Lee Companies appointed construction manager for Gary airport’s new East Corporate Hangar

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A CBP aircraft at Gary
A CBP aircraft at Gary (Gary/Chicago International Airport)

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.

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