Cumby Construction adding elevator to 77-year-old Sparta Legion
Thursday, Apr 26, 2012
Pictured at the site of the Sparta American Legion are, from left, John Nelson, J. Cumby Construction; Derrick Clemmow, Upland Design Group; Herman Hill, American Legion post commander; Christopher Hampton, U.S. Department of Agriculture; and Herd Sullivan, White County executive.
COOKEVILLE – One of Sparta's historic buildings is getting an upgrade, and local contractor J. Cumby Construction has been selected to install an elevator at the American Legion. The Cookeville-based builder was the low bidder among a group of six other local construction companies.
Built in 1935, the Sparta American Legion is located on the courthouse square. Over the years, it has housed several business and medical offices, but visitors have always had to climb steps to the second floor. That's about to change.
“There are plenty of people who visit that building regularly and simply can't climb the stairs,” said Justin Cumby, president of J. Cumby Construction. “We're honored to have been chosen to make the Legion more easily accessible. The elevator is being installed in a way that won't be obtrusive or take away from the classic look of the building.”
Construction on the project was slated to begin by the end of March and should wrap up around the end of summer. During the construction, a small portion of the Legion parking lot will be blocked off, but all public areas within the building will still be accessible.
J. Cumby Construction is a full-service commercial, industrial and residential construction company, offering general contractor, emergency restoration, construction consulting, and construction management services. For more information, visit www.jcumbyconstruction.com or call (931) 526-5158.