It’s one thing to start a school construction project from scratch and quite another to complete a school expansion project with a mix of ground-up and remodeling services. At Griffin Construction, we have experience with both. The latest example is our work with the North Lake School District in Silver Lake, Oregon.

North Lake School Expansion Project

The North Lake School District is a small but growing district with award-winning agriculture and CTE programs for children of all ages. Recent growth prompted the need for new buildings and upgrades throughout the school. For this school expansion project, we constructed three new classrooms, a multi-purpose gym, and a new bus mechanics shop. In addition to this new construction, we fully remodeled an existing pre-school modular classroom. To best serve the students and meet the district’s expansion goals, we worked closely with Steele Associates Architecture and the North Lake School District project heads. As with all of our projects, this collaborative approach helped us meet our goals and deadlines.

Project Challenges 

Silver Lake’s remote location was our biggest challenge. To avoid unnecessary delays our team needed all of the right tools, equipment, and materials on hand at all times. During the construction, we also discovered we couldn’t tie into the existing fire sprinkler system. To circumvent this, we installed several hundred feet of new pipe underground. Despite these minor setbacks, we’re proud of our team’s quick thinking and careful planning. 

The Results

Overall, this project took eight months of pre-construction and 11 months of construction to complete. In September 2019, we began CMGC services and established th

e GMP in February 2020. After officially starting construction in April 2020, we wrapped up on schedule in February 2021. We attribute our speedy turnout (even in the middle of a pandemic) to our self-perform construction capabilities, which allow us to perform all the work under one roof without the need for subcontractors.

Have a School Expansion Project? We Can Help

To date, Griffin Construction has completed over 150 projects across 21 cities. Whether we’re working on a resort or a school expansion project, we bring the same commitment to safety, quality, budget, and schedule. Ready to start your expansion project? Get in touch with our team.