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.
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.
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.
In 1891, Thomas Ripy built the Old Hickory Distillery in Tyrone, Kentucky, near Lawrenceburg, on the former site of the Old Moore Distillery. After Prohibition, the Ripy family (Thomas had died in 1902) repaired the distillery and began to again produce bourbon. The Ripys sold the bourbon produced at this distillery to various wholesalers who bottled bourbon under their own brands. Austin Nichols was one of these wholesalers.
The “Wild Turkey” brand is said to have arisen after an Austin Nichols executive, Thomas McCarthy, took some warehouse samples on a wild turkey hunting trip in 1940. The bourbon proved so popular among his friends they continued to ask him for “that wild turkey bourbon.” Austin Nichols began to bottle Wild Turkey in 1942.
The Ripys were bought out in 1949 by Robert and Alvin Gould.
For the next three decades, Austin Nichols remained a non-distiller producer—bottling bourbon purchased on the open market under the Wild Turkey brand. Much of this whiskey was purchased from the Ripys/Gould distillery in Tyrone. In 1971, Austin Nichols purchased the facility, then known as the Boulevard Distillery, and changed the name to the Wild Turkey Distillery.
In 1980, the distillery and the Wild Turkey brand were purchased by Pernod Ricard.
On May 9, 2000, a fire destroyed a seven-story aging warehouse at the company in Anderson County, Kentucky. It contained more than 17,000 wooden barrels of whiskey.
In 2009, the Campari Group acquired the distillery and the Wild Turkey brand from Pernod Ricard.
In 2013, Campari opened a new bottling facility at the Wild Turkey Distillery. For the previous 13 years, Wild Turkey had been bottled offsite in Indiana and later in Arkansas. In addition to the Wild Turkey products, Campari’s SKYY vodka is also bottled there after being shipped from the Illinois distillery.
Calhoun Construction served as a General Contractor self-performing nine (9) landing gear pads for tractor-trailer storage lots and loading docks. Calhoun also constructed a 14,000 sqft warehouse parking lot expansion including site grading, aggregate profile, asphalt profile, and striping.
The first Galt House Hotel opened in 1835 on Second and Main Streets by Colonel Ariss Throckmorton. The site had once been the home of Dr. W.C. Galt, noted physician and botanist of his day, who was friends with such distinguished men as John James Audubon, who mentions Dr. Galt in his journals, and Dr. Ephraim McDowell.
According to the New York Times, on Wednesday, January 11, 1865, the Galt House Hotel started burning and was “entirely in ruins” by 3:30 a.m. A warehouse on the eastern side was also destroyed. Two lives were lost, and the origin of the fire has been a mystery ever since.
The second Galt House Hotel was designed by architect Henry Whitestone at 1st and Main St, a block away from the original hotel. It cost $1.5 million (1869 dollars).
In the early 20th century, business and culture moved away from the riverfront to the Broadway district. As traffic on 1st and Main dwindled, so did hotel revenue, and the second Galt House Hotel closed in 1919. It was razed in 1921 to make way for the Belknap Hardware building.
By the early 1970’s, Louisville’s Waterfront had been all but abandoned. Local developer Mr. Al J. Schneider had a vision for a prosperous business district, starting with an expansive convention hotel right on the river. Mr. Schneider opened the Galt House Hotel – then only one tower – in 1972.
In 1984, Mr. Al J. Schneider opened the East Tower, giving the hotel its distinctive two-tower structure. The East Tower consists predominantly of suites, providing guests even more space and comfort than ever before.
In 2004, the Galt House Hotel replaced a simple walkway between the two towers with the magnificent 3rd Floor Conservatory. This steel and glass-enclosed lounge was modeled on the Crystal Palace build in the middle of Hyde Park, London in 1851 for the Great Exhibition. The Conservatory features Al J’s Lounge, name for founder Al J. Schneider, and Thelma’s Deli, named for Mr. Schneider’s wife. It also serves as a tribute to naturalist John James Audubon, friend of Dr. W.C. Galt.
Calhoun Construction served as the General Contractor to renovate the 8,000 sqft Conservatory Atrium Bar after an extensive renovation of the towers completed in 2020.
NTS Building 435
For over 50 years NTS has focused on creating the best places to live and work for their residents and clients. Their goal each day is to deliver excellence in every area of business and to provide the best possible experience for their customers. NTS currently manages over 10.9 million square feet of real estate, which includes over 5,000 luxury apartment homes and over 3.9 million square feet of commercial property. Their commitment to excellence remains as strong today as it did when they started.
Building 435 is a 120,000 Square Foot Class AA+ Office Building located within the ShelbyHurst Office Campus at the landmark location at Hurstbourne Parkway and Shelbyville Road. This building offers excellent views and phenomenal branding opportunities along Hurstbourne Parkway.
The ShelbyHurst Office Campus location is among the very best of all suburban office parks in Louisville Metro. It has a prominent boulevard through the heart of the campus that is bordered by bike lanes and wide, attractive sidewalks.
Convenient to East end neighborhoods, proximity to major interstates, and nearby access to many restaurants, shopping centers, hotels, retailers, and two regional malls makes ShelbyHurst the superior location appealing to employees and employers alike.
Calhoun Construction served as the General Contractor of this 4-story building completed in the Fall of 2020.