CSDC Receives “Award of Excellence”

Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) Honors CSDC with Award of Excellence

(Hanover, MD, October 4, 2013) Every year, the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) Inc., of Indiana/Kentucky recognizes “merit shop” contractors who excel in innovation, quality, safety, and communication. The Charter Schools Development Corporation (CSDC) is pleased to announce that, together with its general contractor, Meyer Najem Construction, received the 2013 “Award of Excellence” for its economic and efficient design and construction of the Charles A. Tindley Preparatory Academy (TPA) in Indianapolis, IN.

The $5.7 million construction project included the ground-up construction of a  40,800 square foot, 1-story academic facility featuring  16 classrooms, 2 science labs, an art room, a multipurpose room equipped with a full-service kitchen, a nurse’s station, as well as a newly-constructed 10,000 square foot gymnasium for the school.  TPA is an all-boys middle school designed to help young urban boys become successful scholars regardless of their past academic performance.  At full capacity, the new facility will offer 400 predominately African American and low-income students access to “a powerful learning experience that intellectually engages, inspires, and spurs academic achievement through a challenging and interactive curriculum.”  For more information on the school, please visit http://www.tindleyprep.org/.

CSDC and Meyer Najem received the award at ABC’s annual awards banquet held on September 25th the Indiana Roof Ballroom.

ABC Award

From left to right: Stephen Andoh (Axis Architecture), Rebecca Secrest (Charter Schools Development Corporation), Chris McCracken (Meyer Najem), Michelle Liberati (Charter Schools Development Corporation) and Greg Looney (Meyer Najem)


About Meyer Najem

Meyer Najem provides Construction Management, Design-Build and General Contracting Services throughout the Midwest, Southeast and Colorado.  Primary markets include Healthcare, Senior Living, Government/Municipal and Institutional projects. http://www.meyer-najem.com/

About ABC

ABC is the largest and only national construction association dedicated to the merit shop philosophy – “a way of doing business in which companies reward employees based on performance and encourage them to reach their highest level of achievement, and in which contracts are awarded based on safety, quality and value, regardless of labor affiliation.” For more information on ABC, please visit http://www.abcindianakentucky.org/