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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. 

2013 Build Kentucky Award

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 in 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 the community. 

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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.  

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 the twenty-year recipient 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.

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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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.

2012 Build Kentucky Award

US WorldMeds held a groundbreaking ceremony on Friday, July 12th to officially 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 continuing 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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—Lonnie Anderson, Superintendent, Whitley County School