A Star-Spangled Beam Rises Up Over GH Phipps’ Candelas K-8 Project


Greenwood Village, CO – Under a bright blue Colorado sky, the GH Phipps Construction Companies project team last Friday helped the Jefferson County Public Schools celebrate the topping off of the K-8 School at Candelas.

gh-phipps-candelas-topping-off-beamgh-phipps-candelas-topping-off-beamJoining Phipps were members of the Jeffco school board and facilities department, Hord Coplan Macht, the school’s principal, and workers from Drake Williams Steel and Total Welding Erectors gathered around as the beam rose in the air and was placed in part of the academic section of one wing of the school. Total Welding had painted the beam to look like a flag, leaving white stars perfect for someone to sign his or her name. Even a couple of bald eagles visited, flying over the job site to view the event along with a drone recording video.

Jeffco school board president Ron Mitchell thanked the team for “what you do every day,” noting that “We sit in a board room and decide how to fund projects like this. We’re awfully excited to be out here today to see it come to fruition.” The school will be ready for about 1,000 students next fall.

Images courtesy of GH Phipps

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