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Kolakowski Appointed to Kids Camp Board


Mike Kolakowski

Andover, CT – Connecticut’s Channel 3 Kids Camp has appointed Mike Kolakowski to its Board of Directors.  He is the president and principal owner of KBE Building Corporation, a commercial construction firm that builds projects throughout the northeast and mid-Atlantic.

Kolakowski and KBE Building Corporation’s involvement with the Kids Camp began in 2011, with the renovation of the Jennifer L. Hawke-Petit Health Lodge. KBE provided both a financial donation and construction management services to support the 1,000sf renovation project. The firm also engaged a select group of trade contractors who donated their time and portion of the construction costs to the project.

KBE is now donating its construction management services for the construction of Ashley’s Place, a 4,400sf dorm-style cabin built in remembrance of special needs child Ashley Leveillee. Through 24-hour nursing care, the new cabin will allow children with disabilities to enjoy an inclusive summer camp experience.

The firm also is  donating construction management services for the comprehensive remodel and addition to Freeman Hall, that  provides sleeping quarters for campers. The 4,500sf project started in April and is scheduled for completion by late July 2014. When complete, Freeman Hall will house additional campers who will enjoy updated amenities, and also will be capable of housing ADA personnel.

The following sub-contractors have donated a portion of their contract for Freeman Hall:  KBE Building Corp., Arena Construction, Landie Construction, Elite, Innovative Millwork, Collins & Company, Daniels Caulking, Builders Hardware, Apex Tile, Christiano & Sons Painting, C&A Distributors, Allstate Sprinkler, Gem Mechanical, & 1st Choice Electrical.