Historic Murdock Building undergoes renovation, façade improvements
CARSON CITY, Nev. – Shaheen Beauchamp Builders LLC celebrated the grand re-opening of the historic Murdock Building at 318 No. Carson Street Wednesday, September 28.
The building formerly housed Murdock’s Clothing Store, operated by Roger Murdock, a proponent of downtown revitalization as far back as 1966, according to a Nevada Appeal article published upon Murdock’s death in 2006. In 1996 the building was purchased by prominent local architect and civic leader Art Hannafin, who renovated the building and created the retail and office spaces seen today. Hannafin owned the building until his death in 2012.
“We’ve relocated our business here in support of the improvements being made along Carson Street,” Jeff Shaheen, co-founder of Shaheen Beauchamp Builders, said. “With the help of the Downtown Façade Improvement Program, we are pleased to have been able to upgrade the building to reflect its place in downtown Carson City and build upon the foundation left by the former owners.”
Shaheen said the builders have invested well over $150,000 in building infrastructure improvements with putting a new roof on the building, HVAC improvements, including moving exterior duct work inside to make the building more energy efficient, sewer and plumbing repairs, electrical upgrades, interior paint, carpet replacement and relocating a failed grease interceptor from under the building.
Façade improvements, including exterior paint, awnings and lighting have run over $37,000, for which the city will reimburse up to $18,500 through the Downtown Façade Improvement Program.
“Improving buildings is what we do,” Shaheen said. “This space has historical value to Carson City, and it reflects that nostalgia while providing quality professional office space and fine eating and drinking establishments for visitors and residents alike.”
Mayor Bob Crowell presented Shaheen Beauchamp Builders with a Certificate of Appreciate from the city for being among the first business owners to participate in the façade improvement program.
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Photo cutline: Revelers begin to gather to celebrate the grand re-opening of the historic Murdock Building at 318 No. Carson Street. Building owner, Shaheen Beauchamp Builders have invested nearly $200,000 in building improvements.
About Shaheen Beauchamp Builders, LLC: Shaheen Beauchamp Builders, LLC, a commercial general contracting firm founded in 1998 by Jeff Shaheen and Mark Beauchamp, has built over 1 million square feet of industrial, office and retail space throughout Northern Nevada. Located in Carson City, NV, Shaheen Beauchamp Builders offers renovation, remodeling and new construction services and prides itself on astute attention to detail and customer satisfaction. Notable projects of the company include the renovation of 777 Center Street in Midtown Reno, Carson City Animal Services, Carson Medical Group Obstetrics and Gynecology and Pediatric Clinics and the Click Bond campus in Carson City. For more information, visit www.sbbuilders.com or call (775) 885-2294.