Rocky Mountain Repertory Theater picks Big Valley as contractor on theater project |

Rocky Mountain Repertory Theater picks Big Valley as contractor on theater project

The Rocky Mountain Repertory Theatre Board of Trustees unanimously voted to hire Big Valley Construction of Granby as the general contractor for its new theatre project, pending successful final contract negotiations.

The contract outlines plans for Big Valley to begin construction on Phase One of RMRT’s new theatre complex, which includes the 296-seat auditorium, stage, backstage and restrooms. The pending contract will also reflect the terms for completion of Phase Two of the project, which includes the rehearsal/youth theatre room, dressing rooms and lobby.

Phase Two construction will be determined by the success of the final fundraising campaign. Challenge gifts from the Gates Family Foundation and a local Grand Lake family, valued at $300,000, are contingent upon the completion of both phases of the theatre project. Therefore, RMRT must raise the remaining $665,000 before August 2010 to secure the gifts, reach its original $5.2 million goal and build the complete project.

Big Valley Construction was chosen through a Best Value Selection process, which included three additional construction firms: MW Golden Constructors of Castle Rock and Grand Lake, Boxwell Construction of Tabernash, and TCD Inc. of Steamboat and Fraser.

The RMRT Board of Trustees selected Big Valley based upon the strength of their team, proposed use of Grand County sub contractors, strong local presence, a strong record of construction safety, and their passion for this project and the arts, according to theater officials. They also brought a competitive price estimate in line with the $3.1 million construction budget.

Big Valley’s recent local projects include the Fraser Recreation Center and the Hot Sulphur Springs Courthouse remodel.

“It is an honor for Big Valley to have the unique opportunity to build a facility that will allow thousands of people to laugh together, share together, and be entertained together, for many years to come,” said Troy Neiberger, owner and president of Big Valley.

“It has always been the goal of RMRT to hire individuals and companies that share our love and concern for the theatre and our home town of Grand Lake,” said Judy Jensen, RMRT Board president. “Big Valley shares our goal of providing an incredible new building to house our performances and patrons, to enhance the beauty of our town and to provide a positive impact on all of Grand County.”

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