Gillespie County Jail

Project overview

As the first major county construction project undertaken in 30 years, the County was looking for an expert to serve as a go-to resource—an advocate who could lead the effort. Vanir guided County officials through the project complexities, establishing the groundwork for a well-structured and secure facility, while protecting the County’s interests at all times.

Vanir served as an advisor to Gillespie County for the construction of its new two-story, 96-bed jail. It is located on two acres, with the jail and related-support facilities on the first floor, and a combined City/County dispatch center, courtroom, adult probation offices, and emergency operations center on the second floor.

Vanir’s processes and procedures assisted the County in truly owning its project from inception to completion. The goal was to provide a facility that was state-of-the-art, operationally-efficient, cost-effective, and would meet the County’s needs for the next 30-50 years. Our role was to provide the necessary support so that goal could be accomplished.

Leading the project to success

“Most of the credit for achieving the success of this project belongs to Vanir…our Commissioner’s Court truly feels that we would not have achieved the positive cost and schedule results if Vanir had not been representing the County.”

Mark Stroeher, Gillespie County Judge


Fredericksburg, Texas


Gillespie County

Design Team

WHJ Architects (Primary)
SKT Architects (Secondary)


SEDALCO Construction Services

Construction Cost

$11.9 million




47,784 SF


2016 CMAA North Texas Chapter, Project Achievement Award, Buildings, New Construction, Projects less than $25M