In the November 13, 2015 issue of the Sacramento Business Journal, on page 6, the Natomas STAR Academy project was highlighted as well as Landmark Construction’s role as general contractor building the new charter school. In the article, President Joe Bittaker shared his thoughts on the $21 million project and company’s success in getting the project off to quick start.
The new school project is the first in the Natomas area since the seven year building moratorium was lifted by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in March 2015. According to Bittaker, it will take some time to resurrect projects that had to be put on hold during the moratorium. “We expect the area to gain momentum …,” Bittaker commented in the article.
In the report, Joe Bittaker is quoted explaining that the unique aspects of the Natomas Unified School District project. “It’s being built under standards for high-performing schools … and highly sustainable.” The architect for the project is William + Paddon Architects of Roseville, CA.
Landmark Construction worked with the school board to get the project going as soon as possible in order to complete earthwork before the rainy season. At the time of the article, the project was already three weeks ahead of schedule. Teichart Construction and RE Maher Concrete worked with Landmark Construction to move quickly in jumpstarting the project.
Bittaker has been president of Landmark Construction, based in Loomis, since 1998. In the article, he revealed his passion for the outdoors saying, “I am an occasional endurance mountain bike racer and a rabid backcountry snowboarder.”
See the article — Spotlight On … Joe Bittaker, president, Landmark Construction in the Sacramento Business Journal