The Terra State Community College Board of Trustees selected a local firm to renovate the former Early Learning Center into a state-of-the-art conference center.
KF Construction and Excavating of Fremont submitted the low bid of $1,901,500 and was chosen by the board to serve as the project’s general contractor. The entire project, including furniture and a commercial kitchen, is projected to cost $2.5 million.
“We are glad to have a local firm to work with,” Vice President for Financial Affairs Randy McCullough told the board. “We were also pleased to get some new firms participating in the bidding.”
Renderings of the new conference center by The Collaborative, Inc.
A total of seven companies submitted bids.
The newly renovated space will provide an event-planning learning laboratory for the college’s hospitality management program. The program concentrates on dining, banquet, special events, beverage and front desk experiences for the students.
In the new space, students will learn planning, coordination of set up and tear down, assistance with hosting receptions and providing services during special events.
Funding for the renovation will come from bond proceeds and local funds. Construction is expected to begin in March and the building should be ready to occupy by early November.