Hallmark Construction, the noted Northern California general contractor known for its environmentally friendly, sustainable building practices, has announced that it is putting the final touches on the new, world-class National Geographic School Publishing headquarters in Monterey, California. “We are thrilled with the outcome of this exciting project,” said Jim Losch, founder and president of the Santa Clara based construction firm. “Our commitment to environmentally friendly ‘green’ building principles and our unique skill set in this regard enables us to be the area’s leader with projects such as National Geographic School Publishing’s landmark new headquarters.”
Encompassing more than 20,000 square feet of prime office space, the world’s leading producer of award-winning scholastic publications teamed with the region’s leading sustainable building contractor, Hallmark Construction, for the completion of their stunning new headquarters that to date is the largest private, commercial green tenant improvement project in Monterey County. Completing the project on time and on budget, Hallmark is pleased that the space will be open and occupied within the next two weeks. The project easily surpassed Monterey’s government standards for “smart building,” setting impressive standards for others to aspire to.
“This ‘Class A’ tenant improvement project featured the use of recycled and reusable components,” said David Russell, who manages Hallmark’s Pacific Grove office and oversees the company’s Monterey operations. “We are passionately committed to green building practices, and are the contractor of choice for clients throughout the region,” Russell continued.
National Geographic School Publishing - Hampton Brown Company is the recognized leader within its industry, with brands that include award-winning educational programs that deliver the high-interest content and exceptional quality that has been a National Geographic tradition for generations. Thus, it is no surprise that the firm chose one of the industry’s leading general contractors for this important project. From its environmentally friendly new headquarters, National Geographic School Publishing will continue to provide noted, high quality pre-kindergarten – 12th grade instructional materials, resources for emergent and early literacy, materials for ESL and ELD and Reading/Language Arts, and Content Literacy development.
Hallmark Construction, Inc. (lshallmark.com) is one of Northern California’s leading contractors, and is committed to completing green-friendly projects. As a hands-on sponsor of the highly successful “Team California” entry in the recently completed collegiate Solar Decathlon conducted by the United States Department of Energy, the Hallmark team continues to demonstrate both passion for and expertise in sustainability. Company specialties include new building construction, tenant build-outs, and renovation and retrofit of existing buildings. With a 25 year track record of exceeding client expectations while delivering projects on time and on budget, Hallmark is an industry leader with outstanding credentials and an unwavering commitment to quality and excellence. Headquartered in Santa Clara with an office in Pacific Grove, Hallmark serves clients throughout Northern California.