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Nolan-Thomas offices are A little out of the way, but worth the search.
We’ve stopped giving directions over the phone on how to get to our office. Now we just send “THE MAP”. Nolan-Thomas’s office is located just south of the Fresno Yosemite Airport. The company bought a former electrical manufacturing building in 1999 but didn’t occupy it until 2001. Company vice president Wayne Scholes explained that, “We were just to busy to do the improvements necessary for us to move in. We decided that we would start and do the work when we had time. It took us two years to complete, but the result was well worth the wait.”
Interior of Nolan-Thomas Fresno Offices
The floor plan was designed by Gary Vigen of Vigen and Associates, while the interior finishes were done by Suzanne Byrnes of Facility Design.
The office has a very modern look with a striking entryway that leads into the main conference room. The huge, seven by twelve foot, conference table is made with one inch polished granite supplied by Inter-Tile Co. and looks out into the indoor atrium with fountain designed by Landscape Architect Richard Cole. Framing the entrance into the conference room area are two poured-in-place concrete walls that also act as partitions to adjacent offices and work areas.
Include is an area for subcontractors and suppliers to review plans comfortably. Along with offices for the administrative and estimating staff, there are also dedicated offices for the field management personnel. David Robertson, company president, said it was very important for there to be a, “real office for the field superintendents to be able to come in and conduct business off the job site and feel that they are an intricate part of the company”.
Other areas include mezzanine storage, a shop, and a full woodworking shop area. This enables our own forces to do custom work that we might otherwise have subcontracted out.
All of the subcontract work and material supplied for the Nolan-Thomas offices was done by local businesses.
We would like to thank the following companies once again for their efforts and quality work.
- Brooks Ransom Engineering
- Saleh Painting
- Turnupseed Elec.
- Mike Sweiso Plumbing
- B&L Mechanical
- Genesis Acoustical
- Mark Woodley
- Madera Tile
- Complete Drywall
- Commercial Glazing
- Childs & Company
- Western Building Material
- Dave’s Woodworking
- Sacramento Insulation
- Soto Fence
- Train Air Conditioning
- Gleason Plastering
- Sierra Building Materials
- Belmont Nursery
- Bulldog Alarm
- IT Solutions of Fresno
The office has also had another benefit, that of a place to get to know those in our industry and community better. On a regular basis we try to have clients, architects, subcontractors and suppliers over for a Friday lunch. Its been a great way of getting to know the people with whom we do business and those we would like to do business with.