Athletic facilities that stand up to the everyday wear and tear are hard to come by. If you are thinking of building an athletic center anywhere in the country, you should connect with Stanmar, Inc.. They built us the best athletic center we could have asked for with basketball courts, pool, fitness center, student lounge and locker rooms. Well-built and on schedule.
Our new Mellow Center is a marvelous facility and within our budgets. Anyone in a small college setting just doesn’t have the resources to absorb significant Change Orders, or other kinds of issues, and this went well. I would absolutely recommend Stanmar, Inc. to other schools. Not to say that a big school wouldn’t have the same appreciation of doing it more cost effectively, but to other schools similar to ours, I think it’s probably the only way to go on a specialized a building.
Our new Mellow Center is absolutely important for enrollment and retention – no question about that! It has blended into an area of our campus that was being redesigned in a kind of what we call ‘Student life corridor’ of substantial housing renovations and a couple of other buildings that were being added to facilities on other parts of the campus. This has all just worked well together.
Stanmar, Inc. was able to grasp quickly the varied make-up of our residential school and Monastc Community, and to design an appropriate building to meet all our needs. They were very responsive in providing suggestions and feedback to us. Finally, the follow-up after completion has been excellent. We would not hesitate to use Stanmar, Inc. for future campus development.
Our new Jane P. Batten Student Center is the finest facility on the East Coast. We chose Stanmar, Inc. to design and build our building because we felt they were the best around. We wanted someone who had experience in this area and Stanmar, Inc.’s know-how was a strength. They really know how to put these types of facilities together. When you look at our building, there’s a definite feeling that it belongs on our campus. Nothing else is close. In fact, our facility is the talk of the whole state of Virginia… Now that the building’s complete, it’s transformed our campus.
Applications are already up 10% since our new student center opened this semester. We’re projecting that when we factor in a full year of operation, we’re going to see a near record amount of freshmen applications – due to the effect of this new facility. I recently talked with a number of students’ first-hand that told me they were coming back next year because of our new Student Center.
This is the first project I have been involved with that came in under budget and was completed before the deadline. We chose Stanmar, Inc. because we were impressed by their design and plan for our new building. We also visited different facilities that Stanmar, Inc. had constructed, and were equally impressed by the workmanship and quality of these buildings. I have already recommended Stanmar, Inc. to others because I know they will do an outstanding job, and I want other institutions to benefit from their expertise and professionalism.
Timely planning, quality design and construction, on-time completion, and diligent follow-up after completion of the project. Add to this the qualities of cost containment and friendly relationships, and that sums up our relationship with Stanmar, Inc. The Stanmar, Inc. designed and built facility is the flagship building on our campus. It sets the standard for quality that we will seek to incorporate into all of our new construction.
We definitely knew that they were specialists in this type of building. Stanmar, Inc. really listened to our needs and incorporated them into our design. We were also thrilled that they came in under budget and the building was completed on time.
Stanmar, Inc. brought a full-service approach to our project that was very nice. They have a history and experience with these types of facilities and we didn’t have to worry about the day-to-day things. Our new Wellness Center is revolutionizing how people are working out on our campus. It has transformed our students, faculty, and staff. The building also makes a statement that we have formidable athletic teams and is already proving useful in recruiting both varsity and non-varsity athletes alike.
Stanmar, Inc.’s background and experience with these types of facilities helped save us time, and they were very thorough when it came to design issues. They showed us how we could add program spaces we didn’t even know we could add. The leadership and experience of Stanmar, Inc.’s project manager was also very valuable. From planning, to organization, to engineering, to project management, to support – Stanmar, Inc. did very well. The communication between the Stanmar, Inc. team and Caldwell College’s personnel was definitely there, and they also provided responsible follow through. It was excellent working with Stanmar, Inc. on our Newman Center project-from start-to finish.
Our new Spiro Sports Center is a beautiful building, it’s a terrific addition for the college and we’re proud to have it on our campus. The facility will work nicely for us… the pool is beautiful, we have a very nice fitness center and the basketball arena is better that we hoped for.