All hands on deck

Student builders cap home before snow flies


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.

North Scott School Board, Grunwald Grove Addition, James Simmons, ABC Supply, Raynor Door, QC Cabinetry, Mark Kruse