Sean Foran talks rebuild

Sean Foran, from Hueber Breuer, discussed the Lawrenceville Fire Department rebuild process Thursday, Nov. 21 at the Williamson High School.

Members of the Lawrenceville community gathered at Williamson High School Thursday, Nov. 21 to listen to representatives from Hueber Breuer Construction Company, based out of Syracuse, N.Y., discuss the rebuild process of the Lawrenceville Fire Department. Sean Foran, executive project manager at Hueber Breuer, outlined the process and presented an estimated timeline for the rebuild project. Based on his experience, he didn’t believe an insurance claim would be settled until February 2020. Foran estimated a potential design could be completed by June 2020 and if all went well, reconstruction could begin in July 2020.

“If we start in July, we will get a roof on it before winter,” Foran said.

Foran went on to discuss Hueber Breuer’s role in the reconstruction. According to Foran, Hueber Breuer will evaluate all the potential options for the fire department rebuild. There were seven possible options that Foran outlined in the meeting all of which offered variations on the three main functions of the previous department. The main functions of the previous building included a fire department, EMS and bingo hall. No decision can be made on the best potential option until a settlement claim has been finalized. When that is completed, then conversations will begin concerning what the best option is for Lawrenceville.

During that process the Core Team, which was established between the Lawrenceville Fire Department and the board of directors, will have to evaluate what they want in a fire department and what is feasible. Throughout the rebuild process, Hueber Breuer will be involved in helping the Core Team assess those options and determine what is the best fit for Lawrenceville.

Hueber Breuer has been in the construction business since 1880 and has been involved in numerous fire and EMS station builds. It is a sixth generation family-owned company that includes a staff of developers, project managers, schedulers, estimators and superintendents. Some of Huber Breuer’s completed projects since 2004 include the Burnt Hills Station #2, East Syracuse Station #2 and Minoa Station #1, among numerous other projects.

The next public meeting is at the Williamson High School Dec. 19 at 7 p.m.