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Jackson YMCA Opens Bid Period for New Facility

JACKSON, Mich. – The Jackson YMCA is issuing requests for contractors to bid on various aspects of the new facility build. Final bid documents were published Thursday, Aug. 26, with bids due Thursday, Sept. 23, 2021. In June, the YMCA announced that its architect/engineer Bergmann PC completed design work on a roughly 75,000-square-foot new facility.

Granger Construction Co., the project’s construction manager, will be accepting electronic bids through its bid portal, BuildingConnected. Over the past year, Jackson YMCA staff, campaign volunteers and Granger executives have reached out to local contractors and sub-contractors, including the Jackson Commercial Contractors Association.

“Granger has and will continue to reach out to engage local subcontractors from the greater Jackson community and solicit their participation in the new Jackson YMCA project,” said Granger Senior Project Manager Jeff Havranek. “Our goal is to utilize as many qualified trade partners from the surrounding area as practical.”

The YMCA’s Building and Design Committee and Granger have compiled a list of nearly three dozen local vendors and subcontractors. These local companies will all receive an invitation to bid from Granger. Requests for invitations can be sent to Jeff Havranek ( or Project Manager Kyle Oberdorf (


“The Y’s priority has always been to work with as many local firms as possible. Granger shares our commitment to engage local contractors to help us build our new facility in the heart of Jackson” said YMCA CEO Shawna Tello. “Both Granger and Bergmann are dedicated to building a new facility for our community with community partners.”


The Y is in the final phase of a campaign to raise funds for a healthy living campus in the heart of downtown. The YMCA, celebrating its 125th year of service in Jackson, has raised nearly $23 million in pledges and contributions.

Granger is expected to begin site work in the first half of 2022, with construction typically running between 12-16 months. The Y’s Capital Campaign committee’s efforts to identify philanthropists, funders and local foundations willing to support the YMCA and invest in its potential are ongoing.

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About the Jackson YMCA
Since 1896 the Jackson YMCA has worked to provide opportunities for individuals of all walks of life. The Y serves men and women of all ages, religions and economic backgrounds through programs focused on youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility. A volunteer board of directors provides leadership to the Association, a member of the national organization: The YMCA of the USA. Visit