Sarcon Nears Completion of Iconic Santa Fe Landmark
SANTE FE, NM Air travelers into and out of the Santa Fe Municipal Airport will soon enjoy improved services with the completion of Sarcon Construction Corporation's airport renovation project.
After the 9/11 terrorist attacks in 2001, increased security measures meant that after passing through security at the Santa Fe Airport, travelers had to wait in a small room and did not have access to food or restrooms at the airport. That will all change in May when Sarcon completes the update of the 60-year-old building.
"It's been a rewarding experience to work with TSA, the airlines, the architect, Molzen/Corbin and City staff," said Rob Wing, Project Manager. "We have forged a close, dependent and cooperative team."
The improved customer experience, along with longer-term plans for a second gate, will mean attracting more air service and possibly the return of American Airlines' non-stop flight to Los Angeles, which was discontinued in September of last year.
Beside the airport renovation, Sarcon Construction is currently working on several other projects in the Santa Fe, New Mexico, community. Passing by Franklin E. Miles Park on Siringo, one can see several large umbrellas, which represent part of an on-going Sarcon project.
Sarcon Project Manager Genesis Purce indicated that the company won the contract from the city to install 95 of these shade structures, or umbrellas, in more than 30 city parks. Sarcon Construction has earned the honor of being selected for some of the more important and significant historic preservation projects in Santa Fe. The company was recently selected for yet one more. The company will soon begin the renovation of a building that will house the Water History Museum and Park near Cristo Rey Church. Built in the late 1800s, the facility provided the first electrical power in Santa Fe. According to Purce, the project will involve restoration of an historic building with an emphasis on the lime plaster and window areas. It will also highlight the history of water use in Santa Fe.