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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.


Charlestown High School Tennis Complex

Charlestown High School gives students the opportunity to develop close relationships while our rigorous academic offerings prepare them for college and/or high-paying careers right after graduation. Through a partnership with Ivy Tech, students can earn more than 60 Dual Credits at no charge, leaving high school with a college degree. CHS is one of the only Project Lead the Way (PLTW), a nationally recognized pre-engineering program, sites in Southern Indiana, with pathways in Engineering and Biomedical Science.

Their state-of-the-art science labs, athletic turf fields, and various updates throughout the school give students all the tools they need to succeed.

CHS also boasts 19 varsity sports, an award-winning choir, a student-run TV and radio station, a marching band, and an excellent theater department.

Calhoun Construction served as the General Contractor for the CHS Tennis Complex. This project converted several vacant lots into the Charlestown HS Tennis complex. The complex has 8 full-size tennis courts. The tennis courts are complete with custom CHS logos and pirate heads. The complex also has roughly 1000 sq ft of observation deck for spectators. Below the observation deck is a large storage room, as well as men’s and women’s restrooms. Some additional construction features on this project were the custom ornamental metal entrance gate & fence. This project was wrapped up in July of 2021.


UofL Bass-Rudd Tennis Center Men’s Locker Room

The University of Louisville men’s and women’s tennis programs are proud to call the Bass-Rudd Tennis Center home. Located directly across from Cardinal Park, the Bass-Rudd Tennis Center currently boasts six indoor courts and eight lighted outdoor courts with electronic scoreboards.

The building also houses men’s and women’s locker rooms, a training room, player lounge areas and offices to accompany its Deco-Turf surfaced courts. Another special feature of the tennis center is the Wimbledon Room, a conference room overlooking the indoor courts.

The Bass-Rudd Tennis Center served as the host facility for the 2004 Conference USA Women’s Tennis Championship, the 2002 and 1997 C-USA Men’s Tennis Championships and as a first round site for the 1998 NCAA men’s tennis tournament.

Known as one of the best on-campus college tennis facilities in the nation, the Bass-Rudd Tennis Center was awarded the 1995 Kentucky Tennis Association Facility of the Year and the United States Tennis Association College Facility of the Year.

U of L opened the doors to the Bass-Rudd Tennis Center in 1994. The facility is named in honor of Lewis “Sonny” Bass and Mason Rudd, who each donated $500,000 toward its construction.

Aside from being the home for the Cardinals’ intercollegiate tennis teams, U of L also offers memberships and daily court time for students, faculty, staff, alumni and other interested parties.

Calhoun served as the construction manager and completed this design-build to renovate and upgrade the Bass-Rudd tennis locker rooms for men and women.  The renovation included new bathrooms, showers, lockers and lounge areas, including new flooring, paint, and acoustical ceilings.


UofL Bass-Rudd Tennis Center Women’s Locker Room

The University of Louisville men’s and women’s tennis programs are proud to call the Bass-Rudd Tennis Center home. Located directly across from Cardinal Park, the Bass-Rudd Tennis Center currently boasts six indoor courts and eight lighted outdoor courts with electronic scoreboards.

The building also houses men’s and women’s locker rooms, a training room, player lounge areas and offices to accompany its Deco-Turf surfaced courts. Another special feature of the tennis center is the Wimbledon Room, a conference room overlooking the indoor courts.

The Bass-Rudd Tennis Center served as the host facility for the 2004 Conference USA Women’s Tennis Championship, the 2002 and 1997 C-USA Men’s Tennis Championships and as a first round site for the 1998 NCAA men’s tennis tournament.

Known as one of the best on-campus college tennis facilities in the nation, the Bass-Rudd Tennis Center was awarded the 1995 Kentucky Tennis Association Facility of the Year and the United States Tennis Association College Facility of the Year.

U of L opened the doors to the Bass-Rudd Tennis Center in 1994. The facility is named in honor of Lewis “Sonny” Bass and Mason Rudd, who each donated $500,000 toward its construction.

Aside from being the home for the Cardinals’ intercollegiate tennis teams, U of L also offers memberships and daily court time for students, faculty, staff, alumni and other interested parties.

Calhoun served as the construction manager and completed this design-build to renovate and upgrade the Bass-Rudd tennis locker rooms for men and women.  The renovation included new bathrooms, showers, lockers and lounge areas, including new floors, paint, acoustical ceilings, sinks and vanities


Austin Elementary School

Austin Elementary School is part of Scott County School District 1 and was originally built in 1957. They currently have approximately 700 student enrolled and 65 employees in grades K-5.

Calhoun Construction is acting as a Sub General Contractor on the Scott County School District 1 New Austin Elementary School and High School Renovation project in Austin, Indiana.  This project consists of 53,939 SF in renovation space and 97,108 SF of new construction. The project is to be completed in 2 Phases by August 2022.  Calhoun’s scope of work at the Elementary School includes all concrete, paving, playgrounds and equipment, landscaping, fencing, awnings, elevator, and construction site coordination, as well as selective demolition in the renovated buildings and new select finishes.  The High School includes renovating an interior pool area into a Multi-Purpose Gymnasium to be completed in Phase 1 by September 2021.  Calhoun’s scope of work includes demolition, pool infill, athletic equipment, bleachers, and flooring.


UofL Frazier Rehabilitation 3rd Floor Renovation

Known for world-class care in comprehensive acute rehab, UofL Health – Frazier Rehab Institute (formerly KentuckyOne Health – Frazier Rehab Institute) provides extensive therapy across a number of specialties for inpatient and outpatient rehab needs.

With over 60 years of rehab experience, Frazier is committed to the development of programs that combine traditional rehab with innovative therapeutic techniques.

Calhoun served as general contractor on this renovation and framed new walls, hung drywall, patched any imperfections on existing drywall.  All walls on the entire floor were newly painted and we installed grab bars, mirrors, soap and hand sanitizers, glove holders, and sanitizer wipes holder.

 


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.


UofL Pruvit Field Entrance Gate

Cardinal Stadium is the home of the University of Louisville football program. Debuting in 1998, it is one of the last football stadiums in NCAA Division I-A to open in the 20th century.

Calhoun served as the construction manager and completed this design-build to create a brand new, formal gate.  All work was self-performed on this new construction.


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.


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.