New Building to Complement the Main Clubhouse’s Old-World Charm
Dee Brown, Inc. (DBI) has been selected to complete all exterior stone and masonry work on the new Fitness Building at the Dallas Country Club in Dallas.
“It’s an honor to be entrusted to work on this significant project,” said Rob Barnes III, DBI president & CEO. “My grandfather, C. Dewitt Brown, Jr., who founded our company, was a Dallas Country Club member. And nearly a decade ago, DBI completed the exterior stone and masonry for the Clubhouse, as well many interior features. We are proud to work with Dallas Country Club in building on its legacy.”
Rob Barnes is a third-generation leader in the family-owned business. He began his career in 1986, working on the Meyerson Symphony Center in Dallas, as a non-skilled laborer. He received a Bachelor’s in Business Management from John Brown University in 1992, and his MBA from Southern Methodist University in 2007.
Founded in 1896, Dallas Country Club is located at Mockingbird and Preston Road, just north of downtown Dallas in Highland Park. Turtle Creek meanders through the 117-acre property and is a key focal point throughout the golf course.
Designed by Marsh & Associates, the new Fitness Building will have similar detailing as the main clubhouse. Relying heavily on natural stone, masonry, and cast stone for its magnificent design, the Fitness Building exudes classic Old-World charm. A special blend of Leuders limestone is laid up in full bed mortar, trimmed out with cast stone water tables, window surrounds, arches, sills, caps, and copings. Full-bed brick is utilized in several different patterns. Thin brick veneers, installed in latex mortars, are featured between the stained wood trim elements in the gables, as well as the chimney stack.
The Texas Masonry Council recently awarded DBI the 2021 Golden Trowel Award for Industrial & Commercial Projects for Freedom Place at Old Parkland in Dallas. DBI also received the 2021 Golden Trowel forRestoration of the Texas Hall of State at Fair Park.
Dee Brown was founded by C. Dewitt Brown, Jr. in 1955 and is a leader in the stone and masonry industry, building and restoring iconic projects, including the American Airlines Center; Nasher Sculpture Center; George W. Bush Presidential Center; Old Red Courthouse; The Getty Center in Los Angeles; Houston Museum of Natural Science; Hunt Oil Headquarters; Trammel Crow Center; AT&T Stadium and many others. More info is available at deebrowncompanies.com