As reported by BizJournals:New Carlisle-based WENCO Construction Co. is leading the multi-million-dollar project, which will be the first gymnasium built at Dayton Christian's current campus in Miami Township. Construction on the gymnasium, known as the Warrior Center, is expected to begin as early as this week and will take just under 10 months to finish.
“We are pleased to partner with WENCO, which was able to achieve our goals under our original budget,” said John Gredy, head of school at Dayton Christian. “Our community has waited a long time for a gym and will be thrilled to finally see dirt moving when they return to school this fall.”
The school raised $3.3 million for the project, which includes a 12,000-square-foot building equipped with a college-size basketball court and "Warrior Hall of Fame" lobby. Dayton Christian hopes to raise an additional $800,000 to fund amenities such as permanent bleachers, wet locker rooms and bathrooms.
“We don’t need these features to enjoy the gym for physical education or sports, but their addition would certainly make the project a well-rounded space,” Gredy said.
WENCO President Suzanne Winters said this is not the first school project the company has been involved with.
“We have been involved in many school projects before and there is no greater satisfaction than to see the smiling faces of the students who benefit from the completed project," Winters said.
Dayton Christian is an interdenominational Christian school that serves more than 900 students in grades pre-K to 12, including students in Dayton Christian Homeschool.
WENCO Construction is a full-service general contractor, serving Dayton and southwestern Ohio for more than 36 years. It is one of the largest commercial construction firms in the Dayton region with 50 employees and $16.4 million in revenue for 2017, according to Dayton Business Journal research.