Tuesday, July 20, 2010

2010 Best of State Award

Child Enterprises was honored to receive a 2010 "Best of State" award in the Commercial Building Subcontractor Category.


There are many mason contractors in the state who do great work, but very few, if any, have the knowledge and diversity of experience that Child Enterprises brings to the industry. What makes Child Enterprise unique is that while most masons are qualified in the installation of brick and block, masons at Child Enterprises are expected to be experts in the installation of all types of masonry from terra cotta, natural and artificial stone, precast, paving, brick and block. Those employees who are very patient and show artistic promise are trained in special patching and sculpting procedures where they are utilized in restoration work.

Child Enterprises has a great reputation in the construction industry among General Contractors, Architects, Engineers, and other Sub-Contractors. That reputation is based on teamwork and the ability to solve problems. Every restoration project presents new and unique challenges and problems to tackle. The goal for Child Enterprises is to restore a building as closely as possible back to its original state. It is a compliment to their ability when someone states that they cannot see what work has been done because that signifies that the repairs match and blend with the original conditions. In order to accomplish this level of restoration it requires going the extra mile to successfully match restoration mortars, patching materials, and in recreating historic textures and finishes.


One of the most rewarding things about masonry restoration and preservation is to see a historic building that has been damaged with age, neglected, or even abandoned, be reborn and transformed into a treasure for the community in which it resides. In 2009, Child Enterprises was involved with three such projects: The OC Tanner Building (Former Hansen Planetarium), The University of Utah's John Park Building, and The Children's Center (Historic Oquirrh School).

Child Enterprises is locate
d in Springville Utah where the Child family has been laying bricks for over 150 years. Child Enterprises is very interested and involved in their local community and have donated masonry work on many municipal buildings and projects from baseball diamonds, restrooms, and pavilions. More recently, in 2009, Child Enterprises organized the construction and donation of labor to the Stewart Sculpture Garden at the Springville Museum of Art.

Child Enterprises was also asked in 2009 by the AGC (Associatied General Contractors) of Utah to lead in the organization and donation of the masonry construction portion of the new AGC Headquarters Building located in Salt Lake City.

By providing quality workmanship in the preservation of historic buildings and structures, Child Enterprises is helping to provide a better quality of life for all who enjoy the scenic sites and history of the beautiful state of Utah.