Friday, February 3, 2017

Construction Update

Friends of Scouting,

Progress is well underway!  The west parking lot has been torn up as well as some of the sidewalks.  They will be replaced next week.  It's a very interesting process that's been exciting to watch. 

The Carpet has finally arrived and is about 75 percent installed.  It's a beautiful color and will match perfectly with the walls etc.  The doors have also arrived and are being stained at this moment!  They will be ready to hang sometime early next week.

The IT Company has completed their portion of work by running and terminating all the new data and phone lines.  We will be getting new phones (Voice over IP) which use the Internet to operate.  These are high tech products that will help us connect you, our great volunteers, with our staff in a timely manner!

Our new furniture should be installed the week of Feb 13th if all goes well and we should move over to the renovated area the following week.

Parking lot renovation

New doors being stained

Happy Scouting!
Blogmaster Scotto

Monday, January 23, 2017

Construction Update

Friends of Scouting!
wall colors,
We have seen some progress over the past two weeks.  The new Counters and Cabinets are all in (see photo).  The main flooring is installed but we are waiting for the carpet to come in.  That along with the new doors are expected to be done the first week of February.

If you drive by after today, you will see that the west parking lot has been removed as well as most of the concrete.  The contractor will be repaving the entire lot but will do one side now and the other when Phase 2 of the project begins around mid February.

Our new furniture has arrived in Amarillo but we are waiting for Phase 1 to be done and we are allowed to move.

We've been making lots of decisions as of late as to wall colors, floor patterns, some security issues, and other areas of concern.  This is a huge undertaking and all decisions are being made with Scouts and volunteers in mind.  We think you will be really impressed when you see the final product.

We will ask for your patience once we move back to our "new" area.  The Scout Shop will undertake the biggest part of the move as we relocate them to the new warehouse and set up to continue to meet your needs.  We may be closed for a day or two to get ready but we will announce any plans ahead of time to try to limit the inconvenience.

Look for more soon!

Volunteer work area with High Speed Internet

Grant Construction removing asphalt and concrete from west side

Happy Scouting!
Blogmaster Scotto

Friday, January 13, 2017

Construction Update

Hello Friends of Scouting!

We hope you had a great holiday and are ready to get back to Scouting!!!!

Lots of construction has taken place since the last post.  The new flooring in the hallway and main business area has been installed.  The paint is all done throughout the new areas.  The heaters are installed in the Warehouse and all the security systems are back working.

We have a new water heater that actually puts out hot water and the biggest item that is really noticeable is the new building has new stonework that matches the existing stonework that's been on for 30 plus years.

We are looking at the first week of February to be done with Phase 1 and we are looking forward to that!

Main business area with the two new offices on the right

The District Executive Office area

New Water Heater

New IT Room

Happy Scouting!
Blogmaster Scott

Friday, December 30, 2016

Last Construction Update of 2016

Friends of Scouting,

Today will be the last construction update of 2016!  We are so blessed to have the opportunity to serve our scouts and adults and we are accomplishing this through a newly renovated Scout Service Center- this is your Service Center and we believe the things that you will see sometime round April of this next year, will simply be amazing.

Below you can see the progress that's being made and we should be seeing the new flooring, cabinets, built-in desks and other final items being completed in the next few weeks.  The new furniture is being shipped next week so it should be in Amarillo around the same time Phase 1 of the renovation is done.

Thanks go to our Scouts, Scouters, customers, and importantly, our Staff who are being very patient in a very inconvenient work situation but still giving 100 percent of their effort.

Have a great new year and we look forward to posting more photos in a week or so!

Office with new paint and an accent wall

New warehouse with garage door

Rear of the warehouse getting new stone work
Happy Scouting!

Blogmaster Scotto

Friday, December 9, 2016

Scouting Friends,

Renovations and construction are continuing nicely.  This week, the ceiling grids are being installed in both the old and new areas.  The first coat of primer/texture has been put on, and they are getting the floors ready.  We also contracted with Suddenlink for Internet and TV service.  The Internet is great- we can actually see the speed difference that cable is over DSL.  We will be purchasing large TV's to put in the Conference Rooms where volunteers can use Laptops to do presentations, trainings, etc.

The Storage Building has been sheet rocked and is almost ready for initial priming.  I've included some pictures to look at below.

More to come next week!!!!

Blogmaster Scotto

Sheetrock being installed along with insulation

Ceiling grid finished

Ceiling Grid being installed

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Construction Update

Hello Friends of Scouting!

Construction is moving at a fast pace now!  The painters have finished preparing the walls in the old office area along with the new offices.  The insulation is being finished up in the new part of the building.  Sheetrock is being finished up this week.

We have picked out all the colors of the paint, carpeting, other flooring etc. so that will start soon.

That's about it for this post.  Watch for more next week!

New office

Blogmaster Scotto

Monday, November 14, 2016

Construction Update


There has been lots of progress in the building over the past week or so.  Most of the sheetrock has been installed in the new offices (Donna and Stephen's) and the area where the DE"s offices are.  New door frames are installed and some of the electrical wiring is done.

The most visible change is the new building!  There are two offices and a storage area that we will be able to utilize.  The shingles will be going on soon and the insulation for the new part will be installed soon.

Everything appears to be on schedule!!!

Happy Scouting
Blogmaster Scotto

West side of the new building

Inside of storage building