WATERTOWN, N.Y. -- A Watertown company has won a contract to build new Army barracks in Fort Lee, Virginia
Purcell Construction's $46 million bid was accepted this week.
The project is among the top 10 largest the company has ever been awarded.
Purcell has two offices. Their main location is in Watertown and then they have another office just outside of Richmond, Virginia.
The company is happy that in this economy, the government continues to award hefty projects like the one at Fort Lee. They are also happy that their staff will kept busy throughout the 18 to 24 month long project. It includes demolishing six small buildings, constructing a running track and creating a geothermal heating and cooling system.
"This will mean work for the next 18 months for our crews and our office staff in Richmond. We have two other projects going on in the Richmond area at this time, but three projects is much better than two to keep our staff working," said Purcell Construction Vice President Dale Kraybill.
The construction company beat out 10 other bidders to win the pricey contract.