Lee Companies of Gary has been appointed as construction manager for the Gary/Chicago International Airport’s $1.3 million East Corporate Hangar.
The organization received a professional services contract after Labor Day not to exceed $67,250 to oversee 11 different contractors from landscapers to plumbers, The Post-Tribune has reported.
Burling Builders, of Chicago, is already constructing the pre-engineered metal building and foundation under a contract awarded in March.
The hangar, expected to be completed in early 2019, is part of the airport’s master plan.
Lee Companies also managed construction of the airport’s new $1 million U.S. Customs and Border Protection facility.
Board consultant Dan Vicari said reworking details on the customs building resulted in a savings of $32,000 in reduced change orders, or 3 percent under budget. The building is expected to open in about two weeks, airport spokesman David Goldenberg said.