Joliet Jr. College | Joliet, IL
This expansive five-story building included; classrooms, offices, cafeteria, kitchen, science labs and a major student commons area. Also included a 300 foot enclosed bridge, spanning a two acre lake, utilized to connect the new structure to the existing building.
The Beulah Shoesmith Elementary School | Chicago, IL
A full-service school, comprised of classrooms, offices, gymnasium, auditorium and cafeteria. The project was completed in a timely fashion and dedicated on December 1, 1961.
Rich Central High School | Olympia Fields, IL
In the spring of 1990, Rich Central High School was in need of major asbestos abatement and extensive remodeling. Approximately 40% of the school was affected in this bonus/penalty project completed during the school district summer vacation. In spite of the demanding timeline, Talsma Builders, Inc. maintained outstanding quality and was awarded $64,000.00 of bonuses for early completion. The school offices shown above were completed from scratch in only eight weeks.
Ross Township High School | Merrillville, IN
This major expansion more than doubled the existing facility. Area one, to the north, utilized circular construction at the library, kitchen and cafeteria. Area two, to the south, included a new auditorium, swimming pool and gymnasium. Area three, to the west, involved classroom revisions.
Matteson School District No. 162 | Matteson, IL
A growing enrollment for over five years necessitated six new additions to existing facilities. All requiring accelerated schedules with multiple projects completed simultaneously. Projects included:
- Illinois School – New classrooms and locker rooms.
- Indiana School – New multi-purpose room and remodeling.
- Arcadia School – New classroom addition and remodeling.
- Matteson School – Two classroom additions, multi-purpose room and extensive remodeling.
All projects were completed ahead of schedule and bonuses paid.
William E. Young School | Homer, IL
This $14.75 million dollar school, completed in 2010, was constructed as a full-service educational facility. Some of the many features included:
- 8,000 square foot gymnasium.
- Kitchen and cafeteria.
- Learning resource center.
- Twenty-four classrooms.
- Administrative offices.
- Major site development including multiple retention basins, bio-swales and extensive parking.