Big time changes take just that–time. And while there hasn’t been much noticeable progress on Marias Healthcare Services Inc. (MHSI) moving into its new and expanded location in the old Shopko building, it is still happening. According to Jamie Brownell, CEO of Marias Healthcare, the current project calendar shows the big move from one location to another to commence in December of 2022. That is, if everything falls into place and goes accordingly to plan.

“Supply chains and the impact of COVID could impact this,” cautioned Brownell. “All parties are watching for ways to help mitigate any supply interruptions.”

Marias Healthcare has chosen to go with the General Contractor/Construction Manager (GCCM) model for this project, meaning the architect and general contractor will lead the project. This method is commonly used by companies and organizations about to embark on a complicated construction project.

“The point in the project at which the hiring agency consults a general contractor is one of the main differences among the options. With this option they will manage the call for bids and hiring of subcontractors, as well as monitor the project and quality,” explained Brownell. “The general contractor and construction manager will follow USDA guidelines on requirements for the different funding we received. This is a large project for us and it will take a lot of talented and great people in the region to help us complete the workload and vision.

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