Remillard said LeChase Construction of Rochester has been hired to manage the project.
“We’ve used them in the past,” he said. “They’ve worked in this area in the past, quite a bit.”
LeChase, in turn, will be looking for local contractors, he said.
“They’ll be sending the bid packets to local contractors and inviting them to bid,” he said.
“All the major trades are represented. For instance, there will be an electrical contractor, a plumbing contractor. Regular construction (contractors) will be erecting walls. … There will be some more specialized ones for more specialized equipment and stuff like that.”
He said the work started a week ago and is expected to be complete by February 2014.
The HEAL grant that’s funding the bulk of the renovation work is the result of an application that the Bassett Healthcare Network make a year ago on behalf of A.O. Fox and Cobleskill Regional Hospital. The Cobleskill funding is earmarked for primary-care offices.
Remillard said fund raising began a month ago.
“We went to all our board, out administrators, some of our longtime, consistent donors,” he said. “And in a few weeks, we’ll be launching it publicly, going to all our employees and the community at large. But we’re just about halfway there.”
“We’ll probably doing fundraising for this event throughout the entire calendar year of 2013,” he added.