UME Preparatory High School - Dallas

General Contractor – Novel Builders
Location: Dallas, TX
Type Facility: Charter School
​Size: 60,000 SF

60K SF two story charter school building for UME Preparatory Charter School. The exterior and structure of the building consists of conventional steel structure, while the interior structures are constructed from tilt wall concrete panels which serve as an integrated Two Story storm shelter with electrical backup. At the time of construction, this is the largest known storm shelter in a charter school.

Parking lot view of a new preparatory school building

Life School Of Dallas Elementary School - Waxahachie

General Contractor – Novel Builders
Location: Waxahachie, TX
Type Facility: Charter School
​Size: 11,000 SF

10K SF conversion of an existing building into a new computer and science lab building. The site was modified to be connected to the existing campus. An entirely new facade, electrical, HVAC, and plumbing system was installed to accommodate the interior demolition and complete build back for the new facility. The building was essentially taken back to ‘bare bones’ and built back out for a new state of the art science and computer lab and education facility.


Pioneer Bible Translators - Dallas

General Contractor – Novel Builders
Location: Dallas, TX
Type Facility: Religeous Facility
​Size: 6,600 SF

The Vision Building is an exciting mix of Structural Concrete, Massive Structural Glu-Lam beam structures, Structural Steel, and Structural Ground Faced Burnished Block. There is a 3 Story prayer tower that extends high to observe the Dallas skyline.

The roof is a high finish standing seam metal which articulates dozens of angles along the roofline. A basement currently serves as the future conference room & meeting center for the complex.

Additionally, a small 4,000 SF single story office building supporting the campus was constructed adjacent to the new Vision Building.


Trinity Christian Academy

General Contractor – Novel Builders
Location: Addison, TX
Type Facility: School Sports Facility
​Size: N/A

Project consisted of sports facility expansions, multiple classroom and campus renovations carried out over the course of several months during active campus / school activities and classes.


Golden Rule High School - Desoto

General Contractor – Novel Builders
Location: Desoto, TX
Type Facility: Elementary School & Gym
​Size: 26,500 SF

The two story classroom building also includes a full size gym for basketball and volleyball. The exterior of the building is clad over structural steel with masonry, metal canopies, and architectural wainscot. Curtain wall and storefront glazing wrap the exterior of the building providing views of the surrounding campus.


Golden Rule Elementary - Grand Prairie

General Contractor – Novel Builders
Location: Desoto, TX
Type Facility: Elementary Classrooms & Storm Shelter
​Size: 7,500 SF

The classroom building contains both classrooms and a storm shelter built in full size 12” fully grouted CMU walls.  The Storm Shelter is fully self contained with interior water, backup power, and emergency storage. The exterior and structure of the building consists of conventional steel structure, while the interior structures are constructed from light gauge metal framing.


First United Methodist Church - Breckenridge

General Contractor – Novel Builders – Design Build
Location: Breckenridge, TX
Type Facility: Church Facility
​Size: 10,000

The project consisted of a complete renovation of the existing church building, which included new interior spaces, a new roof, and mechanical systems.

A new two story activity and learning center was added on to the existing building allowing for recreation spaces and educational facilities.


Seventh Day Adventist - Richardson

General Contractor – Novel Builders – Design Build
Location: Richardson, TX
Type Facility: Family Life Center
​Size: 6,600 SF

This Design-Build 7,500 SF church building is a single story family life center. The structural portion of the building is a pre-fabricated metal building, while the exterior is masonry and EIFS.  Amenities include a kitchen, pantry areas, half court / gym, classrooms, and storage spaces.


Hutchins Fire & Police Station (CMAR Project)

Location: Hutchins, TX
Type Facility: Ground Up Steel Structure Storm Shelter Project
Size: 18,922 SF

New Hutchins Public Safety Building with a combined fire substation and police station. Police station includes services supporting police headquarters and five holding cells. Fire substation has a two bay drive through apparatus garage and fire house for six firefighters.


NTTA Mesquite Customer Service Center

General Contractor – Novel Builders
Location: Mesquite, TX
Type Facility: Interior Finishout & Office Relocation
Size: 2,300 SF Renovation

​Build-out of NTTA’s Mesquite Customer Service Center. Interiors included the cash stations, customer service counters, and back of house break rooms and offices.


Williams Preparatory Elementary School

General Contractor
Location: Dallas, TX
Type Facility: Charter School
​Size: 47,000 SF

​This charter school includes a 2-story school for grades kindergarten through 5th grade. The school hosts classrooms faculty offices, cafeteria, library, media center, art studio, and science lab. The school’s state of the art classrooms feature smart board projection and office networking.
*From the personal portfolio of Novel Builders Principal


Life School of Dallas Elementary School - Cedar Hill

General Contractor 
Location: North TX
Type Facility: Charter Schools
​Size: 15,000

15,000 SQ FT new school building where the owner had a very small window for construction for this project (three months), and cutting corners to expedite the project was no option.

Once awarded, the team worked seven days a week and strategically staggered the earthwork with the concrete foundation contractors so they could phase the building quickly. Quick follow-up with our wall system contractor and metal truss contractors allowed us to provide ‘Just In Time’ delivery of the material on site, which allowed for zero downtime between the factory fabrication time and actual installation dates.
*From the personal portfolio of Novel Builders Principal


Life School of Dallas - Various Campuses

General Contractor – Novel Builders – Design Build
Location: North TX
Type Facility: Charter Schools
​Size: Various SF

Work consisted of numerous campus renovations, including the kindergarten wing and renovation of the school’s large assembly hall and auditorium. Multiple exterior renovations have been done to playgrounds, building facades, and site infrastructure work.