ISU Selects Garmong Construction for $66 Million Renovation

ISU Selects Garmong Construction for $66 Million Renovation

Indiana State University (ISU) announced the selection of Garmong Construction, a local construction company with deep roots in Terre Haute and a strong reputation across Indiana, to serve as Construction Manager for the $66 million renovation of the Bailey College of Engineering and Technology.

Dr. Deborah Curtis, President of Indiana State University, expressed enthusiasm about the collaboration, stating, “We are thrilled that this Terre Haute company is the Construction Manager of the largest capital renovation project in our University’s history. Garmong’s reputation as a first-class construction company precedes them as their craftsmanship and attention to detail are well known throughout the region. This $66 million project will catapult Indiana State University as the go-to talent pipeline to fill essential, high-paying STEM jobs in the State of Indiana. Indiana State will continue to provide a first-class education in critical fields to students likely to live and work in Indiana. This investment will be momentous for Indiana State, Terre Haute, the Wabash Valley, and throughout Indiana.”

Garmong Construction, with over a century of experience, has established itself as a leader in the construction industry. Its impressive portfolio includes the construction of modern and advanced healthcare, education, public safety, manufacturing, and government buildings.

Mitch Hannum, Vice President at Garmong Construction, stated, “As a Terre Hautebased company, we are honored to serve as Construction Manager for this transformative project for Indiana State University. Our team, including our many proud Indiana State graduates, is committed to delivering a renovated space that reflects the University’s commitment to excellence in education and innovation.”

The groundbreaking for this historic project is anticipated by the Summer of 2024. The renovation, funded by the State of Indiana, is the largest capital project in ISU history and will bring modern upgrades to the Bailey College of Engineering and Technology, including state-of-the-art instructional and laboratory spaces.

“We look forward to partnering with Garmong Construction, a firm with a long history and outstanding reputation in our community to complete this important project that will positively impact our students for generations to come,” shared Diann McKee, ISU Senior Vice President for Finance and University Treasurer.

The project involves several months of design work by Ratio Architects of Indianapolis, with renovation expected to begin in the latter part of 2024 and a targeted completion date in 2026. The Bailey College of Engineering and Technology was chosen for this renovation based on its alignment with state workforce priorities and the University’s already established and accredited technology, engineering, and aviation programs. This historic investment by the State of Indiana will provide students with access to world-class facilities, propelling them into critical, high-demand fields essential for economic development throughout the state.

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