Mitchell In Motion October 2019

Bill’s Blueprint
Greetings Mitchell in Motion Readers,
I hope this newsletter comes to you in times of peace and blessings.  On behalf of the GWM Team, I would like to thank everyone for their thoughts and prayers for Bill Mitchell and join me in wishing him a speedy recovery.  He is out of the hospital now, going through a little rehab and will hopefully be headed home soon!

As we move into the fall and cooler weather, it is encouraging to witness all the continued progress being made in and around San Antonio.  Accordingly, we feel blessed to have had a part in a number of projects from the Rio Grande Valley up to San Antonio and North to New Braunfels and San Marcos. Along with these projects that are already in motion, GWM continues to win and plan for a number of historical renovation projects as well as continued construction of auto dealerships and other new facilities. With the year winding down, we are looking forward to finishing out strong in the last quarter and we are optimistically looking ahead to a good year in 2020.

Thank you for all your hard work, outstanding leadership, and continued growth.

Faithfully Yours,
Andy Mitchell

Construction Zone
As mentioned earlier, GWM has many projects keeping us busy this year. Here are some updates on those ongoing projects:

New Cavender Dealership – This parking garage structure is part of the first phase of some major improvements coming to this Cavender dealer at I-10 and Hausman. Adding a 202,500 square foot. parking garage, which includes a 39,200 square foot. shop on the first floor and 152,500 square foot. of covered storage for inventory. Phase 1 is scheduled to be completed March 2020. Phase 2 is scheduled to begin shortly after and turn over spring 2021.

Vance Jackson Offices – Building 1 tilt-wall and structure is completely erected; the roofing is dried in and windows are being installed. Site utilities are ongoing. Building 2 tilt-wall is completely erected with finish welding occurring on the structure. Roofing will start next week. The project is scheduled to turn over in January 2020.

Rio Bank – The roof is dried in, and metal wall panels and metal roof panels are ongoing. The exterior stucco and EIFS are ongoing and approximately 95% complete. Windows are installed and the scaffold is being removed from the first sections. On the interiors, rough-in is ongoing and sheetrock has started. MEP systems are being installed. The chillers, generator, and transformer, along with many other pumps, fans, units, panelboards, etc. have been set and are being tied in. This project is scheduled to turn over spring 2020.

107 N. Flores – A historic building owned by Weston Urban, located at the corner of N. Flores and Commerce Street, will be undergoing a facelift during the next few months. The renovation of this building, originally built in phases during the early 1900s, will be updated and restored to mimic its original architecture with the cleaning and repairing the existing masonry structure, new roof and canopy, replacement of the windows and storefront, installation of a new elevator enabling access to 2nd floor tenant space, new restroom facilities, and the improvements to the ground floor tenant spaces with refurbishment of the existing wood floors and plaster walls.

Coco’s Corner
With the holidays fast approaching, what better way to jump-start your holiday spirit than with a fall favorite, pumpkin pie! If you’re don’t like baking, or you find yourself strapped for time, don’t worry! This no-bake alternative offers a fast and easy option to traditional recipes. Try it out at your next holiday meal:




  • Ingredients:
  • 1 (9 inch) prepared graham cracker crust
  •  1 (.25 ounce) package unflavored gelatin
  •  1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  •  1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  •  1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  •  1/2 teaspoon salt
  •  1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
  •  2 eggs, beaten
  •  1 (15 ounce) can pumpkin puree


  • In a heavy saucepan combine gelatin, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and salt. Stir in condensed milk and beaten eggs, mixing well. Let stand one minute, then place on burner over low heat, stirring constantly for about 10 minutes, or until gelatin dissolves and mixture thickens. Remove from heat.
  • Stir in pumpkin, mixing thoroughly, and pour mixture into graham cracker crust. Chill before serving.
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