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Sea Scout Base wins award

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We were pleased to hear that Sea Scout Base in Galveston, Texas was awarded the Houston Business Journal’s “Landmark Award for Architecture.” Goodwin worked with esteemed architect Dan Shipley, milling to spec the heartpine engineered VINTAGE floor used as wainscoting in the dining hall.

We enjoy partnering with building design professionals on high end projects and sustainable architecture. The Sea Scout Base venture involved quite an innovative use of our products and to our knowledge, this is the first use of our Precision Engineered flooring as wainscoting material.

Congratulations to our friends at Joyner Construction on the launch of their beautiful new website!

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Visit website at:  http://joyner-construction.net

Goodwin had the pleasure of collaborating with Joyner Construction on the Firestone Building project for which we provided River-Recovered® and reclaimed Legacy Vertical Heartpine. Last year, Phoebe Cade Miles (daughter of the late Dr. James Robert Cade, inventor of Gatorade) and her husband Richard restored the 4,000 sq. ft. building. Father and son team, Richard and Ryland Wagner of Joyner Construction, were the contractors for the restoration. The Florida Trust for Historic Preservation (FTHP) recognized the project earlier this month, awarding it with an Honorable Mention for Adaptive Reuse.

Joyner’s new website includes stunning photos of the restoration. Enjoy!

Goodwin made the 2015 Platinum List in Ocean Home magazine’s “Best of the Best” issue

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Goodwin made the 2015 Platinum List in Ocean Home magazine’s “Best of the Best” issue. Special thank you to this luxury coastal lifestyle magazine for recognizing Goodwin!  If you have never seen Ocean Home, we encourage you to check out this exceptional publication.

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Firestone Building Honored by Florida Trust for Historic Preservation

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(Gainesville, FL) – Phoebe Cade Miles (daughter of the late Dr. James Robert Cade, inventor of Gatorade) and her husband Richard restored the 4,000 sq. ft. Firestone Building in Gainesville, Florida last year. On Friday May 8th, 2015, the project was recognized by the Florida Trust for Historic Preservation (FTHP), receiving an Honorable Mention for Adaptive Reuse at the organization’s annual awards ceremony held in Miami, Florida. Additionally, father and son team, Richard and Ryland Wagner of Joyner Construction in Gainesville – contractors for the restoration – were also honored for their work on the project.

The FTHP’s mission is, “to promote the preservation of the architectural, historical and archaeological heritage of Florida through advocacy, education and historic property stewardship.” Accordingly, the Firestone was acknowledged to be, “a proper rehabilitation of a structure to a new use with consideration for the high level of creativity to the adaption.” Adherence to the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Historic Preservation was weighed heavily.

The restoration brought together many local building specialists. Goodwin Company, who has worked on several projects that have received recognition by the FTHP, milled the River-Recovered® and reclaimed Legacy Vertical Heartpine which surrounds a rectangle of brilliantly positioned reclaimed pine from the original building and an inlay of a fan medallion in the center.

According to Sarah Vidal-Finn, Manager of the Gainesville Community Redevelopment Agency, “The Firestone Building is a model example showcasing the ability to find incredible worth in historic building stock and sensitively reusing it to support modern commerce and businesses.”

For a full list of FTHP award winners, visit: http://www.floridatrust.org/preservation-awards/2015-award-winners.

Photo Credit: Front Street Commercial Real Estate Group

Photo Journal from the National Wood Flooring Association Expo (NWFA) St. Louis, MO

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Dan Peterson and I traveled to St. Louis for the NWFA Expo. We had a wonderful time, seeing a lot of old friends and meeting new ones.   Here is a photo journal with some highlights from our trip:


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