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12120 Sobieski Avenue Cleveland, Ohio 44135

        F. Buddie Contracting, Ltd.

Public Art Projects
Cleveland Cultural Gardens
 
 
Our notable clients include:

 

Ohio Dept. of Transportation

Case Western Reserve Univ.

University Circle, Inc.

The Cleveland Botanical Gardens

The Cleveland Metroparks

Greater Cleveland RTA

National City Bank

Laurel School

The Cities of :

Shaker Hts.

Cleveland

Lakewood

Brookpark

Parma Hts.

     

 

 

 

 

 

The spectacular night lights installed at Perk Park by our company.

Welcome to F. Buddie Contracting, Ltd. 

We are a certified CSB (Cleveland Small Business) and a Cuyahoga County SBE (Small Business Enterprise) located in the heart of the City of Cleveland. We are ODOT prequalified and an experienced pervious concrete installer.

We'd like to walk you through some of our projects and display our quality workmanship. F. Buddie Contracting, Ltd. self-performs the majority of our construction services, having control over schedule and quality while staying within budget. F. Buddie Contracting, Ltd. has been a General Contractor for over 55 years serving the Greater Cleveland area, offering well-seasoned management and effective, valuable experience for construction projects.

 

Greenspace at Zone Recreation Center:

 

Michael J. Zone Recreation Center is an innovative project that transforms the grounds of the center into a national model for how to redevelop an older urban park into a state-of-the-art ecologically friendly facility.

 

Greenspace improves and adds to play and activity areas with new concepts that include green technology to maintain most of the stormwater on site, and re-introduce natural elements such as gardens and wetlands.
 

Artist Stephen Manka collaborated to integrate public art into all aspects of site design.

 

 

Our job as the General Contractor on this project required demolition of 95% of the existing hardscape/landscape surrounding the building and throughout the project limits. The new work included grading, drainage to 5 biodentention areas, pervious pavers, concrete curbs and walls, installation of the park shelter, precast elevated concrete boardwalks, rosetta block retaining walls, baseball field with bleachers, Little League field with bleachers, soccer field with irrigation, handball courts, tennis courts, renovated basketball courts, multipurpose trail, dog park, 3 parking lots, playground, and sprayground.             

Perk Park (Chester Commons):

F. Buddie Contracting, Ltd. and McKnight and Associates teamed with Park Works (Now LAND Studio) and the City of Cleveland in this unique Design/Build project. This is a functional anchor on E. 12th St. that contributes to the vitality and reflects the investment that has been made there.

    University Circle East Plaza:    

The University East Plaza (at the southwest corner of Mayfield Road and Euclid Avenue) is an illustration of how to refashion public spaces with an eye toward green practices. Our company replaced portions of the concrete with permeable pavement, using native/drought tolerant plants to reduce water use and runoff. Old bricks and seating were reused elsewhere in the district. Finally, we installed bike rack parking for 12 bikes.

 

The redesigned University East Plaza improved an underused existing sidewalk plaza at Case Western University. The plaza is now a gateway to the University Circle District, and an active social space for students, campus visitors, and patrons of the adjacent restaurants. The new scheme raises the plaza above the surrounding sidewalks to create an informal stage and extensive seating edges, framed by a linear light feature that meanders through the existing tree canopy.