January 23 marked the official grand opening of the first Culver’s restaurant in the City of Chicago.
Nearly 100 Chicago dignitaries and Culvers associates attended the Grand Opening ceremony and ribbon cutting.
Bronzeville franchise owner, Baron Waller; Alderman Sophia King; Kelly Powers Baria of Powers & Sons Construction; Gordon Ziegenhagen of Draper and Kramer; Joe Koss, CEO of Culver’s; and Craig Culver, Founder, gave rousing speeches about their Culver’s experiences.
Baron Waller, owner of Culver’s Bronzeville, spoke of his first experience at Culver’s and how he wanted to bring a restaurant so close to him and his family back to where he grew up.
Powers & Sons was the General Contractor for this 4,300 SF project, located at 3355 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive in Chicago’s Bronzeville neighborhood. The project is part of the Lake Meadows Retail Center development. This is the second Culver’s location Powers & Sons has built.
Glenn Miles- Project Executive, Robert Kennedy- Project Manager, and Kevin Milletary – Superintendent, served as the project team.
Powers & Sons is honored to have worked with Culver’s, Draper & Kramer, and the City of Chicago on such an exciting project.
On January 16, more than 250 people attended the official ceremonial groundbreaking of the new IU Health Regional Academic Health Center on the campus of Indiana University Bloomington.
The 700,000 SF complex will include a cancer center, surgical services, a women’s center, neonatal intensive care, physician offices, and a trauma center. A state-of-the-art health care simulation center used to train students and clinicians on new patient care techniques will be shared by the University and IU Health.
In addition, the facility includes the new 115,000 SF IU Academic Health Sciences Building, which will consolidate most of the academic health science programs on the IU Bloomington Campus. This includes those in medicine, nursing, social work, speech and hearing, and a new dentistry program.
Work on the site of what used to be the IU Golf Course driving range is set to begin in the next few weeks with construction scheduled to be completed on the facility near the end of 2020.
Currently serving on the project is Keith Shanklin who is the Senior Project Manager overseeing the Central Energy Plant (CEP) building construction and will also serve as the MEP Manager for the entire IU Regional Academic Health Center.
Powers & Sons is excited to be part of an opportunity that will help “break new ground” in patient care, research and education.
Powers & Sons Construction is excited to announce that the Lakeside Alliance has been selected to be the Construction Manager for the Obama Presidential Center. Our team is comprised of a Joint Venture between Turner Construction Company, Powers & Sons Construction, UJAMAA Construction, Inc., Brown & Momen, Inc., and Safeway Construction Company, Inc.
“The creation of this joint venture will ensure that minority firms from the South Side will be in significant leadership positions in the construction of the Obama Presidential Center,” as stated in the press release.
The Obama Presidential Center will be located in Jackson Park on the South Side of Chicago, near The University of Chicago’s campus. The center will feature a forum building, a museum, a library, a plaza, and an athletic center. The majority of these spaces will be free and open to the public.
While construction is not slated to begin until late 2018, our team will immediately begin providing pre-construction services during the project’s remaining design phase.
Our selection as the team to lead the construction of the Obama Presidential Center is a tremendous honor. Congratulations to the Lakeside Alliance Team!
To view more information about the Obama Presidential Center and Lakeside Alliance’s involvement:
Please visit the Lakeside Alliance website at www.lakesidealliance.com to view any upcoming news about the Obama Presidential Center as well as read about the five firms involved in the construction, view upcoming events and career opportunities, and read more about the project.