City of West Lafayette interviewing four new contractors for Morton City Hall Building

The companies are among the ones that originally applied to take on the construction project.

Posted: Jul 23, 2019 6:47 PM
Updated: Jul 23, 2019 6:48 PM

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — The City of West Lafayette is moving forward with finding new contractors for the Morton City Hall building.

On Tuesday, city leaders announced the four companies they're looking to interview.

Pepper Construction, Kettlehut Lafayette, Skillman Corporation and Tonn and Blank Construction.

These companies are among the ones that originally applied to take on the construction project.

As we reported, West Lafayette mutually cut ties with the previous contractors working on the building.

Mayor John Dennis said the city is serious about finding the right company in a timely matter.

“We're in a pretty compressed timeline and some folks just don't have the resources and it's a very busy time in the construction industry now,” said Dennis. “The state of Indiana is booming so we've got to make sure that we get the right people that can do the right job for our citizens.”

Mayor Dennis said it's an extensive interview process, but it's worth it to find the right fit.

“We thought it was imperative to go back to the drawing board bring in the same companies that applied for the first time and give them sort of, a second shot at it,” said Dennis. “We're going to review the proposals and we're going to interview the contractors and see who's going to be the best fit.”

Mayor Dennis said the project is set to be completed early 2021. The city will announce their pick next Tuesday, Jul. 30.

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