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Eagle Construction receives city of Lodi’s community improvement award

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Posted: Saturday, December 15, 2012 12:00 am | Updated: 7:16 am, Sat Dec 15, 2012.

While driving down Lodi Avenue, you may have noticed a newly remodeled apartment complex with dark green paint and stone similar to other buildings in the area.

On Friday morning, the Lodi Improvement Committee recognized Eagle Construction's more than yearlong effort to rebuild what was an eyesore in the community.

Inside the 10 units are granite countertops, new or refurbished cabinets, new flooring and new heating and air conditioning systems, said developer Shaun Piazza, who owns Eagle Construction with Tony Martin.

"Everything you see is new or remodeled," Piazza said.

The Lodi Improvement Committee awarded the project the city's community improvement award.

Neighborhood Services Manager Joseph Wood said the new look has already improved the neighborhood. Before, the apartment frequently had calls from police for various crimes and disturbances, but now Wood said expects there to be no problems.

Eagle Construction purchased the building about a year and a half ago, and Piazza said it was attractive because the apartments are three bedroom, 1 1/2 bathroom units, a rarity. The remodel included new roofs and installing a security gate for residents.

"We got to a point where if we were going to do it, we had to do it right," Piazza said.

Taking a cue from Taco Bell's use of stone across the street, they incorporated similar accents to blend into the architechture.

"The key was not standing out but making it look good," Piazza said.

The owners of Eagle Construction were pleased to receive the award, and Piazza went and stuck the sign at the corner, so drivers on Lodi Avenue can see it.

"They are recognizing diligent work and a pretty significant investment in a dilapidated property," Piazza said.

Contact reporter Maggie Creamer at maggiec@lodinews.com.

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  • Debby Stapelberg posted at 10:55 am on Mon, Dec 17, 2012.

    Collegegirl Posts: 5

    The property has vastly improved. Beautifu! Everytime I drive by I'm impressed

  • Rocky Avitia posted at 9:26 am on Mon, Dec 17, 2012.

    Rocky Avitia Posts: 20

    who's idea was it to load the site with all those queen palms?

  • Josh Morgan posted at 1:53 pm on Sat, Dec 15, 2012.

    Josh Morgan Posts: 529

    Congratulations to Eagle Construction. What a vast improvement to the property. Glad to see you were recognized for your efforts.



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