OWNER’S REPRESENTATIVE – ENT CREDIT UNION

Ent Credit Union of Colorado Springs, CO has engaged ORB Management to be their Owner’s Representative for repair, maintenance and upgrades at 19 of their facility locations along the Front Range in Colorado.  ORB was engaged on 6 similar, successful projects in 2019, which prompted Ent to re-engage ORB for their full list of 2020 projects.  Earlier this year, ORB facilitated a Contractor RFP process and selected GH Phipps (Colorado Springs) as the general contractor under an open-book, cost-plus form of agreement for the projects.  The project team then developed specific work scopes, an implementation schedule and an overall GMP for all 19 projects, which are expected to commence the week of August 3rd and be completed by the end of this year. 

As part of their Owner’s Representative services, ORB will provide construction coordination, cost management, pay application process management, project documentation, schedule coordination, coordination of owner-provided work scopes, and close-out/warranty management on behalf of Ent. 

Ent Credit Union is a community credit union serving a 14 county area in Central and Southern Colorado with more than $5 billion in assets and more than 300,000 members. Ent provides a full range of personal and business financial solutions through their Ent.com website, more than 30 service centers, online and telephone banking, a call center and a mortgage loan center.

PROJECT COMPLETE – LA PLATA COMMUNITIES

The Cordera Community Center project is now complete in Colorado Springs!  The project was completed by Memorial Day Weekend as promised and came in under budget; however, the pool was not able to open until today due to the COVID-19 Pandemic.  CRP Architects, GE Johnson Construction and Front Range Aquatec (all based in Colorado Springs) comprised the design and construction team.  The Association members and the Owner are extremely happy with the end result.

As you can see, they have one of the most beautiful views on the front range!  The Owner called ORB Management after the final inspection and said “we’re extremely happy with ORB Management as our Owner’s Representative and would be happy to provide a reference on any other projects you are pursuing.  The entire team did a great job … you were all pro’s!”.

Check out a few photos below!

 

PROJECT UPDATE – CALVARY LUTHERAN CHURCH EXPANSION

Calvary Lutheran Church addition and remodel project continues even as the church applies social distancing by broadcasting their services over social media. With the unforeseen opportunity that the phased project could all be done at once, there is great progress being made on the interior remodel that was phased to start for a later period of time.  Calvary has been incredibly flexible and gracious in allowing for schedule modifications to keep contractors busy and expedite the remodeling process. The 2nd floor offices are completed and will be occupied at the church’s earliest convenience. The floor slab for the new worship space has been poured so interior wall framing can begin. This project is currently scheduled to be completed in October of this year. Calvary is spreading God’s love and you can see more here at calvaryalex.org

PROJECT UPDATE – ALEXANDRIA INDUSTRIES EXPANSION

Alexandria Industries (AI) has been considered an essential manufacturer since the Covid-19 pandemic response was initiated. During this time, the construction of their 19,000 square foot manufacturing and office addition was nearing completion. As of April 14th, 2020, they received a temporary certificate of occupancy while a few remaining items were being addressed. The office space allows for a consolidation of departments to work under the same roof with increased collaboration.

The main entrance is warm and welcoming as you enter the reception area. The wall covering to the left of the reception desk evokes the manufacturing theme of innovation, while you are greeted by some of the kindest people. A view of the lobby open ceiling above displays a high-end industrial fan, which is a client of AI. AI manufactures the aluminum blades for these fans. The high wall above the lobby elevator displays the backlit AI logo and innovative wall covering around the elevator door. You can also take the grand stairway embodied by aluminum and glass railing to the second floor.

The second floor has an open ceiling office concept. It is a natural blend of contemporary office with a manufacturing component and a background of white noise providing an audible rhythm for productivity. This area includes open and closed office spaces, board and zoom rooms, new bathrooms, an employee break room and a window around the perimeter allowing natural light to flood the open office areas.

This project has been a great collaboration of ORB Management as Owner’s representative, Studio-e Architects as the design firm, and prime contractors consisting of Srock Construction, Mission Mechanical for plumbing and HVAC, Vinco Electric and Allied Fire. We appreciate Alexandria Industries as a repeat customer and look forward to their continued success!

OWNER’S REPRESENTATIVE – SOURCEWELL AND CPC

ORB Management was recently engaged by Sourcewell, located in Staples, MN and Cooperative Purchasing Connection (CPC), located in Fergus Falls, MN, to provide Owner’s Representative and other real estate and project advisory services to their members under a Professional Services Agreement (PSA). 

Sourcewell and CPC provide member-centered solutions that enable government, education, and nonprofit agencies to work more efficiently, and leverages their resources to strategically reinvest in the communities they serve as invaluable service cooperative partners.  

For nearly two decades ORB Management has been providing strategic and tactical project advisory services to assist in the planning and implementation of real estate and facility transactions and projects, and other services related to improvements of real property.  “We’re grateful for this mission-aligned partnership and the opportunity to continue serving service cooperative members and their communities across the region”, Tom Wacholz, Founder and President of ORB Management.