The Stagnaro Building is on the corner of 41st and Portola Avenues in Capitola, CA and Tom Ralston Concrete was hired to complete all of the concrete work on upper and lower floors comprised of foundations, slabs, stairs, site work and off site work. The building's spaces are rented by a variety of local businesses and tenants; the businesses of Billabong, Verve Coffee, Rocky's Gym, Pleasure Point Pizza, Dewitt's Physical Therapy are on the lower floors while individual residential tenants rent the upstair units.
Tom Ralston Concrete was asked to help out a local business with the floors in a High Rise in Downtown Santa Cruz. Santa Cruz is not known for high rises and this particular five story building had post tension slabs that were 18" thick and each pour was over 200 yards. The last floor had to be poured by using a 75 ton crane and a concrete bucket.
In 1989 TRC was asked to remodel the old Seabright Fruit Cannery to house the NHS company along with other businesses which turned the entire expanse into a small business park. Richard Novak founder of the NHS company that introduced the Road Rider skateboard wheels and a giant worldwide skateboard industry was born right here in Santa Cruz. TRC's Company grew exponentially working for Novak who kept the TRC crews busy for nearly 2-years. Tom Ralston says "The work at the Seabright Cannery was a bona-fide springboard for growth of the TRC Company, which went from 4 full time employees in 1989 to 20 full time employees in 1991".
The Coast Guard Building was constructed in 1997 by Watsonville Construction and all concrete work including footings, slabs, stairs, ramps and site work was completed by Tom Ralston Concrete. The project was built into a hillside and started in the rainy season. There were the usual delays with some hillside cave-ins but the project was completed on time and to the satisfaction of the Architect and Project Manager.
Monte Vista Christian School is a very progressive state of the art High School located in Watsonville, CA that is always remodeling or building. Tom Ralston Concrete drew plans that were the vision of Monte Vista's Facility Manager Wayne Johnson. Ralston and Johnson ended up building a small but perfect amphitheater for the school that used over 125 yards of concrete. It is flanked by a long horseshoe walkway centered with a garden and a pink pathway. Over 500 people have gathered on and around the much needed and now well used Amphitheater.
Boulder Creek Post Office: These 2012 pictures show the Boulder Creek Post Office slab/foundation and site work completed in 1995 by Tom Ralston Concrete. There were over 300 yards of concrete that went into the Post Office footings, slabs and walls. TRC also built all of the masonry walls around the Boulder Creek Post Office.
The North Valley Baptist Church hired Tom Ralston Concrete for much of the brick façade as well as designing the concrete work which included: planter boxes, ramps, a large porch with stairs, a driveway and walkways. Most of the flatwork was stamped with a dust on colored base and a complimentary colored release agent. The driveway was defined by large diagonal deep joints and included a main entry walk that was defined by adding different colored and textured bands.
The Public Storage Building was completed in 1997 and Tom Ralston Concrete poured all of the concrete for the 125,000 SF facility including the slab/foundation. Slabs for the second story were placed on pan decking. The project went smoothly and over 3,000 yards of concrete were placed on and off-site for this project. TRC used a ride-on machine to finish many of the large slabs.