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Anthony Lara promoted

We’re excited to announce that Anthony Lara has been promoted to the role of Estimating Manager at Larson-Danielson Construction. Since joining us in 2020, Anthony has consistently showcased his exceptional estimating skills. His collaboration and data-driven methodologies have greatly enhanced our estimating operations.

“Anthony’s extraordinary estimating capabilities, combined with his knack for collaboration and data-driven process improvement, make him an invaluable asset,” said Nick Larson, vice president of Larson-Danielson. “He now spearheads the daily operations of our estimating department, effectively taking on the role of Chief Estimator.”

In his new position, Anthony will be managing the daily operations of the estimating department, putting his remarkable ability to understand complex tasks from limited information to use.

Before joining Larson-Danielson, Anthony had a successful stint of over four years with Spence Brothers in Ann Arbor, Michigan and brings a total of seven years of experience in the construction industry to his new role.

Anthony is also a member of the American Society of Professional Estimators and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Construction Management from Eastern Michigan University.

We are certain that Anthony’s commitment and innovative approach will help achieve new milestones in our estimating department. We invite you all to congratulate Anthony on his well-earned promotion.

Larson-Danielson is pleased to announce the promotion of three key members of the team: Clarence Gehrke, Heather Brown, and Davin Kibbe. Clarence Gehrke is now General Superintendent Clarence Gehrke, who has been with the company since 2012, has been promoted to General Superintendent. In this role, he is responsible for ensuring company quality, productivity, and […]

Fort La Play Porte volunteers

On Friday, September 1st, Larson-Danielson Construction volunteers arrived at Kesling Park to put their skills to work for the La Porte Parks and Recreation Department at Fort La Play Porte. Twelve volunteers each donated three hours of their time to the maintenance of one of La Porte’s premier parks.

The volunteers were tasked with upkeep of the children’s playground, including spreading new mulch and staining the perimeter fence. The project brought back memories of the 2019 Fort La Play Porte rebuild project for some, including Larson-Danielson president, Brian Larson.

Larson participated in the 2019 rebuild project, along with other Larson-Danielson employees. The company also donated the tools for the project.

Four years later, Fort La Play Porte needed maintenance to keep it in tip top shape for the community. At the same time, Larson-Danielson was looking for a service project to complete. The timing worked out just right for the La Porte Parks Department and Larson-Danielson.

Fort La Play Porte Service Project

A History of Service

Larson-Danielson organizes multiple opportunities each year for employees to participate in company-sponsored service projects. These opportunities help the company’s efforts to be a great place to work and continue its tradition of community involvement.

Throughout the company’s history, Larson-Danielson employees have viewed their work as a community affair. Many facilities built by the company continue to serve the needs of the people in the community.

We also support the communities where we live and work by being active members of local organizations, providing monetary donations, and by volunteering. Larson-Danielson employees have been on hospital boards, bank boards, YMCA boards, Red Cross boards, and other community organizations boards.

 

Chesterton Police Station groundbreaking

Larson-Danielson has begun construction of a new, two-story, 11,000 square foot police station for the Town of Chesterton.

On Thursday, July 6, Larson-Danielson representatives joined officials from the Town of Chesterton and others at a groundbreaking ceremony for the project.

An Auspicious Occasion

“This is an auspicious occasion but a near-run occasion as well,” said Town Attorney Chuck Lukmann. “That we’re standing here at all this morning is an improbable thing and a testament to one person’s tenacity and to a family and its company’s generosity.”

The groundbreaking ceremony was attended by members of the Town Council and municipal department heads, as well as special guests including Elizabeth Johnson from the office of U.S. Congressman Frank Mrvan, D-1st; State Sen. Rodney Pol Jr.; Porter County Council Member Ronald “Red” Stone; Porter County Commissioner Jim Biggs; Porter County Prosecutor Gary Germann; Porter County Sheriff Jeff Balon; Portage Police Chief Mike Candiano; Valparaiso Police Chief Andrew McIntyre; NICTD Transit Police Chief Jessie Watts Jr.; retired CPD chief George Nelson; and retired Chesterton town manager Bernie Doyle.

“This new police station is the foundation of an entire town, to forge a commitment together to maintain our historically safe community and to allow the Chesterton Police Department (CPD) to grow with our community, as well as to further forge our community-based partnership with residents and businesses,” said Chesterton Police Chief Tim Richardson.

Groundbreaking for the Chesterton Police Station

L-D in Chesterton

Larson-Danielson is no stranger to the Chesterton community. The firm recently completed construction of the new Ken Allen Law multi-tenant office building and is involved in several projects for the Duneland School Corporation.

“We have a long and rich history of completed projects in Chesterton, and are very excited to have the opportunity to continue our contribution to the community’s built environment,” Dave Merkel, vice president of Larson-Danielson said. “We understand that it takes a lot of hard work and determination to get a project such as the Chesterton Police Station to groundbreaking, and appreciate the efforts of the town and its leadership in getting to this point. We are excited to play a part in making their vision a reality.”

The New Police Station

The new police station features a training room, male and female restrooms, patrol room, processing room with interview, holding rooms and armory, and a sally port on the first floor. The second floor includes the police chief and assistant chief’s offices, investigative department bullpen and offices, interview rooms, evidence storage, a fitness center with separate locker rooms, showers and restrooms (for male and female officers) and a kitchenette/breakroom.

“The new structure allows us to further our programs and partnerships with the community, as well as a training hub for our officers,” Richardson said. “Our new building features a 28-person training room that will allow CPD to host professional trainings not only for our officers, but officers from other area departments as well. Most importantly, the new building has separate private locker rooms, restrooms and shower facilities for both our male and female officers, something our current building was lacking.”

Construction of the new Chesterton Police Station is scheduled for completion in approximately 15 months.

Related News

Larson-Danielson and Chesterton Community help make new police station a reality – LaPorte County Life

Ground officially broken on a new Chesterton police station – WIMS Radio

Chesterton officials break ground on a new police station – Chicago Tribune

Chesterton breaks ground on new police station – NWI Times

 

 

Ancilla Domini original construction photo circa 1922
South Bend's Howard Park

(South Bend, Ind.) – Howard Park, South Bend’s first and oldest park, has been award LEED Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). The $18.8 million renovation project included a 16,000-foot ice trail and pond, fire pits, an accessible playground, a splash pad, walking trails, and a community center with event space.

LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is the most widely used green building rating system in the world and an international symbol of excellence. Through design, construction and operations practices that improve environmental and human health, LEED-certified buildings are helping to make the world more sustainable.

“We are extremely proud that Howard Park is now LEED Gold certified,” said Darin Meyer, project manager for Larson-Danielson. “This was a big wish list item for the project and the City of South Bend, and I am grateful to the entire project team for their efforts to realize this achievement.”

Howard Park achieved LEED certification for implementing practical and measurable strategies and solutions. Green buildings allow companies to operate more sustainably and give the people inside them a healthier, more comfortable space to work.

About LEED certification

LEED projects earn points by adhering to prerequisites and credits across nine measurements for building excellence from integrative design to human health to material use. The LEED rating systems work for all buildings at all phases of development and are meant to challenge project teams and inspire outside-the-box solutions.

“LEED is a transformative tool that ensures a building is designed and operated to achieve high performance, improve human health and protect the environment,” said Peter Templeton, president and CEO, USGBC. “By prioritizing sustainability, the Howard Park project is leading the way in their industry and helping USGBC continue towards our goal of green buildings for everyone within this generation.”

Certification is proof that buildings are going above and beyond to ensure the space is constructed and operated to the highest level of sustainability. More than 49,300 commercial and institutional projects are currently participating in LEED in all 50 states and more than 178 countries and territories.

The LEED green building rating system has gone through several evolutions since it was originally introduced in 1998. With its initial launch, LEED opened a new chapter in building design, construction, management, and operation. LEED has inspired new energy efficiency and environmental sustainability technologies and gave rise to a full-blown industry dedicated to supporting green buildings. Now, its current version, LEED v4.1, is the most robust, flexible and transparent rating system ever.

Howard Park Photo Gallery

About the U.S. Green Building Council

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) is committed to a healthy, resilient and equitable future for all through the development of green buildings, cities and communities. For more than 20 years, USGBC has been advancing green building practices through the development of LEED, the world’s most widely used green building program. With the support of thousands of members, volunteers and partners, USGBC provides robust green building education courses, a rigorous professional credentialing program, and advocates for effective public policies. It convenes an international network of green building and sustainability leaders through the annual Greenbuild International Conference & Expo, and forward-thinking programs, including the Center for Green Schools. For more information, visit usgbc.org and connect on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn.

2022 Best of Northwest Indiana Business

2022 Best of Northwest Indiana Business(La Porte, Ind.) – The votes are in, and Larson-Danielson Construction has been named “best commercial construction firm for new construction” and “best commercial construction firm for remodeling or expansion” in Northwest Indiana and Michiana by the readers of the Northwest Indiana Business Magazine.

“We are extremely honored to have been voted among the best companies in Northwest Indiana and Michiana by the readers of Northwest Indiana Business,” said Nick Larson, vice president of Larson-Danielson Construction. “It is humbling to be recognized for our construction services by our clients and community year after year.”

Larson-Danielson has consistently appeared on the Best of Business Awards list since its inception in 2005. Each year, readers of the Northwest Indiana Business magazine and websites participate in a survey. They vote for the best businesses in 30 awards across six distinct categories in two regions: Northwest Indiana and Michiana.

“Recognizing and supporting local businesses has always been important, but never more so than during this unprecedented time of disruption,” said Troy Linker, publisher of Northwest Indiana Business. “Business owners and their employees are appreciative of the recognition of their hard work to serve their clients. Northwest Indiana Business Magazine congratulates all 2022 Best of Business award recipients!”

The Best of Business Awards were created to give readers the opportunity to acknowledge local businesses who are excelling in their service to the community. The awards promote excellence in innovation, entrepreneurship and leadership in the business community.

Visit our awards page for a list of other awards and honors.

Medical office building at Northwest Health La Porte

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La Porte Hospital Medical Office Building
A new three-story, 40,000 square-foot medical office building has opened next to Northwest Health – La Porte. (Photo provided by Northwest Health)

A new three-story, 45,800 square-foot building, which houses assorted medical services and offices, has opened next to Northwest Health – La Porte.

The building, which is attached to the hospital that opened in October 2020 at 1331 State St., marks the competition of the new construction and transition of services from the original hospital at 1007 Lincolnway.

The former hospital site continued to house the sleep lab, wound center, infusion center and two physician offices until the medical office building was completed. It also had been used most recently as a COVID vaccination site.

Northwest Health has said the former hospital site would be torn down if another use could not be found for it.

The new building includes a combination of physician offices and hospital-based services. It connects to the hospital on both the first and second floors providing convenience to patients and staff.

Included in the new office building are the hospital’s arrhythmia clinic, wound care, sleep center, infusion center and cardiopulmonary department. It also houses Northwest Medical Group’s cardiology, hematology and oncology, gastroenterology, general surgery, and urology practices.

The medical office building project was announced in spring 2020.

See original article here.

Larson-Danielson Construction served as the general contractor for the $12 million healthcare project, which took approximately 15 months to complete.

truckload of HEPA air filtering units

Joseph S. Pete nwitimes.com Mar 28, 2020 Roger Strauch preparing to deliver truckload of HEPA air filtering units to two hospitals in Lake County.   Larson-Danielson Construction Co. of LaPorte is donating industrial air filters and masks to hospitals and health care companies across Northwest Indiana. The 112-year-old company, which specializes in general contracting, construction […]