“Everything good, everything magical happens between the months of June and August.”
This is a quote fitting for this month at Watkins Landmark where our employees and families enjoyed the 2nd Annual Company Picnic at Moonlight Beach, celebrated the completion of The Promenade at Creekside project in San Marcos, and were awarded the 950 Industrial Blvd. project in Chula Vista! Typically July is the month of vacationing, but at Watkins Landmark we are busier than ever. Currently the crews at the Upper Voltaire project in Pt. Loma and the Valley Ave project in Solana Beach are in a heated head to head battle towards the finish line. This fun competition between the project teams builds pride as well as achievement on our job sites.
Our first article highlights The Promenade at Creekside Apartments Complex in San Marcos. This project includes (4) four separate (3) three story buildings that contain (43) residential units and commercial/retail spaces. The project team worked closely with our long time customer Jeff Peterson as they recently turned over the last and final Building 6!
The second article celebrates not only a new project (950 Industrial Blvd in Chula Vista, CA) but more importantly, this project introduces a new client and relationship between Watkins Landmark Construction, Bruce and Rita Carlin of 950 Carlin Prop LLC and Fred Nolta of Nolta Consulting Group. We thank you for this opportunity and look forward to a successful project!
In our Company Culture section, we recap our 2nd Annual Company Picnic along with a special spotlight on Christian Ryan’s day at his son’s school for “community helpers”. Make sure you take a look!
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WATKINS LANDMARK CONSTRUCTION
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The Promenade at Creekside Apartments
The Promenade at Creekside apartments just wrapped up final construction this past month, receiving TCO on the 6th and final building just last week! After many months of hard work and dedication, these affordable-living apartments will be opened up to the public, just in time for the new school year.
The Creekside apartments is a 214-acre project located in the beautiful San Marcos Creek District of California. The apartments include a state-of-the-art community center, which consists of a learning center, a lavish kitchen, computer and business center, exercise facility, community room, media room and more.
Also, the complex provides 2 hours per day, year round after school child learning and enrichment, and 60 hours of adult education. These new apartments are perfect to call home for anyone striving to live in the beautiful Southern California area, such as San Marcos.
Although there were some tough challenges that occurred at the end of production, making sure that there was enough manpower to get the project done in time was the most important one. Also, quality control had to be checked daily, as for cleanliness of the site. Team members worked to fill the interior of the apartments, patching sidewalks, landscaping and installing electrical to get the project finished.
Ron Travillion, John Munoz, Ruben Bravo, and Flynn Grace have been instrumental on the success of this project! Alissa Messerschmitt, Katie Wilkie and Chanel W. should also be recognized as aides for this team!
Congrats and great job to all involved!
950 Industrial Blvd. Project Award
We have recently been awarded the 950 Industrial Blvd. project in the city of Chula Vista, CA. This new project will be built on an extensive 77,000 s.f, and will start off by completely tearing down the previously existing buildings. The existing site used to be home to a Fun-4-All theme park. The lot will now be turned into a cold shell industrial building, which will be used as a storage facility. As you can tell from the photo below (taken at our initial site walk), we have a lot of work to do to make this a landmark!
The Chula Vista region of San Diego is known for being one of the most culturally diverse cities in the United States, as well as economically wealthy. The city holds many popular destinations for visitors and residents, such as Aquatica San Diego, Marina Park and numerous sunny beaches to spend warm days at. We have previously completed the Turtle exhibit at the Living Coast Discovery Center, which is located on the San Diego Bay National Wildlife Refuge. This aquatic center is an environmental education center that features animals of all types and serves as a perfect source of entertainment for all ages. We are very excited to begin this new project!
2nd Annual Company Picnic
The 2nd Annual WLC company picnic was a huge success! Friends and family from all 3 offices gathered on a beautiful Saturday morning to enjoy the surf, sand, and delicious food. The picnic was held at Moonlight State Beach in Encinitas, CA. WLC provided tents, beach toys, games, drinks, food and new company towels for those who attended. WLC employees enjoyed meeting and socializing with family members and friends. Many people participated in fun activities like spike ball and volleyball, while some of the young kids built sand castles and played in the waves. Needless to say, we will be continuing this WLC tradition for many years to come! Take a look below at some of the fun photos.
Construction Workers are “Community Helpers”
Watkins Landmark Orange County Regional Executive, Christian Ryan, presented at his son’s school, Country Montessori School, in Poway for their class theme “Community Helpers” this past month. There he discussed all the good construction workers do for our world and how we help and give back to our community everyday by building “big landmarks” that make our communities easier to navigate, safer, more secure, healthier and provide the possibility of jobs to hundreds of other kids moms and dads.
The kids played with construction trucks, tried on construction safety gear and even hammered nails into wooden boards. The “Community Helpers” theme aims to bring out the importance of individuals that assist and contribute to bettering a community. These presentations work to educate young kids on different ways to impact the community in a positive way, and appreciate the work these individuals do.
There were lots of great and exciting questions to answer as their minds and imaginations were working overtime. We might just have a few more energetic construction workers in about 15 more years. Thank you Christian for inspiring these young children!