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The Court International Building

Atrium Renovation - Commercial Interior Painting

The Court International Building has a special place in the heart of Fresh Paint! It was an honor to be a part of the Court Atrium renovation and to see the transformation take place before our eyes. Our long-standing relationship with Suntide Commercial Realty has made us more like family than working partners. We plan together. We problem solve together. And, we have fun together – just like family.

About the Court Building
Originally completed in 1915, the Court building has had a long and healthy life. Overland Stoves Company of Toledo, Ohio, a subsidiary of the Willys-Overland Motor Company, built the warehouse for automobile sales and service. Through the years it has been used for WWI training, auto shows and in the 50’s transitioned to tractor, truck, and equipment distribution. In the 80’s Court was remodeled into an office building. Now, the Court building features a full-service restaurant, coffee shop, and a wide variety of professional tenants in this 320,000 square foot office building. The renovation focused on the atrium which is the bustling common area of Court; the atrium boasts collaborative seating and large windows with plenty of natural light. If you are an innovative business, this is the place to be!

About the Project
Mark Barnier driving the Teupen liftThe Court Atrium refresh presented some challenges with tight and occupied spaces, but consistent communication created a smooth project for everyone. Heights, close quarters, and occupied spaces are the name of this game. Our team approach was vital in creating a cohesive plan that made sure the project was safe and efficient while maintaining a workable space for tenants and visitors.

How do you address small spaces and great interior heights? Bring on the spider! Fresh Paint brought in a Teupen spider lift to make the tight turns, snug doorways and to reach new heights at the top of the atrium. Much like a spider this unique lift allowed us access to the tightest spaces and the highest walls without causing damage to the existing flooring and finishes. Our VP of Production, Mark Barnier, operated the remote control of the lift to maneuver through the entire building with expert skill. Once in place, the self-leveling outriggers provide the best in class for safety. Our teams ventured over 80 feet high in the atrium for a flawless Fresh Paint finish.

Teupen LiftWith a giant spider lift in the middle of an occupied space what do we do? Communicate, communicate, communicate! Fresh Paint was in consistent communication with Suntide to ensure all activities were coordinated with property managers, tenants, and visitors. Caution tape was used to create a safe space around the lift while in operation and elevator closings were announced prior to them closing. Suntide is an excellent partner, and we truly appreciate the lasting relationship we have built together. Fresh Paint looks forward to continuing to LIFT our partners and their properties. We believe that your Image Matters!

Some of the work done for this project:

  • Paint Interior Walls
  • Paint Accent Arches
  • Paint Raceway Stripe
  • Paint Upper Soffit & Fascia
  • Paint Horizontal Support Beams
  • Paint Vertical Support Beams
  • Paint Doors & Frames
  • Paint Vestibules