Author Archives: Kat Casebolt

Cool Cabana Retro Renovation

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Collums Construction recently completed a cool renovation at a Mid-Century Modern house in Lakeview, built in 1952. The owner wanted to turn their “falling down” garage into a guest apartment and cabana, while retaining the classic styling of the house. The time frame for the project was 3 months during the summer, and we delivered […]

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Sagging Bedroom Floor Required Replacing an Inadequate Beam

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Our client had purchased a home that belonged to the family of her best friend when she was growing up. She remembered as a child that the house had been renovated to make the family room larger by removing a center dividing wall. Over the years the flooring above the removed wall had started to […]

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Reclaimed Heart Pine Roof for an Exterior Kitchen

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A homeowner in St John the Baptist Parish contracted Collums Construction to build a reclaimed heart pine beam and roof system for his beautiful open air exterior kitchen. The center piece of the kitchen was a large fireplace and cooker with a brick chimney. The floor was concrete slab with a brick veneer. He had framed […]

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Custom Millwork Magic

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Leah Glade, Collums Construction’s Chief Project Manager, appeared in an article in New Orleans Living Magazine about how a “millwork make-over” can transform a home’s look-and-feel. The home, a Bungalow style house in the Fontainebleau area, was renovated by the architect’s grandson but kept true to the design and spirit of the original house.   […]

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Collums Construction Crafts Nike “Pop-Up Store” for NBA All-Star Game in New Orleans

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In mid-January 2014, Collums Construction LLC was contacted by New York designers Tangram Exhibitors International, representing Nike and Air Jordan, to build a “pop-up store” for the NBA All-Star Game scheduled for February 16 in New Orleans Louisiana. During All-Star Week New Orleans will be the center of the basketball world. The heart of the New Orleans entertainment world […]

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Custom Cabinet and Wall Panel Design

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Collums Construction and Central City Millworks was contracted to design and build a custom cabinet, desks in multiple areas, and a wall panel system for a condominium on Notre Dame Street in New Orleans, Louisiana. The challenges of the design included fabricating hanging shelves for the desk areas with concealed support mechanisms while ensuring that […]

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CC Installs Heart Pine and Casework at Merchant

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Collums Construction performed the installation of custom casework at a new cafe called Merchant located in The Maritime building in the Central Business District of New Orleans. The custom millwork and casework was fabricated by Central City Millworks. All work has been completed, and Merchant is now open for business as a cafe, coffee shop, […]

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Don Stevenson, Internet Marketing Consultant

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  Don has served as the Internet Marketing consultant for Collums Construction since August 2008. He coordinated the launch of this web site, and optimized and promoted it to display on the first page of Google, Yahoo, and Bing search results for numerous construction related search terms.

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Christmas Party!

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Today we had our annual Collums Construction and Central City Millworks Christmas Party and it was more fun this year than ever. We started off with lunch catered by Felipe’s – which is a favorite spot among our staff.  Once we ate all of the Quesadillas we could we moved on to the entertainment. We […]

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The Resurrection of a Historic New Orleans Church

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Collums Construction recently completed a renovation of historic Saint Anna’s Church at 1313 Esplanade in New Orleans. We were asked by architect Jim Farr of Farr Plus Huson Architects to work with St. Anna’s Church to restore the building. Built in 1846 by the famous architect, Henry Howard, the incredibly elegant structure had fallen on […]

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