Courthouse exterior renovation bids awarded in Porter County

By: Amy Lavalley, Post-Tribune May 15, 2018 The Porter County Board of Commissioners moved forward with plans for the exterior renovation of and new windows for the courthouse in downtown Valparaiso, with a total of $1.3 million in bids for the work. The contracts went to the lowest bidders after being reviewed by the staff of… Read more »

Gariup Construction Named CAF Commercial Contractor of the Year

By: Nick Dmitrovich May 11, 2018 At the Construction Advancement Foundation’s (CAF) recent awards banquet, leading contractors from all over the region gathered together to celebrate the most outstanding achievements from the local construction industry over the past year. Dozens of firms were in attendance, forming a roster of more than 600 of the industry’s… Read more »

Greenhouse renovation nearly complete

The Michigan City News-Dispatch By: Ben Davis January 24, 2018 MICHIGAN CITY — Washington Park’s Greenhouse building is nearing completion and should be done in February, according to officials. The Greenhouse building was originally built during the Great Depression in 1933 as a Works Progress administration (WPA) project. WPA projects were undertaken all over the… Read more »

Porter County facilities upgrade ahead of schedule

Official: Porter County facilities upgrade ahead of schedule By: Amy Lavalley, Post-Tribune November 17, 2017 While the Porter County Board of Commissioners were mum on a timeline for the county’s capital upgrade plan for county facilities, they did take another step to move the work along. Commissioners approved the Skillman Corp. for construction manager for… Read more »

Gary, Hammond upgrade fire departments

By: Ed Bierschenk, The Times October 15, 2017 GARY — Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson was up to the challenge of joining others in sliding down the firehouse pole at a joyous reopening Friday of a long-closed fire station in the Tolleston neighborhood. The reopening of the fire station is one of a number of capital and… Read more »

Valparaiso’s new dog park/horticultural center moving closer to reality

By: Joyce Russell, The Times Oct. 3, 2017 VALPARAISO — Work will begin this fall on the infrastructure for the city’s new dog park and horticultural center on Campbell Street. The park board recently awarded a contract to Gariup Construction of Gary to complete infrastructure work, including installing sewers, water and fencing, along with paving… Read more »