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WIU Moline

Crawford Division: Commercial HVAC
Client: Western Illinois University, Moline, IL
Challenge: Provide complete HVAC package based on plans and specifications for Phase II, multi-building project
Solution: Crawford formed project team of estimators, project managers, and field crew to implement project effectively and efficiently.

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Project Summary:
Crawford Company competitively bid and was awarded HVAC contract for WIU-QC Phase II.  The Phase II project is part of the public university's ongoing expansion of the Riverfront Campus.

From WIU website:
Bush Affiliates, LLC of Davenport (IA) has been named the general contractor for the Phase II development of WIU-QC's Riverfront Campus. Bush's $29.5 million single prime bid for construction of a 94,800 square foot classroom complex is funded by the Illinois Jobs Now! capitol construction program. Construction will begin upon completion of contracts, with an anticipated completion of Summer/Fall 2014.

The $42 million Phase II project allows for further growth in the Quad Cities campus and will house academic programs in the Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Education and Human Services and Fine Arts and Communication. Phase I on the Riverfront campus, opened January 2012, supports the College of Business and Technology, including the School of Engineering; academic and student services; and University Administration.The City of Moline is also revitalizing the area surrounding the WIU-QC Riverfront Campus into community and University-friendly development. 

The Quad Cities campus currently serves more than 1,300 students at its 60th Street campus in Moline and at the Riverfront Campus.

About Western Illinois Univesity:
Western Illinois University (WIU) is a public university located in Macomb, Illinois, United States. It was founded in 1899 as Western Illinois State Normal School. Like many similar institutions of the time, Western Illinois State Normal School focused on teacher training for its relatively small body of students. As the normal school grew, it became Western Illinois State Teachers College. Today, Western Illinois University is composed of two campuses that provide a wide range of academic programs. While the main campus is in Macomb, Western Illinois University-Quad Cities is in Moline, Illinois.

WHAT ARE PEOPLE SAYING

I am writing to acknowledge the quality serviceman employed by Crawford Co. I am a 65-year-old woman whose husband was out of town. I came home at eleven p.m. with the temperatures at minus nine degrees to a broken furnace. The house was at 59 degrees and I didn’t have a clue what to do. I called my husband who walked me through a couple of simple options to try to jump start the furnace. When that failed, he suggested I call Crawford. Thankfully, a serviceman called me back. I didn’t want him to come out again in the cold, so I asked him if he could talk me through a possible easy fix. He tried so patiently to help me and then decided it would be best for him to come to the house. As grateful as I was he was willing to drive from DeWitt, I was nervous about having a stranger come to the house in the middle of the night. (Old ladies worry about that.) First and foremost, when you call Crawford you can be sure of quality service, I know that. The young man, Drew, came promptly to the house and handled the situation as you would expect him to do. What was exemplary was his understanding of my upset and was pleasant, confident, capable and very reassuring. In the middle of the bitterly cold night, this man explained what he was doing in “my” terms, totally repaired and cleaned the furnace, checked flues outside and made me feel safe and warm. Those are things that company training cannot instill in a person. I thank Crawford for employing this man and I thank Drew for helping me when I was most upset. My hope is that he would be recognized and rewarded for his abilities to do his job, but also his kindness and understanding of people.

Julie Sweeney