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Project Round Up – March 2018

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Make it Happen Scholarship Applications – Due March 31st!

There is still time to submit a scholarship application to the Make it Happen Scholarship Program. If you have a college-aged student in your household, they need to know about this program. It’s one of many ways that we support the entire Kent Family.

Eligibility:

  1. Applicant must be the legal dependent child of a full time Kent Companies employee and be under the age of 26.
  2. Applicant must be enrolled full time in a college, university or technical/trade school.
  3. Applicant must have a 3.0 grade point average. High school or College grade transcripts must be submitted with all applications.
  4. Applicants who have applied previously must complete the entire application process in order to be considered.

Click here to to download an application, or contact Mindy Curtiss in Human Resources for more information.

 

Kent Companies Texas – Commercial Division

Submitted by Melissa Kersh, Project Manager

Project: Scheels – The Colony, Texas 

General Contractor: Sampson Construction

Scheels is more than a sporting goods store…it’s a major entertainment destination. The Commercial Division team is helping build a super-sized 325,000 square foot retail store in The Colony, Texas. At that size, it is 13 times larger than a traditional big box sporting goods store. If that wasn’t enough, Scheels will feature a 65-foot Ferris wheel and a 16,000-gallon salt water aquarium too. This project will be Scheels’ largest store among its 27 total properties.

Groundbreaking for the Scheels was on February 8, 2018. Superintendent Jesus “Chuy” Barboza and his team are leading the charge for General Superintendent Luis Mendez. Our scope of work includes over 300 piers, grade beams and footings; 129,900 square feet of slab on grade; 122,250 square feet of slab on metal deck; Ferris wheel slabs and elevator and escalator pits.

Read the official story here.

 

Kent Companies Division 110 

Submitted by Chris Jesko, Superintendent and Andre Scott, Project Manager

Project: Exchange Place – Kalamazoo, Michigan

General Contractor: Orion Construction

About the Project:

Exchange Place is a 15-story mixed-use development in the urban center of Kalamazoo, Michigan. The Exchange will house commercial and retail lease areas on the first, second and seventh floors. Levels three through six will provide parking, and floors eight through fourteen will be residential units.

On Wednesday, March 14th, the Division 110 team completed a 320 cubic yard pour for the 5th level deck, core wall and columns.

 

Kent Companies Texas – Multi-Family Division

Submitted by Taylor Klein, Project Manager

Project: The Hudson Apartments – Uptown Dallas

General Contractor: Trinsic Residential Group

The Hudson is a luxury apartment complex consisting of five and six-story wood frame buildings over an at grade concrete podium, with below grade parking. General Superintendent Arturo Sierra and Superintendent Felix Lopez and their teams are doing an outstanding job pushing this project forward. Despite weeks of rain delays, we are moving right along. The basement slab on grade, walls and garage columns are complete (Level B2). We are pouring the first deck (Level B1) this week. Check out the photo progression below to see how far we’ve come.

One Month Ago:

Current Job Site Progress:

Additional photo credits to Safety Director Rodney Hartline.

 

Go RED!