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Catholic Central Welcomes Students

As kids all over the area were preparing to go back to school, the 3rd-12th graders at Catholic Central were as excited as ever to start the year on one campus, with the high school students learning their way around a new, two-story, 15-classroom wing added to the rear of the existing building. The project also featured a new multi-purpose room that will be used as an auxiliary gymnasium and cafeteria for the elementary students, administrative space, renovated locker rooms, weight room, and a beautiful new entrance for the athletic facilities and spirit shop. Construction is currently underway to renovate the High Street entrance, adding a chapel and accessible entrance. The second phase of the project is scheduled for completion this winter.

The high school addition was located on a challenging topographical site, and with its proximity to the existing school building much precaution had to be taken on the job site. Kapp Construction was chosen because of its experience with church and school construction, as well as its expertise with multi-phase projects with tight schedules requiring continuous operations in the facility. Paired with McCall Sharp Architecture, the design-build team worked efficiently, providing the best local talent to the project.

The 34,500-square-foot addition was completed in 12 months, one month ahead of schedule, despite a brutal Midwestern winter. Using a steel frame structure allowed erection to continue through the coldest part of the winter, minimizing the need for tenting and heating large areas.

When asked about their satisfaction with the project, Pete Dunlap, president/CEO of Catholic Central School, said it best: “From designing the construction schedule around our school schedule, to the attention to detail in creating a safe environment with the children in mind, it was a great experience working side-by-side with both McCall Sharp Architecture and Kapp Construction.”

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Catholic Central Welcomes Students (2)

As kids all over the area were preparing to go back to school, the 3rd-12th graders at Catholic Central were as excited as ever to start the year on one campus, with the high school students learning their way around a new, two-story, 15-classroom wing added to the rear of the existing building. The project also featured a new multi-purpose room that will be used as an auxiliary gymnasium and cafeteria for the elementary students, administrative space, renovated locker rooms, weight room, and a beautiful new entrance for the athletic facilities and spirit shop. Construction is currently underway to renovate the High Street entrance, adding a chapel and accessible entrance. The second phase of the project is scheduled for completion this winter.

The high school addition was located on a challenging topographical site, and with its proximity to the existing school building much precaution had to be taken on the job site. Kapp Construction was chosen because of its experience with church and school construction, as well as its expertise with multi-phase projects with tight schedules requiring continuous operations in the facility. Paired with McCall Sharp Architecture, the design-build team worked efficiently, providing the best local talent to the project.

The 34,500-square-foot addition was completed in 12 months, one month ahead of schedule, despite a brutal Midwestern winter. Using a steel frame structure allowed erection to continue through the coldest part of the winter, minimizing the need for tenting and heating large areas.

When asked about their satisfaction with the project, Pete Dunlap, president/CEO of Catholic Central School, said it best: “From designing the construction schedule around our school schedule, to the attention to detail in creating a safe environment with the children in mind, it was a great experience working side-by-side with both McCall Sharp Architecture and Kapp Construction.”

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Kapp Construction selected by Catholic Central School for $5 Million Expansion

The Archdiocese of Cincinnati has approved plans for Catholic Central School to partner with local architect McCall Sharp Architecture on developing the construction design for their upcoming expansion and building project, and local contractor Kapp Construction has been selected as the Construction Manager At-Risk. Kapp Construction was chosen not solely because of their experience with school construction, but because of their experience with multi-phase projects with tight schedules that require maintaining continuous operations in the facility. McCall Sharp has extensive design experience and together the team will bring the most knowledge and local expertise to the project. “We are honored that Catholic Central School selected us for their expansion project”, said Randy Kapp, President of Kapp Construction. “We are committed to involving local partners from within our community in the construction of this facility that will serve CCS far into the future.”

McCall Sharp has already begun to develop the planning and design through input from school representatives involved with the project. Kapp Construction will provide pre-construction services on the project, including cost estimation, scheduling, and value engineering with the team.

“Catholic Central is pleased to work with two local companies with such strong credentials for a building project that is vital to our continued growth and viability,” said Dr. Kenith Britt, President of Catholic Central School.

Britt said the Cornerstone for the Future capital campaign has raised $4.2 million towards an initial goal of $5 million in cash gifts and pledges, but it will require the support of many others to bring the project to a successful completion. Much of this additional financial support will need to be realized over the next several months, as the start of construction (scheduled for Spring of 2013) is dependent upon successfully reaching the campaign goal and final approval from the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Steve Sharp, firm principal and Architect, is quoted as saying “McCall-Sharp Architecture is thrilled to be a part of Catholic Central’s Cornerstone for the Future. My children are recent graduates and they have blossomed with Catholic Central’s educational program. Personally it is my greatest pleasure to help continue this excellent educational program.”

 

The vision of this expansion and building project is to consolidate grades 3-12 at the East High Street campus. By building a 15 classroom high school wing to the rear of the current East High Street building, students in grades 3-6 will be able to occupy the current Junior/Senior High School classrooms. The original 1957 building that currently houses the Junior/Senior High School classrooms will be renovated, including a new boiler system and windows. Realizing the entire goal of the Cornerstone for the Future capital campaign would also allow for the construction of an elementary multi-purpose room, comprising of a gymnasium and cafeteria, and reworking of the front circle drive to create a ground-level accessible entrance, chapel, and additional parking.

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Kenny Rogers coming to Springfield for Christmas!

Grammy Award-winning music legend Kenny Rogers brings his hits and favorite Christmas songs to the Clark State Performing Arts Center with special guest, Billy Dean. The country and pop superstar has endeared music lovers around the globe with his amazing songs, heartfelt performances and rare storytelling ability while receiving countless awards for his music.Rogers is the RIAA's 8th-best-selling male artist of all time! He has recorded 24 No. 1 songs (including "The Gambler" and "Lady") and 12 No. 1 albums. Rogers' 2011 release, The Love Of God, became his 21st Top 10 Country album.

Tickets go on sale TUESDAY, OCTOBER 2 by phone and in person at 10 a.m. and online at 12 p.m. http://pac.clarkstate.edu/kenny_rogers.php. Kapp Construction is proud to be a season sponsor for the Clark State Country Artist Series.



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Foreman-Blair Buick GMC Dealership Celebrates New Showroom

Please join us as we roll out the red carpet and celebrate with Foreman-Blair Buick, GMC, Cadillac and the Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce at Business After Hours on Thursday, November 1.

Jim Foreman has witnessed much change at his location on E. Columbia Street since becoming a General Motors dealer in October of 1970. His dealership has received many accolades over the years and has maintained a reputation as one of the most outstanding automobile dealers in the area. In 1982, the showroom greeted customers with a warm and inviting atmosphere – receiving a renovation that made it the most up-to-date showroom in Springfield. Exactly 30 years later, Foreman has just completed facility upgrades that were rolled out by GM for dealerships nationwide. The Essential Brand Elements (EBE) program is an effort by GM to improve the appearance of all dealerships, creating uniformity among the brands.

Kapp Construction was selected to renovate Foreman-Blair Buick, GMC, Cadillac and bring it up to the new EBE standards. Kapp remodeled 4,000 square-feet, giving the showroom, service drive and interior customer areas a complete face lift, along with the exterior façade. With all new energy-efficient lighting, new storefront windows with energy-efficient glass and additional insulation above the showroom area, Foreman-Blair is excited about their updated facility     

“We are delighted how it has turned out. Kapp Construction has been great to work with and have not caused us one bit of delay. Kapp worked days or nights as needed to not disrupt our business,” said Foreman. “We knew our facility needed updated, and the energy and excitement gained from this project has been outstanding”.

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Lawrenceville Church of God Dedicates New Worship Facility

Sunday, November 20, 2011 marked an important milestone in the life of Lawrenceville Church of God. After many years of prayer and planning, construction is now complete on their  new house of worship. Pastor Cain led the congregation in morning worship services, followed by a church lunch and dedication service. While the physical church building is only a mere structure of metal, wood and brick, it will provide the congregation a vehicle to bring many lives to Christ over the years to come.

The 18,000 sf facility sits on nearly 25 acres at the corner of Ohio S.R. 41 and Fox Hollow Road north of Springfield, just a mile and a half south of it’s previous location within the community of Lawrenceville. It has sanctuary seating for 300 and a control mezzanine for audio/visual controls, and the banquet and recreation area is approximately 4,100 sf, allowing the church plenty of space for it’s growing congregation. This expansion includes accessible classrooms, administrative offices and a kitchen all on one level.

Kapp Construction conducted value engineering prior to construction and suggested metal building design adjustments as well as electrical and mechanical redesigns, saving Lawrenceville Church of God nearly $500,000.The facility is constructed of concrete, pre-engineered metal building and masonry.

Kapp Construction - headquartered in Springfield, Ohio - designs, builds, renovates and provides maintenance support with cost-effective solutions customized to meet each client's unique needs. Kapp is family-owned and -operated and provides services for industrial, educational, commercial, housing, medical, religious and non-profit institutions. Kapp has appeared on the Inc. 500 Fastest Growing Companies in America list and has been the recipient of numerous Building Design and Excellence in Design awards from American Building and the Associated Builders and Contractors, along with several prestigious regional awards. In 2010, Kapp Construction celebrated 25 years in business.

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Lee Ann Womack coming to Kuss Auditorium

Kapp Construction is proud to be a sponsor of the Clark State Country Artist Series, presenting Lee Ann Womack on Saturday, October 15th. Tickets are on sale now! Contact the ticket office at www.pac.clarkstate.edu or (937)328-3874.

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Fact Sheet: Central Garage Built to Increase Efficiency

Kapp Construction just completed a new state-of-the-art facility to protect and service the buses that safeguard our community's most precious cargo. The garage, located at 1800 Columbus Road, was constructed in partnership with Kapp Construction, McCall Sharp Architecture and the Community Improvement Corporation of Springfield and Clark County, the nonprofit arm of the Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce.

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Rocking Horse Center Pays It Forward

This morning marks the beginning of an exciting chapter for the Rocking Horse Center as they start the process to expand their operations with a new permanent facility. For nearly a year, the Rocking Horse Center has been working out of a modular in addition to their current facility on South Limestone to keep up with the ever-­‐growing needs of the community.