Roofing the Beloit College Powerhouse

CCI was recently featured in the NRCA’s March, 2021 issue of Professional Roofing, “Roofing a Powerhouse”.

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Corporate Contractors helps build a new recreational facility at Beloit College


Beloit College Powerhouse, CCI RoofingSituated on the banks of Rock River and surrounded by Native American burial mounds, Wisconsin’s Beloit College is a private liberal arts college with 1,275 undergraduate students. Founded in 1846, the college is celebrating its 175-year anniversary this month, remaining the oldest continuously operating college in Wisconsin.

During 2018-20, a new, seven-story central campus gathering space called The Powerhouse was created by transforming the century-old, decommissioned Blackhawk Generating Station into a 120,000-square-foot building that combines student union, health, recreation, fitness and athletics facilities. Selected for its previous experience working with Beloit College, Corporate Contractors Inc., Beloit, managed the project and installed the new roof systems.

“Corporate Contractors has worked with Beloit College in the past, including serving as the general contractor for the college’s Hendricks Center for the Arts,” says Homer Auge, roofing project manager for Corporate Contractors. “We are deeply committed to our hometown of Beloit and are actively involved in the community. Our company has a long history of participating in projects that have enhanced the economic health and quality of life in Beloit. We also have extensive experience with adaptive reuse projects, so when Beloit College began planning The Powerhouse, we were excited to be a part of it.”

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Powering ahead

By August 2020, the Corporate Contractors team installed 44,000 square feet of TPO membrane and 10,500 square feet of EPDM on The Powerhouse. Thanks to the team’s dedication to historically preserving the structure while restoring the roof systems, the decommissioned power plant was successfully transformed into a riverside gem that serves as a central hub of campus life at Beloit College and a vibrant gathering space for the entire Beloit community.