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Garrison-Pilcher builds for the future GP builds for the future

After celebrating its 50th birthday last year, Garrison-Pilcher Elementary School is about to receive a top-to-bottom modernization which will position it to serve Thomas County students for another half-century.

The Thomas County Board of Education has awarded a contract for $7.5 million to CCH Construction, Inc. of Thomasville for the renovation and modernization of Garrison-Pilcher Elementary School.

The project has been in the planning stages for the last five years and is funded through a combination of proceeds from the 2016 ESPLOST program and State Capital Outlay Funds.

Plans and specifications for the project were prepared by SRJ Architects of Albany, Georgia. A request for bids was advertised for four weeks, and bids were received from three contractors as follows: CCH Construction, Inc. of Thomasville, $7,570,136; Quillian Powell Construction of Valdosta, $8,262,000; and SRS, Inc. of Griffin, $8,021,500. The Board of Education awarded the project to the low bidder.