KBE Breaks Ground For Two CT Schools

DANIELSON, Conn., June 27, 2012 — KBE Building Corporation has broken ground for the renovations and additions for two Danielson, CT schools: Harvard Ellis Technical High School and Quinebaug Valley Middle College High School. 

The $84 million Harvard Ellis project will consist of a 117,300 square-foot renovation and a 68,000 square-foot addition, which will house a new gymnasium, classroom wing, media center, a community café, and teaching kitchens for the culinary arts program. The first phase will include a maintenance and bus garage, as well as upgrades to the athletic fields. 

The $22 million Quinebaug Valley project will consist of a 12,000 square-foot renovation to the existing cafeteria and library and a 38,000 square-foot addition. The addition will create space for six new classrooms, a half gym, an art room, a special education room, two science labs, a fitness room, a music and two practice rooms, a health suite, two collaborative activities rooms, student gathering spaces, and administrative and faculty offices. Over time, the Middle College plans to expand its student body from 105 students to 250 students. 

“We are so proud to be involved in this renovation and expansion process in both of these schools in order to create a more conducive space for learning,” said Mike Kolakowski, President and CEO of KBE Building Corporation. “No one knows better than KBE and our subcontractors that the technical trades are essential to a thriving economy.” 

The groundbreaking ceremony for both projects took place on June 12, 2012. 

The Harvard Ellis project will be completed in May 2015; the Quinebaug Valley project will be completed in December 2013.

About KBE Building Corporation

Regionally located in Farmington, Conn., and Columbia, Md., KBE Building Corporation is a full-service, single-source commercial construction company strategically positioned to serve the Eastern and Mid-Atlantic U.S. Founded in 1959 and incorporated in 1966, the firm provides preconstruction, construction management, design-build, and general contracting services to clients in the educational, senior living, federal, corporate, hospitality, health care, institutional, and retail markets. KBE has managed more than $2.5 billion in construction volume over the last decade and is ranked among Engineering News-Record magazine’s top 400 construction companies nationally. Learn more at www.kbebuilding.com.

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