2010 Gold Award from the Building of America Network

Gaeke Construction Company was awarded a Building of America Contractor Gold Medal for their role as Construction Manager at Risk for the Giddings High School construction project. The Building of America Network award winners showcase the most innovative, unique and challenging new projects that are particularly noteworthy and/or give back to the communities they serve.

"Being a part of this project from its conception is a win-win. All of us at Gaeke Construction value the ability to provide pre-construction services for a project as complex as this one and the school district reaped the rewards of our involvement by saving time and money." -Robert Gaeke, President of Gaeke Construction Company

The result of this team effort was a new 170,000 square foot high school facility, and a conversion of the existing 90,000 square foot high school into a middle school facility, new parking and site infrastructure - all designed to meet the district's current and future needs. The construction package totaled $27 million, which was within the funds allotted by the Board. The project was delivered on schedule and on budget.

Best of 2010 Award
from Texas Construction Magazine

Texas Construction Magazine announced Gaeke Construction as winner of Best K-12 Education construction project in 2010 for Giddings High School. The annual competition recognizes commercial construction and design excellence from across the state including Oklahoma.

An independent jury of industry experts judged more than 180 nominated projects. The jury awarded projects based on entry criteria including overcoming challenges and teamwork; safety; innovation and contribution to the industry/community; construction quality and craftsmanship; and function and aesthetic quality of design.

The award recipients for all categories will be featured in the December issue of Texas Construction. 

"What an honor to represent the construction industry in this competition."

Robert Gaeke, President of Gaeke Construction

Texas Architect Magazine

In the 2011 January/February issue of Texas Architect Magazine, Gaeke Construction Company was featured as part of an article entitled "Selecting the Best of Public Schools" that showcased Giddings High School / Middle School Conversion.

The project received special recognition from the Texas Association of School Administrators and the Texas Association of School Boards.

I am pleased to announce that the Giddings High School / Middle School Conversions was one of five projects recognized for excellence in school construction by the Texas Association of School Administrators and the Texas Association of School Boards. 99 projects were submitted for the competition. The jury recognized the projects for overall design excellence and evaluated the projects in six categories, value, and process of planning, educational appropriateness, innovation and sustainability.

The Texas Architect magazine states, ”These five projects reflect the best work of many creative leaders within our public education system”. 

“Successful projects, award winning projects, projects on budget and on time, projects that reflect the combined professional efforts of both the design team and construction team is what Gaeke Construction is all about. If your firm shares the same goals as mine, then give me a call and we can discuss how to make your next project an award winner.”