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CHESHIRE, CT – A local construction company has been awarded a $697,000 contract to upgrade locker rooms at Cheshire High School.

The Town Council voted 7-2 Tuesday to award the contract to Diversity Construction Group, located at 531 Cortland Circle. The company beat out five other construction firms whose bids ranged from a high of $978,000 to $760,000, which was the next lowest bid to the winning one.

Diversity Construction has done work on variety of projects, including the Buley Library at Southern Connecticut State University and Winton Memorial Library in Manchester.

The winning bid leaves about $50,000 left over for any contingencies that might develop with the project.

Two Democratic councilors, Patti Flynn-Harris and Peter Talbot, voted against the winning bid. Flynn-Harris said her vote was consistent with her previous opposition to locker room renovation proposals.

About Diversity Construction Group

Diversity Construction Group (DCG) is a Construction Management company based in Wallingford, CT. As a full-service General Contractor, we specialize in both public and private projects that leave a lasting impact on the community. Since our establishment in 2011, we have successfully completed a multitude of contracts that we take great pride in showcasing. These projects encompass a wide range of areas, including school renovations, historical restorations, ADA improvements, and the construction of state-of-the-art athletic fields.

At DCG, we recognize that our success is built upon the foundation of our highly skilled workforce. Our employees boast extensive experience in all facets of commercial construction, from the initial stages of pre-construction to the final stages of project closeout. We are dedicated to fostering a culturally diverse and inclusive work environment, which is why we actively seek out and collaborate with minority and women-owned subcontractors. By embracing diversity, we believe that we can achieve greater innovation, creativity, and excellence in every project we undertake.