June 2, 2010, Michigan City, IN – On Friday, May 14, 2010, Tonn and Blank Construction was presented with the Construction Advancement Foundation’s “2009/2010 Project of the Year” award for its role as construction manager for the Valparaiso Family YMCA, Valparaiso, Indiana.
“We are extremely pleased to receive this award,” said Jon Gilmore, President and CEO, Tonn and Blank Construction.” This project represents an opportunity to team with a local organization to provide a new facility that will enhance the health and wellbeing of the local community in general, and enhance the north side business district in particular.”
“We approached this project from both an owner’s and contractor’s point of view,” explained Brien Delich, Tonn and Blank’s Project Manager on the project. “With initial estimates coming in above the set capital budget, we provided a list of alternative design options without sacrificing quality. From there we brought the project in under budget and on time.”
The Valparaiso Family YMCA is a new 83,000-square-foot state-of-the-art fitness and wellness center which includes multiple gymnasiums and pools, an indoor walking/running track creating a second floor mezzanine level, a large social area to encourage positive interaction, dedicated classrooms and a dance center.
“Simply put, the team at Tonn and Blank Construction has consistently gone to bat for the YMCA in all facets of the project. They have been proactive in solving issues to assure the project remained on schedule, with excellent communication and follow up. Virtually every level of their company played an important role in our project, and they were very accessible and displayed outstanding wisdom and professionalism,” stated Robert A. Wanek, CEO, Valparaiso Family YMCA.
About Tonn and Blank Construction
Tonn and Blank Construction, headquartered in Michigan City, Ind., with an office in Indianapolis, is an award-winning general construction, design/build and project management company that has been serving clients throughout the Midwest since 1922. For more information, please visit www.tonnandblank.com. ?