A Very Happy 5th Birthday!
It's a love-love relationship between OLC and the Campbell County Recreation Center in Gillette, Wyoming. The facility is five years old this week, but our history goes back almost a full decade to 2005 when the fun began with a simple assessment of the City's aging outdoor pool and a common question - should we repair it, or tear it down and build a new one? Who knew that the ultimate answer to that was a brand-new regional recreation center that has served almost 2 million people in its short five year existence - nearly half a million just this past year?
OLC is very proud to have worked with the County to create a recreational facility that is responsive to, accessible to and enjoyed by Campbell County residents as well as much of northeastern Wyoming. We recently received a note from Dave McCormick, the Campbell County P&R Director who was the driving force behind the project:
From OLC Project Manager Bob McDonald - "Congratulations, Dave! Wow, It really is hard to believe it's been 5 years!! Your celebration is much deserved. Every successful project has a highly effective leader at the helm. Working with you throughout the design and construction process, we saw firsthand how you set the bar of expectation high, empower others to achieve success, and demonstrate the exemplary work ethic and sincerity that it takes to run a truly great department. Yes, you have great staff, but they have great direction and support from their leader, Dave McCormick. That is the true formula for success. We always put forth creativity, diligence and effort into our design product, and it is a tremendous reward to us to hear that the patrons are enjoying our building. Knowing that we have had a positive influence on that many people over the past five years - well, is almost overwhelming. We certainly enjoyed working with you and your team while creating the facility. We knew that place was going to rock, and are all thrilled that the design is appreciated as an integral part of the success story! I hope that everyone continues to be safe, get healthier, and live better as a result of our work."
And from OLC Project Designer Dave Sprague - "Thanks so much for the kind words, and I am glad you are enjoying so much success. For me personally , there has never been a project ( or client ) that has had all the planets align, and been such a success as this one. To me, it’s really all about the end user, and the benefits we bring to their lives. To know that 430,000 positive experiences that will last a life time occur there every year is really the greatest reward we could ever receive. No need to thank us for our participation in the process. The privilege was truly ours. Here’s to another fantastic 5 years of experiences."
And from OLC Aquatic Designer Aldo Coronado - "Congratulations to you and everyone in Gillette! It's great to hear the facility is still going strong. It is amazing that almost half a million people have gone through the doors and we all know it has improved their lives. We hope that you have continued success in all that you guys do. I believe that your success has much to do with the people who run the facility to keep it in great shape and also that the "ship" has a great Captain at the helm. Without those great people and their Captain, the facility would just be a box with windows. You guys are what makes the Center what it is. We are happy to have been a part of helping you build it. We all had fun with the project and the people involved that allowed all of us to get to know each other during and even after everything was complete. The project will definitely be one of our best, if not the best, we have done. Again, congratulations and if you need anything just let us know.
CONGRATULATIONS AND CHEERS TO EVERYONE AT CAMPBELL COUNTY RECREATION CENTER!