10B — September 11 - 24, 2015 — New Jersey — M id A tlantic

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N orthern N ew J ersey Firm joins Uncommon Schools to celebrate renovated Vailsburg Campus Hollister completes ground-up construction of gymnasium, renovation of school in Newark P ARSIPPANY, NJ — Hollister Construc- tion Services , a full- up construction of a new, 9,500 s/f gymnasium. “We continued to be inspired by the talent, intelligence and creativity of the students at the Vailsburg Campus.” Robert Duff Estimator of the Year Award.

nasium features a brick-and- glass façade, a new wood floor and state-of-the art sports and physical training equipment. Hollister also constructed an elevated bridge to connect the gymnasium with the adjacent school. Maulbeck oversaw the proj- ect for Hollister, with the expansion effort designed by KSS Architects . In Other News... Hollister Construction Ser- vices has promoted Andrew Devennie to senior estima- tor. Earlier this year, he was honored by the firm with its

North Star Academy held a ribbon-cutting celebration in June to show off the new build- ing renovations at its Vails- burg Campus. The highlights of the event were the perfor- mances by the students and their expressions of gratitude for the completed projects. “The celebration of the new building renovations at North Star Academy’s Vailsburg Campus allowed the students to thank all partners involved in the project,” said John Maulbeck , project manager.

Devennie has served as an estimator with Hollister for more than two years. In December 2014, Hollister management selected Deven- nie to receive its Robert Duff Estimator of the Year Award for his consistent ability to secure top projects and meet client needs in an exemplary manner. He was also the first- ever employee selected for the Hollister Employee Spotlight, a new feature honoring a new employee each month. His recent work includes LifeTown Village, a 50,000 s/f mock village for disabled children that was designed to simulate real-life experiences. Devennie, through value engi- neering, successfully secured more than $1 million in sav- ings for the Livingston, NJ, project. In two years, Deven- nie has procured substantial savings on over 35 projects for Hollister’s clients. “I am very pleased with the projects Andrew has devel- oped for Hollister,” said Chris Johnson , CEO and founder of Hollister Construction Ser- vices. “He has consistently provided expert service to our clients and excels at develop- ing projects to fit their exact needs and surpass their ex- pectations. He has a keen un- derstanding of the way space operates, which has proven to be deeply beneficial for our projects.” Prior to joining Hollister, Devennie earned his bach- elor’s degree in architecture from Temple University. He continues to advance his edu- cation through professional development. “I was drawn to the industry because of a visceral desire to design and shape space,” said Devennie. “To combine materi- als to create something new is the most enjoyable experience I know. I have greatly enjoyed my work at Hollister.” Outside of his efforts at Hollister, Devennie continues to exhibit his leadership by participating in a range of volunteer opportunities, in- cluding working as a mentor at a number of correctional facilities, and volunteering at a local food bank. Hollister employees are encouraged to engage in volunteer work, as Hollister considers community giving a vital part of its corpo- rate culture. n

service construction manager specializing in corporate, edu- cational, healthcare, indus- trial, retail and residential construction, has finished a 61,500 s/f renovation with Uncommon Schools in sup- port of the newly constructed facility for North Star Acad- emy’s Vailsburg Campus, Middle School, 24 Hazelwood Ave. in Newark. The company completed a comprehensive renovation of the 52,000 s/f middle school and the ground-

Hollister began construction with a complete gutting and reconstruction of the build- ing’s interior, including new ceilings and floors, security and fire alarm systems, and infrastructure. The firm’s work also entailed the demolition of an existing vacant structure, formerly a convent, and the ground-up construction of a new 9,500 s/f gymnasium for Vailsburg Middle School. The new gym-

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