construction Mississippi’ Category

Self storage facilities have come a long way baby

New designs offer new amenities There are changing trends in self storage. The new, modern facilities are not your Mama and Daddy’s storage facilities. Once called mini storage, that term is no longer used to describe today’s state-of-the-art self storage that provides climate controlled areas and 24-hour video-monitored security. Often customers are looking for boat […] [...]

State’s casino projects few and far between

As the economy brightens and construction projects begin again, the gaming industry in Mississippi is hopeful new properties and expansions are on the near horizon. At this time, numerous new casino proposals have won site approval from the Mississippi Gaming Commission but none have moved to the next level with financing. According to Rob Vickery, […] [...]

Getting alternative reviews

Alternative energy demonstration homes having mixed results In recent years homeowners have searched for ways to make their homes more energy efficient, thus lowering the costs of home heating, cooling and maintenance. In a pilot program a few years ago, three Mississippi homes were chosen to try some alternative methods which might have led to […] [...]

Back on beachfront

St. Thomas Catholic Church dedicates new facility in Long Beach Hurricane Katrina completely destroyed the facilities of St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church in Long Beach. Now after more than five years worshipping in an old skating rink, the parishioners are back on their beachfront property. Their inspiring new facility was dedicated Feb. 11 with […] [...]

Many major projects underway

Major construction projects are underway all along the Mississippi Gulf Coast, including rebuilding public facilities destroyed by Hurricane Katrina. Biloxi currently has $250 million worth of development working its way through the pipeline. “This is going to be a great year for Biloxi,” says Mayor A.J. Holloway. “We’re going to be dedicating buildings and cutting […] [...]

Construction projects still on at state’s universities

Construction projects at Mississippi’s public universities have not fallen victim to the state’s slumping tax revenues of the past few years. Major building projects and maintenance projects such as roofing repairs continue at campuses around the Magnolia State. Mississippi State University architect Tim Muzzi points out that funding sources for construction projects include state funds, […] [...]

OUT FRONT

At 34, architect Leigh Jaunsen is already an accomplished woman. The Ocean Springs resident opened the Biloxi office of Dale Partners Architects, managed some of Biloxi’s high-profile hurricane recovery projects, is LEED accredited and won $125,000 on the television game show “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire.” She was project manager for renovation of the […] [...]

Kroc Center set to open

The Salvation Army’s state-of-the-art facility opens in Biloxi in September The Salvation Army has been a viable social force on the Mississippi Gulf Coast since 1907, continually serving Harrison, Jackson, Hancock, Stone and Pearl River counties. Its mission will take a giant step forward this fall with the opening of the $16.9-million Ray and Joan […] [...]

Workers still being trained for construction jobs

Training and education for construction jobs continues in the state even though the economy hasn’t recovered and construction projects have slowed down. Training isn’t as intense as it was in the time immediately following Hurricane Katrina, but industry educators feel the boom will return and a trained workforce must be ready. “Things are pretty tight, […] [...]

Making her own way

Biloxi’s Tracie Normand heads construction company and organization for women in industry Memphis native Tracie Normand became interested in construction while working for a Memphis insurance agency that specialized in construction. That’s where she met her husband, Daniel, a contractor who was at that time building a restaurant in Memphis. They moved to Biloxi in 2003 […] [...]

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