Montrose, COLO.—Montrose County Facilities Division recently wrapped up the three year construction and renovation project at the Justice Center Complex $180,000 under budget. The project began several years ago when the state required additional courtroom space for the Seventh Judicial District. There were three phases of the project: construction of the Justice Center Annex, construction of one courtroom and remodeled office space and construction of a second courtroom and hearing room that lasted from January of 2012 to May of 2013. Ridgeway Valley Enterprises was the contractor for the Annex construction and TeraVision Construction was awarded the bid for the two phases of the courts building remodel.
Facilities Director Ken Norris noted that the county was able to meet the requirements set by the state while satisfying the needs of the seventh judicial district staff. "By using county staff to complete certain aspects of the job we avoided costly change orders," began Norris. "Also, we recycled materials during the remodel—such as doors, windows, benches, light fixtures and ceiling tiles—to save even more money for our taxpayers and create a functional and usable space for the seventh judicial district." Montrose County labor was used specifically to stucco portions of the exterior of the Justice Center Annex, lay cement for new parking areas and sidewalks, painting office space and replacing light fixtures.
"Ken Norris and Terry Smith and the staff at our facilities department stood shoulder to shoulder to complete a beautiful remodel while saving the taxpayers almost $200,000—hats off to them," said Board of County Commissioners Chairman Ron Henderson.
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