Ross Pangere, President & CEO
George Katsiris, Project Manager
Garry Gadd, General Superintendent
Kirt Witham, Director of Business Development
Electrical - Circle R Electric
HVAC - Bloomfield Mechancial
Structural Steel - Risch Construction
Steel Siding - Risch Construction
Concrete - Midstates Concrete
Masonry - Colvin Masonry
Roofing - Risch Construction
Glazing - Trout Glass
Carpentry - Specialty Construction Co.
Painting - Specialty Construction Co.
Flooring - Speciality Construction Co.
Plumbing & Piping - Gatlin Plumbing
Brendan Clancy, Portage Twp. Trustee
Nina Rivas, Chief of Staff, Portage Twp. Trustee's Office
Scott Virtue, Virtue Architects
The Ross Group of Portage Indiana just wrapped up construction on a new office and storage facility at Haven Hollow Park in South Haven. The new 6,000 square-foot Portage Township parks department facility came in at a price tag of $750,000. The new building, located at 330 W. 700 N. in Valparaiso, will house maintenance facilities for parks and cemetery workers, a wash bay for cleaning vehicles and equipment, office space, and a community conference room.
Garry Gadd, who was the project Superintendent for The Ross Group, said that the project ran as smooth as could be expected. One of the biggest challenges, according to Gadd, was getting the building shell up before the winter. “Having the building envelope complete before harsh weather hit really enabled us to work non-stop from the day we broke ground in August (2016) to completion in January (2017)”.
Kirt Witham, Director of Business Development with The Ross Group, said that this project will help improve the quality of life for local residents and credited Portage Township Trustee, Brendan Clancy for his visionary leadership.
“Growing up near Haven Hollow, I have seen the positive transformation of the park over the years and Brendan has done so much to help improve the area”, Witham said. “This new facility will allow the community to host meetings and provide park staff with another asset to help maintain the integrity of the park system”.
Ross Group Project Manager, George Katsiris, planning and coordinating the construction process for the New Haven Hollow Park Building was easy due to the “professionalism of everyone involved in the project”.
“The owner, architect, contractors, and vendors on this project we’re all wonderful to work with”, Katsiris stated. “They were all very responsive and accommodating with regards to the project scope which allowed us to keep the schedule on-track and produce another quality construction project”.
Brendan Clancy said that the bulk of the nearly $750,000 project will be paid out of a $2.2 million parks bond that will be paid off in 2019. "It's a long-term investment in property, but it's a short-term investment in terms of tax dollars," he said.
Steve Pangere, President & CEO
Jim Vermillion, Project Manager
Bill Batchelor, General Superintendent
Surveying - DLZ Industrial
Excavation & Utilities - Illiana Remedial
Asphalt Paving - Town & Country Paving
Precast - StresCore
Concrete - Midstates
Masonry - Adams Masonry
Steel - Wilson Iron Works
Roofing - Korellis Roofing
Glazing - Trout Glass
Painting - Stan’s Painting
Flooring - Master Tile
Fire Sprinkler System - Valley Fire Protection
HVAC - Bloomfield Mechanical
Plumbing & Piping - Circle R Mechanical
Electrical - Sweney Electric
City of Portage
City of Portage Fire Chief: Tom Feiffer
In September 2016, The Pangere Corporation completed Fire Station No. 3 project for the city of Portage, Indiana. The new fire station is located at 6300 Central Avenue and has a price tag of approximately $4.6 million. Construction on the 13,593 square foot building began in September of 2015. The building was constructed of structural steel framing, 8” thick precast concrete 2nd floor deck, exterior block & brick walls, EPDM roof system, elevator, 2nd floor patio, fire fighter living space, administrative office space, weight room, kitchen area, stained concrete interior floor system, Red Four Fold apparatus bay door systems, Four (4) drive through apparatus bays, sliding pole system, site development of approximately 2 acres, new site utility systems, public sidewalks, and a parking lot.
“It was an honor to be the General Contractor for this project and to be part of the process in building one of the most unique and state of the art Fire Stations in this area” said Jim Vermillion, Project Manger for Pangere Corporation. “You just don’t see Fire Stations built like this anymore. The four red apparatus bay doors in the front of the building is what really makes this building stand out aesthetically from other fire stations. It was great working with the City of Portage & Chief TomFeiffer who had the vision of what they wanted long before we started this project”.
This new Portage Fire Station utilized a project labor agreement which assured that the building would be constructed using local professional labor and the most highly trained and skilled construction workforce in this area. According to Vermillion, Pangere also used all local contractors which really helped to increase the responsiveness. Moveover, the having local skilled workers and contractors really afforded Pangere the ability to complete the project before the owners scheduled move-in date.
Fred Berglund, President & CEO
Jim Dyer, Senior Vice President
Dennis Murzyn, Project Manager
Dave Bradford, Project Superintendent
Fencing - Acorn Fencing
Excavation - Delta III
Site Preparation - McAllister, Inc.
Brick Pavers - LPS Pavement
Landscaping - Lake Landscaping
Precast Concrete - Strescore
Masonry - Calumet Masonry
Structural Steel - Evans Metal
Glulam Beams - Arkansas Laminating
Glulam Beams Installation - W.W. Timbers
Roofing - E.C. Babilla
Glazing - Lazzaro
Drywall & Ceilings - Huggett Betten
Flooring - Region Flooring
Painting - Stan's Painting
Mechanical - T&M Mechanical
Plumbing - St. John Plumbing
Electrical - Circle R Electric
City of Valparaiso
Valparaiso Parks Department
Project Architect: Design Organization
Engineer: Millies Engineering
Structural Engineer: Sound Structures
Planned within an active city block in downtown Valparaiso, The Plaza dramatically repositions the corridor of Lafayette Street encompassing area into a grand public plaza anchored by a Gateway Water feature. The plaza consists of 40,000 sf of concrete pavement and 10,000 sf of precast pavers to accommodate informal pedestrian traffic, comfortable community seating venues and informal outdoor gathering spaces. The pavilion serves seasonal festival events during the spring and summer months and is transformed into an ice skating rink during the winter months. The dramatic pavilion structure features 105 foot long glu-lam timber beams with exposed wood decking. An adjacent indoor facility provides space for social activities, provides public restrooms and accommodates equipment rentals and equipment storage for outdoor activities.
The project was completed in 10 months; from October 2014 thru August 2015. Many of the key construction activities were performed during winter months requiring heated enclosures to keep the project on schedule. Several logistical challenges were successfully completed within a tight urban site location. The entire effort required effective communication and teamwork between the City of Valparaiso, the design architect; Design Organization and Berglund Construction. The total project size is 18,700 square feet.