BUILDING CONSTRUCTION IS NOW COMPLETED
At 80 Saw Mill Road
After 11 years of fundraising and 5 years of construction, we were able to bring construction to a close in December 2011, thanks to the many contractors, labor unions, corporate teams and donors who got involved at Ann's Place. We made the physical move during the Christmas holidays and welcomed clients in January 2012.
Projects continue as we complete all the post construction clean up and the smaller items on our to do list. The passion for this project has been amazing an dhas involved hundreds of hands-on people from across Connecticut, New York and Rhode Island since we began.
The Marian and Hand Kretsch Meditation Gardens are awaiting volunteers for spring cleanup and more garden benches will be installed along the James Thompson woodland nature trail.
The initial tribute bricks have been installed in the Timothy Kelly Terrace. The terrace can accept many more tributes in years to come. The daffodils in the Phyllis Speidel Daffodil Garden are in full bloom and look lovely after such a long winter.
Two small woodland gathering terraces on the south side of the building provide additional quiet destinations for clients and guests. An Eagle Scout project that began last summer is construction of a footbridge at the end of the trails (completed ) and creation of a labyrinth beyond as a meditative walk (summer 2013).
||Paul P. Dinto, CEO of Paul Dinto Electrical Contractors, Inc., and Chairman of the Building Committee, has coordinated the labor and management sectors of the construction and gathered statewide support through the Construction Trades industry. Paul been aided by John Farnham and William Shannon. The Electricians Union has donated massive labor for the project and Paul's company has also donated much labor, as well as the wiring and some lighting
materials, making his company one of the larger donors on the project. The Mechanical Contractors Association has also supplied substantial equipment for the building,
as mentioned in earlier reports.
We salute the Associated General Contractors of Connecticut, the Fairfield County Building Trades Council and the Fairfield County Building Trades Association who have always kept our project close to their hearts, even in these challenging times.