Brockmiller Construction Begins Work on New Library Building
July 30 -- Dust from yesterday's groundbreaking ceremony for the city's new $6.1 million library had hardly settled before the first two workers (Don Seals, above left, and Paul Amsden) from Brockmiller Construction Inc. began "shooting the grade" this morning for the building's foundation. Actual excavating work is scheduled to begin tomorrow. The firm's president, Paul Brockmiller, said that actual construction of the building will begin once the structural steel arrives in about three months. Weather permitting, the 23,000-square-foot building should be under roof by the end of the year. However, the building is not scheduled for completion until about a year from now. Part of that delay is due to the fact that the interior of the building is quite complex, given the intricate designs needed to accommodate the various services that the library will be offering. In his remarks at the groundbreaking ceremonies yesterday, Mayor Stuart "Mit" Landrum noted that the Brockmiller film has had a long history of working with that particular piece of ground. In 1947, the firm's founder, Walter Brockmiller, built the Medical Arts building there. Some years later that building was enlarged under the supervision of Walter's son, Don. Now the grandson, Paul, will be in charge of construction. The Brockmiller firm went into business in Farmington in 1926.