Fort Worth-based general contractor Speed Fab-Crete has broken ground on a new 23,105-square-foot Remembrance Center at Greenwood Funeral Home, located at 3355 White Settlement Road near downtown Fort Worth. Slated for completion in June 2023, the one-story facility is being built just east of Greenwood’s iconic statue of four bronze horses and gateway to its 196-acre property, which opened 113 years ago in 1909.
The unique and first-of-its-kind Greenwood Remembrance Center was designed specifically to host a variety of gatherings, including friends and family visitations, formal and informal services, and other meetings of remembrance. Included in the project scope are four (4) family viewing staterooms, each with its own landscaped courtyard, as well as a floral shop, gallery, public lounge, catering facilities, and a spacious inviting lobby surrounded by floor-to-ceiling glass windows.
Contemporary in its appearance while evoking a sense of calm, dignity, and solidity, the Greenwood Remembrance Center will have an exterior composed of brick, stone, aluminum, and sloping glass. Its entrance will feature a stately circular drive, creating a welcoming atmosphere while allowing for fluidity when entering and leaving the facility, as well as wide sidewalks and ample surface parking.
Other project features include 15-to-20-foot ceilings, built-in audio/visual technologies, structural steel roof framing, extended exterior wall heights to screen mechanical equipment, and state-of-the-art mechanical air handling systems designed to accommodate extreme winds and summer heat. In addition, a sustainable landscape design will be implemented throughout with drought-tolerant trees, native shrubs, grasses, and water-conservation technologies.
The new Greenwood Remembrance Center marks the second Greenwood facility built by Speed Fab-Crete. In 2020, Speed Fab-Crete built its 5,667-square-foot Advance Planning Center, which was recently honored with a National Merit Award by the Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA).
Dallas-based JST Architects, which specializes in design services for the death care industry, is serving as the project’s architectural and design partner.
ABOUT SPEED FAB-CRETE
Speed Fab-Crete is an award-winning design/build general contractor and precast concrete manufacturer based in Fort Worth, Texas. Founded in 1951, Speed Fab-Crete’s extensive building expertise has made the company one of the most sought-after general contractors in Texas. Its building specialties include schools, government and public buildings, auto dealerships, churches, and various commercial and retail facilities. Engineering News-Record magazine ranks it among the State of Texas’ top 125 contractors, and it is annually listed as one of DFW’s top 20 general contractors. For more information on Speed Fab-Crete, call (817) 478-1137 or visit www.SpeedFab-Crete.com or www.Facebook.com/SpeedFabCrete.
Encompassing 196 acres just two miles west of downtown Fort Worth, Greenwood is the largest and most celebrated funeral home in Fort Worth, and is considered one of the most beautiful funeral homes in the U.S. Since its founding in 1909, it has grown to encompass Greenwood Chapel, Mount Olivet Chapel, Greenwood Memorial Park, Mount Olivet Cemetery, Greenwood Library & Bookstore, and the Greenwood Cremation Society, and is consistently associated with the highest levels of professional care, service, and value. For more information, visit www.greenwoodfuneralhomes.com.