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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
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Villa Maria Del Mar


Posted By on Feb 17, 2015

The Sisters of the Holy Names operate this 104-year-old building, which needed a new three-story (45’) elevator tower and stairway to accommodate less mobile guests. Slatter built an addition designed to blend seamlessly into the old structure, and managed accommodated a full compliment of guests during construction. “These are fine, professional people. The quality of the work was magnificent and we’d recommend Slatter Construction to anybody. I’ve been here for six years and they did two projects for us in that time. They prepped our 104-year-old chapel for painting and replaced the casings on our old, fragile windows. They were very respectful of how precious that building is to us. Slatter also added an elevator tower to the conference center, which is just as old, and it looks just as if it was part of the original building. We worked with them so well. The crew was good, and their communication is outstanding. Every week over the course of an eight-month project our provincial treasurer came over for a project update, and every week Slatter came with a timeline and answered any questions she had. They were very available. The Center housed guests throughout construction, and I must say that they made the whole thing work as smoothly as it possibly could. They were really wonderful in trying to make things work for us—I just can’t say enough about Slatter Construction.” Sister Patty Doyle Administrator, Villa Maria del Mar Retreat...

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The Seaside Company: Haunted Castle


Posted By on Feb 17, 2015

The Haunted Castle was entirely demolished and rebuilt between Labor Day 2009 and Memorial Day 2010 – an expedited timetable that made use of the off season and required crews to work 24/7 for four months. The new basement, constructed below sea level in the sand, had to be completed before the height of the winter storm season could bring sea water to threaten the building. Home to the Haunted Castle ride, which was a custom design concurrently under construction in Italy, the basement had to meet specifications that evolved over time. The finished building also includes second floor office space, an ice cream parlor and two new game rooms. View Time Lapse Video Footage Of Construction Below...

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Santa Cruz Seaside Company


Posted By on Feb 17, 2015

Since 1984 Slatter Construction has done hundreds of projects for the Seaside Company – jobs that range from the construction of Neptune’s Kingdom, to re-engineering the Logger’s Revenge, to putting in a pad for the bike lockers. Here are some highlights: The Haunted Castle was entirely demolished and rebuilt between Labor Day 2009 and Memorial Day 2010 an expedited timetable that made use of the off season and required crews to work 24/7 for four months. The new basement, constructed below sea level in the sand, had to be completed before the height of the winter storm season could bring sea water to threaten the building. Home to the Haunted Castle ride, which was a custom design concurrently under construction in Italy, the basement had to meet specifications that evolved over time. The finished building also includes second floor office space, an ice cream parlor and two new game rooms. » To learn more about construction of The Haunted Castle click here “Slatter Construction has been working here at the Boardwalk for at least twenty years. They’re a reputable company and they do good work. As a company we like to deal with local people and they’re an old time Santa Cruz family— it’s nice to do business with Slatter.” Charles Canfield President, The Santa Cruz Seaside Company The Logger’s Revenge water ride suffered major damage in the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake. The flume ride had shifted off of its support piers and the Olympic-sized pool that sits underground to re-circulate water had completely disintegrated. Slatter was hired to make the ride seismically safe, which required that the new piers be drilled down through 40′ of beach sand and seawater to bedrock, and to build a new subterranean holding pool and infrastructure. The Santa Cruz Beach & Boardwalk has posed tough construction issues, but none more challenging than building Neptune’s Kingdom, damaged in the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake. The historic building still sat over the Plunge (a 408,000-gallon capacity swimming complex) built in 1907 that was filled in with sand in 1963. The job demanded a complex de-watering system, as the project was below sea level on one side and bounded on the other by an underground river. Slatter figured out how to hold up the roof of the building on steel legs so that the sub structure could be completely gutted. Slatter crews removed the Plunge and installed a new basement and three floors of attractions, including an 18-hole miniature golf course, arcade and restaurant. The 66,000 square foot renovation came in on time and within budget. The foundation for the 125′ high steel structure of the Double...

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Salvation Army Camp


Posted By on Feb 16, 2015

With 300 kids expected at summer camp in just a few months Slatter Construction tackled the remodel of five dorm cabins and the two level conference center on an expedited schedule. The job was complicated with the discovery of significant water intrusion to the substructure that required extreme measures to mitigate and rebuild. The site is also home to the protected Mt. Hermon Beetle, requiring crews to develop work and materials storage methods sure to protect this sensitive habitat. Despite these issues, the job was finished on time and on...

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Rittenhouse Building & Investment


Posted By on Feb 13, 2015

The E.C. Rittenhouse building is a landmark project at the corner of Pacific and Church Streets in downtown Santa Cruz. It features a distinctive architectural style and 62,000 sq. ft. of shopping and office space. The high profile project was built on a lot with no staging or storage areas that is tightly hemmed in with other retail tenants, a busy intersection and a highly trafficked city parking garage. The logistics were daunting. During construction Slatter remained in negotiations with the City to allow the building to proceed smoothly as building plans changed on the fly. The building’s ground slab was the largest single cement pour ever done in Santa Cruz County. The work went perfectly on an early morning made festive with free donuts for the public and neighboring businesses from Slatter Construction. Other Rittenhouse Building and Investment projects: Henry Willey building, new construction, 1997 Social Security building, new construction, 1997 Flatiron building, new construction, 1995 The Flatiron Building The property owner collaborated with Slatter to design and build a structure to suit this historic site. Situated at the entryway to downtown Santa Cruz, this commercial area was devastated by the Loma Prieta earthquake. The finished building is an architectural statement that was built, and continues to operate, cost-effectively. *Note that the building is hemmed in on all sides. Slatter used its own parking lot a mile away as the construction staging area. “Slatter Construction stands out because they’re honest, dependable and complete projects on time. Slatter comes up with creative solutions, and they do an excellent job working under complex circumstances. They built the Flatiron Building with no staging area on a site bounded by sidewalks and traffic on three sides, and they built the project at Church and Pacific Streets, which posed similar challenges. I hired them to put up the Henry Willey Building, the Social Security Building and my apartment, garage and barn, so clearly, I believe in the quality of their workmanship.” Louis Rittenhouse President, Rittenhouse Building &...

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