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Jun 21, 2017

Grand Re-Opening of a Once-Blighted Fresno Neighborhood

In May 2016, we reported on the groundbreaking of the Lowell Neighborhood Projects in Fresno—two new construction and renovation projects producing 30 new, high-quality, affordable housing units. The Lowell Neighborhood in Fresno has long been blighted, attracting rampant crime in the form of prostitution, drugs, and gang violence.  At the groundbreaking, residents, neighbors, and local officials were full of excitement and hope for the new life that the construction projects would bring to the desperate neighborhood. Construction on both projects wrapped up in mid-June and today, the Fresno Housing Authority hosted the grand opening ceremony for the projects now branded Fénix @ Calaveras and Fénix @ Glenn. Where there once stood dilapidated, run-down apartment buildings now stand two beautifully-designed, craftsman-style, high-quality, affordable multifamily housing complexes complete with modern amenities. 

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May 11, 2017

Brown Construction Supports Workforce Development in Youth Design-Build Competition

Brown Construction has long been an avid supporter of workforce development programs in the construction industry, in an effort to remedy the workforce shortage that has become a generational crisis. To this end, our executives and staff have served on the boards of the Sacramento Regional Builders Exchange (SRBX) Educational Foundation and the CREATE Mentoring Program for many years.  Each year, Brown Construction sponsors the SRBX Educational Foundation's annual Design-Build Competition. The two-day competition is held at Cosumnes River College and this year more than 200 youth participated on 15 high school and youth program teams. Brown Construction, Inc. was proud to sponsor the Winters High School team by providing the materials they needed to complete their 96-square-foot shed.

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Jul 22, 2016

Grand Opening of The Barn: A Dream Made Real

It was a day that Sacramentans on both sides of the river had long been anticipating ever since the first sightings of the confounding spaceship-shaped wood and steel frame rising from the ground just north of Highway 50 on the west bank of the Sacramento River. The grand opening ceremony of the iconic West Sacramento venue, The Barn, took place today, July 22, 2016. The Brown Construction team proudly joined owner/developer Fulcrum Property, West Sacramento Mayor Christopher Cabaldon, City Councilmembers, the Chamber of Commerce, and local community members to commemorate the completion of The Barn—the most unique and most challenging project that Brown Construction has had the pleasure to build.

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May 11, 2016

Residents and local officials are hopeful over revitalization of Fresno's blighted Lowell Neighborhood

The Lowell neighborhood of Fresno—one which has long been blighted, attracting crime in the form of prostitution, drugs, and gang violence—is about to undergo a dramatic revitalization, bringing excitement and hope to area residents and local officials. The Fresno Housing Authority has contracted with Brown Construction to lead the renovation and new construction of two affordable housing developments which will bring 30 affordable and attractive multifamily housing units, along with the promise of new life, to the Lowell neighborhood.

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