Kettle Moraine YMCA
Aspects of this project:
YMCA’s valued partnership with Horizon resulted in a successful expansion project in West Bend, Wisconsin. With 26 years of designbuild experience, Horizon’s staff and owner-focused approach continues to provide tremendous benefit to this project. During project design, Horizon identified several value engineering opportunities and discussed the pros and cons of each with the client. Horizon also engaged Focus on Energy early in the project to provide energy efficient mechanical solutions and maximize incentives returned to the owner. Horizon’s experienced staff also provided a comprehensive energy audit to enhance building efficiency and looked at operational impacts of the facility from life-guarding to costs of operations.
During the budgeting and bidding stage, Horizon’s involvement and proactive approach also helped the
YMCA organization. Horizon was able to competitively price every aspect of the job from equipment direct purchase to all subcontractors. Local companies were solicited and hired to maintain local relationships.
Horizon’s experienced project managers were able to work closely with equipment suppliers to customize mechanical systems and obtain competitive pricing for all components. The team was also able to hold pricing on the project for six months to enable the YMCA to
secure appropriate fi nancing and extend a two year warranty on all products.
Horizon’s involvement extended beyond design and construction. The leadership group managed all aspects of project entitlement including city meetings and permitting. Horizon presented information regularly to YMCA committees and staff on various aspects of the project and even participated in fund raising campaigns and organized events. Horizon is truly a partner in the deal and we are a proven national design-build contractor that is qualified to work on your YMCA project.