Satterfield & Pontikes - Satterfield & Pontikes
Among the first contracting companies to begin reconstruction in New Orleans after the devastation left by Hurricane Katrina, Satterfield & Pontikes Construction, Inc., won several awards for its unique green building techniques there. Previously, the company chiefly served the state of Texas from its headquarters in Houston. Throughout the more than two decades of its existence, the firm has contributed its experience to numerous projects, from schools to government buildings.
In 1989, entrepreneur George A. Pontikes, Jr., founded Satterfield & Pontikes Construction with Tommy Satterfield, bringing nearly 15 years of executive and construction experience with which to head the company. Spurred by Mr. Pontikes' enthusiasm for new technology, the company has consistently turned to the latest technology to ensure it delivers the best quality to its customers in the most efficient manner. George Pontikes still serves as the CEO for Satterfield & Pontikes Construction, leading a team committed to upholding the company's values.
As green construction gains popularity, Satterfield & Pontikes maintains an influential role in developing sustainable and energy-efficient building methods. A member of the US Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program, the firm remains committed to pursuing ecologically superior construction. Satterfield & Pontikes Construction has earned recognition for this goal, including an award from the city of San Antonio for Cibolo Green Elementary School, the Best in Category for Green Building from South Central Construction for L.B. Landry High School in New Orleans, and the Award of Excellence from Texas Construction for the NASA JSC LEED Office Facility for Transition. The company also implements novel technologies for pre-construction purposes, including Building Information Modeling (BIM). Capitalizing on the advantages gained from representing plans as three-dimensional objects rather than two-dimensional drawings, Satterfield & Pontikes Construction employs BIM to streamline the building process as well as anticipate any potential problems.
In 2006, the American Institute of Architects acknowledged Satterfield & Pontikes Construction for its inspirational BIM pilot project. Over the past five years, the firm has invested $5 million to enhance its BIM software. Through this investment in time and money, it has created proprietary software that works with BIM technology as an inventory management tool that tracks real-time changes instantly.