Swope Construction wins award for Granada Theater renovations


Swope Construction wins award for Granada Theater renovations

BLUEFIELD — Swope Enchancment final week was honored for its renovations of the Granada Theater.

The Bluefield based mostly agency was launched the Excellence in Enchancment award by the Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc. West Virginia Chapter at a ceremony in Charleston.

“It’s pretty superior,” said Dick Landreth, Vice chairman of Swope. “We’re actually joyful about this complete enterprise. It turned out Very good.”

Swope was awarded the contract as An factor of the $3 million enterprise, which was spearheaded by the Bluefield Preservation Society (BPS), which is now the Bluefield Arts and Revitalization Corp. (BARC).

The theater was restored to be traditionally right with its previous, opening in 1928 and displaying movies till the late Nineteen Seventies.

Films are as quickly as as quickly as extra being proven Inside the historic theater after opening on Aug. 28.

“I really feel it’s good for Bluefield,” Landreth said. “It had been sitting there empty For A very Very prolonged time.”

Landreth praised the BPS For his or her imaginative and prescient and work As properly as to the Shott Basis for stepping up with monetary assist.

However he said one particular person Notably stands out with the enterprise.

“I give A lot of credit rating to Julie Hurley,” he said. “She was The primary particular person on the enterprise. She pushed it by way of Very properly. She was fantastic for us to work with.”

Landreth furtherly praised Ryan Stanley, who managed the enterprise for Swope, As properly as To A particular assistant supervisor, Josh Perry.

“They did An excellent job,” he said, typically going out of The biggest method “to do every thing they (BPS) needed,” including that With The power to go An further mile on the enterprise “made us very proud.”

Hurley echoed the working relationship.

“They have been such a pleasure to work with,” she said. “They’re so expert and nice to be round. They’re so succesful and environment nice.”

Hurley said the enterprise was not straightforward as a Outcome of renovations of an historic construction should Adjust to many restrictions, and the pandemic Desired to be labored by way of aa properly.

It furtherly had frustrations Like all primary enterprise, but everyone labored collectively to make it happen.

“What they did was good,” she said.

Hurley was invited to attend the award presentation.

“It was an honor for me to be there,” she said. “It was an honor To symbolize the BARC board.”

The Granada enterprise started as an cas quickly aspt by the BPS in 2012 and after many fundraising efforts, work started in 2019.

Contact Charles Boothe at [email protected]