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Reed Custer Community Unit School District 255 New K-5 School

Gilbane built a new 105,000 SF elementary school in Braidwood, Illinois.

Construction of a new elementary school for students in pre-k to Fifth grade

Reed Custer Community Unit School District 255 outgrew their existing elementary school and needed to upgrade facilities for the growing district. Through a selection process, the administration and school board unanimously selected Gilbane as construction manager for the project.

The new 107,000 SF elementary school serves students in grades pre-K through fifth. The new facility features 30 classrooms, two gymnasiums, full kitchen and cafeteria, a learning resource center, and dedicated spaces for music and art. The building also includes spaces designed as storm shelters for emergency preparedness.

Located on an 18-acre site, the new building was constructed right next door to their current, fully-operating building, which required meticulous safety and site logistics planning early in the process.

Client Value

“We are thankful that we selected Gilbane to be the construction manager for Reed Custer Elementary School. I value the relationships that I built with all Gilbane staff, especially Doug Lim and David Norris…We would not hesitate to hire Gilbane again in the future. In fact, we are already contemplating a possible addition at our high school. If we go that route, Gilbane will once again be selected to manage the construction.” – Mark Mitchell, Superintendent