Home field advantage has a new meaning for Chilton Public Schools athletics. On Thursday, Aug. 17, District officials, students, community members, and representatives from Hoffman Planning, Design & Construction, Inc. cut the ribbon on the District’s new athletic complex, completing phase one of the $19.3 million project approved by voters in the April 2022 referendum.
“Our new, on-campus athletic complex looks beautiful and staff, students, and the Chilton community are thrilled to kick-off the school year with this ribbon cutting celebration followed by the high school’s first football game of the season,” said Susan Kaphingst, Chilton Public Schools Superintendent. “A wonderful addition to our campus, the new track, field, and entire complex are first-rate facilities that will be utilized by generations of Chilton student athletes for years to come.”
In addition to the athletic complex, phase one completions include new HVAC controls in all three schools, new driveways and parking areas for the elementary and middle schools, and a re-finished floor in the middle school gym.
“With the first phase of the Chilton referendum projects complete, we’re already off and running with the next round of projects, including the elementary school addition,” said Matt McGregor, Hoffman senior project manager. “During the 2023-2024 academic year, there will be little disruption for staff and students as major work will take place next summer.”
Chilton Public Schools selected Hoffman in 2021 to perform a facility study and provide pre-referendum services. Following the successful referendum, Hoffman began design of the various projects and now serves as the construction manager. The athletic complex broke ground in April. All projects are expected to conclude prior to the start of the 2024-2025 school year.
Hoffman Planning, Design & Construction, Inc. is an integrated Total Project Management firm based in Appleton, Wisconsin. Hoffman’s mission is to make a positive impact on people’s lives and their environment by providing creative ideas and responsible solutions. Total Project Management (TPM), is Hoffman’s exclusive process that integrates efficient, healthy, and cost-effective building solutions that respect the environment while enhancing a building’s quality and value and reducing initial and long-term facility costs. Learn more at www.hoffman.net.