Boy Scouts of America

We built on top of abandoned mine shafts, requiring extra reinforcement.

Project Overview

When the Boy Scouts approached us with a project to build, we were glad to take it on. Our founder is an Eagle Scout, as are several others at Stewart Perry.

We were challenged with remodeling and an addition to the Scout Service Center, creating an environment and experience to welcome the Scouts and their families. The project was complicated by the need for a caisson foundation system to support the structure. Caissons were drilled into the floor of existing abandoned mine shafts below the site.

We completed the construction safely, building with a limestone exterior cut from the same quarry as the original structure. With the facility complete, we had the honor of then updating the outdoor black marble Eagle Memorial etched with the names of all of the Scouts who had achieved the rank of Eagle since the council was formed in 1920. There are more than 2,100 names on the wall. The project received an Award of Excellence from the Associated Builders and Contractors.