As the first major county construction project undertaken in 30 years, Gillespie County was looking for an expert to serve as a go-to resource — an advocate who could lead the effort for a state-of-the-art jail that would meet its needs for the next 30-50 years.
Vanir served as the owner’s agent/construction manager to the County for the construction of a two-story, 96-bed jail (capable of expanding to 144 beds). It is located on two acres, with the jail and related-support facilities on the first floor, and a combined City/County communications center, courtroom, adult probation offices and emergency operations center/training room on the second floor.
A significant objective that we were able to assist the County in achieving was to pass the Texas Commission on Jail Standards’ occupancy inspection on the first attempt. The project team created a preliminary inspection checklist and we followed it to verify that all systems and components were addressed. Vanir was proud to return more than $120,000 in project savings to the County.