Education

Downes Selected as Owners Rep for Providence Public Schools

Providence, RI – Downes Construction Company president, David Patrick, announced the company has been selected by the city of Providence as owner representative to oversee public school construction projects, as the city continues its $278 million school construction program.

Downes will be responsible for monitoring all construction activity to ensure that the city is getting the maximum value from the projects. Patrick noted, “Downes is excited about the opportunity to provide these services to the city. Our company has a strong track record overseeing and building educational facilities. With an executive team with over 200 years of educational construction experience, we are prepared to hit the ground running in Providence.”

Downes’ Rhode Island program director, Joe Desanti, stated, “We would like to thank the city of Providence for their faith in our company. We look forward to a long and successful partnership to move Providence Public Schools forward.”

Downes has a long history of providing owners representative services, including work in Hartford, Conn. and surrounding cities. Downes has been in business for 87 years and successfully managed over $1 billion in public school projects.

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