During the first three months of 2013 the Endeavor Foundation was extremely busy finalizing construction plans for the new school. Throughout this undertaking they have secured many partners along the way to ensure a successful project:
HH Architecture is responsible for creating the site plan and building design for the new school.
They work closely with our general contractor, school board, foundation, and city planners to ensure the new school fulfills all requirements.
JD Beam is our General Contractor and is responsible for overseeing the site work and construction of our school.
Their role is to ensure the plans created and materials used are the most ideal possible, but remain within the constraints of the budget.
Stewart Engineering is responsible for the design plans for the site work, as well as roadway improvements.
They handle permit applications required for site approval and access to the State and Town of Wake Forest roads.
Key Project Management, Amy Luciani
Amy’s primary role is to coordinate all parties involved in the land purchase and facility construction process.
BB&T is our primary lender for the new school and we are working closely with them to secure the best loan possible at the most favorable rate available.
Parker Poe Attorneys
Parker Poe managed the paperwork for the land purchase loan, as well as reviewed the engineering and construction contracts. They are a great resource for the ECS Foundation Board and Board of Directors, and continue to provide legal guidance as needed.
Town of Wake Forest
Our site plans have been submitted to Wake Forest for approval, and changes will be made accordingly to meet any requirements the city demands.
North Carolina Department of Transportation
A driveway access permit has been submitted for Burlington Mills Road. Per NCDOT requirements, a traffic impact study has been completed to determine any road improvements that will need to be made to ensure that traffic flow around the new school is as efficient as possible.
So What’s Next?
The Foundation is always moving forward with the parties mentioned above. We are currently in the process of securing construction bids, which will be followed by bid submittals for specialized areas, such as carpeting, painting, plumbing and electrical work. These are all areas we can accept in-kind donations of service if you are in one of those businesses. Another major milestone we’re working on is getting the necessary permits to access the property to prepare for site work and building construction.
And of course, last but not least, the Fundraising Committee remains very busy securing pledges for Endeavor’s Capital Campaign. All of the efforts above are already generating bills, and donations are crucial to prevent delays in any of these steps. Currently the plan is to officially break ground in June 2013, and by then we must secure the additional $600,000 needed to build the school we desire in the time period mandated for the start of the 2014-2015 school year.
If you have not already contributed, please consider giving whatever you are able. Online donations (one-time or ongoing) can easily be made through PayPal, and all amounts are greatly appreciated. As a reminder, the Endeavor Foundation is a 501c(3) Charitable Organization (IRS Tax ID 27-0309319), so donations are tax deductible.
We welcome all questions about the construction process or the Capital Campaign at Foundation@EndeavorChater.com.
Thank you for your continued interest and support!