Feb 12, 2019
Executive Vice President Paul Lemley to present his expertise on constructing charter schools at the Conference this Thursday
This week is the Georgia Charter Schools Association 16th Annual Charter Schools Conference. This event brings together charter school colleagues, including, board members, petitioners, and authorizers to discuss creating and operating high quality charter schools. Paul Lemley of BC Construction Group (BCCG) and Bert Newsome of BB&T Capital Market's Charter School Finance Group will co-present on the topic, "Long-Term Financing and Construction: What All Charter Schools Need to Know." During this breakout session, attendees can expect to learn about the specifics of long-term, fixed rate financing and constructing/renovating a charter school facility, and understand the key issues and critical paths within each process. Both groups are market leaders in their respective fields in helping charter schools finance and construct/renovate school facilities. The presentation will be at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, February 14 in room 200. Join us at the Savannah International Trade & Convention Center this week for the opportunity to network and exchange best practices.Read more
Feb 6, 2019
BC Construction Group has been selected to deliver a K-8 charter school in Charlotte, NC.
BC Construction Group (BCCG) is pleased to announce we have been selected to complete Bonnie Cone Classical Academy in Charlotte, North Carolina. BCCG currently has three charter schools under construction for August 2019 delivery in North Carolina. While the school is based off the BCCG concrete, tilt-up prototypical design for charter schools, Bonnie Cone Classical Academy has been customized to fit the needs of its program. The facility will feature 36 classrooms with an open media commons space, a multi-purpose space that functions both as a regulation middle school gymnasium and assembly space with a stage platform, and an office space. In total, the building will be 56,000 square feet and at capacity will serve approximately 900 students in grades K-8.Read more
Jan 18, 2019
Youngsville Academy is complete with building occupancy at mid-school-year as planned
With occupancy at the beginning of January, BC Construction Group (BCCG) is pleased to announce the completion of Youngsville Academy in Youngsville, North Carolina. When planning the project, BCCG developed a Design-Build solution utilizing our two-story, concrete tilt-up prototype and customized it to incorporate the school curriculum needs, planning delivery for the second half of the 2018-2019 school year. BCCG handled the entire project from land development, design, construction, interfacing with all governmental entities, and connecting the school to an appropriate lease solution. BCCG also handled the permitting required by North Carolina Department of Transportation and the negotiation of a significant reduction in their initial off-site road improvement requirements. With project delivery as anticipated, BCCG is pleased to have had students in the brand-new building since the start of this semester.
The facility features 33 classrooms, including art, science, music, and special education spaces; a gymnasium that includes a stage for use as an auditorium with an adjacent warming kitchen; staff offices; and, a reception area. The school operates as two educational units, one serving the lower grades, and the second serving the middle school grades. This required two separate administrative areas and some separation of grades to facilitate this approach. The scope of work also includes parking areas for 109 vehicles, and complete site development, including...Read more
Jan 16, 2019
BCCG was awarded the contract to build a new facility for Frito-Lay. Located in Sterling, Virginia, the pre-engineered metal building measures approximately 10,695 SF. It will have 3,875 SF of designated office space that will feature a training room to accommodate up to 30 people, a breakroom, reception space, an open office, a mother's room, and an additional set of restrooms. The warehouse and distribution space will include eight sales docks and two receiving docks.Read more
Jan 10, 2019
BC Construction Group's latest school project, Creative Inspiration Journey School, located in St. Cloud, Florida, will have its ground-breaking ceremony this Saturday, January 12. The school will provide instruction for pre-k through 5th grade, and is opening for the 2019-2020 school year. The school will be equipped with 28 classrooms, a large multipurpose room with attached food prep area, separate music, art, and media centers, along with a recycle center space. BCCG will construct the two-story, tilt-up concrete structure based on its prototypical school design.Read more
Aug 14, 2018
BC Construction Group is thrilled to announce the promotion of Matthew Pietila from Estimator to Pre-Construction Manager. Joining the team as a summer intern in 2011, Matt completed his internship with BCCG before graduating from Michigan Technological University in December 2011 and accepting a full-time position as an estimator.
Over the past 7 years, Matt upholds the company core values by serving clients and creating solutions for challenging projects. Matt has grown from a sharp intern to a key team member. He endeavors to provide the best value for each client he meets with and works diligently daily to support our company goals.
We are happy to announce this promotion and look forward to watching Matt embrace his new role. Please join us in congratulating Matt on his promotion!Read more
Jul 11, 2018
Next Monday, BCCG will be co-presenting at the North Carolina Charter School Conference at Sea Trail Resort in Sunset Beach, NC. With over 200 constructed charter schools, our Executive Vice President, Paul Lemley, is one of our resident experts and will be representing BCCG at the conference.
Charter Schools: Long-Term Financing & Construction is a collaboration with BB&T Capital Markets and Envision Science Academy at 9:40am in Heron A. This presentation is good place to learn more about the specifics of long-term fixed rate financing, constructing/renovating a charter school facility, and the issues and critical paths in each process.
The Four C's of Facility Financing is later in the day, beginning at 2:50pm. This presentation is a collaboration between BCCG, Highmark School Development, BB&T Capital Markets, and EPR Properties. It covers questions to ask any funder, lender, architect, builder, real estate developer, or other company involved in Facilities and Funding.
If these topics are of interest to you, or something you have questions on, stop by the conference! If you can't make it, feel free to give us a call and we will work with you on the best solution for your charter school.Read more
Jul 6, 2018
Construction activity for repeat clients is increasing at BC Construction Group (BCCG); an accolade BCCG does not take lightly. BCCG has been awarded a new project by a confidential, repeat client for a Design-Build project in Georgia. Anticipated to break ground by the beginning of August, the approximately 335,000-square-foot tilt-up facility will expand our client's capabilities in the southern U.S. market.
BCCG's capability to offer panelized construction options in the warehouse and distribution market provides our clients complete, low-cost, high-value building solutions. We are thrilled to construct another facility for our client, supporting their growth, and look forward to breaking ground in the near future!Read more
Jun 28, 2018
Construction at the new Youngsville Academy K-8 school in Youngsville, North Carolina continues to progress on schedule. The tilt-up concrete panel walls have been erected, and the once empty parcel now has the school's structure taking shape. This time lapse video shows the construction progress from the start of the project to now. During this progress, BCCG's Paul Lemley met with ESJ leadership, Elie Mimoun for a walkthrough and meeting on the site. As an investor in charter schools, ESJ's portfolio spans over three million square feet. BCCG is thrilled to partner with ESJ on Youngsville Academy. Construction at the new Youngsville Academy K-8 school in Youngsville, North Carolina continues to progress on schedule. The tilt-up concrete panel walls have been erected, and the once empty parcel now has the school's structure taking shape. This time lapse video shows the construction progress from the start of the project to now. During this progress, BCCG's Paul Lemley met with ESJ leadership, Elie Mimoun for a wal...Read more
Jun 25, 2018
This past week, Paul Lemley and Tim Lemoine, two of BC Construction Group's charter school team members, attended the National Charter School Conference in Austin, Texas. With approximately 5,000 attendees, Tim and Paul met with many individuals who are passionate about education- learning, listening, and connecting with educators and other companies dedicated to the success of children across the nation.
As of 2018, there are more than 6,900 charter schools educating three million students in 42 states, including the District of Columbia. It is clear charter schools are continuing to expand their presence and influence within the education market. In the picture with Tim and Paul is Highmark School Development's team of charter school professionals. With over 84 schools, 64,000+ students, and 3.4M + square footage of facility space within their portfolio, Highmark is a premier solutions provider for the charter school space. After returning home from the event, Tim stated: "It is always an enriching time spent with like-minded, missioned individuals where our team recognizes the critical role BC Construction Group provides in this positive and focused pursuit of helping children succeed." Both Tim and Paul look forward to representing BC Construction Group at the conference in 2019.Read more
Executive Vice President Paul Lemley to present his expertise on constructing charter schools at