At The Korte Company, we’re experienced in gym construction and design, and we’ve built community recreation centers with a full set of comfortable amenities. We’re one of the biggest Design-Build construction companies in the nation and have built across the U.S. But we’ve never forgotten about our hometown of Highland, Illinois, just outside of St. Louis. We’re proud to build this community center for our neighbors, and it’s one of our finest construction projects.
The Korte Company was selected as the Design-Build contractor through a qualification-based selection process for this new recreation center. The facility has a Natatorium with 5,000 square feet of water surface, with both a recreation pool (lazy river, vortex, zero entry pool, 120-foot water slide) and lap pool with three 75-foot lanes for fitness swimming. There is a health club-like exercise area with free weights and equipment, two parallel basketball courts with one full-size cross court, plus a concession area and meeting rooms. Locker rooms, showers and toilets are located in the center’s two-story element to serve both the Natatorium and gymnasium wings. The park has a three-acre lake, a football field, a soccer field, hiking trails and additional parking. We constructed the exterior walls using insulated sandwich concrete panels, cast on-site and tilted into place.