DSL Builders was contracted by the NPS to perform the renovation of the exterior walls and replace the roof on Building 991 on the Fort Vancouver Historic Site. The project was performed over a short timeframe to beat the inclement weather. The project involved extensive lead abatement, removing and replacing composition shingle roofing, historic wood [...]
Why we do what we do is not always driven by logic – nor by common sense. But one of the fundamental features of our company is to tackle projects and provide a constructive resolution to unique challenges. While some GC’s run to the protection of their inner-city markets – we run to the drawing board. Whether it involves building at 7000’ elevation, packing 12 miles into the wilderness or hanging off ropes 80’ above ground to salvage storm-damaged lookouts – our people have the fortitude and skill to provide solutions well outside the comfort-zone of the mainstream contracting firms.
DSL was contracted by the US Forest Service to provide structural replacements on two 80’ fire lookout towers in remote locations in Eastern Oregon. Installations required Rope Certified technicians in order to access the work where conventional lift equipment could not reach, which DSL employees were trained and certified in.
DSL staff oversaw the design and construction of the recently completed Kohn Yah-mah-nee visitor’s center at Lassen Volcanic National Park. DSL Staff were employed by the prime contractor Slayden Construction during the design and construction of the 8,400 sf $9.1 mil visitor’s center utilizing the design-build delivery method. The project involved building a new energy [...]
DSL was contracted by the US Forest Service to mobilize 12 miles into the wilderness and replace a deteriorated 55’ long glulam horse bridge over a rugged ravine. The project involved intense coordination and planning as there was no motorized access or use of power tools within the wilderness. All materials were flown in by [...]
DSL staff oversaw the management and construction of this 12,000 sf addition and 20,000 sf renovation of the Judah Day Lodge at Sugarbowl Ski Resort at North Lake Tahoe. This unique and challenging project was started with 12’ of snowpack still on the ground. Once excavated- construction crews worked two shifts to complete this project [...]
DSL replaced floor beams and installed new foundations under this 1930’s era historic building to bring the structure up to current code. The original structure was built using logs for floor beams supported on rocks and log piers. Our firm was contracted to shore and stabilize the building, excavate the crawl space, replace deteriorated and [...]
DSL was contracted by the Dept of Energy to remove and relocate structures from 21 different communications sites in Montana, North Dakota and South Dakota. These were secure and sensitive sites that involved continual coordination and presence by DOE inspectors as we removed structures and relocated 32,000 lb precast buildings from very remote locations with [...]
Late in the fall of 2013 DSL Builders was contacted by the USFS to dismantle and preserve one of their historic fire lookouts in Eastern Washington that had been badly damaged by a falling tree. DSL had to carefully document, log and protect each member as it was removed and inventoried – for use in [...]