Partners to Collaborate on New FBO Terminal
Original Release via PR NEWSWIRE Jan. 27, 2017
Gary Jet Center Constructing Brand New FBO Terminal at KGYY; Lee Companies Will Build and Manage Project
GARY, Ind., Jan. 27, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Gary Jet Center (GJC) is proud to announce the construction of a new Corporate Flight Center as part of GJC’s Fixed Base Operation at the Gary/Chicago International Airport (KGYY). The project will be a continuation of the highly successful collaboration between the Gary Jet Center and LEE Companies, a Gary, IN based Project Management firm.
“This Corporate Flight Center is the crowning piece in the Gary Jet Center’s goal of providing the finest flight experience in the Chicago aviation market,” reports Wil Davis, Chairman & CEO of the Gary Jet Center.
The new Corporate Flight Center will continue the legacy of premium services that has defined the Gary Jet Center for the last 25 years. The Center, designed by renowned international architecture firm and aviation specialists Ghafari Associates, will be a state-of-the-art addition to GJC’s West Campus and will feature multiple pilots’ lounges, business center, conference room and kitchen facilities.
A luxurious, glass-walled lobby will welcome clients and their guests with soaring views showcasing the newly updated runway. The interiors will be designed by the award-winning Chicago firm, Partners By Design, named Commercial Interior Design Firm of the Year by Crain’s Chicago Business for 5 of the last 10 years.
Partners by Design (PBD) excels at designing warm, contemporary interiors that defy convention to create memorable spaces. Since 1993, PBD has been responsible for many of the most exciting and innovative interiors in Chicago. Inclusion of PBD on the design team signals GJC’s commitment to creating a singular customer experience, and the finest FBO in the Chicagoland area.
“Partners by Design is extremely honored to work with Gary Jet Center and LEE Companies on this exciting project,” said PBD Partner, Tom Rowland. “This facility will be one of the premium FBOs in the country upon completion, which will solidify Gary Jet Center as a pivotal piece for the future of Chicago’s air transportation sector.”
In addition to premium facilities and services, Gary Jet Center leads the way in environmental sustainability at the Gary/Chicago Int’l Airport. GJC Hangar III was the first LEED Certified building in the city of Gary. The new Corporate Flight Center will also be LEED Certified. “It might seem a contradiction to focus on environmentally sustainable projects in the middle of the Rust Belt, but our vision is to help change the image of the region with a commitment to green-building initiatives,” said Patrick Lee, President and Owner of LEE Companies.
Gary Jet Center, www.garyjetcenter.com, is an aviation services company based at the Gary/Chicago International Airport, located 25 minutes from downtown Chicago. A family-owned and operated company, the Gary Jet Center provides fixed base operations to a variety of corporate and general aircraft, aircraft management services to over a dozen aircraft owners, Part 135 Charter operations, and two Part 145 Maintenance certificates. With over 110,000 sq. ft. of hangar space and a consistent focus on exceptional customer service, Gary Jet Center is poised to accommodate and service the corporate jet market in the Chicagoland area.
LEE Companies, http://www.leecompanies.net/, is a Gary-based Project and Construction Management firm that has been minimizing costs, maximizing quality, and optimizing schedules for its clients, from initial planning through final close-out, for over 40 years. LEE Companies is a member of the U.S. Green Building Council and its Project Managers are LEED® Accredited Professionals.
Founded in 1993, Partners by Design is an architectural and design firm located in Chicago, Illinois that provides interior design, planning, and architectural services. In addition to design and contract services, Partners specializes in environmental branding, building architecture and national and international account work through our ONE Global Design membership. Partners is one of the country’s largest independent design firms currently ranked as the 91st largest firm in the U.S., based on firm size and billings.
Ghafari is a full-service global engineering, architecture, process design, consulting, and construction services firm. With 14 offices across the globe, the firm supports clients in sectors such as aviation, corporate / commercial, education, government and institutional, healthcare and industrial / manufacturing. Ranked as one of the top 50 firms in the airport sector by Engineering News-Record for more than five consecutive years and a two-time National Best & Brightest Company to Work For, Ghafari has proven to be an industry leader.