Re-Roofing Project Brings Historic Homes Up-to-Date, Improves
FORT SILL, Okla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Corvias, a construction and housing management partner to the U.S.
military, announced today that it has completed a re-roofing project for
a group of homes originally built in the 1870s and located in the
historical Old Post Quadrangle neighborhood at Fort Sill in Oklahoma.
“Due to the historic nature of the homes, bringing them up to date
requires a more sensitive approach to design and renovation standards,”
said John G. Picerne, Founder and CEO of Corvias. “Out of respect for
the history and craftsmanship of the homes, Corvias places an emphasis
on quality, experience and sensitivity when approaching a project like
the one recently completed at Fort Sill.”
The Corvias team collaborated closely with the Fort Sill Environmental
Quality Department and the State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) to
ensure that renovations maintain the historical integrity of the
properties. In addition to the re-roofing efforts, homes at Fort Sill
are also undergoing energy upgrades, including the replacement of storm
windows and repair of legacy windows.
The re-roofing project began in February and was completed in April of
this year. Prior to this project, the 20 homes were last re-roofed in
1999 and received interiors updates and renovations in 2010.
“In working with our on-base teams and our partners at the Fort Sill
Environmental Quality Department and State Historic Preservation Office,
we are bringing the houses up-to-date, improving everyday life for the
military families that call them home today,” said Picerne.
Since its partnership at Fort Sill began in 2008, Corvias has provided
ongoing property management support and 24-hour emergency maintenance
support and has overseen construction and redevelopment efforts,
implemented a curbside recycling program, developed a free recreational
vehicle storage lot, improved playgrounds and parks and initiated a
series of regular events, which are free to residents. From 2010 to
2017, Corvias has seen a multitude of multiyear projects completed
including the construction of 512 new high-end, single- and
multi-resident homes and the renovation of 808 homes, 332 of which are
historic. Corvias is also in the process of updating Standard Operating
Procedures (SOP) for routine maintenance issues associated with these
and the other 312 historic homes on base.
In addition to its work at Fort Sill, Corvias also currently partners
with the Army at Fort Riley, Fort Rucker, Fort Polk, Aberdeen Proving
Ground, Fort Meade, and Fort Bragg.
As a privately-owned company headquartered in East Greenwich, RI,
Corvias partners with higher education and government institutions
nationwide to solve their most essential systemic problems and create
long-term, sustainable value through our unique approach to partnership.
Corvias pursues the kinds of partnerships that materially and
sustainably improve the quality of life for the people who call our
communities home, purposefully choosing to partner with organizations
who share our values and whose mission is to serve as the foundational
blocks, or pillars, of our nation. To learn more, please visit: www.corvias.com
Kelly Douglas, Corvias