“Upon reaching out to Gafcon regarding the construction of our new gymnasium, they demonstrated a great deal of professionalism and ability to understand our goals and objectives. Once selected, we were impressed with [the Gafcon team]—they offered a great balance of depth of experience and ability to integrate with the District team, placing our goals as a top priority. Their flexibility and knowledge of the construction process has been of great value in assisting us in managing our project cost, keeping the project schedule on track, and minimizing impacts to the daily operation of the school.”
Dr. Caprice Young, Ed.D.
CEO & Superintendent (Former)
Magnolia Public Schools
Gafcon, Inc. provided construction management services for the construction of a new 6,509 SF gymnasium at Magnolia Science Academy, a K-12 charter school. The project provided recreational space, food services, and an expanded outdoor area for the student body.
To meet the client’s tight schedule, Gafcon, Inc. had a seven-week period to prepare bid documents, perform contractor outreach, and award the project. The construction management team met deadlines by developing a detailed schedule of activities and working closely with the client, architect, contractor, and the health department to make sure all tasks were completed on time.
Gafcon, Inc. also ensured the charter school met their budget and program requirements. Working with the client and project team, Gafcon, Inc. explored value engineering options, saving the client approximately $130K, which then provided a budget for the gymnasium flooring. The Gafcon, Inc. team also completed diligent review of contractor change order requests, saving the client approximately 15% in contingency budget. The successful collaboration with Magnolia Public Schools and the project team ensured the project was brought in on time and under budget.