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Reed Family Enterprises given NCFPD contract for administrative building upgrades

Joe Naiman

Village News Reporter

Reed Family Enterprises, Inc., was given the North County Fire Protection District contract to provide upgrades to the NCFPD administrative building.

The NCFPD board voted 5-0 Aug. 22 to award a $354,728 contract to Reed Family Enterprises, which is based in Temecula, for the work. The scope of work includes parking lot asphalt repair and resurfacing, exterior door replacement, building entry security access control, a visitor parking stall meeting current Americans with Disabilities Act standards, exterior paint and window coverings, a new sign to replace the light-emitting diode sign which no longer functions, a replacement of the flagpole on the grounds, renovation of the restrooms and the employee break rooms, and drainage improvements which will prevent flooding during heavy rain.

“We’re very pleased that Reed Family has been awarded the contract. They’ve done work with the district before. They do quality work,” said NCFPD Fire Chief Keith McReynolds.

The NCFPD moved its administrative offices from Ivy Street to Main Avenue in 2009. Neither the building nor the grounds have had upgrades or significant repairs since then.

“We bought the admin building years ago and we really have not done any upgrades to the building since we purchased it,” McReynolds said.

In addition to enhancing the aesthetics of the property, the upgrades will increase security and reduce tripping hazards. A 2022 site safety inspection conducted by NCFPD staff indicated the need for multiple repair and improvement projects on and around the premises.

The August 2022 NCFPD board meeting authorized district staff, in conjunction with Erickson-Hall, to develop a request for proposals to construct the facility enhancement projects at the NCFPD headquarters building. Reed Family Enterprises, which previously performed maintenance work on NCFPD Station 2 on Winterwarm Drive, was the low responsible bidder.

“The work will make fire admin more functional for our employees, safer for our employees, and will enhance the visitor experience,” McReynolds said.

The renovations are expected to be complete during spring 2024. “We’re looking forward to getting the renovation under way,” McReynolds said.

 

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