The Kentucky Exposition Center (KEC), formerly Kentucky Fair and Exposition Center (KFEC) was originally built in 1956. KEC is a large multi-use facility in Louisville, Kentucky, United States. It is overseen by the Kentucky State Fair Board, and is one of the ten largest facilities of its type in the U.S., with over 1,200,000 sqft of indoor space.
Calhoun Construction is serving as the General Contractor renovating the Gate 1 entrance. Gate 1 handles more than 50% of all traffic that enters the center. The renovation include expanding the existing gate from it’s current 5 vehicular gates to a total of 10 vehicular gates. The renovation will also include 10 new toll booths for employees covered by a steel framed canopy with integrated digital technology, and a new auxiliary building that will host a restroom and IT space.
Jefferson County Jail Auditorium
The city wanted to improve the quality of experience for those that attend the many meetings held in the space, and even to eventually make it easier for people to take part in meetings virtually. Agencies that meet there include: Planning & Design Services, Codes and Regulations, and the Master Commissioner’s Office. The renovation additions included better lighting, acoustic, audio visual and a new projector for presentations.
Calhoun Construction Services served as the General Contractor for the Old Jailhouse Auditorium renovation including new concrete and drywall.
Wendell H Ford Regional Training Center
Wendell H. Ford Regional Training Center is the premier training site for National Guard Soldiers. “Warriors serving Warriors”
The Wendell H. Ford Regional Training Center in Greenville, Ky. was officially dedicated to honor Sen. Ford on Oct. 17, 1997. From its beginnings in 1969 as a 29 acre weekend training site, the Ford Training Center has been hailed as the premier mechanized infantry and armor maneuver training area east of the Mississippi River, providing effective and cost-efficient training facilities for National Guard, Reserve and active component units from every branch of service.
Constructed on 8,500 acres of reclaimed strip-mine land, the Training Center has complete year-round accommodations, to include barracks and quarters for nearly 500 troops, a 400-seat dining hall, a drill hall and modern learning center for computer simulator training. The site also feature live-fire ranges, hardened bivouac sites, a controlled humidity storage complex, complete maintenance facilities for military equipment, engagement skills training center, obstacle course and a 4,200 ft. grass runway.
In the early 1990s the Kentucky Guard developed a plan for the Western Kentucky Training Site’s potential, not only for the National Guard’s training program, but for the Army, Marines, FEMA, law enforcement officers and even Boy Scouts. The facility is considered the National Training Center of the east and the training center of choice.
Sen. Wendell H. Ford, D-Ky was one of the architects of the Senate National Guard Caucus, which since 1989 has worked to ensure that the Guard’s needs receive a fair hearing in the U.S. Senate. The idea was to work on macro issues benefiting the National Guard across the country, such as increased funding for Army and Air Guard operations and maintenance.
Calhoun Construction Services served as the Design Build Contractor for two separate Wendell H. Ford Regional Training Center expansions. Calhoun expanded and remodeled the existing fitness building and built a new supply storage facility.
Snowy Owl Exhibit at the Louisville Zoo
Calhoun Construction Services served as the General Contractor on the final phase of The Louisville Zoo’s award-winning Glacier Run exhibit.
The Snowy Owl exhibit is a sophisticated climate controlled rustic barn home for the owls to promote a breeding program of this endangered bird. The Snowy Owl exhibit is a 800 square foot temperature controlled building. The façade is covered with cement board siding painted by an artist and set designer themed to look like a building in an arctic town. There are sliding doors that open for the public to view the owls perched on trusses that run through the exhibit.
Dosker Manor Apartments
Dosker Manor was built in 1968 in downtown Louisville, KY. It is located between Liberty, Jackson, Muhammad Ali Blvd., and Preston Streets.
There are three buildings at Dosker Manor: A, B, & C. Dosker is located across the street from the neighborhood First Link Grocery Store, and is within walking distance to University Hospital.
Calhoun Construction served as the general contractor on the project. The scope of work included concrete and balcony repairs as needed on the exterior. Calhoun self-performed all of the repairs on this project.
Thruston-Philpot Volunteer Fire Department
Thruston-Philpot Fire Station provides fire and emergency services to a 31 square mile area in Eastern Daviess County, Kentucky. The fire station now consists of 5 bays and a training facility.
Calhoun Construction Services served as the General Contractor for the Thruston-Philpot Volunteer Fire Department expansion self performing all concrete work and the standing seam metal roof.
Butler Reserve Center
The Kentucky Army National Guard provides Unbridled Service to the citizens of Kentucky! They truly embody the state motto; United we stand, divided we fall.
Calhoun Construction Services served as the General Contractor for a complete interior and exterior renovation of the Kentucky National Guard building near Louisville’s historic Bowman Field. This project consisted of all new mechanical units, new facade, as well as upgrades to all interior finishes.