Completion of Cascade Saloon Redevelopment Celebrated

Renewed Historic Structure Rededicated as Christman-Cascade Building

Today, project partners of The Christman Company (Christman) gathered to celebrate the completed renovation of the historic Cascade Saloon building – newly christened The Christman-Cascade Building – and recognize the many contributors to the project’s success. Among the guest speakers were Greensboro Mayor Nancy Vaughan, Executive Director of Preservation Greensboro, Inc. Benjamin Briggs, and Christman executives including President and CEO Steve Roznowski.

The former Cascade Saloon, located at 408 S. Elm Street, has now become the Greensboro office location for Christman, a 124 year-old nationally-ranked commercial construction leader that acquired local building firm Rentenbach Constructors Incorporated in 2013. Considered a contributing structure within the Downtown Greensboro National Register Historic District and recognized as a Guilford County Landmark Property, the ca. 1895 historic building sat neglected for decades, becoming functionally obsolete before it was saved and repurposed through the efforts of a public/private partnership.

“Everybody loves a great comeback and this building was definitely overdue for one,” said Roznowski. “We’ve redeveloped and restored many historic properties, but this one – largely due to its particularly dismal starting condition – presented some of the biggest challenges yet. We are truly grateful for the collaborative partnership, with all the supporting organizations laser focused on the same vision: to save the Cascade Saloon, honor its significant history in Greensboro, and repurpose it for the next hundred years. It’s an honor for our team to go to work daily within its walls.”

Among the key organizations whose collaboration made the public/private project possible were:

  • Preservation Greensboro, Inc., Development Partner 
  • City of Greensboro, City Development Grant Support 
  • NC State Historic Preservation Office, State Historic Tax Credits 
  • National Park Service, Federal Tax Credits 
  • Downtown Greensboro Inc., Grant
  • Covington Foundation, Grant
  • 4/1 Design, Tax Credit Consultant 
  • First Citizens Bank, Lender 
  • Christman Capital Development Company, Real Estate Developer 

The primary members of the project design and construction team included: 

  • Tise-Kiester Architects, Architect of Record
  • Bennett Preservation Engineering PC, Structural Engineer
  • Kuseybi Engineering PLLC and Consultant Engineering Service, Inc., Mechanical Engineers
  • Dan Campbell Engineering, P.A., Electrical Engineer
  • Borum, Wade and Associates, P.A., Civil Engineer
  • The Christman Company, Construction Manager

Also recognized by Christman was a large list of skilled trade contractors and artisans who lent their talents to the renovation: 

  • ABG Caulking & Waterproofing of Morristown, Water Proofing
  • Baker Roofing, Roofing
  • Bonitz Flooring, Inc., Carpet & Resilient Flooring
  • Budget Blinds, Blinds & Window Treatments
  • Chavez Interiors, LLC, Metal Framing & Drywall
  • Commercial Air Systems, Inc., HVAC
  • Cook & Boardman, LLC, Doors/Frames/Hardware
  • Davidson Steel Services, LLC, Misc. Steel/Structural Steel
  • Hayward Baker, Inc., Deep Foundations
  • Henning’s Construction Company, Site Utilities
  • Heritage Restoration, Masonry Restoration
  • Image Innovation Group, Inc., Signage
  • J.N. Mayberry & Sons, Inc., Plumbing
  • Johnson’s Modern Electric, Inc., Electrical
  • Koontz Masonry, Masonry
  • Pfaff’s Inc., Glass/Glazing & Alum Entrances
  • Pine Creek Cabinets, Inc., Millwork and Finish Carpentry
  • PPS, Inc., Demolition
  • Precision Walls, Inc., Cornice
  • Reidsville Office Supply, Inc., Office Furniture
  • Rival Construction, Inc. Concrete
  • Rocker Print Shop, Historic Painting Replication
  • Ruston Paving Company, Inc., Paving
  • S & L Painting and Decorating, Inc., Painting
  • Salem Windows & Doors, Inc., Historic Window Replication
  • Sam Rouse Furniture, Inc., Custom Furniture
  • Schindler Elevator Corporation, Elevators
  • Scott’s LTD, Inc., Structural Wood Framing
  • Sunland Fire Protection, Inc., Fire Protection
  • Terracon Consultants, Inc., Geotechnical Services
  • Visual Entities, Architectural Specialties

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