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2016 Associate of the Year

2016 Associate of the Year 2016 Associate of the Year 2016 Associate of the Year 2016 Associate of the Year 2016 Associate of the Year
2016 Associate of the Year

December 2nd, Branscum Construction / Precision Erection celebrated their 40th Annual Christmas luncheon with 70 associates present. 

During our celebration David "Cobb" Mann accepted the 2016 Building for Excellence Associate of the Year Award.   This award is a very serious and honorable recognition of an associate's overall performance. Each year all associates submit a nominee for the Associate of the Year based on their Loyalty, Attitude, Safety, Ability and Quality of Work.  Mann is a role model and leader to all of his co-workers.  He joined the Branscum Construction Team in 1994 and has worked on numerous projects over the past 22 years.  Currently, he is working on the Bank of Jamestown and the Liberty Elementary School Renovation Project.

Along with the Associate of the Year Award there were five associates recognized as Honorable Mentions; Billy Stearns, Vernardo Valencia, Vince Johnson, Richard Bunch and Josh Branscum

During the annual gathering, service awards were presented to Sandy May for 5 years of service, Jim Rock for 10 year of services.  Vince Johnson and Juan Rodriguez for 15 years, Wayne Hopper for 20 years of service and Steve Foley received his 30 year service award. 

 



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Pleasant View Elementary receives EnergyStar Award

Pleasant View Elementary receives EnergyStar Award Pleasant View Elementary receives EnergyStar Award Pleasant View Elementary receives EnergyStar Award Pleasant View Elementary receives EnergyStar Award Pleasant View Elementary receives EnergyStar Award
Pleasant View Elementary receives EnergyStar Award

Congratulations Whitley County Board of Education on recognition received form EnergyStar on their energy efficiency at the new Pleasant View Elementary. The new state of the art school had a one year savings of over $25,000 in energy costs, which is a 55 percent drop in cost below the older smaller elementary school. The new Pleasant View Elementary School is ranked top 20 out of 359 schools in Kentucky on their energy efficiency.  Branscum team members Casey Satterly and Larry Siler were on hand for the presentation at the Whitley Co School Board meeting.

 



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Promotions of two well-deserving individuals: Josh Branscum & Jonathan Smith

Promotions of two well-deserving individuals: Josh Branscum & Jonathan Smith Promotions of two well-deserving individuals: Josh Branscum & Jonathan Smith
Promotions of two well-deserving individuals: Josh Branscum & Jonathan Smith

Russell Springs, KY - Branscum Construction Company, Inc., a leader in the Kentucky construction industry for 40 years, is pleased to announce the promotions of two well-deserving individuals: Josh Branscum and Jonathan Smith.  Josh Branscum has been named Executive Vice President and Jonathan Smith has been promoted to Vice President of Operations.

 Josh Branscum has grown up in the company watching his father Stephen Branscum start and nurture the family construction business.  Branscum began his career with Branscum Construction Company on the Russell Springs Elementary School project as a laborer, working and learning under the direction of Branscum's Senior Superintendents.  He continued working in the field while he completed his Bachelor of Arts degree in Organizational Communication at Georgetown College ('05) and Bachelor of Science degree in Construction Management at Eastern Kentucky University ('07). After graduation, Branscum joined Branscum Construction's MED (Marketing, Estimating & Design) Department and oversaw all areas of Project Development. He was later promoted into the role of Business Development Director and managed business relations and project acquisitions.

 As Executive Vice President, Branscum will continue to be involved in pre-construction services; however, he will now have a greater role in overall management of the company.

 "I am honored and grateful for this opportunity," said Branscum.  "I'm very energized about the team we have put together at Branscum Construction.  We have a perfect mix of veterans and those who are younger in the industry.  This has made for a great environment for learning, sharing of ideas and outside the box thinking.  We have always provided our clients with value, diversity and strength. As we enter our 40th year of business, we are all very excited at what lies ahead!"

 Jonathan Smith joined the Branscum Construction team in 1993, where he started out in the field as a laborer on the Sherwin Williams expansion in Richmond.  Smith completed his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with a minor in Math at Lindsey Wilson and he attended the Construction Estimating Institute before joining Branscum Construction's estimating department.  He has spent the last 17 years estimating and working closely with project managers, clients and subcontractors.  Smith has vast experience with multiple delivery methods on a wide range and various types of projects. 

 As Vice President of Operations, Smith will continue to be in charge of the day-to-day field operations for Branscum Construction Company.

Branscum Construction Company, Inc. was incorporated in 1977 by Paul and Stephen Branscum.  Over the past 40 years, Branscum Construction has remained a family owned business.  Branscum Construction provides construction services throughout the mid-east and southeast regions of the United States. Their initial strategic plan has developed many efficient construction programs that can be tailored towards any client's needs.  Branscum Construction's approach to meeting these needs utilizes these guiding principles: focus on quality, customer satisfaction and effective business practices.

The driving force behind Branscum Construction's success has been its continuing mission to exceed client expectation.  Branscum Construction continues to construct landmarks for the future by

"Building for Excellence."



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Branscum's Newest Team Members

Branscum's Newest Team Members Branscum's Newest Team Members
Branscum's Newest Team Members

Vance Mitchell joins the Branscum Construction team as Director of Business Development.  He graduated from Kentucky College of Business and also attended the American Institute of Management and Business Administration and US Army Logistics Management College. He spent 14 years with the Commonwealth of Kentucky Administrative Office of the Courts, managing their Facilities Department and overseeing $500 million dollars of capital construction. Several of which were Branscum Construction projects.

Vance has been married to his wife Kendra Mitchell since 1996. They have one son, Teron (19) who is a freshman at Western Kentucky University. Vance lives in Stanford, Kentucky and enjoys working out, sports, and anything outdoors.

When Vance was asked about his job he said "I am very excited to be a part of this amazing company and I look forward to what our future holds."

   

Earlier in 2016, Bryan Popplewell became the newest estimator at Branscum Construction Company.  Popplewell is an US Air Force veteran, serving for six years as an Aircraft Maintainer. During his service, he earned an Associates and a Bachelor's degree. After his military service, he spent several years working in contract compliance for the Department of Defense. His construction industry career has included positions in the field, project management, estimating, as well as owning a sub-contracting firm.

Bryan was born and raised in Russell County and is grateful and excited to be able to raise his family, in his hometown.  Bryan plans to continue his education, working towards an MBA from Xavier University.




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Superintendent Richard Bunch honored at the the Adair Co BOE meeting

Superintendent Richard Bunch honored at the the Adair Co BOE meeting Superintendent Richard Bunch honored at the the Adair Co BOE meeting
Superintendent Richard Bunch honored at the the Adair Co BOE meeting

Branscum Construction Superintendent Richard Bunch was honored at the Adair County Board of Education monthly meeting held on March 17th, 2016.  The board presented Bunch with a plaque and recognized him for his hard work and dedication to building the new bus garage.  


Below is a article that was featured on the Columbia Magazine website on March 18, 2016.

http://www.columbiamagazine.com/photoarchive.php?photo_id=65454

2016-03-18 - Adair County Transportation Complex, Col. Casey Drive, Columbia, KY - Photo by Ed Waggener.
Seeding and Strawing is complete, and the new Adair County Transportation Complex is virtually ready for service. Only a few relatively minor punchlist items need completion in addition to installation of parking lot paving and the paving itself. Project Manager Richard Bunch of Branscum Construction said that Gaddie-Shamrock will make the parking lot a priority when the plant is fired up on Monday, March 21, 2016 and he expected to begin then. David Jones, Buildings & Grounds and Transportion Director for the Adair County School District, told the board of education last night that the transition from the J.T. Coomer Bus Garage to this facility would take place shortly after the current semester is complete. He said that both the baseball season and safety were factors in the schedule.




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Groundbreaking for the New Industrial Spec Building in Metcalfe County

Groundbreaking for the New Industrial Spec Building in Metcalfe County Groundbreaking for the New Industrial Spec Building in Metcalfe County Groundbreaking for the New Industrial Spec Building in Metcalfe County Groundbreaking for the New Industrial Spec Building in Metcalfe County Groundbreaking for the New Industrial Spec Building in Metcalfe County
Groundbreaking for the New Industrial Spec Building in Metcalfe County

Branscum Construction is proud to be part of the First Spec Building to be constructed in Edmonton / Metcalfe County.

A groundbreaking was held May 24th, to officially kick off construction of the new 30,000 sqft industrial spec building. There was a large crowd on hand to help celebrate to great moment for Metcalfe County.

The Branscum Team is being led by Project Manager Casey Satterly and Superintendent Jim Rock. The new spec building is expected to be completed in November 2016.


http://www.glasgowdailytimes.com/news/ground-broken-for-new-spec-building-in-edmonton/article_936dee36-2216-11e6-a455-5f2ce1687d45.html



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Branscum & Precision Annual 39th Associate Christmas Celebration

Branscum & Precision Annual 39th Associate Christmas Celebration Branscum & Precision Annual 39th Associate Christmas Celebration Branscum & Precision Annual 39th Associate Christmas Celebration Branscum & Precision Annual 39th Associate Christmas Celebration Branscum & Precision Annual 39th Associate Christmas Celebration
Branscum & Precision Annual 39th Associate Christmas Celebration

Branscum & Precision Annual 39th Associate Christmas Celebration 

Branscum Construction Company and Precision Erection Company held their 39tth Annual Christmas Celebration and Awards Banquet on December 4, 2015.   This year's celebration began with a warm welcome from Steve Branscum to all of the associates.  Our Branscum family celebrated with a great lunch together and fellowship followed by the presentation of awards for years of service and recognition of the Associate of the Year at the First Baptist Church in Russell Springs, KY.  

Branscum Construction and Precision Erection Company were proud to honor many associates for their many Years of Service completed in 2015.  Recognized for ten years of service were Neal Bradshaw, Marco Gonzales, Eduardo Gonzales and Iginio Perez.  Acknowledged for fifteen years of service was Luis Inestroza and Billy Stearns.  The twenty year recipients of the gold anniversary ring were Chris Hudgins and James Murphy.  Also acknowledged were 18 associates with over 20 years of service. 

2015 Building for Excellence Associate of the Year Award was presented this year to Mr. Al Carbajal, during the annual Christmas celebration lunch.  The Branscum Organization bestows this very serious and honorable recognition based upon an associate's overall performance.  He was nominated by his co-associates using the following criteria for selection: Loyalty, Attitude, Effort, Ability and Quality of Work.  Al has been acknowledged as one of the five Honorable Mentions for the past 5 years. He joined the Branscum Construction Family in 1999 and is an outstanding leader for the entire company.  Company President, Stephen Branscum said, "Al is looked upon by many as a good example of a Positive Role Model.  He is always willing to do whatever is needed and he sets the standards for all of us."

The five Honorable Mentions this year to be recognized were: Josh Branscum, Michelle Pettey, Steve Foley, David Mann and James Murphy.  These five individuals were also nominated by their peers for their excellence in the industry.  There were 18 past Building for Excellence Associate of the Year present at the Christmas luncheon. 

Branscum Construction and Precision Erection Companies would like to thank all of the associates for their hard work and loyalty.  Each associate with Branscum and Precision are outstanding individuals and are appreciated for their dedication to their work. 




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Infiniti of Lexington

Infiniti of Lexington Infiniti of Lexington
Infiniti of Lexington

Recently, Branscum Construction was awarded the new Infiniti of Lexington Project. This new automobile dealership is 21,750 sf and will be located on 801 East New Circle Road, Lexington, Kentucky 40505. The project is already under construction and is set to be completed Fall 2016. The Branscum Team working on this project is Project Manager Jeff Cook and Superintendent Larry Siler.



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Visit with Congressman Hal Rogers Visit with Congressman Hal Rogers

Josh Branscum and Stephen Branscum visited with Congressman Hal Rogers December 22, 2015 on behalf of the AGC of American and AGC of Kentucky to thank him for his continuing support of the Construction Industry and to discuss issues of importance. Josh Branscum is currently serving as the President of the AGC of Kentucky which represents over 600 companies within the Commonwealth. This is a one year term which expires in November of 2016.



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We would like to Welcome Casey Satterly to Branscum Construction Team.

We would like to Welcome Casey Satterly to Branscum Construction Team.

Casey Satterly joins the Branscum Construction team as our newest Project Manager.  She graduated from University of Kentucky with a Bachelor's in Architecture.  Before joining our team she worked at RossTarrant Architects (2006-2015) in Lexington, KY and received her professional license in 2010.  While there Casey specialized in the design of educational facilities, and was part of the design team for the Pleasant View Elementary in Williamsburg, KY.   Branscum Construction was the Construction Manager on this project, and as Casey joined Branscum she was able to oversee the final stage of construction.  She is currently the Project Manager on the new Adair County Bus Garage in Columbia, KY and Rite Aid in Russell Springs, KY and SMC in Nicholasville, KY.

Casey has been married to her husband Landon Satterly since 2004, the newest member to our Precision Erection Team.  They have two beautiful daughters, Loren (4) and Elle (1) and one lovable dachshund, Oliver.  Casey grew up in Russell Springs and is thrilled to raise their girls in her hometown.  

When Casey is asked about her job she says…"I love what I do!...it's definitely a passion!"

 

 



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Taylor County Primary Center Construction YouTube Videos

Taylor County Primary Center Construction YouTube Videos Taylor County Primary Center Construction YouTube Videos
Taylor County Primary Center Construction YouTube Videos

Please visit our Facebook page to check out the construction videos of the New Taylor County Primary Center.  There are some amazing videos from the first bucket of dirt that was moved to now as the Insulated Concrete Form System is being poured.  


The new 57,461 sqft Taylor County Primary Center is on schedule to be completed for the 2016 - 2017 school year. 

Latest YouTube June 28, 2015: https://youtu.be/uTolrR9-Uo8



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US WorldMeds Phase II US WorldMeds Phase II

The US WorldMeds is entering into Phase II of the project.  This phase will consist of the interior construction of the new office space on the 1st, 2nd and 3rd floors and miscellaneous improvements in the lower lever.  Branscum Construction was the successful bidders of this phase and are honored to be able to see this project to completion.  





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Branscum & Precision Annual 38th Associate Christmas Celebration

Branscum & Precision Annual 38th Associate Christmas Celebration Branscum & Precision Annual 38th Associate Christmas Celebration Branscum & Precision Annual 38th Associate Christmas Celebration Branscum & Precision Annual 38th Associate Christmas Celebration Branscum & Precision Annual 38th Associate Christmas Celebration
Branscum & Precision Annual 38th Associate Christmas Celebration

Branscum Construction Company and Precision Erection Company held their 38th Annual Christmas Celebration and Awards Banquet on December 5, 2014 at the Russell Springs First Baptist Fellowship Hall.  This year's celebration began with a warm welcome from Steve Branscum to all of the associates.  Our Branscum family had a great lunch together and fellowship followed by the presentation of awards for years of service and recognition of the Associate of the Year.

Branscum Construction and Precision Erection Company were proud to honor many associates for their many years of service completed in 2014.  Recognized for fifteen years of service was Al Carbajal.  Acknowledged twenty years of service and recipients of the gold anniversary ring were Jack Glenn and David Mann. Jeff Cook was honored for his 25 years of service. 

 Mr. Donnie Hale, is the first Associate to receive the 2014 Building for Excellence Associate of the Year Award for a second time, Hale accepted this award the first time in 2006.  The Branscum Organization bestows this very serious and honorable recognition based upon an associate’s overall performance.  He was nominated by his co-associates using the following criteria for selection: Loyalty, Attitude, Effort, Ability and Quality of Work.  Donnie has been with Precision Erection Company since 1987 and has been an outstanding leader for the entire company for more than 27 years.  Company President, Stephen Branscum said, "Donnie is a "10" in all respects, striving for excellence in everything he does both professionally and personally."

The five Honorable Mentions this year to be recognized were; Josh Branscum, Al Carbajal, Jack Glenn, Sandra Honaker and David Mann.  These five individuals were also nominated by their peers for their excellence in the industry.

Branscum Construction and Precision Erection Companies would like to thank all of the associates for their hard work and loyalty.  Each associate with Branscum and Precision are outstanding individuals and are appreciated for their dedication to their work.



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Ground Breaking for the New Pleasant View Elementary School

Ground Breaking for the New Pleasant View Elementary School Ground Breaking for the New Pleasant View Elementary School Ground Breaking for the New Pleasant View Elementary School Ground Breaking for the New Pleasant View Elementary School Ground Breaking for the New Pleasant View Elementary School
Ground Breaking for the New Pleasant View Elementary School

Whitley County Board of Education held a Ground Breaking Ceremony on March 11th, 2014 for the new Pleasant View Elementary School.  With shovels in hand and hardhats on the Whitley County Board Members, Pleasant View Staff, some students, Construction Managers Branscum Construction and Architectural Firm Ross Tarrant posed for pictures then tossed the first dirt to officially begin the construction of the new Pleasant View Elementary School.

Larry Lambdin, Whitley County Board Member Chairman addressed the crowd who were on hand to help celebrate the official start of construction for the new Pleasant View Elementary School.  Chair Lambdin spoke about how the new school will aid students with the educational opportunity to achieve their life dreams to become doctors, lawyers, teachers or even a principal.

The new Pleasant View Elementary School will be finished and ready for students the start of the school year August 2015.  The new school will be constructed directly behind the current school building that was originally constructed in 1938.  Once the new Pleasant View Elementary is completed the old school will be demolished.  Throughout the duration of the construction special steps will be in place to protect the students and community.     



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Invitation to Bid Taylor County Primary Center

The Taylor County Board of Education will receive bids for construction of the above named project on November 4, 2014, at the Taylor County Board of Education, 1209 East Broadway, Campbellsville, KY 42178 until 2:00 PM EST at which time and place all bids will be publicly opened and read aloud. 

The New Taylor County Primary Center project consists of a 57,461 square feet new construction.  The Facility will be two story with ICF Structural Wall System with Brick, Metal Panel Veneer.  Floor System will be Concrete Slab on grade and concrete on Metal Deck/Bar Joist.  Roof will be low slope PVC Membrane on 6", poly ISO Insulation / Bar Mechanical System will be VRF sized to accommodate future phases. 

The site is located at 1209 East Broadway, Campbellsville, KY  42178 

Bidding Documents, including Drawings and Specifications, may be examined at the following places:

McGraw Hill Construction / Associated General Contractors of Kentucky, Inc., 950 Contract Street, Suite 100, Lexington, KY  40505

McGraw Hill Construction/Associated General Contractors, 922 N Main Street, London, KY  40741-1123

McGraw Hill Construction / Associated General Contractors Planroom, 1717 Aliant Avenue, Suite 11, Louisville, KY  40299

McGraw Hill Construction/Associated General Contractors, 1111 Shive Lane Suite 103, Bowling Green, KY  42103

Builders Exchange of Louisville, Inc., 2300 Meadow Drive, Louisville, KY  40218-1372

Plans available at Reed Construction Data Via Website www.reedplans.com 

A Pre-Bid Meeting will be held October 15th, 2012, at 10:00 A.M. EST at Taylor County Board of Education, Campbellsville, KY  42178. This Prebid is not mandatory; however bidders are strongly encouraged to attend. 

Bidding Documents, including Drawing and Specifications, may be obtained upon deposit of

$250.00 per set cash or check, payable to Taylor County Board of Education. Deposit checks should be delivered to Lynn Imaging.  After receipt of deposit by Lynn Imaging, documents may be picked up at Lynn Imaging, 328 Old Vine Street, Lexington, KY  40507, (859) 255-1021.  If documents are to be mailed, shipping should be paid separately to Lynn Imaging. 

Deposit will be returned upon receipt of Bidding Documents in good condition within ten days after bids are opened.  If more than one set of Bidding Documents are desired, the cost of

$250.00 per additional set must be remitted by separate check payable to Taylor County Board of Education.  The costs for additional sets will not be returned. 

A certified check, payable to the Taylor County Board of Education, or a satisfactory Bid Bond executed by the bidder and acceptable sureties in an amount equal to 5% of the bid shall be submitted with each bid.

Successful bidders will be required to furnish and pay for satisfactory Performance and Labor and Material Payment Bonds.  The bond shall cover the entire base bid cost and any accepted alternates (direct purchase orders must be included). Prevailing wage rates will apply to this Project.

The Owner reserves the right to reject any and all bids or to waive any informality in the bidding.  Bids received after the scheduled closing time for the receipt of bids will be returned unopened to the bidders.  Any bid not submitted on the proper form shall not be considered.  No bid may be withdrawn for a period of sixty days subsequent to the opening of bids without consent of the Taylor County Board of Education. 

The Form of Proposal and Proposal Envelope must be requested and obtained from the Construction Manager, Branscum Construction Company, Inc., 90 Key Village Rd, P.O. Box 559, Russell Springs, Kentucky, 42642, (270) 866-5107.  All bids must be submitted only on the forms and in the envelope prepared by Branscum Construction Company, Inc.  The Proposal Envelope shall have the Project and respective Bid Package Number(s) affixed. 

Sealed Bids will be received for the following packages:

 BID PACKAGE NO.        020 -EARTHWORK
BID PACKAGE NO.        022 -HOT MIX ASPHALT PAVING
BID PACKAGE NO.        030 - GENERAL                  CARPENTRY/FOOTINGS/FOUNDATIONS/SLABS
BID PACKAGE NO.        040 - MASONRY
BID PACKAGE NO.        050 - STRUCTURAL STEEL, JOISTS, DECKING & ERECTION
BID PACKAGE NO.        070 - ROOFING
BID PACKAGE NO.        082 -ALUMINUM – FRAMED STOREFRONTS /ALUMINUM WINDOWS & SUN SHADES
BID PACKAGE NO.        090 - GYPSUM DRYWALL
BID PACKAGE NO.        091 -ACOUSTICAL PANEL CEILINGS
BID PACKAGE NO.        092 - RESILIENT FLOORING, CARPET & TILE
BID PACKAGE NO.        095-PAINTING
BID PACKAGE NO.        112 - FOOD SERVICE EQUIPMENT (ALTERNATE)
BID PACKAGE NO.        114 - ELEVATOR
BID PACKAGE NO.        150 - HEATING, VENTILATION AND AIR CONDITIONING 
BID PACKAGE NO.        152 - PLUMBING
BID PACKAGE NO.        153- FIRE PROTECTION SYSTEM
BID PACKAGE NO.        160 - ELECTRICAL
COMBINED BID PACKAGES:         090 & 091 & 092
                150 & 152

If you bid a combined package, you must also bid the package individually.

There are major material items within certain bid divisions listed above, which will bid through the respective Contractor, but purchased directly by the Taylor County Board of Education.  Interested material suppliers should contact the Construction Manager, Branscum Construction Company, Inc., for the names of Contractors who have expressed interest in the Bid Packages involved. 

Bids MUST be submitted in triplicate.  Bids must be submitted in the Bid Envelope supplied by the Construction Manager.  If bids are to be mailed, enclose CM Envelope within Bidder's Envelope and address to:

 Taylor County Board of Education
ATTN:  Roger Cook, Superintendent
1209 East Broadway
Campbellsville, KY  42178

In the lower left corner of mailing envelope, add wording that a bid is enclosed for the NEW TAYLOR COUNTY PRIMARY CENTER.  Bids must be delivered to the address above prior to bid time.

Branscum Construction Company, Inc. is the Construction Manager for this project, acting as agent for the Owner, and acting in the Owner's behalf in soliciting proposals.  Each successful bidder will execute a contract directly with the Owner and not with the Construction Manager. 

Direct any questions affecting the preparation of your proposal to Mr. Jeff Cook, Construction Manager, to the above address, or phone (270) 866-5107, FAX (270) 866-3028, jcook@branscumconstruction.com 



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Adair County Primary Center receives AGC 2013

Adair County Primary Center receives AGC 2013 Adair County Primary Center receives AGC 2013 Adair County Primary Center receives AGC 2013 Adair County Primary Center receives AGC 2013 Adair County Primary Center receives AGC 2013
Adair County Primary Center receives AGC 2013

2013 Building Construction
$11 -15 Million AGC Build Kentucky Award
Adair County Primary Center
Columbia, KY

On Friday, April 11th, AGC of Kentucky presented Branscum Construction Company, Adair County Board of Education and Sherman Carter and Barnhart with the "2013 Build Kentucky Award" for their "Excellence in Building" for the Adair County Primary Center Project at the 24th Annual Associated General Contractors of Kentucky Awards and Dinner.  This Award is presented in recognition of the Commonwealth's most prestigious projects that stand out due to their excellence in construction, project management, innovative design, state-of-the-art advancements and their positive impact on the community and the environment. 

Accepting the "Build Kentucky" Award on behalf of Branscum Construction for the construction of the Adair County Primary Center were Terry Loy, Senior Superintendent and Josh Branscum.  Superintendent Alan Reed and Board Chairman Floyd Burton, Board Member Joe Payne and Principle Patty Jones accepted the award on behalf of the owner, Adair County Board of Education.  Accepting the award for Sherman Carter Barnhart Architects were Gabe Jones and Michael Smith. 

Superintendent Reed said Adair County students will benefit greatly from the new facility.  He noted that the entire community had rallied around replacing two old facilities in an attempt to save money through energy efficiency and modernization while completing a very worth-while  district consolidation.   Reed also commended both Branscum Construction and Sherman-Carter-Barnhart for meeting very tight construction timelines without sacrificing quality. 

Branscum Construction was extremely honored to be recognized and be presented the "Build Kentucky" Award.  The Branscum Construction Team approached this project from beginning to end with their Core Values in mind; continuous customer focus, effective management, relentless drive for improvement, respect for their people, teamwork and commitment to safety. Branscum's Core Values have been the cornerstone of their success for more than 37 years. The result has been continuously exceeding the needs and expectations of their clients, while delivering a quality "Landmark Project" that the community and future generations will all be proud of. 



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Branscum & Precision Annual 37th Associate Christmas Celebration

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Branscum & Precision Annual 37th Associate Christmas Celebration

Branscum Construction Company and Precision Erection Company held their 37th Annual Christmas Celebration and Awards Banquet on December 13, 2013.   This year's celebration began with a warm welcome from Steve Branscum to all of the associates.  Our Branscum family a great lunch together and fellowship followed by the presentation of awards for years of service and recognition of the Associate of the Year.

Branscum Construction and Precision Erection Company were proud to honor many associates for their many years of service completed in 2013.  Recognized for five years of service were Barry Atchley, Michelle Pettey, Neal Reeder and Victor Gonzales.  Acknowledged for ten years of service was Lannie Fields.  The twenty year recipients of the gold anniversary ring were Sandra Honaker, Timothy Stephens, Jonathan Smith and Carl Stephens. Dale Meece was honored for his 30 years of service.  Additionally, Larry McGowan was recognized for their thirty-five years of service and was presented with an anniversary watch. 

Mrs. Pam Eysenbach, was presented with the 2013 Building for Excellence Associate of the Year Award during the annual luncheon.  The Branscum Organization bestows this very serious and honorable recognition based upon an associate's overall performance.  She was nominated by her co-associates using the following criteria for selection: Loyalty, Attitude, Effort, Ability and Quality of Work.  In the past several years Pam has been acknowledged as one of the five Honorable Mentions.  Pam has been with Branscum Construction Company since 1992 and has been the foundation for the office and an outstanding leader for the entire company for more than 21 years.  Company President, Stephen Branscum said, "Pam is a "10" in all respects, striving for excellence in everything she does both professionally and personally"

The five Honorable Mentions this year to be recognized were: Josh Branscum, Al Carbajal, Jack Glenn, Vince Johnson and Sandy May.  These five individuals were also nominated by their peers for their excellence in the industry.

Branscum Construction and Precision Erection Companies would like to thank all of the associates for their hard work and loyalty.  Each associate with Branscum and Precision are outstanding individuals and are appreciated for their dedication to their work.


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Josh Branscum of Branscum Construction makes guest appearance at live webinar. Josh Branscum of Branscum Construction makes guest appearance at live webinar.

Josh Branscum of Branscum Construction makes guest appearance at live webinar

The Center for Rural Development and Forward in the Fifth"s latest live webinar yesterday afternoon featured professionals in the human services, education, and construction sectors as part of a week of live "College and Career Readiness: Moving Forward" web broadcasts in conjunction with the statewide Operation Preparation week in Kentucky.

Host Michael Cornett, far left, director of marketing and public relations for The Center, welcomed panel lists Carroll Ann Busher, second from left, director of Eastern Kentucky Child Care Coalition; Dr. Sandy Medley, staff psychologist at Bluegrass Oakwood; and Josh Branscum, director of marketing, estimating and design at Branscum Construction.

Students in 120 middle and high schools in 32 Kentucky counties have access to the week's live webinars, and even more students will when the videotaped segments are made available to educators across the state and region.

Operation Preparation, which is being observed in Kentucky from March 12-16, helps students learn about a variety of careers directly from professionals in numerous fields.

The webinar project, funded by a United States Department of Education i3 grant, is presented by Forward in the Fifth, a nonprofit organization and affiliate of The Center; Kentucky Valley Educational Cooperative; Green River Regional Educational Cooperative; WIN Learning; and Sonic Foundry.

Students within the primary service regions of Kentucky Valley Educational Cooperative and Green River Regional Educational Cooperative in Western and Eastern Kentucky may submit questions to the panel via email at mycareer@centertech.com.



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McDonalds in Barbourville - Grand Re-Opening Ribbon Cutting Ceremony McDonalds in Barbourville - Grand Re-Opening Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Everyone is invited to attend the Grand Re-Opening Ribbon Cutting Ceremony of the newly remodeled McDonald's of Barbourville, KY on May 2, 2012 at 10:00 AM EST.

McDonald's of Barbourville
20 Parkway Plaza
Barbourville, KY 40906
 
Owners:  Rick & Susan Mann
 
Branscum Construction recently finished a complete renovation of the McDonald of Barbourville.  The remodel consisted of new exterior to revamp the store front to look more modern.  While the interior also under went major changes too. 



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Branscum Construction is presented the 2011 Build Kentucky Award Branscum Construction is presented the 2011 Build Kentucky Award

The Associated General Contractors (AGC) of Kentucky held their 22nd annual awards banquet on Friday, February 24th in Lexington, Kentucky.  During this event Branscum Construction Company, Jerry Herndon Architect and the owners, Larue County Geriatric Center were presented with the 2011 "Build Kentucky" Award for the design and construction of the Sunrise Manor Nursing Home.

The AGC's "Build Kentucky" Award is presented in recognition of the Commonwealth's most prestigious projects that stand out due to their excellence in construction, project management, innovative design, state-of-art advancements and their positive impact on the community and the environment.  This honor is widely recognized by construction professionals, the design community and the Commonwealth's top owners.

Receiving the $11 - $15 Million AGC "Build Kentucky" Award for construction of the Sunrise Manor Nursing Home on behalf of Branscum Construction Company were Mrs. Sandra Honaker, Project Manager, Mr. Chris Hudgins and Mr. Jim Rock, Project Superintendents.  Mr. Josh Branscum accepted the award on behalf of the owner Larue County Geriatric Center.  Mr. Jerry Herndon accepted the award for Jerry Herndon Architect Firm.

2011 Building Construction
$11 - $15 Million AGC Build Kentucky Award
Sunrise Manor Nursing Home
Hodgenville, KY
 

The new two story Sunrise Manor consists of 90,785 square feet with the capacity of 130 long term resident's rooms.  Sunrise Manor Nursing Home offers a wide variety of care, with skilled, semi skilled care for short-term and long term residents and Alzheimer care.  The facility is also equipped with the capacity for adult daycare and inpatient and outpatient physical therapy along with other forms of therapy.  The innovative design of the resident's rooms is unique to other nursing homes with the rooms being built at an angle; this allows for maximum privacy to each occupant.  This layout permits two residents per room but provides each resident the feeling of a private room with an individual window, storage units, their own flat screen TV and extra living space.  The facility includes a beauty salon, two dining areas, spacious halls and numerous sitting parlors.  There is also a courtyard to allow the residents enjoyment and relaxation outside the facility.

Sunrise Manor offers a new way of thinking and living for people who have found themselves in need for a long term facility for a loved one.  It is also an asset to the community by offering physical, occupational and speech therapy services.  The unique architectural design and layout of this project sets the mark for future nursing homes.

This honor would not have been possible without the dedication of our valued subcontractors, Jerry Herndon Architect and the entire Branscum Construction Team.  Branscum would like to express our gratitude to Larue County Geriatric Center and everyone at Sunrise Manor Nursing Home.  Branscum Construction would also like to formally thank everyone who worked on the Sunrise Manor Nursing Home.

Branscum Construction has been the recipient of numerous AGC "Build Kentucky" Awards over the past 22 years and each award is accredited to Branscum Construction's dedication to "Building for Excellence".  The most recent projects recognized are; 2010 for Garrard County High School in Lancaster, KY.  In 2009 for Russell County Auditorium and Natatorium in Russell Springs, KY and David L. Williams Southeastern Kentucky Agricultural & Expo Complex in Corbin, KY.  In 2008 for First Baptist Church in Russell Springs, KY and 2007 for Ransdell Chapel at Campbellsville University.



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Groundbreaking held for the new US WorldMeds

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Groundbreaking held for the new US WorldMeds

US WorldMeds held a groundbreaking ceremony on Friday, July 12th to official mark the beginning of construction on their new US WorldMeds Corporate Headquarters in Louisville, Kentucky. 

There were over 75 people on hand for the ceremony, including Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer.  "It's very symbolic when you plant roots like this and put up a tremendous building, it really says something about we're here to stay, we’re here to grow and keep growing a great international company."

During the ceremony CEO Breckinridge Jones, introduced the construction team that will be working together to build the new US WorldMeds Headquarters.  The architectural team Potter & Associates Architects and the Construction Managers Branscum Construction Company, Inc.

The Louisville-based pharmaceutical, US WorldMeds Headquarters will be located on Springdale Road near The Summit shopping center.  The new headquarters will be a 45,000 square foot space with 3 stories.  It will be very energy efficient with LED lighting and efficient heating system.  The unique design will consist of large dome skylight and curved glass entryway to sure ensure a bright and open.  Construction will begin early fall 2013 and finish early 2015.

US WorldMeds

US WorldMeds is a closely-held, Kentucky-based specialty pharmaceutical company. Our mission is to develop, license and commercialize unique and significant specialty pharmaceuticals that address unmet medical needs or overcome limitations of existing products.

Organized on March 23, 2001 by current CEO Paul Breckinridge "Breck" Jones, US WorldMeds holds true to our founder's original vision to become a substantial global operating enterprise while remaining closely-held and able to capitalize on local and experienced talent. US WorldMeds remains committed to continue to expand into a major corporate citizen and a formidable source of innovative pharmaceutical products and high-quality jobs for generations to come - both in our Louisville headquarters and our satellite offices and manufacturing facilities.

While starting at home and planting deep roots may have been our founding principles, US WorldMeds' mission now stretches far beyond city, state or national borders. US WorldMeds continually strives to identify specialty products for niche patient groups and increase access to those treatments across the globe. The company has built a platform for success on two primary strengths: sound science and targeted commercialization.

To fulfill its mission, US WorldMeds will strive to seek well-positioned strategic partnerships; asset divestitures and acquisition or licensing opportunities to expand our portfolio; and to open doors to new domestic and international markets, all to create greater access to care for the patients we serve.



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Dedication at the new Garrard County Justice Center

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Dedication at the new Garrard County Justice Center

The Dedication Ceremony and Ribbon Cutting for the New Garrard County Justice Center was held Thursday, March 1, 2012.  There were several hundred members of the community including local and state dignitaries on hand to hlep celebrate the completion of this grand complex.

Garrard County Judge Executive John Wilson was amoung the speakers during the dedication, "This has been a wonderful project for downtown and helped revitalize our square.  It has pumped some new energy into our community."  Other honored guest speakers were the Reverend Earl Thornton, Donna Powell, State Representative Lonnie N. Napier, State Senator Tom Buford, Chief District Judge Bill Oliver, Supreme Court of Kentucky Justice Daniel J. Venters, Chief Justice John D. Minton, Chief Circuit Judge Hunter Daugherty and Reverend Lisa Eye.

The Garrard County Justice Center includes Circuit Court, District Court, Family Court, Circuit Court Clerk Offices and other judicial staff and administrative offices.  The 40,473 square feet justice center is equipped with the latest computer, video and networking technology.  The highest level of security is provided through a single point entry with a magnetometer and a security team in place with access to top of the line security equipment and cameras.   For added safety, prisoners will be segregated from the public by separate entrance and corridors.

The Garrard County Justice Center was designed to meet the standards mandated by the Administrative Office of the Courts.  The architect for this complex was Brandstetter Carroll form Lexington.  Brascum Construction Company of Russell Springs was the Construction Manager.  The Branscum Construction team consisted of Jeff Cook, Project Manager and Todd Sadler, Project Superintendent.



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New Russell Family Medical Center New Russell Family Medical Center

New Russell Family Medical Center
Russell Springs, KY

Cumberland Family Medical Center, Inc. (CFMC), a Federally Qualified Health Center has selected Branscum Construction Company, Inc. as the Construction Managers for the new Russell Family Medical Center to be located on 404 Steve Drive in Russell Springs, KY. 

The new Russell Family Medical Center project will consist of two unique facilities; a clinic and administration building.  The 19,185 sqft Clinic will consist of physician office space, 21 exam rooms, common area and a community room.  The 9,695 sqft Administration facility will house CFMC office space.

The anticipated bid date for the new Russell Family Medical Center should be late June with construction to begin immediately after subcontracts are awarded.

Branscum Construction is honored to have been selected as the construction manager on what is sure to be a Landmark Project for Russell County and the surrounding area.  We look forward to the opportunity of working with the CFMC and their wonderful staff.



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Branscum / Precision Annual Christmas Celebration & Awards

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Branscum / Precision Annual Christmas Celebration & Awards

Branscum Construction Company and Precision Erection Company held their 35th Annual Christmas Celebration and Awards Banquet on December 7, 2012.   This year's celebration began with a warm welcome from Steve Branscum to all of the associates.  During the luncheon Branscum Construction and Precision Erection Company were proud to honor so many associates for their many years of service completed in 2012.  Recognized for five years of service was Erick Estrada.  Acknowledged for ten years of service were Josh Branscum, Jim Gilbert and Fernardo Salomon.  The fifteen year recipient was Greg Owens and twenty year was Joyce Barnes and Pam Eysenbach.  Receiving twenty-five year service award were Donnie Hale and Johnny Beaty.   There were 2 associates; Terry Loy and Steve Branscum acknowledged for their thirty-five years of service with an anniversary watch.  Both Terry and Steve have been with the company since it was established in 1977.

 

The 2012 Building for Excellence Associate of the Year Award is a very serious and honorable recognition of an associate's overall performance.  This associate is a role model and leader to all of their co-workers.  Each year all associates submit a nominee for this award based on their Loyalty, Attitude, Safety, Ability and Quality of Work.  This year's winner was Jim Rock, who has over 44 years of construction experience and has been with Branscum Construction for almost 7 years.  Jim is currently the Superintendent for the Liberty Elementary School Renovation. 

 

Along with the Associate of the Year Award there were five associates that were recognized as Honorable Mentions; Neal Bradshaw, Al Carbajal, Pam Eysenbach, Vince Johnson and Fernando Saloman.



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Garrard County Justice Center Photos

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Grand Re-Opening Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for McDonald's

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Grand Re-Opening Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for McDonald's

A Grand Re-Opening and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony was held May 2nd at the newly remodeled McDonald's of Barbourville, KY.  There were several special young McDonald's enthusiast on hand to help with the ribbon cutting. 



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Open House and Ribbon Cutting was held January 21, 2012 for Citizens Bank in Brodhead

Open House and Ribbon Cutting was held January 21, 2012 for Citizens Bank in Brodhead Open House and Ribbon Cutting was held January 21, 2012 for Citizens Bank in Brodhead Open House and Ribbon Cutting was held January 21, 2012 for Citizens Bank in Brodhead Open House and Ribbon Cutting was held January 21, 2012 for Citizens Bank in Brodhead Open House and Ribbon Cutting was held January 21, 2012 for Citizens Bank in Brodhead
Open House and Ribbon Cutting was held January 21, 2012 for Citizens Bank in Brodhead

Citizens Bank had a large community turnout for their open house and ribbon cutting that was held on Saturday, January 21, 2012 for their newly remodeled bank in Brodhead, Kentucky.  The bank will be officially be open for business on January 23rd, 2012.

During the ribbon cutting ceremony Mr. Corey Craig, Citizens Bank President/CEO spoke about the banks history and it's committment to the serving the community.  He also thanked eveyone that made the renovations possible.

Citizens Bank underwent a complete renovation and reconfiguration of the interior and exterior.  The bank was wanting to make the interior more modern and functional for the community and the staff.  To achieve more office space, a larger lobby and relocate the teller line to a more convenient area in the bank load bearing walls were removed and replaced with new piers, columns and structural beams.  Although the square footage of the building remained the same it gave the appearance that the bank had been expaned. 

The exterior of the building also receive major changes that included the brick veneer being removed and replaced, a new shingle roof, new sidewalks and the construction of a tower entryway.  There were new arched windows that were added throught the building that gave it a more stylish and fresh appearance.

The Branscum Construction Team's dedication to excellence has allowed Citizens Bank to provide a modern financial institution to serve the community's need.  The Branscum Construction Team consisted of David Milam, project manager and Jim Gibert was the project superintendent.



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Communtiy Trust Bank

Community Trust Bank approved and awarded Branscum Construction Company the General Contractor for their new branch bank in Columbia, Kentucky.  The new branch bank is set to start construction immediately.

The Project Manager for this project is Sandra Honaker and Chris Hudgins will be the Superintendent.



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Hudgins named 2011 Associate of the Year

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Hudgins named 2011 Associate of the Year

Branscum Construction Company and its subsidiary, Precision Erection Company held their 35th Annual Christmas Dinner and Awards Banquet on December 2, 2011 at the Russell County Auditorium and Natatorium.   The evening began with a warm welcome to all of the associates from Stephen Branscum, who has been hosting this dinner for over 35 years in appreciation of all the companies' associates.  During the annual dinner the 2011 Associate of the Year was announced, this asscociate is nominated by his or her peers based on their overall performance.  Also acknowledgment during the dinner were those associates with five, ten, fifteen and twenty-five years of service. A Safety Award was given to  recognize associates's safety record and there was also an acknowledgement of projects qualifying for Building for Excellence in 2011. 

 

Mr. Chris Hudgins of Greensburg, KY, was presented with the Building for Excellence Associate of the Year Award, which is the highest honor that can be bestowed on an associate in the Branscum Organization.  Chris has been with Bransucm Construction since 1995 and has 16 years of construction experience and currently is the Superintendent for the First Baptist Church Christian Life Center.   Company President, Stephen Branscum said, "Chris is a "10" in all respects, striving for excellence in everything he does both professionally and personally."

 

The following associates were recognized as Honorable Mentions for the Associate of the Year Award.  Joyce Barnes of Russell Springs, Al Carbajal of Liberty, Pam Eysenbach of Russell Springs, Mike Franklin of Campbellsville and Jim Rock of Edmonton.

 

Branscum Construction and Precision Erection Company were proud to honor so many associates for their many years of service completed in 2011.  The following associates were recognized for five years of service were Josh Branscum of Russell Springs, Jim Rock of Edmonton, Iginio Perez of Liberty and Scott Owens of Russell Springs.   Acknowledged for ten years of service were Vincent Johnson of Russell Springs, Juan Rodrigues of Liberty, and Jimmy Anderson of Russell Springs and Vernardo Valencia of Hustonville.  Rick Brown was distinguished for fifteen years of service.  For Twenty-five years of service Steve Foley of Columbia was recognized.



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2011 Branscum Construction Christmas Dinner Photos

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2011 Branscum Construction Christmas Dinner Photos

2011 Annual Christmas Party Photos.



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Ground Breaking for the New Adair Co. Elementary School

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Ground Breaking for the New Adair Co. Elementary School

Adair County Board of Education held a Ground Breaking Ceremony for the Adair County New Elementary School on July 10th, 2012.  The new school will replace the aging Col. Wm Casey School.   The crowd on hand included the Adair County Board of Education, members of the community, Construction Manager Branscum Construction Company and architect firm Sherman, Carter, Barnhart.

 

In the background, site preparation was preparing to beginning immediately after the ceremony. The new school is anticipated to be completed early fall of 2013.



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Dedication of the New

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A Dedication Service & Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the New Go Center of First Baptist Church, Russell Springs was held on May 20th, 2012 @ 1:00 pm.  Several members of the congregation made remarks during the dedication.

 

Pastor Jeff Griffin comments, "Today, we celebrate together another significant milestone in the blessed life of this great church!  The beautiful new "Go Center represents hours of combined and concentrated planning meetings, research, sacrificial giving, prayers, and professional skills."

"Go Center is specifically designed for ministering the life of Jesus as well as our enjoyment.  The four classrooms, youth hall, and gym will provide endless evangelism and life-changing bible study opportunities.  We refuse to allow the Center to become just another place to play or sand box."

"On our continued journey in the kingdom of God, we, as members of First Baptist Church do dedicate this beautiful facility and rededicate all other buildings and properties to the honor and glory of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ."

 

Following the Dedication and Ribbon Cutting the congregation enjoyed touring their new facility.

 

Check out Branscum Construction Facebook for more pictures of the Dedication and Ribbon Cutting.



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New Christian Life Center Ground Breaking

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New Christian Life Center Ground Breaking

A Ground Breaking Ceremony and project blessing took place on Sunday, July 10th, 2011 at the Russell Springs 1st Baptist Church for their new Christian Life Center.  There were over 100 members of the congreration present for this event. 

 

The new Christian Life Center will consist of 19,420 square feet with a full size gymnasium, youth room, classrooms, concession area and a connector lobby.  Site work began on July 11th and the project has a 12 month completion date.

 

Branscum Construction is the general contractor for this project.  Jonathan Smith will be the project manager and Chris Hudgins will be on site superintendent. 



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Sunrise Manor Dedication and Open House

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Sunrise Manor Dedication and Open House

Branscum Construction Company was honored to be part of the Dedication and Open House Ceremony for the new Sunrise Manor in Hodgenville, Kentucky.  The Open House took place on August 28th, 2011 with a large crowd from the community on hand to help celebrate and to have look at the new 2 story nursing home facility that consist of 142 beds.  After the Dedication all the attendees were invited to tour the new facility.

 

The new facility features 90,000 square feet with resident rooms, community areas; inside and outside, kitchen & dining room.  There are also several administrative offices, nurse stations, a chapel and physical therapy room. 

 

The commitment of the Branscum Construction Team allowed Sunrise Manor to be completed on time and within Budget.  The Project Manager for this project was Sandra Honaker and the Superintendents were Chris Hudgins and Jim Rock.  The Architect was Jerry Herndon.



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Ribbon Cutting at the New Russell County Health Department

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Ribbon Cutting at the New Russell County Health Department

The Lake Cumberland District Health Department celebrated the completion of the new Russell County Health Department on September 1, 2011.  Many members of the community and local officials were on hand to help dedicate this new facility to county.   "The New Health Department is dedicated to serve the people of Russell County," Bonnie Tucker.  After a short dedication ceremony everyone moved outside to the front of the building for ribbon cutting.

 

The new Russell County Health Department is a 20,000 square foot building consisting of new administrative offices, exam rooms, labs, specialty clinic, waiting areas and nurse's stations.  There is also, a staff break area, a fully functional kitchen, a 1,400 square foot conference room and a new Environmental Department.  The new facility is decorated warm and inviting to insure that public feels welcome and safe.  There is even a play area in the main lobby with a fish aquarium to entertain the young and old alike.

 

Branscum Construction Company's dedication to excellence has provided Russell County with a state of the art medical facility that we all can be very proud of.  The Branscum Team that worked on the project was Project Manager Jeff Cook and Superintendent Rick Brown.  Branscum Construction was the Construction Manager on this project and the architect was Brandstetter Carroll.



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Russell County Health Department Ribbon Cutting Russell County Health Department Ribbon Cutting

The Russell County Health Department would like to invite everyone to attend the ribbon cutting/dedication of the new Russell County Health Department in Jamestown, KY, another Branscum Construction Landmark Project.  The event will take place on Thursday, September 1st at 4:00 p.m.CST with an open house to follow the ceremony. 



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Branscum Construction receives the 2010 AGC Build Kentucky Award

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Branscum Construction receives the 2010 AGC Build Kentucky Award

On Friday, February 25th, AGC of Kentucky presented the Build Kentucky Awards at the 21st Annual Associated General Contractors of Kentucky Awards and Dinner.  This Award is presented in recognition of the Commonwealth's most prestigious projects that stand out due to their excellence in construction, project management, innovative design, state-of-the-art advancements and their positive impact on the community and the environment.  Branscum Construction was among those distinguished General Contractors to be acknowledged for their excellence in building.

Josh Branscum, Business Development and Terry Loy, Senior Superintendent accepted the $26 - $40 Million Build Kentucky Award for Branscum Construction for the construction of the Garrard County High School.  Branscum was honored to share the award with Superintendent Donald Aldridge, who accepted the award on behalf of the owner, Garrard County Board of Education.   Accepting the award for Ross Tarrant Architects was Kelly Ives and Leonard Bowers.

Branscum Construction would like to formally thank everyone who worked on the Garrard County High School.  This honor would not have been possible without the dedication of our valued subcontractors, Ross Tarrant Architects and the entire Branscum Construction Team.  Branscum would like to express our gratitude to Superintendent Donald Aldridge and the Garrard County Board of Education.  Thank You!!!

2010 Building Construction
$26 - $40 Million AGC Build Kentucky Award
Garrard County High School
Lancaster, KY
The Garrard County Board of Education was faced with a steadily growing school district in its already overcrowded schools.  Therefore, a decision was made to build a new high school and to redistribute its student population to lessen the overcrowding in all of the schools.  An 84-acre location was selected and site work began in July of 2007.  Due to the size of the project, the construction of the new facility was divided into two phases.  Phase "A" consisted of the 122,000 square foot main body of the high school which included classrooms to house over 800 students and the common space to accommodate 1,000 people.  Phase "B" of the construction includes athletic offices, field and outdoor classes.  The new high school is equipped with the latest technological advancements.  The entire school's heating, cooling and lighting systems are controlled by one central computer.  Classrooms are outfitted with smart boards to help students acquire the skills they will need to go on to college or to be workforce ready. 
 
Branscum continues to deliver quality landmark projects that communities and future generations of students will be proud of.

Branscum Construction has been the recipient of numerous AGC "Build Kentucky" Awards in previous years.  The most recent projects have been 2009 for Russell County Auditorium and Natatorium in Russell Springs, KY and David L. Williams Southeastern Kentucky Agricultural & Expo Complex in Corbin, KY.  In 2008 for First Baptist Church in Russell Springs, KY and 2007 for Ransdell Chapel at Campbellsville University.


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Dedication Ceremony for the New Russell County Judicial Center

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Dedication Ceremony for the New Russell County Judicial Center

The Dedication Ceremony of the new Russell County Judicial Center was held Tuesday afternoon, September 27th, 2011 at 1:00 p.m.  The ceremony was held upstairs in the Circuit Court room were approximately one hundred and fifty members of the community, including local and state dignitaries.  The ceremony began with a Welcome Greeting from Russell County Judge-Executive Gary D. Robertosn followed by the Invocation, Pledge of Allegiance, Presentation of Colors and the National Anthem.  Members of the Russell Springs Masonic Lodge performed the Laying of the Corner Stone Ceremony.  Gail Wilson then recognized all present and past Judges who have served in Russell County and their families.  Remarks were made by Former Chief Justice of KY Joseph E. Lambert and Supreme Court of KY Justice Daniel J. Venters.  The Dedication Address was given by Chief Justice of KY John D. Minton Jr.  "Since the early days of the Commonwealth, Kentucky courthouses have held a special place as the center of our communities,"  he added.  "It is a privilege to celebrate with the people of Russell County as they dedicate this outstanding new Judicial Center."  At the conclusion of the Dedication Ceremony everyone moved outside to the front of the Judicial Center for the official Ribbon Cutting Ceremony, afterwards the communiy was welcomed to tour the facility.

The New 160-room Russell County Judicial Center consists of approximately 45,000 square feet, which includes the Circuit Court, District Court, Family Court, Circuit Court Clerk Offices, Judges Quarters and a Sally Port.  There is a single point security entrance and private cells for inmates who have court dates to provide the highest level of court security.  With the ultimate goal of safety, the new Judicial Center is outfitted with three separate elevator systems; the Judge's, the public's and the inmate's elevator.  This will provide a safe environment for all judicial officials and staff, inmates and the the public who are required to be in the building for court dates, meetings and business.  The Judicial Center is equipped with the latest computers, video and networking technology throughtout the facility.  A security team will also be in place inside the courthouse, with access to top of the line security equipment and cameras.

The Russell County Judicial Center was designed to meet the standards required by the Administrative Office of the Courts.  The architect who designed the judicial center was Brandstetter Carroll, Inc. form Lexington.  Branscum Construction Company of Russell Springs was the Construction Manager for the project and Ross, Sinclaire & Associates were the financial agents.  The Branscum Construction Team was Sandra Honaker, Project Manager and Larry McGowan, Project Superintendent.

 



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IGA Ribbon Cutting in Russell Springs Kentucky

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IGA Ribbon Cutting in Russell Springs Kentucky

IGA held a ribbon cutting ceremony on Monday, May 2 to mark the renovation of the grocery store from what was previously Houchens to IGA.

Over the past several months Branscum Construction Company has been working on the construction project to reduce the size of the store while the store stayed opened to the public.  The renovation was to focuse on the IGA product line and improve the shopper's experience.  The changes to the store include equipment upgrades, painting, new lighting, new stand up deep freezer cases and refirgerator units.   



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Branscum Construction achieves the CHASE Blue Level Branscum Construction achieves the CHASE Blue Level

On June 22, 2011 Branscum Construction Company, Inc. became the first and only Commercial General Contractor in the state of Kentucky to achieve and to be recognized as a CHASE Blue Level member of the AGC of Kentucky and the Kentucky Labor Cabinet CHASE partnership program.  

 

Realizing this remarkable accomplishment meant meeting several stringent requirements laid out by the Construction Health and Safety Excellence (CHASE) Partnership program.  Wall-to-wall site safety inspections were conducted at various job sites.  The addresses of all current projects were submitted to AGC officials who forwarded them to the Kentucky Labor Cabinet.  Each project was subject to site safety inspections by seasoned veteran inspectors.  AGC of KY chose to conduct safety inspections at the Garrard County Judicial Center, Sunrise Manor Long-Term Care facility, and Whitley County Freshman Academy.  All projects chosen for inspection were approximately 70% complete with as many as forty tradesmen on site representing up to eight trade divisions.  Each project visited passed the thorough inspection process.

   

The final steps toward being awarded the CHASE Blue Level status were undergoing onsite inspections conducted by safety officials with the Kentucky Labor Cabinet. CPP Administrator, Mr. Bill Carey and the partnership staff made final inspections at the Garrard Judicial site.  The site was found to be worthy of positive recognition and Branscum Construction Company's safety program and safety record had achieved the coveted Blue Level status.    

 

The AGC of Kentucky and the Kentucky Labor Cabinet, Occupational Safety and Health Program (KY-OSH) equally agree upon the importance of providing a safe and healthy work environment in the construction industry.   This realization brought forth the CHASE partnership program to achieve construction workplace safety through shared strategies and objectives. The Construction Health and Safety Excellence (CHASE) partnership is a merger between AGC of Ky and OSHA.  This program was implemented in January 2001 with 3 levels of excellence, Red, White, and Blue.  Numerous construction companies are represented as members of the CHASE Program, all of whom are striving to reach the Blue Level Status. 

 

Congratulations to Branscum Construction Co. Inc. for their efforts towards keeping the safety of all its associates first and foremost.

 

 

 



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Kentucky Contractor Association Honors Senator Vernie McGaha Kentucky Contractor Association Honors Senator Vernie McGaha

The Associated General Contractors of Kentucky, the state's largest commercial construction association, was pleased to annouce that Senator Vernie McGaha of Russell Springs, Kentucky is the recipient of their 2010 Legislative Award of Merit.

The award presentation took place on Friday, January 28th, 2011 at Branscum Construction Company in Russell Springs, KY.   Presenting the award to Senator McGaha were Jon Brazel & Ron Wolf with AGC of KY, Stephen Branscum who has twice served as past AGC of KY President and Josh Branscum, who is currently serving on the AGC of KY Board of Directors. 

Senator McGaha has served with distinction in representing the interests of the citizens of Adair, Casey, Pulaski and Russell counties.  As a policy maker his leadership and public service has been a tremendous asset to the Commonwealth in its entirety and he has always supported the construction industry.  During the most recent session of Kentucky General Assembly Senator McGaha was the principle sponsor of two important bills which positively affect our industry - Senate Bill - 175 and Senate Bill - 176 relating to government contracts and reverse auctions, respectively.  His stewardship of the public trust and his willingness to work with the business community on behalf of the citizens of the Commonwealth of Kentucky is greatly appreciated.

"Senator McGaha has distinguished himself throughout his public service career and he truly embodies everything that the Legislative Award of Merit is intended to represent" said AGC of Kentucky Executive Vice President Richard C. Vincent.  "On behalf of the entire membership of the AGC of Kentucky we are pleased to present Senator Vernie McGaha with the 2010 AGC of Kentucky Legislative Award of Merit."



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Russell County Detention Center Ribbon Cutting

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Russell County Detention Center Ribbon Cutting

The Russell County Fiscal Court held a Ribbon Cutting and Open House for the new Russell County Detention Center on Friday, February 11th, 2011. 

Over hundred members of the community gathered to witness the official opening of the new detention center.  The ceremony began with Brother Billy Dunbar leading the crowd in an opening prayer then introducing Judge Executive Gary Robertson to say a few words. Followed by Mr. Stephen Branscum, President of Branscum Construction Company, "This is certainly a landmark facility for Russell County.  Not necessarily for its architectural beauty...it is one of the most state of the art facilities of its kind."

Deputy Commissioner of the Department of Corrections, Rodney Ballard gave a brief history of the progression of the jail from the old jail "which was crumbling around you," to the new facility.

Jailer Bobby Dunbar was the final speaker before the invocation and everyone going outside to conduct the ribbon cutting.  Everyone was encouraged to tour the new facility.

The new Detention Center started accepting its first prisoners on Wednesday morning, February 16, 2011.

The new 86 bed facility is a state-of-the-art correction facility.  There are both male and female dayrooms as well as segregation cells.  The kitchen is fully operational with walkin cooler and freezer, a fully operational laundry room and inmate medical exam room.  There are also electronic video visitation stations for inmates to communicate with the public.

Branscum Construction was the Construction Manager on the Russell County Detention Center project.  The Branscum Team consisted of Project Manager David Milam and Superintenedent James Gilbert.



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Up Coming Event: Ribbon Cutting Ceremony & Open House for the Russell County Detention Center

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Up Coming Event: Ribbon Cutting Ceremony & Open House for the Russell County Detention Center

The Russell County Fiscal Court will be having a Ribbon Cutting & Open House for the new Russell County Detention Center on Friday, February 11th, 2011, 4 p.m to 8 p.m.  Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend.

The new 86 bed detention facility is a state of the art correction facility.  The new jail has both male and female dayrooms as well as segregation cells.  There is a fully operational kitchen with walkin cooler and freezer, a fully operational laundry room and inmate medical exam room.  There are also electronic video visitation stations for inmates to communicate with the public.

Branscum Construction was the Construction Manager on the Russell County Detention project.  The Branscum Team consisted of Project Manager David Milam and Superintendent James Gilbert. 



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2010 Annual Christmas Party Photos

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2010 Associate of the Year: James Gilbert (Big Jim)

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2010 Associate of the Year: James Gilbert (Big Jim)

Branscum Construction Company and its subsidiary, Precision Erection Company held their 34th Annual Holiday Dinner and Awards Banquet on December 10, 2010 at the Russell County Auditorium and Natatorium.   At the dinner the Associate of the Year was recognized along with those with five, ten and fifteen years of service and there was a drawing for door prizes.  

 

Branscum Construction and Precision Erection Company were proud to honor so many associates for their many years of service completed in 2010.  Recognized for five years of service were Neal Bradshaw of Campbellsville and Rene Bejarano of Somerset.   Acknowledged for ten years of service were Luis Ineztroza of Liberty and Billy Stearns of Russell Springs.  Roger Helm of Jamestown, Chris Hudgins of Greensburg and James Murphy of Owenton were distinguished for fifteen years of service.

 

Mr. James Gilbert of Bradfordsville, KY, who has been with Branscum Construction since 2002, was presented with the Building for Excellence Associate of the Year Award, which is the highest honor that can be bestowed on an associate in the Branscum Organization. James (Big Jim) has over 25 years of construction experience and currently is the Superintendent for the Russell County Detention Center.   

 

This award is a very serious and honorable award that recogizes an individual's overall performance.  This associate is one who is a true representation of the Branscum organization, and is a role model for all their co-associates to follow.  Their performance is based on the following items:  loyalty, attitude, attendance, knowledge of industry, personality, working with others, conduct, ability, production, quality of work, safety and effort.

 

The following associates were recognized as Honorable Mentions for the Associate of the Year Award.  Joyce Barnes of Russell Springs, Rick Brown of Danville, Pam Eysenbach of Russell Springs, Mike Franklin of Campbellsville and Chris Hudgins of Greensburg.

Congratulations to James Gilbert and all of the Honorable Mentions this year.



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BRUSS North America, Inc Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

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BRUSS North America, Inc Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

BRUSS North America, Inc. celebrated the expansion of their facility in Russell Springs, KY with a Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony on Wednesday, September 1, 2010 @ 3:00 p.m. cst.  Governor Steve Beshear was present to celebrate the Ribbon Cutting, along with over 150 people including company and local leaders.

"It's a Great Day for Russell County."  Gov. Beshear said, "The German owned company, which specializes in the manufacturing of sealing systems for transmission and engines, has invested $10 million and is currently in the process of adding more than 100 new jobs."

Branscum Construction Company was the Construction Manager on this 130,000 square foot expansion.  The expansion included manufacturing space, warehousing space, break room, and offices.  The Branscum Team included Sandra Honaker, Project Manager and the Superintendent was Randall Redmon.

 

 



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Building Dedication/Open House at LCADD

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Building Dedication/Open House at LCADD

Branscum Construction Company was honored to be part of the Dedication and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the new Lake Cumberland Area Development District (LCADD) facility in Russell Springs, Kentucky.  The Ceremony took place on July 22, 2010 @ 3:00 p.m. with a large crowd on hand to help celebrate.  After the Ribbon Cutting all the attendees were invited to tour the new facility and enjoy refreshments.

 

The new facility features 8,750 square feet with 24 offices, several conference rooms and multi-purpose rooms.  The new construction was attached to the existing LCADD building.  Besides housing the LCADD offices, they also rent space to the Office of Employment & Training, the Kentucky Farm Workers Program, the Kentucky Office of Vocational Rehabilitation and the Kentucky Office for the Blind.

 

The dedication of the Branscum Construction Team allowed LCADD to be completed on time and within Budget.  The Project Manager for this project was Larry McEnroe and the Superintendent was Jerry Brown.

 



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Garrard County High School Dedication Ceremony

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Garrard County High School Dedication Ceremony

A Dedication Ceremony was held on July 25, 2010 in Lancaster, Kentucky for the new 117,000 square foot Garrard County High School.  There were several hundred members of the community including local and state dignitaries present to help celebrate the opening of the New High School.  The program included guest speakers Representative Lonnie Napier and US Representative Ben Chandler.  Also speaking were Kevin Stull, Principal of the New GCHS, Jerry Browning, Joe Brown, Chairman of the Garrard County Board of Education, Donald Aldridge, Garrard County Superintendent and Zackary Parsons, senior at GCHS who gave the benediction.

 

Following the Ceremony there were freshments and everyone had the opportunity to tour the new Garrard County School at their own leisure.  A color schematic of the facility was available

 

The new Garrard County High School is paving the way in Kentucky by providing students with a State of the Art Learning Facility.  The new school was built in two phases.  Phase "A" consist of the school and site work.  One of the unique features in the school is that the heating and cooling system along with the lights throughout the facility are all controlled by computer.  Also gone are the days of chalk boards, they have been replaced with dry erase boards and smart boards.  There are so many more extras such as; an art room which is equipped with a kiln for pottery and a technical lab where students can study engineering and computer repair.

 

 While Phase "B" contained the construction of the Athletic Field House, which houses the coaches' offices, a weight room as well as the locker room.  There is the Greenhouse with an outside science lab, rain garden, courtyard, amphitheater and a shelter for outdoor classes. Also included in Phase B was the construction of the Football, Baseball and Soccer Fields.

 

Branscum Construction Company's dedication to excellence has provided Garrard County a "Landmark Project" that we are all can be very proud of.   The Branscum Team that worked on this remarkable new learning facility was Project Manager Jeff Cook, CM Senior Superintendent Terry Loy and GC Superintendent Richard Pitman.  Branscum Construction was the Construction Manager and the architect was Ross-Tarrant for the new Garrard County High School.

 

 



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Adair County Judicial Center Dedication Ceremony

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Adair County Judicial Center Dedication Ceremony

The Dedication Ceremony of the New Adair County Judicial Center was held on May 20, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. with approximately one hundred fifty members of the community including local and state dignitaries present.  The ceremony began with a Welcome Greeting from Adair County Judge Executive Ann Melton followed by the Invocation, Pledge of Allegiance, Presentation of Colors, and the National Anthem.  Members of the Columbia Masonic Lodge performed the Laying of the Corner Stone Ceremony.   During the Passing of Justice Ceremony, Adair Circuit Court Clerk Dennis Loy accepted the Scales of Justice and the first Deed book from the old courthouse from predecessor William Caldwell, portrayed by re-enactor Richard Phelps.  The Scales of Justice art piece is a model by Columbia sculptor Tim Smith's bronze scale which will be placed at the top of the fountain which is scheduled for completion in the near future.  The large crowd then heard remarks from Sue Stivers, Columbia-Adair County Chamber of Commerce, Kentucky Supreme Court Justice Daniel J. Venters and Vice Chief Regional District Judge Michael Loy.  The Dedication Address was given by Chief Justice of Kentucky John D. Minton Jr.  "It is a privilege to celebrate with the people of Adair County as they dedicate this outstanding new Judicial Center," Chief Justice of Kentucky John Minton Jr. said. "Since the early days of the commonwealth, Kentucky's courthouses have held a special place as the center of our communities."  At the conclusion of the Dedication Ceremony there was a Ribbon Cutting in front of the New Judicial Center doors and the community was welcomed to tour the facility.

            The New Adair County Judicial Center consists of approximately 37,232 square feet, which includes the Circuit Court, District Court, Family Court, Circuit Court Clerk Offices, Judges quarters and Sally Port area for Judges.  The prisoner single-point security entrance with magnetometers and a holding facility will provide the highest level of court security.  In addition, the prisoners will be segregated from the public by a separate corridor and entrances into the courtrooms.   The New Judicial Center is also equipped with the latest computer, video and networking technology.  

            The Adair County Judicial Center was designed to meet the standards required by the Administrative Office of the Courts.  The architect who designed the judicial center was DLZ Architects from Frankfort.  Branscum Construction Company of Russell Springs was the Construction Manager for the Project and Ross, Sinclaire & Associates were the financial agents. 



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Adair County Judicial Center Dedication Ceremony

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Adair County Judicial Center Dedication Ceremony



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Russell County Judicial Groundbreaking

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Russell County Judicial Groundbreaking

Groundbreaking Ceremony was held on Monday, September 28th to officially start the construction of the new Russell County Judicial Center, in Jamestown, KY.   Approximately 80 people, including city, county and state officials were present to celebrate the beginning of construction.

The new Judicial Center will be approximately 44,500 square feet.  It will be equipped with the modern infrastructure to support data, computer, video and networking technology.  The facility will also provide the highest level of security through a single point entry with magnetometers and security personnel.   The project is estimated to be completed within a 15-18 month period.

Branscum-Pepper Construction is the Construction Manager and Brandstetter Carroll Architectural Firm of Lexington designed the new Judicial Center.  The Project Manager for this job is Sandra Honaker and Larry McGowan is the Superintendent.



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Garrard County Justice Center Breaks Ground

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Garrard County Justice Center Breaks Ground

The Groundbreaking Ceremony for the New Garrard County Justice Center was held on Thursday, September 24, 2009 in Lancaster, KY.   A large crowd including city, county and state officials were on hand to help celebrate the start of this new facility.

Due to rain, the main ceremony was held inside the current courthouse, with standing room only.  After the speeches were over there was a small break in the weather, and everyone moved back outside for the official groundbreaking.  Shovels and hardhats were handed out and participants tossed the first ceremonial shovels full of dirt to mark the start of construction.

The new Garrard County Justice Center will house the county's District, Circuit, Family and Drug Courts.  The Offices of the Property Valuation Administrator, County Clerk and Judge-Executive will remain in the current courthouse.  The project is expected to be completed in the winter of 2010 and cost $11.9 million.

Branscum-Pepper Construction, LLC  is the Construction Manager for this project and the architect for the project is Brandstetter Carroll.  The project manager is Jeff Cook and Bill Bridges is the Project Superintendent. 



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The Center for Rural Development Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

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The Center for Rural Development Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

U.S. Congressman Harold Rogers, Local Officials

& Community Leaders dedicated

The Center for Rural Development's

New and Enhanced Network Operations Center

(NOC) & Kitchen

at Ribbon Cutting Event

  

Nearly 100 local officials, community leaders, and others joined U.S. Congressman Harold "Hal" Rogers at The Center for Rural Development in Somerset on Monday, January 25th  for a ribbon-cutting and dedication ceremony for The Center's newly relocated and enhanced Network Operations Center (NOC) and full-service commercial kitchen.

 

Congressman Rogers, surrounded by The Center's staff, representatives of the Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS), and other invited guests, celebrated the opening of the $1.2 million renovated facility at its new 2,900 square foot home on the second floor of the south wing of The Center.

 

The NOC is a biometrically protected and secured data center that provides highly secure data and server-storage services for the online infrastructures of hosting and data clients including more than a quarter-million web-based accounts throughout Kentucky and the nation.

 

Following the dedication of the NOC, Congressman Rogers and the other guests attended a second ribbon cutting and reception in The Center's newly opened, full-service commercial kitchen located on the facility's first floor near two spacious exhibit halls and five meeting ballrooms. The kitchen is stocked with the latest equipment and accessories on the market for on-site food preparation.

 

Branscum Construction Company, Inc completed construction work on both the kitchen and NOC ahead of schedule.  The Branscum Construction Team was Project Manager Larry McEnroe and Superintendent Jeff Meredith.



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Branscum Construction Winner of Two AGC Build Kentucky

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Branscum Construction Winner of Two AGC Build Kentucky

At the 20th Annual Associated General Contractors of Kentucky dinner on February 19th, Branscum Construction Company Inc. was recognized for two of their outstanding construction projects. 

 

2009 Building Construction

$11 - $15 Million AGC Build Kentucky Award 

Russell County Auditorium and Natatorium - Russell Springs, KY

 

2009 Building Construction

$16 - $25 Million AGC Build Kentucky Award 

David L. Williams Southeastern Kentucky Agricultural & Expo Complex

Corbin, KY

 

The AGC of Kentucky presents the Build Kentucky Award in recognition of the Commonwealth's most outstanding construction projects.  For a project to be eligible for these prestigious awards they must have been completed in 2009 and demonstrate innovative construction techniques, state-of-the-art advancement, community improvement, project management and environmental sensitivity. 

Branscum Construction has been awarded numerous AGC "Build Kentucky" Awards in previous years.  The most recent projects having been:

2008 AGC Build Kentucky Award 

First Baptist Church in Russell Springs, KY

 

2007 AGC Build Kentucky Award 

Ransdell Chapel at Campbellsville University

 

Building Construction:

$11 - $15 Million AGC "Build Kentucky" Award

Russell County Auditorium & Natatorium Complex

The Russell County Board of Education was looking to strengthen their Arts & Humanities programs, expand their Physical Education Curriculum and increase their classroom space to accommodate recent growth in the district.  The Board of Education partnered with Branscum Construction to create a unique design that would tie together three diverse types of building pads and structures into one common facility.  This landmark project consists of approximately 64,000 square feet with 10 classrooms, a large capacity multi-purpose room, an auditorium that seats more than 700 guests, along with an exercise room and a natatorium which consists of an eight lane competition pool.  The new facility will provide multiple uses to this growing community and the school system. 

 

Building Construction:

$16 - $25 Million AGC Build Kentucky Award

David L. Williams Southeastern Kentucky Agricultural & Expo Complex

The City of Corbin sought a facility that would bring both entertainment and promote economic development to this region of Kentucky.  The new arena was designed with traditional features while incorporating modern design and engineering.  The building is pre-engineered with several conventional steel components; the exterior uses a combination of split face block and architectural siding with an abundance of glass storefronts and an illuminated tower feature.  It consists of 132,000 square feet and has approximately 5,000 fixed seats and room for an additional 2,000 portable seats.  The Arena will be used for concerts, sporting events, tradeshows and various other types of entertainment.

 

Branscum Construction would like to formally thank everyone who worked on both of these projects.  This honor would not have been possible without the dedication of our valued subcontractors, architectural firms & the Branscum Construction staff.  We would like to express our gratitude to Superintendent Scott Pierce with the Russell County Board of Education.  As well as Mayor Willard McBurney & City Manager Bill Ed Cannon with the City of Corbin.  Thank You!



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Chain Cutting at Wildcat Harley Davidson Chain Cutting at Wildcat Harley Davidson

Wildcat Harley Davidson located on the Hal Rogers Parkway in London, KY skipped the traditional ribbon cutting.  Instead they choose to use an acetylene torch to burn through a chain to officially open the new Harley Davidson dealership on June 1, 2009. Branscum Construction began working with owner, Scott Maddux and Shane Richmond in the fall 2008 designing a new Harley dealership. This project was completed in 6 months, despite the cold, wet weather we encountered this past winter. The store encompasses 32,000 square feet of floor space. The new dealership has a parts and service department, showroom, design center, an accessories and apparel area, along with a rider's lounge and an outside fire pit. There will be more Grand Opening festivities on July 11, 2009.



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2009 Associate of the Year

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2009 Associate of the Year

On December 4th, 2009 Branscum held their Annual Christmas Party where Mr. Jerry Brown was named 2009 Associate of the Year.  Jerry was nominated for this honor by his peers and joins a distinguished group of associates that have received this award in past years.

This award is a very serious and honorable award that recogizes an individual's overall performance.  This associate is one who is a true representation of the Branscum organization, and is a role model for all their co-associates to follow.  Their performance is based on the following items:  loyalty, attitude, attendance, knowledge of industry, personality, working with others, conduct, ability, production, quality of work, safety and effort.

Jerry Brown has been with Branscum Construction Company since 2006 and is a respected superintendent.  He is currently working at the Salvation Army Camp - Dale Hollow Lodge in Burkesville, KY.

Also recognized as Honorable Mention for Associate of the Year at the Annual Christmas Party were 5 associates: Rick Brown, Pam Eysenbach, Chris Hudgins, Dan Locke and Jim Rock.

Congratulations to Jerry Brown and all of the Honorable Mentions this year.



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Groundbreaking is held for the New Russell County Health Department

Groundbreaking is held for the New Russell County Health Department Groundbreaking is held for the New Russell County Health Department Groundbreaking is held for the New Russell County Health Department Groundbreaking is held for the New Russell County Health Department
Groundbreaking is held for the New Russell County Health Department

Branscum Construction Company, Inc. and the Lake Cumberland District Health Department held a Groundbreaking Ceremony on Thursday, August 27, 2009 for the new Russell County Health Department in Jamestown, KY.    A large crowd was on hand for the event; including elected officials, board members of the LCDHD, associates of the Russell County Health Department and other members of the Russell County community.

The new 16,000 square foot facility will be located on Fruit of the Loom Drive on 7.5 acres and will provide the Russell County Health Department with much needed room for all of the agencies that are housed in the current crowded facility.  The new building is projected to take 10 months to complete.

The Site Package for the new Health Department will bid September 30th at 1:00 p.m. CST at the Russell County Court House, Circuit Court Room 410 in Jamestown, KY.  While the remaining bid process for construction bid packages will be scheduled in a couple weeks.

Branscum Construction is the Construction Manager on the project and Brandstetter Carroll, Inc. will serve as Architect.  Mr. Jeff Cook, is the Project Manager on this project and the Superintendent is TBD. 



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