(Feb. 19, 2021) The Whiting-Turner Contracting Corporation has been selected to provide all construction management services for the Stephen Decatur Middle School Addition project. 

It is one of seven companies that answered the county board of education’s call for proposals to manage the construction of an addition to the school.


The Worcester County Board of Education approved on Tuesday the selection of Whiting-Turner Contracting Corporation for all construction management services for the Stephen Decatur Middle School Addition project.

The Stephen Decatur Middle School Construction Manager Selection Committee interviewed three construction management firms on Feb. 5 to select and recommend one firm to Superintendent of Schools Lou Taylor to provide pre-construction, construction and post-construction services for the project.   

“Each firm was allotted 25 minutes for a presentation and 20 minutes for questions from the committee,” said Joe Price, the school system’s facilities planner, during the Worcester County Board of Education meeting on Tuesday. 

The Selection Committee included the school system’s Chief Financial Officer Vince Tolbert, Chief Safety and Human Relations Officer Dr. Dwayne Abt, Stephen Decatur Middle School Principal Lynne Barton, Coordinator of Safety Stephen Price, Maintenance and Operations Manager Sam Slacum, Assistant Construction Manager Rick Martens, Becker Morgan Group Architect Ellis Hammond and Price.

Board member Todd Ferrante made a motion to approve the Whiting-Turner Contracting Corporation and all board members agreed.

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