So if you don't already know, I'm sure you will soon hear that we are back at it. It's been an emotional roller coaster ride, but we have finally begun to finish the magnificent work that John Harbottle III started back in April. The contractor again is the very gifted shaper Kip Kalbrenner, owner and operator of Ridgetop Inc. He worked with John H. on possibly over 1000 different bunkers since he started his own business in 1989. It's safe to say he knows what he's doing. He is really the only contractor to work with me at Tacoma since I came back as Superintendent in 1999, so you can imagine we have a great understanding of each other. The new player on this team is the brilliant architect Nick Schaan of DMK (David LeMay Kidd Design). He worked with Harbottle on over 24 different design projects before making the move to DMK which has given him the opportunity to work on some of the best properties all over the world. I can tell you the three of us get along very well and as a big a project as this is, it may not be enough to fulfill the passion we all have for this kind of work. We are very "into it"!
Here you see Nick and Kip studying John's work on #11 and #16 (below) before starting up the project.