Farrow Commercial Construction is proud to announce the rebranding of their FARROW Development Group LLC. This page is a brief informational overview of the FARROW development capabilities, for use while our newly rebranded website is completed.
FARROW is excited about the new changes and fresh new content, as well as newly rebranded logo. We invite you to follow the link to our new website as it unfolds.
Buildings are classified according to their construction type. Type I is the least combustible and Type V is the most combustible. The more combustible a building is, the more hazardous the use of that building is and so limitations are placed accordingly. All construction types are allowed to have increased maximum areas by using sprinklers.
Type I - is a Fire-Resistive construction type. All structural elements and most interior elements are required to be noncombustible. Interior, nonbearing partitions are permitted to be 1 or 2 hour rated. For nearly all occupancy types, Type I construction can be of unlimited height.
Type II - construction has 3 categories, Fire-Resistive, One-Hour Rated and Non-Rated. The number of stories permitted for multifamily dwellings varies from 2 for Non-Rated and 4 for One-Hour Rated to 12 for Fire-Resistive construction.
Type III - construction has two categories, One-Hour Rated and Non-Rated. Both categories require the structural framework and exterior walls to be of noncombustible material. One-Hour Rated construction requires all interior partitions to be one-hour rated. Non-Rated construction allows nonbearing interior partitions to be of non-rated construction. The maximum permitted number of stories for multifamily dwellings and other structures is 2 for Non-Rated and 4 for One-Hour Rated.
Type IV - is a single construction category which provides for heavy timber construction. Both the structural framework and the exterior walls are required to be noncombustible except that wood members of certain minimum sizes are allowed. This construction type is seldom used for multifamily dwellings but, if used, would be permitted to be 4 stories high.
Type V - construction has two categories. One-Hour Rated and Non-Rated. One-Hour Rated construction requires a minimum of one-hour rated construction throughout the building. Non-rated construction allows non-rated interior partitions with certain restrictions. The maximum permitted number of stories for multifamily dwellings and other structures is 2 for Non-Rated and 3 for One-Hour Rated.
Our mission is to create development opportunities that sustain a world class hospitality company committed to providing top hotel locations, creative service, share holder value and philanthropic contributions to the communities we serve
Hospitality construction is always technically challenging and minor nuances can quickly add up to big dollars. So when we come across something that can streamline the process and reduce the overall price-point without affecting quality, our interests are peaked.
Hospitality construction can be technically challenging but innovative products continue to revolutionize the industry.
One such innovation is the Bath in a box, conceived by the professionals at Elkay Companies, a leader in design and production of sinks, fixtures, millwork and cabinetry.
Bath in a Box is a bathroom solution that is produced offsite and then installed into a pre-existing or ground up facility. The systems are ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) compliant and come fully equipped with vanities, counter tops, sink basins, plumbing fixtures, shower surrounds, lighting and accessories. (Finish work such as drywall, paint, tile, or vinyl wall coverings and toilets must be supplied and installed separately.)
An optional feature is to incorporate a multi-purpose grab bar that spans the perimeter of the room. The grab bar acts as a night light within the space and also acts as a towel bar. Features can be custom tailored to the specifications needs of the client as well.
The time and cost savings realized from this new product is gaining a loyal following of contractors and developers, that are looking forward to the creation of a Kitchen in a Box companion product.
- Hyatt house Sorrento Mesa
- Hilton Fort Wayne: Fort Wayne
- Atlanta Hilton: Atlanta
- Phoenix Sky Harbor Hotel: Phoenix
- West Phoenix Holiday Inn: Phoenix
- All Suite Hotel: Portland
- All Suite Hotel: Las Vegas
- All Suite Hotel: Flagstaff
- All Suite Hotel: Kent
- All Suite Hotel: St. Louis
- Sheraton: Langhorne
- Hilton Hotel: Mission Valley
- Bison Ranch Resort: Overguard
- Clearlake Resort: Clearlake
- Vino Bello Resort: Napa
- Meritage Resort and Spa: Napa
- Residence Inn Hotel – Phoenix
- The Estancia Resort – Palm Springs
- The Boulders Resort Las Vegas
- U.S. Bank Tower (formerly Library Square Tower)
- Sanwa Bank Building, Downtown L.A.
- Warner Center – Woodland Hills
- Manchester V - 50,000 square foot medical facility in downtown Branson
- Lake Las Vegas North Shore: Exclusive Jack Nicholas golf resort
- Tuscany Village Las Vegas – Master Plan Community and Mixed-Use Development
- Peppermill – Tuscany Tower: Reno, NV
- Aviano, AZ – Multi-Family Unit Complexes, Condos, Town Homes, Rec Ctr., Community Ctr
- La Crema Winery: Santa Rosa
- Kistler Vineyards: Sebastopol
John C. Farrow, founder and president of FARROW Commercial Construction and FARROW Development Group, started his firms more than 25 years ago with a strong desire to separate himself from the status quo of the industry. With a vision to be a company built on excellent customer service and integrity, he has incorporated a different approach in his daily business practices.
John has established the FARROW brand as a leader in the hospitality industry as well as being active in the education and implementation of the newest ADA Compliance changes. His most recent endeavor is the collaboration and creation of ADAF, Inc. ADAF was formed to develop a universally recognized standard for hospitality properties; that are not only ADA compliant but truly ADA Friendly.
Additionally, John chairs the board for the American Resort Development Association’s (ARDA) Construction and Design Committee. He is also affiliated with the Canadian Resort Development Association (CRDA), National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), American’s with Disabilities Act (ADA), Women in the Industry (WIN), Virginia Resort Development Association (VRDA) and the American Hotel and Lodging Association (AH&LA).