Davenport House Museum Commissions Innovative Solution First Green Lane Project in Historic District

Savannah Surfaces and Savannah Hardscapes Construction are proud to announce an innovative new project focused on the transformation of Broughton Lane in the Historic District.  The project was commissioned by the Davenport House Museum.  The client was looking for a way to connect the Isaiah Davenport House Museum located on the corner of Habersham and State streets  with the newly restored Kennedy Pharmacy located on the corner of Broughton and Habersham streets which now acts as the museum’s gift shop.  The project is the first of its type.  The participants hope it will create a model for future projects with other downtown lanes.  Work began on September 25 and is slated for completion October 15th.

The challenge was to create connectivity between the two buildings that are on different streets and face opposite directions.  Uniting them through the lane was the most sensible solution but required a creative approach to make it attractive as well as practical.  Once completed, visitors finishing their tour of the Davenport House will exit through the garden to the Kennedy Pharmacy to collect belongings and visit the museum shop.

Establishing a connection between the buildings will be achieved through several landscape and hardscape modifications that visually unite the two spaces.  Installation of a brick path exiting the Davenport House garden will connect visitors through the lane.  Screening of HVAC units and relocation of trash receptacles will formalize the space between the two buildings and create a more inviting connection.

Green lanes showcase innovative, environmental technologies to help manage storm water, reduce heat in urban areas, promote recycling and conserve energy.  Green lanes can also be used by residents and adjacent property owners as outdoor space for urban gardens.

“This, the first lane renovation of its’ type will hopefully act as an example of what can be done to beautify these common areas of our city and create more green community space throughout downtown,” says Jonathan Rhangos, Owner, Savannah Surfaces & Savannah Hardscapes Construction.

Other companies involved in the project: Sottile & Sottile, the Davenport House Endowment Directors, Bartlett Tree Experts, Historic Savannah Foundation, Thomas & Hutton and John F. McEllen Landscape Consultant.

About Savannah Surfaces & Savannah Hardscapes Construction

Co-Founded in 1996 by Jonathan and William Rhangos, Savannah Hardscapes Construction, originally an outdoor hardscaping and architectural elements company, has evolved over the years to meet the growing needs of the Low Country’s commercial and residential markets.   The original company, long regarded for quality materials, outstanding customer service and superior craftsmanship, now has a complimentary company offering a wide array of surfacing material options to make the design and execution of any home or commercial project cost effective and efficient.  The installation staff of the original company continues to operate under the name Savannah Hardscapes Construction while the expert team on the surfacing side of the business is under the Savannah Surfaces name.  While there are two companies, both operate inside of the same facility and are fully integrated to insure a seamless customer experience.

Savannah Surfaces is the premier provider of high quality surfacing materials of all types.  Sourcing materials from the 4 corners of the world, especially Europe, Asia and North and South America, the company excels at identifying unique products and importing them at competitive prices.  The knowledgeable staff works with retail consumer and design professionals alike to identify the most appropriate products to make each project outcome unique.  Learn more at www.savannahsurfaces.com and http://www.davenporthousemuseum.org/category/press-releases/ .

Remodelers Council Meeting

Savannah Surfaces and Savannah Hardscapes Construction will host the next Remodelers Council meeting Wednesday, November 14 at 5:00 PM, 64 McDowell Circle, Hardeeville, SC 29927. If you plan to attend, please contact Lindsay Edwards, Member Relations Manager, Hilton Head Area Home Builders Association, (843) 681-9240 or lindsay@hhahba.com

Rave Review

The following review was posted by Larry’s Cap Rock & Stone blog lcrsperspectives:

Okay… I admit it I am a sucker for a southern accent. My husband who hails from the great state of North Carolina had me at hello. And for my fortieth birthday my mom took me on a mother daughter trip to Savannah, GA. I love Savannah, it’s people, heritage, architecture. I am a huge fan of the store One Fish Two Fish. If you haven’t tried it you should. The owner’s selection of staff and merchandise is impeccable. I have visited it intermittently for over 10 years and she never fails.
If you are visiting for the first time try eating at the New Crystal Beer Parlor. Incredible.

And if you are wondering who keeps those beautiful stone streets and homes restored and in tip top shape look at Savannah Hardscapes. If you are in architect or landscape architect in north east Florida or southeast Georgia – Savannah Hardscapes & Surfaces is hosting an invitation only CEU event on November 1, 2012.

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Savannah Hardscapes Unveils New Brand Identity for Surfacing Company

New Name Highlights Savannah Roots, Tradition of Quality

Jonathan and William Rhangos, Co-Owners of Savannah Hardscapes, are proud to announce a new brand identity for their commercial and residential surfacing company. Formally known as Reve Surfaces, the new name is Savannah Surfaces (www.savannahsurfaces.com). The naming and branding were designed and executed by LETR & Co., a local creative strategies company.

The vision behind the new name and brand is to bring the finest stone, tile, wood and other surfaces from around the world, along with interior fixtures and accessories, under one roof. The company offers commercial and residential clients, as well as design and building professionals, a single resource for their interior and exterior surfacing needs. The experienced and knowledgeable staff guides each customer through the process to insure a positive experience with an extraordinary outcome.

“We saw the challenging economy of the past few years as an opportunity for us to source the finest materials from all over the world and negotiate agreements to market them at highly competitive prices. We are excited to offer these premium surfaces at prices that can work within any budget. We now have a turnkey operation with the surfacing company selling the materials and Savannah Hardscapes, our construction division, executing flawless installation. ” Says owner Jonathan Rhangos.

The showroom, located in Levy, SC, is just a 10-minute drive from downtown Savannah and 25 minutes from Hilton Head. Over the past 3 months it has undergone a complete renovation to showcase the new materials, many exclusive to Savannah Surfaces. New offerings include Waterworks fixtures and tile, Vintage Lumber reclaimed and new solid wood flooring; ITLAS engineered wood flooring, Walpole Woodworkers and Chesney’s carved stone mantles. The company also continues to offer their core line of brick, stone and other materials as well.

About Savannah Surfaces & Savannah Hardscapes
Co-Founded in 1996 by Jonathan and William Rhangos, Savannah Hardscapes, originally an outdoor hardscaping and architectural elements company, has evolved over the years to meet the growing needs of the Low Country’s commercial and residential markets. Highly regarded for high quality materials, outstanding customer service and craftsmanship, the company recognized the opportunity to expand their surfacing material options to make the design and execution of a home or commercial project more cost effective and efficient. The highly regarded installation staff of the original company continues to operate under the name Savannah Hardscapes while the expert team on the surfacing side of the business is under the Savannah Surfaces name. While there are two companies, both operate inside of the same facility and are fully integrated to insure a seamless customer experience.

Savannah Surfaces is the premier provider of high quality surfacing materials of all types. Sourcing materials from the 4 corners of the world, especially Europe, Asia and North and South America, the company excels at identifying unique products and importing them at competitive prices. The knowledgeable staff works with retail consumer and design professionals alike to identify the most appropriate products to make each project outcome unique.