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Desert Jet Center

Jacqueline Cochran Airport
56-600 Invader Avenue
Thermal, CA 92274
22,500 sq. ft. Ground-Up Hangar
7,600 sq. ft. Office Building

Desert Jet Center is an FBO (Fixed-base operator) Aviation business providing charter services, hangar space, maintenance and repairs, fuel operations and aircraft storage. Desert Jet Center is located at the Jacqueline Cochran Regional Airport, Thermal California. ORR Builders completed construction on their beautiful new 33,000 sq. ft. building which serves as their corporate offices and provides for all their FBO operations.

Project consisted of 3 main phases initially starting with relocation and upgrading fueling operations in 2016 followed by preparing for and installation of temporary trailer and modular type buildings to house operations until completion of this final phase of construction. This building began in June of 2018 a new ground-up, pre-engineered metal building featuring many interior and facade upgrades which transformed an otherwise standard metal building into a beautiful corporate headquarters and inviting facility for regular customers, tenants and the traveling public. Project competed August 2019

Building consists of approximately 25,000 square feet of air conditioned hangar space, maintenance and parts space and approximately 8,500 square feet of administration and support office area. Building also contains an observation deck overlooking the airports ramp and runway areas and the desert landscape beyond. Interior improvements include a beautiful lobby and reception area, administration offices, break room, conference rooms, charter offices, line shack and facilities for visitors and visiting pilots to relax, freshen up and plan the next leg of their flight. Interior construction consists of a beautiful smooth finished drywall and many high end finishes to include regular tile acoustic ceilings, extensive use of ceramic tile flooring and wall treatments, wood grain laminate plastic cabinetry and doors with a combination of natural stone and manmade Quartzite tops.

In addition to constructing this new building the lot received a full complement of site improvements consisting of paved parking and drive isles, a complete package of curb, gutters, sidewalks, concrete benches and patios. All utilities including waste, water, power, phone and low voltage services were brought to the site and tied into the building. All storm water is collected and retained on site, in above grade retention basins which allows runoff water to percolate back into the ground.

ORR Builders is very proud to be associated with Desert Jet Center and their beautiful new facility. A big thank you goes out to all team members including but is not necessarily limited to Denise and Rob Wilson, their staff, owner representative Frank Blefari, principal Architect, Bill Sharon of McGee Sharon Architects, and all ORR personnel having played a role in the successful completion of this project. A special thanks goes out to Superintendent, Wayne Miller who did a fabulous job coordinating all site and building construction as well as day-to-day interaction with Desert Jet operations and ensuring all governing jurisdictions and utility company requirements were achieved.

39-301 Badger Street Suite 300 Palm Desert, CA 92211 760-360-6632 info@orrbuilders.com