River High School
The River High School Field House addition and renovation is an example of Wolf Creek Contracting’s success under the design-bid-build delivery method. WCC provided general contracting services as well as self-performed interior finishes and exterior concrete. The $2.5M endeavor involved the construction of a new field house and partial renovation of an existing building. Scopes of work for this project include demolition, concrete, masonry, interior architectural elements installation (such as lockers and bathroom dividers), windows and doors, drywall and interior finishes, flooring, elevator installation, HVAC, electrical, plumbing, fencing, and overseeing the delivery and installation of gym equipment. The biggest challenge to this project was the impact of COVID-19 as it greatly delayed material lead times, such as the bricks used on the buildings’ envelope. Despite material shortages, this project was completed on schedule and under budget. The completed athletic facility is as gorgeous as it is functional and is sure to be an asset to River High School for decades to come.
Blackwater Falls Lodge
The Blackwater Falls State Park Lodge renovation is an ongoing Wolf Creek Contracting project. The $4.6M project for the West Virginia Department of Natural Resources involves the addition of a new building with four floors, totaling approximately 67,000 total square feet, and the renovation of a portion of the existing 45,000 square foot building. The project is generally to perform interior renovation work, replacing existing mechanical systems in rooms and public areas, and renovating existing lodge rooms to be compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The project is phased and the Owner is continuing to occupy the Lodge during the renovation. Currently the Blackwater Falls Lodge Renovation is slated be completed on budget and on schedule.
The Claudia L. Workman Fish & Wildlife Education Center, named in honor of the late Claudia Workman by her husband Jack who donated 102 acres on the west side of Corridor G (U.S. Rt. 119) for permanent protection as a conservation area, is an ongoing Wolf Creek Contracting project for the West Virginia Department of Transportation. A few key elements of the 7,000 SF educational facility new build include Cavity Masonry load-bearing perimeter walls supported on concrete foundation; Wood and steel framed roof with standing seam metal roof covering over insulated roof decking; Aluminum-framed entrances, storefront framing, and glazed curtain wall construction; Masonry interior partition walls; Concrete floor slabs; Interior finishes; Related Plumbing, HVAC, and Electrical work; and Site utilities and site improvements including paving and landscaping. Wolf Creek Contracting was awarded the $4.1M project through the competitive bid process and are providing general contracting services as well as self-performing concrete.
New Kanawa Elementary
After the previous Kanawha Elementary School was destroyed by flooding, the Kanawha County Board of Education sought to rebuild at a higher elevation. The New Kanawha Elementary School will be constructed on Wolverton Mountain, requiring an intensive sitework package for tree removal, demolition of several existing structures, grading, site utilities, etc. The sitework will last seven months – nearly doubling the projected eleven-month construction schedule. The $30.5M project is expected to be completed in 2022.
The Work of this Project will be conducted under a single-prime General Trades Contract awarded to Wolf Creek Contracting through the competitive bid process. The massive undertaking involves the construction of a one-story elementary school building featuring classrooms, administrative offices, cafeteria with commercial-grade kitchen, gymnasium including telescoping stands, and accessory spaces. Key features of the structure include insulated concrete-formed load-bearing perimeter walls including brick veneer, concrete floor slab-on-grade, steel roof framing, single-ply membrane roof covering, interior flush wood doors in hollow metal door frames, hollow metal doors and frames, aluminum framed entrances and windows, plumbing, HVAC, and electrical systems.
The Main Street Streetscape project for the City of Madison, WV was awarded to Wolf Creek Contracting following the competitive bid process. WCC provided general contracting services as well as self-performed a large percentage of the work. The City of Madison Main Streetscape project involves demolition of existing concrete curbs and sidewalks, portions of the asphalt roadway shoulder, and other related items. Construction activities shall consist of installation of new concrete curbs and sidewalks, crosswalk and pavement striping, patching of asphalt, park benches, trash receptacles, bicycle racks, streetlights, landscaping, and storm sewer improvements. The $516k project is ongoing and is slated to be completed on time and under budget. Infrastructure projects like this one provide immeasurable beauty and value to their communities.