In a not-so-surprising announcement today, the City of Colorado Springs said G.E. Johnson Construction Co. was awarded the $2.7 million interior finish of the six-story building at 27 S. Tejon St, scheduled to become the headquarters for the U.S. Olympic Committee.
Plans are for the building to be completed by March 31, 2010.
The Colorado Springs-based general contractor remained patient as LandCo representatives, United Western Bank of Denver and the city took months to work through financial problems associated with the $28 million project.
CEO Jim Johnson said work will begin within the week.
“We just signed the contract about 5 o’clock last night, but our guys are already over there getting ready to go,” he said.
Last week, after months of delay, G.E. Johnson was paid the final $3.7 million installment for work the company completed on the USOC shell building.
“It’s nice to be able to finish the job we started,” Johnson said. “Finishing the shell just isn’t as gratifying as seeing the final product. It really feels good to be working with the city. What would have bothered me would have been seeing the project in some other company’s brochure.”