The project will require 20,000 cubic yards of concrete, the majority of which will be placed in the footings and foundations. Its massive concrete foundations, necessitated by poor soil conditions, require just about every type of formwork imaginable while its footings will included 1,000 tons of steel. One of the unique aspects of this project is an interior retaining wall that varies from 18 to 25 feet in height and 15 to 24 inches in thickness. The new school is being built on the site of the old school’s football field, making this a very tight jobsite. The school is scheduled to open for the fall 2014 semester.
A lot of factors go into building a business — luck, the economy and the quality of your product are all important — but ultimately a leader’s vision and actions trump all those things. Keller saw an opportunity to build a subcontracting firm modeled after the wants and needs of its customers. His vision for his employees, clients and concrete construction helped his company grow aggressively in its first 10 years and will be the backbone of his company’s success for decades to come.