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Keeneland Paddock

Since opening in October 1936, Keeneland has been unique in the Thoroughbred industry. Only at Keeneland are world-class racing and industry-leading sales united under one mission-driven entity.

Today, Keeneland continues to be guided by its original mission, taking a leadership role in the industry to improve safety, promote integrity and strengthen the sport of racing.

Keeneland is the world’s largest and most prominent Thoroughbred auction house and hosts world-class racing twice annually during its boutique Spring and Fall meetings. Owners, trainers, riders and fans from all over the world travel to Lexington each year to participate at Keeneland.

Calhoun is performing site improvements for Keeneland’s historic Paddock including demolition of existing rubber paver sidewalks, drainage improvements including regrading and storm structures, and new rubber paver sidewalk.  Keeneland will also be upgrading the landscaping and irrigation within the Paddock.


Churchill Turf Track

Horse racing in Kentucky dates back to 1789, when the first race course was constructed in Lexington. Almost 100 years later, in 1875, Churchill Downs officially opened its gates in Louisville, and began its tradition as “Home of the Kentucky Derby” and the longest continually running sporting event in America.

The current Matt Winn Turf Course, a 7/8-mile oval situated inside the one-mile dirt track, is the original surface when grass racing debuted 35 years ago at Churchill Downs in 1985. It is comprised of four-inch high Kentucky 31 Fescue (90%) and Bluegrass (10%) grown in a three-inch topsoil layer over a 13-inch course masonry sand base.

The new and more robust turf course will be a similar blend of fescue and bluegrass and will have a redesigned subsurface. The growing medium will contain a six-inch upper root zone layer created with a blended mix of topsoil and grit sand which will sit on a six-inch lower sand layer constructed with masonry sand. Churchill Downs planted several test plots in the spring of 2019 and selected the best for use in the new turf course.

The current track, which is 80 feet wide, was designed with a crown that runs down the center of the track to facilitate drainage, limiting the number of running lanes.

The new turf course includes a new state-of-the-art irrigation and drainage system, will be widened to 85 feet and be designed to use the full width and banking in the turns. The new course will provide multiple rail movement options with the capacity to accommodate four racing lanes that range from 0 to 36 feet out and as many as 14 participants per race.

Calhoun served as the construction manager for this renovation.


Churchill Homestretch Club

Horse racing in Kentucky dates back to 1789, when the first race course was constructed in Lexington. Almost 100 years later, in 1875, Churchill Downs officially opened its gates in Louisville, and began its tradition as “Home of the Kentucky Derby” and the longest continually running sporting event in America.

The Homestretch Club will renovate and update the grandstand area adjacent to the Twin Spires along the famed track’s homestretch. The project will convert what is currently outdoor bleacher seating next to the Winner’s Circle Suites and below the Jockey Club Suites into three unique seating options with all-inclusive amenities. This seating offers an ideal view of the starting gate, a superior vantage of the track’s Big Board and a bird’s eye view of the homestretch as the horses thunder to the finish line. Ticketed guests in the Homestretch Club will have access to 18,600 sq. ft. of new interior premium hospitality space in the first-floor concourse area that will be transformed into a newly reimagined, high-end air-conditioned club atmosphere to place a bet, enjoy the all-inclusive food and beverage offerings and other amenities. This premium hospitality space will be accented by a grand staircase and a 100 ft. feature bar making it an elegant and desirable option for special events at historic Churchill Downs.

The new all-inclusive ticket offerings for the Homestretch Club will include:

  • 30 Trackside Lounges along the rail for up to 200 guests offering a “courtside seat” experience
  • 66 Terraced Dining Tables for up to 440 guests creating covered outdoor dining
  • 2,610 Stadium Club seats providing a cushioned, comfortable and upgraded experience
  • 5 private VIP Hospitality Lounges for up to 60 guests

In total, the project will provide for 3,250 all-inclusive seats, which is 1,950 fewer reserved seats than were previously in this area. The $45 million Homestretch Club project is scheduled for completion in time for the 148th Kentucky Derby on Saturday, May 7, 2022.  Calhoun is serving as the construction manager for this renovation.


Walker Mechanical

For 30 years, Walker Mechanical Contractors has carefully selected its staff. They have invested and continue to invest in the best people, the best tools and the best technologies available. Their goal is, and always has been, to make continuous improvements in their quality and capabilities. This in turn adds value to their clients’ plumbing and mechanical systems and the delivery of their services.

No contractor shows more commitment to the job or works harder to ensure accuracy, efficiency and safety than Walker. And that’s not just talk. They back up their work with guaranteed total customer satisfaction. When you choose Walker, you’re selecting a team of experienced professionals with a unique and extensive mix of specialized knowledge. With over 100 employees, you can count on Walker Mechanical to get it done – and get it done the right way.

Calhoun served as the construction manager and self-performed all the work for the renovation of their new office space located at 4500 Robards Lane in Louisville, KY.


ProLogistix

Unlike traditional staffing services, Prologistix recruits exclusively for logistics employees. Their recruiters are professionals who understand the industry and possess local market knowledge. They’re all internally certified in the basic skill sets common to warehouse environments and safety, including many OSHA standards and procedures. They also have a qualified forklift instructor and a risk and safety coordinator in every branch.

Calhoun served as construction manager and self-performed the interior fit out and renovation.  The project was 6,561 sq ft.


Thorntons

Based in Louisville, Kentucky, Thorntons currently operates over 190 stores that provide fresh foods, high quality beverages and fuel in six states: Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, and Tennessee. Thorntons’ mission is not only to provide top of the line food and beverages, but makes giving back a top priority in every market.

Calhoun Construction served as the General Contractor on the interior fit-out of the corner store located within the Norton Healthcare Sports & Learning Complex.


Liberty Financial

Evansville, like the rest of the country, was beginning to recover from the depths of the Depression in the mid-1930s when several teachers decided to pool their savings to generate much-needed loans for their fellow workers and themselves in 1936. The first employee groups to be served by Evansville Teachers Federal Credit Union were the Board of Education and Evansville College in Evansville, Indiana, now known as the Evansville-Vanderburgh School Corporation and the University of Evansville.

Other educational groups in southwestern Indiana were later added to the field of membership, and western Kentucky educational groups were incorporated when the Owensboro Public Schools Federal Credit Union merged with the Evansville Teachers Federal Credit Union in 1992. Other employment groups and organizations that are unrelated to the educational field joined in the years that followed so that their employees and members might also benefit from the “People Helping People” philosophy.

In 2016, Evansville Teachers Federal Credit Union acquired Liberty Financial (then First Liberty Financial Mortgage). This acquisition allowed Liberty Financial to offer a broader menu of financial services that were not previously available as an independent mortgage banking institution. As a member-owned financial cooperative, ETFCU strives to offer increased value to its members. Liberty Financial fits perfectly within this service focused mindset, now offering more services with the same high level of customer service their clients have become accustomed to receiving.

Evansville Teachers Federal Credit Union is one of the largest credit unions in Indiana and continues to thrive. Much of the success of the institution is due to the scores of volunteers who have served on the credit union’s Board of Directors and Supervisory Committee, the management, the dedicated staff, and especially the members who entrust their financial affairs to ETFCU.

Calhoun Construction is overseeing the revitalization of the northwest corner of the busy intersection of Hwy 146 and Hwy 329 in Crestwood. Calhoun Construction is serving as the General Contractor. This project included demolition of an existing commercial center and two private homes to make way for the newest Liberty Financial Branch location. Increasing visibility and access on the very busy corner of KY146 and KY329 in Crestwood, the 8,000 sf project transformed over a 7 month time period from start of demo until owner move-in.

Once Owner Move-in is complete this property looks to open at the end of October 2021.


Bastian Solutions

Bastian Solutions, a Toyota Advanced Logistics company, is an independent material handling and robotics system integrator providing automated solutions for distribution, manufacturing, and order fulfillment centers around the world. They specialize in consulting, system design, project management, maintenance, and installation, while sourcing the best equipment and automation technology.

Calhoun Construction served as the Construction Manager for Interior Renovation


Jimmy John’s

Jimmy John’s has all-natural* meats and fresh veggies in-house every day. Their fresh-baked bread is made in the store where you can see it, and their house-made tuna salad is fresh every day. The flavor of a ripe tomato, crisp shredded lettuce, combined with fresh-baked bread, fresh-sliced meat and real Hellmann’s® mayo – that’s when the magic happens. Made with love every single day since 1983. That’s Jimmy Fresh!

Calhoun Construction served as the General Contractor self-performing the interior demolition on a location in Louisville, Kentucky.


Amazon Distribution Warehouse

Calhoun has been selected to build a new 195,000 SF operations warehouse for Amazon.  Developed by Poe Companies, the operations at the 26 acre site will ultimately be supported by a fleet of electric vans with the potential to be charged using solar technology.  The expected construction cost is anticipated to be approximately $30 million.

The warehouse will receive, sort, and locally disperse packages via delivery vans.  The parking lot will be equipped with an underground labyrinth of power and data designed to charge and track the fully electric fleet.  Although still in a conceptual phase, there is a study to add solar panels to the roof of the warehouse that will be used to power the charging stations and thereby drive the companies goal to reduce its carbon footprint.