For Naugatuck High School Principal Janice Saam it was a first. “No one here had any idea of the impact building and renovating would have. If it hadn’t been for Lorel in pre-construction and then Joe, Roger and Mike* being so responsive to all our needs, and talking me off the ledge some days, I don’t think we could have gotten through this major project so smoothly. Their workmanship was also great. They were right on top of the work and they took every detail seriously.” The school’s auditorium, shown here, is a spectacular highlight of the project. Other features at the 331,000SF school on its 14-acre site include Veterans’ Field and Sports Complex, a greenhouse, science labs, band room, chorus room, TV production studio, computer labs, kitchen, cafeteria, pool, two gymnasiums and numerous other structural and decorative upgrades throughout. The Naugatuck Board of Education also now resides on the campus at the school’s southernmost wing. O&G concluded work at the end of March.
The recently dedicated Naugatuck High School auditorium awaits decades of school and community functions. Designed by architect Kaestle Boos Associates, the 665-seat facility features high-end theatrical production amenities and energy-efficient lighting.
–Lorel Purcell, Joe Vetro, Roger Johnson and Mike Brennan