Our Projects

Itinerant Studio

Itinerant Studio – Tennant Fit Out – Winchester Building

C&N Contractors treats their work as artisans. But our “art” is different than what most people think of as art.  So, when we had the opportunity to work with and for artists, we were appreciative of their work.  As it turns out, they were also appreciative of our work.

Vicki Rulli and Tom Heaphy started Itinerant Studio in 2004 and it has been on a rising trajectory ever since. The Studio is a production art studio creating original and limited edition mixed media works using a variety of techniques and materials that serves the design and wholesale trade.  Itinerant Studio is a production art studio creating original and limited edition mixed media works using a variety of techniques and materials that serves the design and wholesale trade.

When they purchased the 100 year old Winchester Building at 149 West Jefferson Street, they turned to C&N Contractors to help them fit out the building to their needs. C&N constructed two rooms – a Shop Room and a Flatbed Printer Room – with metal studs, insulation, and gypsum board.  Included in the work were two overhead steel doors, cleaning and servicing the unit heaters, install new 200 amp electrical service, and lighting installation.  The Flatbed Printer Room is critical to the operation of Itinerant Studio and the cleanliness and environment of the room must have the utmost integrity.

Taylor Van Vliet was the Project Manager, and Terry Davidson was the Superintendent for this job.

FC Industries

FC Industries – Rebar Testing Laboratory

How do you connect C&N Contractors to the nuclear energy of the world? It does not take six degrees of separation steps to accomplish this.

When FC Industries decided to create a new Rebar Testing Laboratory, Steve Vaughn turned to C&N Contractors to help them deliver this design/build project. The FC Industries Lab tests the tensile strength of rebar (up to 2 ½ inches in diameter) used in the construction of nuclear energy plants throughout the world.  Viola! There lies C&N’s connection to nuclear energy of the world.

The lab features a 16 foot tall by 8 foot wide coiling overhead door and a 20 foot high ceiling and 21 foot high over the rebar testing equipment. C&N poured two isolated 5,000 pounds per square inch reinforced concrete foundations within the laboratory to accommodate the needs of the specific testing equipment specifications. The larger of the two foundations is 8’6” by 8’6” by 4’4” deep.  C&N Contractors reduced the cost to the customer by self-performing the reinforced concrete foundations, structural steel erection, wall, doors, window, and ceiling construction.

FC Industries is a family of manufacturing companies that has been family owned since 1972. Now in its second generation of family ownership and management, FC has become a metal manufacturing powerhouse! The members of this family of companies are AFC Tool Company, Dayton Precision Aerospace, AFC Stamping and Production, and BarSplice.

Taylor Van Vliet was the Project Manager and Terry Davidson the Project Superintendent.

Springfield Museum of Art – Project Scope

The Springfield Museum of Art Infusion & Interface Campus Project was a Construction Project that blended a modernization of the museum’s conference rooms along with renovations to the auditorium and ADA upgrades to the existing museum campus. Some unique specialties were also included in this project such as a new loft to the museum, a new art gallery display system and a dance stage. Other upgrades included landscaping to the campus, HVAC and electrical updates.

In total over 30 rooms were included in this project for flooring, lighting and acoustical ceilings as well as the entrance floor corridors. This project covered in excess of 13,000 square foot of space for the Springfield Museum and the School of Arts.

Fire wall installation was completed to conform to local building code along with sound insulation on some select rooms that were upgraded for the musical usage. In order to display students work projects, some 200 foot of aluminum track was installed along with hanger cables and support hooks for the art work.

The work for this project was completed during normal museum operations. There was no interruption to the museums programs and exhibitions during the course of renovation. This was extremely critical to the Springfield Museum of Art. The Springfield Museum of Art houses a permanent collection of exquisite American Art collection, which is open to the public for their enjoyment.

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C&N Contractors Receives 2016 Entrepreneurial Business Award

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Springfield, Ohio March 28, 2016: The 2016 Entrepreneurial Business Award, presented by the Junior Achievement of the Mad River Region will go to C&N Contractors of Springfield, Ohio. President and CEO, Plato Pavlatos, stated, “We are honored to receive this prestigious award. We are proud of the work we did as general contractor on the Bushnell Building project and what it means to downtown Springfield and our region. The platinum Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design certification from the U.S. Green Building Council is indicative of the importance of this project to our community.”

Founded in 1961, C & N Contractors, Inc. has been a member of the Springfield/Clark County Community providing premier General Construction, New Construction, Renovation, Restoration, Green Construction, Additions, Commercial Construction, Design-Build, Project Management and Construction Management services for the Southwestern Ohio and Central Ohio regions as well as Indiana and Kentucky. C&N Contractors is proud of its affiliations with the following organizations: Associated Builders and Contractors, American Society for Healthcare Engineering, Building Industry Associate of Clark County, Dayton Building Owners and Managers Association, Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce, Clark County Safety Council, Dayton Region Manufacturers Association, and Dayton Chamber of Commerce.

Also being honored are Peter Noonan with the 2016 Laureate Award and John McGregor Sr. with this year’s Posthumous Laureate Award. The award will be presented at the Junior Achievement Hall of Fame Banquet to be held on May 19th at the Courtyard by Marriott in Springfield. The banquet begins at 6:45 p.m. Tickets are $85 per person. Guests are asked to RSVP by May 12.

Bushnell Building Code Blue

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One of Springfield’s more beautiful downtown structures, the Historic Bushnell Building was built in 1893 and is registered on the Historic Registry of Buildings. This five story building has over 100,000 square feet and was home to the patent attorney of the Wright Brothers.

A complete restoration of its interior, exterior, and adjacent parking garage was completed as part of the Ohio Job Ready Site Grant project. C & N Contractors, Inc. was involved with preliminary planning and design which included design and construction to LEED standards. Many of the building components were bio-based products including insulation, floor finishes, and casework.

 

Other unique sustainable design elements include rain water collection for non-potable water use, heat generated by computer room equipment used to provide supplemental building heat, and surpassing initial expectations for reuse of existing building materials.

Existing architectural features discovered during demolition, were reused such as marble floors, tile designs, brick and stone walls, arches, and interior windows.

Over 330 wood windows replaced with hand crafted windows approved by the Ohio Historic Preservation Office and National Park Service.

All exterior masonry restored with decorative terra cotta being removed, mapped, restored, and reinstalled. Documentation is being finalized for submitting this project as a LEED Platinum.

70% of the total construction cost went to local subcontractors and suppliers.

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SPECIFICS:

  • Owner & Contact: James H. Lagos
  • Phone: 937-323-5555
  • Completion: 2012
  • Square Footage: 125,000
  • Cost: $8,100,000