Moraine-Lima firms helm $120M area schools project

Shook Touchstone, a joint venture between Moraine-based Shook Construction and Lima-based Touchstone CPM, will manage a $120 million schools construction project in Clark County.

The venture will provide construction management services for the $120 million new schools project for Northeastern Local School District, covering a pair of pre-kindergarten-12 buildings.

“Shook Touchstone has a proven track record of delivering outstanding school facilities that align with the values and budget of the communities they work with,” Northeastern Superintendent John Kronour said in a release from the joint venture.

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Northeastern School will be built in South Vienna on a newly purchased site, while Kenton Ridge School will be built adjacent to the current Kenton Ridge High School, the venture said.

The project is co-funded between the school district and the Ohio Facilities Construction Commission. The project includes $17 million in locally funded initiatives, which will cover items such as upgraded floor finishes, high efficiency chillers/ice storage, LED lighting, solar hot water and enhanced security, the companies said.

“Creating learning environments for Ohio students is one of our main missions here,” Shook Touchstone’s Executive Vice President Andy Goetz said in the release. “We’re excited to partner with Northeastern Schools to build a better environment for the future of Springfield kids.”

The architect on the project is Dayton-based Ruetschle Architects.

The same joint venture is also completing the the $10 million replacement of Fairmont High School’s auditorium, easily visible off Shroyer Road in Kettering.

Shook Touchstone has performed more than $1.18 billion in PK-12 construction work since its inception in 2007.

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