Waterbury Children Enjoying Renovated Gym, Bathrooms, Locker Rooms at Local Boys & Girls Club

KBE Building Corp. dedicated to helping kids through construction, charity   

WATERBURY, Conn., March 20, 2015 – Members of the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Waterbury are enjoying an upgraded gymnasium, bathrooms, locker rooms, and more thanks to renovations recently completed by KBE Building Corp.

KBE served as Construction Manager at Risk for the $750,000 project, which encompassed a combination of heavy and light renovations to the existing Boys & Girls Club building located at 1037 East Main Street in Waterbury.

Summary of Renovations

  • new roof and windows
  • upgrades to electrical and HVAC
  • repaired, resurfaced gymnasium floor
  • gutted, renovated bathrooms and locker rooms
  • other miscellaneous “patch and paint” work throughout

Building a Brighter Future for Local Children

Renovations to the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Waterbury not only brought smiles to children’s faces – they also brought the organization one step closer to achieving its vision:

Provide a world-class Club Experience that assures success is within reach of every young person who walks through our doors, with all members on track to graduate from high school with a plan for the future, demonstrating good character and citizenship, and living a healthy lifestyle.

“We’re hoping that the renovations will motivate even more Waterbury kids to stay active and healthy – which is critical for their success,” said KBE principal owner and CEO Mike Kolakowski. “Our children are our future, and it’s such a great feeling to know that we’re making a difference in their lives.”

In addition to building for the benefit of local children, KBE also makes young people a major focus of its corporate philanthropic program, 50 Ways to Make a Difference.

Established in 2009 to celebrate the firm’s new ownership, name change, and 50 years in business, 50 Ways has helped KBE associates donate more than $1.5 million and 6,000 volunteer hours to charitable causes in Connecticut and Maryland.

As part of its 2014 charitable efforts, KBE awarded $17,000 in scholarships to 34 Connecticut technical high school students pursuing higher education in construction or related fields.

Photographs showing KBE’s renovations to the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Waterbury are available below:


Photo Credit: KBE Building Corp.

Caption: Upgrades to the game room at the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Waterbury


Photo Credit: KBE Building Corp.

Caption: New gymnasium floor at the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Waterbury


Photo Credit: KBE Building Corp.

Caption: Renovations to the gymnasium at the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Waterbury


Photo Credit: KBE Building Corp.

Caption: Renovations to the locker rooms at the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Waterbury

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.

Media Contact: Jonelle Lawhorn | KBE Director of Marketing

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