The Mill Shop
The Spectrum mill shop specializes in wainscot, storefront, arched doors, reception desks, rounded panel walls, cabinets, suspended ceilings, pergola, fencing, and display walls. If you can dream it made out of wood, then the skilled craftsmen and fabricators will figure out how to make it and provide a shop drawing for you to approve before they get started.
Projects become feasible, and remain feasible, when we scrutinize a project using our method of Value Engineering. Project value is maximized when a cost-conscious Project Team applies Value Engineering from the beginning of the design. Proper leadership of the Value Engineering process is rigorous and creative. Our method includes brainstorming, dynamic problem solving, positive Team dynamics, and a solid understanding of the realities of the design and construction process. We lead the Project Team to identify the most sensible choices early in the design. We believe Value Engineering is not a mere “shopping list” but a means to savings, better quality, and little or no change orders because of the early evaluation of the constructability of the design.
Noted preservation architect Carl Elefante famously coined the phrase, “The greenest building is the one that is already built.” Over the past 30 years, Spectrum has built a vast variety of adaptive re-use projects, and historic preservation is a natural extension of this work. In addition to our skilled master craftsmen, we have the support of our millwork, steel, and historic window and door preservation shops. Spectrum’s historic preservation projects have won numerous local and state awards. Our shop explicitly dedicated to the tasks of window, door, and historic millwork restoration is capable of restorations ranging from the smallest residence to the largest office building and everything in between. We have a strong working relationship with one of Denver’s most renowned stained glass artists and have worked in cooperation to restore and install protective glazing in many local churches.
The staff at our shop is well versed in every aspect of restoration and possess the diverse skill set required to integrate state-of-the-art technology with old world craftsmanship seamlessly. Our restoration process closely follows accepted restoration and repair procedures as outlined by the National Parks Service in addition to constant improvement through in house research and development.