In the fall of 2011, Tropical Storm Lee dropped 10-12 inches of rain on the Owego, N.Y. region within 48 hours. The flooding was historic, widespread and devastated many businesses and homes.

The original Owego Elementary School building was a total loss. Students, faculty and staff spent 5 years spread out across neighboring communities to continue their education.

After Federal funds were secured a new school was designed and construction began. The Charles F. Evans Company Inc. of Elmira, N.Y. had a hand in the school’s rebuilding by being contracted to install approximately 90,000 square-feet of CENTRIA metal wrap/Concept Series/Dimension Series soffit and wall panels on the entirety of the new structure.

The Charles F. Evans Company Inc. was faced with a tight construction schedule in completing the wall panels on this large project; from working around other trades and the difficulties that come with new construction projects.

The company is extremely proud of their work on this new school and hopes that it will serve the children of the Owego community for decades to come.

This project won the CENTRIA Project Excellence Award* in the K-12 Education category for Charles F. Evans Company Inc.


*The Centria Project Excellence Award winners are selected by a qualified panel of experts on the basis of excellence in design, craftsmanship and construction.