News release from The Hagerman Group:
Hagerman Team Awarded Renovation/Expansion of Bluffton-Harrison Elementary School
(March 20, 2015) – Bluffton-Harrison Metropolitan School District board members voted Monday to engage The Hagerman Briner BHMSD Design-Build Team – led by The Hagerman Group, Briner Building, Inc. and MartinRiley architect engineers – as the design-builder for the renovation and expansion of Bluffton-Harrison Elementary School in Bluffton, Ind.
This project will provide the community, the school and its staff, parents and, most important the students of Bluffton-Harrison Elementary, a quality place of learning for today and tomorrow. Bluffton-Harrison Elementary School has witnessed a significant increase in student population over the past five years and that growth trend is expected to continue. This has been intensified by the expanse of full-day kindergarten and other curricular programming.
Key elements of this project include renovation of existing classrooms as well as new classroom space, a new kitchen and cafeteria, the expansion of the administration suite and site improvements. Work on the nearly 50-year-old building is expected to begin before the end of the current school year.
Hagerman Vice President Brad Smith stated, “We’re pleased Bluffton-Harrison MSD chose design-build as the delivery method for this project. The end product will incorporate the best design and construction practices to achieve the vision the district, parents and students have for their school. Our team is honored to have been chosen to turn that vision into reality over the next 16 months.”
“On behalf of Bluffton-Harrison MSD we are very excited to partner with the Hagerman Briner BHMSD Design-Build Team for the expansion and renovation of Bluffton-Harrison Elementary School,” said Daryl Elliot, Bluffton-Harrison MSD Board Member and Facilities Committee Chairperson. “We have been incredibly impressed with the team and we are confident in their abilities to deliver a completed project that further enhances Bluffton-Harrison MSD as “Schools of Excellence” and “Schools of Choice.”
About The Hagerman Group
The Hagerman Group is a privately owned construction company with offices in Fort Wayne and Fishers. The full service construction solutions provider was founded in 1908 and is in its fourth generation of family ownership.
About Briner Building, Inc.
Over the past 50 years, Briner Building has transitioned from a local grain bin contractor in rural Wells County to one of the leading design-build and general construction firms in Northeast Indiana.
About MartinRiley architects engineers
Formed in 1986, MartinRiley is a full service firm offering architecture, interior design, mechanical and electrical engineering, and other consulting and special services covering roofs, building envelope, historic renovation, and more.