LGE’s Top Projects of 2022

We’ve been blessed with many amazing clients and projects over the years and 2022 was no different! We wanted to highlight some of the projects that really stood out to us, both in Phoenix and Dallas. In order to make the cut, these projects had to be completed before years end in 2022.

Fetzer Surgical

Fetzer Surgical is a 16,344-square-foot medical office/warehouse. Fetzer’s brand new building will be used for the manufacturing and production of vital surgical equipment to be distributed around the world. Fetzer Surgical features steel shade trellises, earth-toned building materials and a pitched metal roof. Amazing views of the McDowell mountains can be taken in from the eastward facing lobby. Like the other projects in our list Fetzer Surgical makes the cut as office/warehouse that is visually appealing and highly functional.

See more office projects here.

Loftin Equipment

Loftin provides generator and engine solutions to construction, rental yards, OEMs, lawn and turf equipment dealers, homeowners, and more. This 20,549-square-foot office/warehouse facility features clerestory windows for natural daylighting and optimal views of Camelback Mountain. The modern building, taking ques from our own Arizona headquarters also has a cantilevered steel entrance and desert tone masonry. Loftin was another amazing client to work with and we’re happy to call them neighbor!

See more office projects here.

10 West Commerce Center

10 West is an impressive 860,000-square-foot industrial facility sitting on 72 acres of prime real estate this project is definitely the biggest on our list. 10 West is now a new U.S. fulfillment center for the wildly popular toy manufacturer Funko. It was developed by local Phoenix investment firm Creation. The sale of the building, for $130 million, set a new record for commercial building sales in Buckeye Arizona. The building is a testament to LGE Design Build’s modern design and LGE Design Build’s quality construction that continue to garner top-of-the-market value.

See more industrial projects here.

Sunday Goods

This 5,000-square-foot retail space was beautifully designed construction features a cantilevered entrance and a drive through that utilizes the same steel and lighting. While we love the exterior, it’s the interior design and construction that really puts this project in the top five! It features resort-style amenities like a central lobby, refreshment area, and has the feel of a high-end electronic store.

See more retail/hospitality projects here.

Bottled Blonde / Backyard

Bottled Blonde and Backyard are separate businesses that operate cooperatively in Crockett Row, a vibrant and up-and-coming entertainment district in Fort Worth, Texas. They are located right next door to each, which encourages patrons to come and go freely between these spirited venues. The signature Bottled Blonde facade with its rugged rusted steel and unique entrance made by placing bottles into cement are something we really dig. The Backyard’s rustic natural concrete exterior along with its expansive brick indoor/outdoor patio space is the perfect compliment to Bottled Blonde. The DJ booth is an old Chevy truck parked in the center.

See more retail/hospitality projects here.

Look out for our next post highlighting some of 2023’s most exciting projects!

Q4 Construction Delivery Outlook

We’re here to ensure that you have the most up-to-date information about market trends and conditions. Within this report, you will find data that clarifies the ‘Why’, including the most current market conditions, the observed impact of these conditions, and proactive measures we can take to be fully prepared for what’s to come. This report focuses on the design and construction industries through the most recent data, so that together, we can enter the market better equipped and more confident. 

We realize the market is changing, unpredictably and rapidly. The information contained in this report is using the most up-to-date data available as of October 2022. 

Below is a quick recap, be sure to download the full report here.

Construction Labor

The construction unemployment rate is still below the pre-pandemic level, but the demand for skilled workers remains. Despite the economic challenges presented in the second half of the year, general contractors and subcontractors are still looking to fill positions. Download the full report here.

Supply Chain

The supply chain continues to improve as we enter the holiday season. In a not so positive development, ships from Asia in recent months have increasingly bypassed the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach to avoid traffic and looming labor problems. The American Trucking Association is still reporting a shortage of drivers and it appears to be a global issue, not something isolated to the United States. Download the full report here.

Material Costs

With demand for certain sectors cooling off, many material prices continue to either stabilize or drop. Factors like geopolitical instability, inflation, and gas prices still add strain to the supply chain, but nowhere near what we experienced in early 2021. Download the full report here.