The Boldt Company wins top honors in Build Oklahoma Awards

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK, February 7, 2018–The Boldt Company, one of the nation’s leading construction services companies, was recently honored with the 2017 Build Oklahoma Award for Best of Education in the $5 million to $10 million project size category by the Associated General Contractors (AGC) of Oklahoma.

The Highland West Junior High Gymnasium and Storm Shelter project is a single-story, 25,700 sq. ft. addition that was completed in 12 months, in time for the opening of the 2017 school year. The building boasts a full-size, competition gymnasium with retractable bleachers, concessions, locker rooms, offices, and restrooms. The locker room, restroom, and office areas double as the storm shelter area, which was designed and constructed to exceed storm shelter criteria established by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The FEMA-rated storm shelter consists of 10-inch-thick, reinforced, cast-in-place concrete walls. The roof structure consists of a reinforced concrete slab supported by tightly spaced roof joists. The walls and roof structure are all tied together to form a storm-resistant unit to withstand tornado-force winds. Special ¼-inch-thick steel plate shrouds surround any mechanical or electrical openings into the room to prevent penetrations of air-borne debris. 

An independent panel of judges reviewed nominations and made selections based upon strict criteria including high-quality construction, performance within budget, on-time (or early) project delivery, and zero safety incidents. During construction, Boldt recorded zero safety incidents or accidents.

“We are proud of the quality services our team performed on this job,” said Steve Ford, group president of Boldt’s southern operations. “Knowing we built a safe place for kids is very rewarding and doing so while maintaining a safe workplace for our team achieves our highest goals.”

The awards were presented on February 3 at the association’s Build Oklahoma awards event.

About The Boldt Company
The Boldt Company (Boldt) is a leading professional construction services firm with customers across the United States and is a subsidiary of The Boldt Group. Founded in 1889, Boldt is a fourth-generation family and employee-owned firm headquartered in Appleton, Wisconsin. Focused on innovation, continuous improvement, and Lean principles, Boldt is recognized as a pioneer in Lean construction and in the industrialized construction space. Boldt operates 18 offices across the U.S. that serve customers in healthcare, power, industrial, education, automotive and commercial markets.