RGV Credit Union: Interview with RGV Alliance’s Jesse Gonzalez

RGV Alliance, a premier con­struc­tion installer located in Edinburg, Texas, was intro­duced to Bautex Systems through mutual partners a few years ago. Earlier this year, when RGV Credit Union and TGS Archi­tects, Inc. decided to use Bautex Wall System in the Harlingen bank’s ren­o­va­tion project, RGV Alliance’s team once again conducted a hands-on training and wall build demo with Bautex’s Duane Holloway.

The Bautex Wall System’s ver­sa­til­i­ty and ease of instal­la­tion allowed us to meet the project work schedule,” said Jesse Gonzalez, Partner of RGV Alliance Con­struc­tion. The Bautex Blocks also go up quicker than tra­di­tion­al concrete block.” Gonzalez says that the training he and his team received was infor­ma­tive and ensured that RGV Credit Union’s walls went up quickly and easily. Gonzalez’s team is busy on four projects at Texas A&M Uni­ver­si­ty; an academic facility at the UTRGV-Brownsville campus; STC in McAllen and Weslaco; and the expansion and ren­o­va­tion taking place at La Plaza Mall in McAllen.

In August 2016, the RGV Credit Union project gained the attention of archi­tects and con­struc­tion leaders through­out the Rio Grande Valley when Bautex hosted a Hard Hat Tour in con­junc­tion with the local chapter of the American Institute of Archi­tects (AIA). The tour high­light­ed how the new building envelope using Bautex Block will ensure the RGV Credit Union building will meet and exceed the newest building codes for energy effi­cien­cy (IECC 2015), which go into effect in Texas in November 2016. New codes require higher levels of con­tin­u­ous insu­la­tion to reduce the amount of thermal bridging that can cause building tem­per­a­tures to fluctuate, making HVAC systems work harder.