Olathe, KS, March 05, 2008 --(PR.com
)-- Harmon Construction has completed work on the Heritage Center. The construction took a little over a year to complete, and was finished just last month. The structure is a true post and beam construction, tying into a typical structural steel frame. The entire exterior skin is cedar, as well as the interior of the Heritage Center. The design of the assembly room stayed very true to a nineteenth century barn. It has a true timber-frame, mortise and tenon construction. Randy Flowers, Project Manager of the Heritage Center says “The only major challenge was the cedar strike in Canada, which caused the last bit of cedar to arrive two months late.” Despite the strike, the project was finished on time and on budget.
The Heritage Center, located at 1200 Kansas City Road, tells the story of the Mahaffie family, the western trails and life in Olathe and Johnson County in the 1860s. The exhibit sets the stage for guests before they visit the 1865 Mahaffie home and stagecoach stop. The grand opening event, which will be March 5, will give residents and visitors a chance to tour the new facility, view historical exhibits, ride the stagecoach, and watch cooking demonstrations.
Harmon Construction, Inc is a Design/Build, Construction Management and General Contracting Firm. They are a mid-sized company specializing in worship faculties, commercial, retail and industrial projects. At Harmon Construction, they believe in “building relationships before buildings” and that comes across in everything they do.