Katy, TX City Hall Features Fypon Moulding
Fypon products were recently featured on the Katy, Texas, City Hall. The city residents had requested a city hall that had a traditional, hometown-USA feel, and Fypon’s trim products helped achieve that look while ensuring durability and low maintenance for years to come.
“The city of Katy wanted a new building that acknowledged their heritage and tradition but would also take them through the next 40 years,” said Jack Duran, executive vice president of Turner Duran Architects, LP, which has been part of the Katy community since the early 1980s.
Achieving the desired look while also maintaining a historic aesthetic on the exterior called for thoughtful moulding and trim selections. The Fypon team was brought in to conduct a take-off and estimate, including drawing in the product on the plans. With a wide variety of moulding and accessories to choose from, the Fypon team pulled several samples and stock products to show, then eventually created the custom products for the job.
Custom crown moulding, gable moulding, fascia and cornices were specially made for the project and can be seen most prominently on the clock tower. An iconic centerpiece of the building, the clock tower almost serves as a beacon for those traveling around and through Katy, as it can be seen from several locations on the highway.
With that much moulding—and the sheer amount of custom built-up pieces—Fypon regional manager Chad Gleckler and builder specialist Kyle Marik worked directly with the general contractor during construction to provide support during installation. “We were on the jobsite a number of times to ensure the custom product was installed properly, since it was made specially for this building.” Gleckler said. “We wanted to ensure the installation process went smoothly, so there weren’t any issues in the future.”