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$2.7M Addition, Renovations OK’d at Carlson Elementary


​​​​The Rockford School Board tonight approved a $2.7 million addition for Carlson Elementary School. The work includes a 5,850 square-foot gymnasium addition, kitchen remodel and expansion, and site paving improvements at the K-5 elementary school. Construction will begin later this month. 

RPS 205 uses a blind bid process and awards work to the lowest responsible bidder. Ten companies attended a pre-bid meeting, and seven companies submitted bids:

Stenstrom General Contractors           $2,728,000
Scandroli Construction                        ​$2,749,692
Cord Construction                               $2,756,600
Rockford Structures                             $2,789,100
Poulos Inc.                                           ​$2,975,000
Larson and Larson Builders                 $3,081,135
Sjostrom & Sons Inc.                           $3,122,000​

The project was award​e​d under budget to Stenstrom General Contractors, the lowest responsible bidder. The awarded amount of $2,728,000 has been captured in the facilities master plan budget and in the deferred maintenance budget. Additions and renovations should be completed in summer 2018.​​