Vermont Business Magazine The Winooski School District (WSD) School Board has approved a recommendation from the Capital Project Executive Committee to accept the Construction Management bid from ReArch Company. ReArch Company, based in South Burlington, will provide pre-construction services including cost estimating, constructability review, phasing logistics and project scheduling during the multi-phase, 18-month construction project. Winooski voters narrowly approved a $57.8 million school renovation bond last May.
(Pictured from left: Johnny Illick, ReArch Vice President of Development; Sean McMannon, WSD Superintendent; Alexander Yin, WSD Board Member, at Back-to-School BBQ on 8.22.19)
“We are happy to work with ReArch because they are approaching the work in a new, innovative, and exciting way,” says Mike Decarreau, WSD Board Chair.
ReArch was drawn to the Winooski Capital Project because it felt like more than a typical school renovation project. Johnny Illick, Vice President of Development at ReArch Company, said, “Winooski schools are a community hub where students, parents and community members can come for a wide variety of services ranging from health checkups, food support, after school programs, English Language Learner programs and much more. It is a wonderfully diverse school with many different backgrounds and ethnicities that make this space unique, special and something we want to be a part of.”
ReArch will be responsible for ensuring the highest value of the work being done for the Capital Project during the early design phase up to project completion, projected for 2022, through collaboration with the Owner’s Project Manager, Tom Barden, the TruexCullins design team, and various subcontractors. Construction is slated to start in June of 2020.
ReArch strategy meeting in preparation for the Request for Proposal for the Capital Project Construction Manager Bid.
“This project is important to us as it will be the future learning space for generations to come. It also allows us to showcase our ability as a construction partner and truly make a difference in the community of Winooski,” says Illick.
Source: Winooski, VT, August 22, 2019 – Winooski School District