In keeping with New Orleans’ tradition of a large scale legacy project at centennial milestones, Mayor Mitch Landrieu has proposed the full-scale restoration and preservation of historic Gallier Hall as the legacy project for the city’s Tricentennial.
After damage occurred to the building in the summer of 2014, extensive repair to the exterior and interior were necessary.
Louisiana native and NWFA member, Ron-Del Floor Service Inc., was chosen as the team for the job. In business since 1959, Ron-Del Floor Service serves Greater New Orleans and its surrounding areas.
“We are proud to have been chosen for this project to help restore and celebrate the upcoming Tricentennial of our city,” says Michael Caldarera, Project Manager. “It has been an honor to help preserve such a historic building.”
The job consisted of various repairs as well as the sand and finish of roughly 14,500 square feet of existing flooring.
“The existing species were red oak and American walnut,” adds Caldarera. “Upon completion, the floors were sanded using Lägler equipment, Norton abrasives, and finished with DuraSeal’s Espresso stain followed by three coats of Bona Woodline polyurethane.”
After lots of hard work, the floors are all ready for the Tricentennial celebration.