NEWS

2016

UNIVERSITY VILLAGE PADS 5 & 6 - Concrete Walls Crane Lift
May 2016

ORR Builders ORR Builders began construction began in May of 2016 for University Village pads 5 & 6 office buildings, both with one section that is a two-story tower.

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DESERT JET CENTER BREAKS GROUND ON FBO COMPLEX
May 2016

ORR Builders Desert Jet Center has broken ground on the newest fixed base operation (FBO) at the Jacqueline Cochran Regional Airport (KRTM).

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2014

DESERT REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER UCR HEALTH FAMILY MEDICAL CENTER (DRMC UCR)
July 2014

ORR Builders began construction in January 2014 of the Desert Regional Medical Center UCR Health Family Medical Center (DRMC UCR) T.I. project in Palm Springs. The Grand Opening was held June 25, 2014.

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2012

COACHELLA KIDNEY INSTITUTE
November 2012

Coachella Kidney Institute represents more than just a new health services amenity for the City of Coachella residents; it is the culmination of diligent work by a team that includes Dr. NarenChandrashekarand Dr. J.E. Chandra Shekar, developer Orr Builders, the City of Coachella and the Coachella Valley Enterprise Zone...

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THE COUNTRY CLUB LIFE
January 2012

Trilogy La Quinta encompasses three small projects for Orr Builders. Each project consists of renovating all three existing buildings as well as adding square footage to improve functionality...

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2011

SUN MEDICAL & PROFESSIONAL PLAZA
January 2011

Shaw Properties and Beard Land Development Company held a ground breaking ceremony on January 20, 2011...

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2010

CVRM Ground Breaking Ceremony
December 2010

The Ground Breaking Ceremony for the Coachella Valley Rescue Mission-CVRM was held Wednesday, 12/8...

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Who Says Pigs Can't Fly?
July 2010

The Coachella Valley is home to many famous and wealthy people...

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CVRM Thrift Store T.I.
June 2010

The Coachella Valley Rescue Mission (CVRM) Thrift Store is located on 6th St & Harrison in Coachella...

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21st Annual DCA Golf Tournament
May 2010

Brian Orr, Doug Montgomery, Scott Werry and Joe Garcia win 21st Annual DCA Golft Tournament

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Animal Samaritans
May 2010

The recently completed Animal Samaritans project is a fully accredited...

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Acclaim Medical Care
April 2010

Acclaim Medical Care Building T.I. project started construction on October 5, 2009 and should be complete early April...

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Ramona Medical Building
March 2010

Ramona Medical Building is comprised of two separate Shell structures. Building A is 8,891 sq. ft...

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J. Russell Salon
February 2010

J. Russell Salon T.I. relocation began October 1, 2009 and is scheduled to be completed for their Grand Opening February 1, 2010...

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Papa Mario´s Pizzeria
January 2010

Papa Mario’s Pizzeria T.I. began the first week of November located in The River in Rancho Mirage...

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2009

Goody’s Café in Indio
December 2009

Another Goody´s Café located in Indio off 42nd Avenue & Jackson has been completed. The format of this T.I. was a duplicate from the location in Palm Desert on Cook Street...

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Firestone
November 2009

The Firestone Store located in Palm Desert started pre-watering over the fourth of July weekend 2009, and was walked with the Architect for completion October 15th...

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Atria Hacienda
October 2009

Atria Hacienda is an existing complex located in the City of Palm Desert...

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Warehouse Distribution
September 2009

The Warehouse Distribution project is located in the city of Indio and is a light industrial facility...

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Safehouse of the Desert
August 2009

Orr Builders started construction on the Safehouse of the Desert June of 2006...

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Colonnade
July 2009

The recently completed Colonnade project is a two-story shell building...

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Sacred Heart Church and School
June 2009

Sacred Heart was a special client for Orr Builders. This was actually 3 projects in one consisting of...

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Tolerance Education Center
May 2009

The Tolerance Education Center is a facility designed to help educate ...

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CVRM Major Building Fire Repair
April 2009

Close to 100 Coachella Valley Rescue Mission residents were displaced...

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Windermere Real Estate- Rancho Mirage
April 2009

Goody’s Café T.I. has finally been completed and the facility is now open ...

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Goody´s Café in Palm Desert
March 2009

Goody’s Café T.I. has finally been completed and the facility is now open to the public...

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Valley Plaza Meats – Cathedral City & Indio
February 2009

Valley Plaza Meats located in Cathedral City started on-site construction in...

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Boys & Girls Club Teen Center in Indio
January 2009

We broke ground the latter part of 2008 on the Boys & Girls Club Teen Center in Indio...

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CVRM Major Building Fire Repair
April 2009

Article courtesy of The Desert Sun

Close to 100 Coachella Valley Rescue Mission residents were displaced by a March 11, 2009 fire. What do some DCA members do in this crisis during a down economy? Jump in and use their skills and time to help others in need.

Palm Desert-based Orr Builders assembled workers from 15 subcontractors and suppliers who worked around the clock to restore the fire-ravaged building.

It's like 'Extreme Makeover.' It's amazing. said Sue Meyers, director of operations with the mission. We knew the community would support us, but we had no idea the depth.

We started Tuesday and wanted to give it to them the next Tuesday night, Orr said. To make it happen in seven days, between 80 and 100 people worked double shifts around the clock to repair and rebuild the damaged portion of the building.

The March 11 electrical fire gutted and one-third of the homeless shelter and sent more than 90 people to temporary shelters.

Accoridng to Cal Fire, CVRM sustained $250,000 worth of damage, while firefighters were able to salvage $500,000 of the facility.

The mission's food storage pantries, the laundry room, maintenance room and second floor offices were all damaged or destroyed. And the chapel, kitchen and dining area all sustained water damage.

By March 12th, the legion of contractors and suppliers was abuzz, pounding in nails, pouring concrete and replacing ceiling tiles.

They'll have a nicer facility than they had (before), said Greg Tropea, General Contactor with Orr Builders. All the subcontractors and suppliers working on the projects working on the projects have worked for or are familiar with Orr.

We put out calls for help and they were all respnsive, said Tropea. Under normal circumstances, teh rebuilding project and permitting process could take up to six months to complete, Orr said. But he didn't want to see the residents displaced for that long.

The project was fast-tracked with the help of county building officials and Holt Architects, which drew up the plans.

The project with labor, permits and supplies would normaly cost around $600,000, Orr said. Everybody is kind of giving a discount. We're hoping that at the end of the day it's not going to cost us (more than) $200,000, Orr said.

His company is covering that cost. Construction has been good to me and it's time to give back, Orr said.

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