Drew Ballensky

Drew Ballensky is general manager of Duro-Last Roofing, Inc.’s central U.S. facility in Iowa and company spokesman for Duro-Last’s cool roofing, sustainability and architectural education programs. He is past-president of the Chemical Fabrics and Film Association and chairman of CFFA’s Vinyl Roofing Division. Drew earned his bachelor’s degree in industrial technology from the University of Northern Iowa and master’s degree in business administration from Florida State University. Drew has over 29 years experience in business and industry in various engineering and managerial capacities. He has worked in the U.S. and Canadian operations for a major international manufacturer of pre-engineered steel buildings, was a financial analyst with a major athletic apparel manufacturer and was an owner of a general contracting company.
Posted on April 09, 2013 by Drew Ballensky
A proposed $1.5 billion redevelopment project in Brooklyn would include renovation of the Domino Sugar refinery building, plus construction of four other buildings and several acres of public parks. Two Trees, the current owner of the 11-acre site, say the project would include residential, office...
Posted on April 03, 2013 by Drew Ballensky
The conversion of the 130-year-old Pillsbury A-Mill in Minneapolis to an apartment building will require extension new insulation and weatherproofing, accounting for 10% to 20% of the $140 million project budget. The mill and two other historic buildings on the property are slated to be converted...
Posted on March 25, 2013 by Drew Ballensky
The Miami Dolphins have asked Miami-Dade County voters to approve a hotel tax increase to help fund roughly half of the planned $400+ million renovations to Sun Life Stadium. The planned referendum is making its way through the Florida Legislature, which must approve the plan before goes to Miami-...
Posted on March 18, 2013 by Drew Ballensky
This year will be a busy one for hospital renovations. Nearly half (47%) of the 125 respondents to a HealthLeaders Media survey say they plan upgrades to existing facilities, while 26% say they have plans for new facilities. Key goals for facility overhauls are upgrading aging buildings, improving...
Posted on March 11, 2013 by Drew Ballensky
The nonprofit Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corp. says it will soon begin renovating the old military base’s largest structure, the 1 million sf Building 77. The project has landed an anchor tenant: a Brooklyn-based developer and entrepreneur who is taking over 240,000 sf for his own medical lab...
Posted on March 04, 2013 by Drew Ballensky
The former Sahara Hotel in Las Vegas is undergoing a $415 million renovation and will be reborn as the SLS Las Vegas hotel and casino. The basic structure of the building will remain intact, but all ties to the Sahara will be removed. A spokesperson for SLS Las Vegas says the property will be...
Posted on February 25, 2013 by Drew Ballensky
A $1.6 billion mixed-use project being developed by the San Francisco Giants landed its first tenant, Anchor Brewing Co. The brewery will occupy 212,000 sf of an existing warehouse building that will be renovated. It is part of the 27-acre Mission Rock development along the waterfront that could...
Posted on February 18, 2013 by Drew Ballensky
The U.S. Capitol Dome needs extensive restoration work. An RFP has been issued for a contractor to paint and repair the Dome's cast iron structure, abate existing lead, rehabilitate the Dome's interstitial space, and install Dome tour route lighting and rotunda lighting, among other tasks. It could...
Posted on February 11, 2013 by Drew Ballensky
Prism Capital Partners will break ground this spring on a $230 million redevelopment project in West Orange, N.J. The Edison Village project will transform Thomas Edison’s former factory complex into a multifamily building with 331 apartment unitsranging from 590 to 1,500 sf, retail space, and a...
Posted on February 05, 2013 by Drew Ballensky
Three buildings in the Chicago Loop Retail Historic District have been renovated into modern, energy-efficient federal office space for the U.S. General Services Administration. The $26 million project built by Mortenson Construction encompassed nearly a half-block of the Loop. Much of the work...

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