Before and after

Before and after

Leaseholds, renovations, and additions are as good as new. Take a look at what you've already got.
Jun 01, 2009
By staff

The flat concrete slab roof and all-masonry exterior bearing walls were not Dr. Stanley Hastings' favorite characteristics of his old facility. When Dr. Hastings, owner of Union Pet Clinic in Union, Ky., first purchased the building, he learned that it had housed a telephone switching station. Ten years later, Dr. Hastings added to and altered the facility, doing away with what he says was an unimpressive look. With a new gabled roof, enlarged windows, and new exterior materials, the structure was successfully transformed and seamlessly integrated into the design of the new addition. Dr. Hastings wanted the architecture of the building to stand out in this fast-growing community. And he wanted it to reflect the heritage and history of the Bluegrass State, so he used natural materials like stone and wood shingles to help achieve this goal.

From telephone station to veterinary clinic: the old union pet clinic in union, ky., was once the home of a telephone switching station. dr. stanley hastings spent $50,000 at the time to convert the building into a veterinary facility and later purchased the house next door for an expansion. now, 10 years later, a new addition and a facelift seamlessly combine the old with the new.

In with the old, in with the new: The site for Union Pet Clinic in Union, Ky., features new landscaping, and it accommodates the existing renovated space and an addition.
Dr. Elizabeth Lauron spotted the 150-year-old chapel first. When her business partner, Dr. Gale Kerr, arrived to take a look, they knew they'd found a special space. The building was historic, was located on a great intersection, and had wide-open spaces to create an open floor plan for their new veterinary practice. Before long, they sealed the deal.

Going to the chapel: Drs. Elizabeth Lauron and Gale Kerr, owners of Concord Chapel Animal Hospital, swooped in and purchased the historic building—much to the community's excitement—before developers could tear it down to build a coffee shop. The fact that they saved the building and transformed it into Concord Chapel Animal Hospital has left a strong impression on the community and clients are grateful.
Surprisingly, the space that would become Concord Chapel Animal Hospital in Grove City, Ohio, required few modifications to become a veterinary facility. The floor needed to be leveled—but that was the only major repair the old church needed. Because there were no major surprises during the renovation, the construction process moved along on time and without a hitch.