Frederick Quinn Corporation (FQC) is the Construction Management company working on the interior renovation of the 56,000 square foot Niles Public Library. FQC is approximately half way through the renovation of the library, which includes mechanical systems, technology infrastructure, finishes and furnishings. The scope of the finishes include ceilings, lighting, wall coverings/paint, carpet, tile, and casework.
The library has remained open and in full operation throughout the phased schedule of the interior renovations. Upon completion of the project, Niles Public Library will enjoy completely renovated spaces for:
Frederick Quinn Dedicates New Elementary School to Wadsworth Community
Newly constructed elementary school replaces one of the state’s most flood-prone buildings
Frederick Quinn Corporation (FQC), a leading construction company based in Addison, IL, participated in a dedication ceremony on Monday, May 13th for the Gurnee School District 56’s Prairie Trail School. FQC President Jack Hayes, School District 56 Superintendent John Hutton, Past Board President Heidi May, new Board President Jim Blockinger, and over 250 members of the community were in attendance to dedicate the newly constructed school, which helped replace one of the most flood-prone buildings in Illinois.
In addition to providing construction management services for Prairie Trail School, FQC was instrumental in helping pass a referendum to fund the $20-million construction project. The new 90,000-sq-ft school was built to help replace the flood-prone Gurnee Grade School. For years, the school district has been dealing with regular flooding issues at the old school, and community members would often have to line the building with sandbags to protect it for students. Thanks to the work of FQC and other members of the project team, the referendum passed in November 2010, and construction of the brand new Prairie Trail School started in summer of 2011. Students were transferred to the new building by January 2013.
Hayes says FQC was honored to be part of a project that directly benefited the families of Gurnee and Wadsworth. “We were involved in the campaign strategy for the referendum all the way through the whole construction process,” Hayes said. “We became invested in the outcome. It’s not just about building a building. It’s about how it impacts the local community.”
FQC was also dedicated to involving as many local businesses in the construction process as possible. The construction company was able to successfully award roughly $7 million of services from businesses in the North Lake County region. “It was important to the District to have the community involved, and we did our best to support that goal and to complete the project on time and under budget,” Hayes said.
Prairie Trail School is located on a 75-acre parcel in the Village of Wadsworth and currently houses more than 550 third- through fifth-grade students. Each grade level has its own wing, and individual classrooms are designed around a community learning area called a “pod.” This unique design feature gives teachers an extended learning space where they can educate students in a team environment. Built with the future in mind, the new school can accommodate up to 650 students and was also designed to earn the Energy Star designation from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
2013 Annual Conference
Jack Hayes and Scott Solverson from FQC will be attending the Illinois Association of School Business Officials (IASBO) 2013 Annual Conference at The Renaissance Schaumburg Hotel and Conference center on May 15th and 16th. The exhibit hall hours are 4:00pm – 6:30pm on May 15th and 10:30am – 1:30pm on May 16th. Come visit us at booth 126. For more information on the conference visit - www.iasbo.org
Dedication Ceremony - Gurnee SD 56 - Prairie Trail School
Jack Hayes, President of FQC, will host a Dedication Ceremony on Monday, May 13th at 6:00 p.m. for Gurnee School District 56’s Prairie Trail School, the new District Office, and the newly remodeled River Trail School. FQC provided referendum assistance and construction management services for these projects.
Corpus Christi Catholic Church in Carol Stream reaches substantial completion
Easter Mass was celebrated in the newly renovated and remodeled Sanctuary on March 31, 2013.