North Scott school board members bought $25,531.18 in discounted building materials and labor for cabinets, furnishings and a garage door for the student-built home going up in Eldridge’s Grunwald Addition.
ABC Supply will provide $7,056.04 in roofing supplies the contractor upgraded “to give us better materials,” housing instructor James Simmons told the board.
He estimated the bid was $1,500 under expected costs.
Raynor Door upgraded the garage door and donated all labor. Their $2,530 bid includes $580 in parts and labor discounts, and includes a $200 upgrade for a decorative window.
QC Cabinetry factored in a 20-percent discount totaling $1,364.37 on its $5,547.49 bid for doors and other furnishings. The same firm discounted $2,621.88 for a $10,487.55 bid for kitchen and bath cabinets and hardware. Simmons said company owner Mark Kruse has been a longtime supporter of North Scott trades education.
“We have some great local companies who really buy into our program,” he said.