By Will Soutter
Corna Kokosing’s President, Mark Corna, informed that the company is constructing a new headquarters for Bob Evans Farms. The building, worth $31 million, will be located in New Albany. According to Corna, the project will be a combination of futuristic and traditional design and will be built as a modern version of a barn building on 40 ac of farmland. The company informed that it is happy to undertake this major project.
The project will focus on environmental aspects. The company’ team is aiming to build a headquarters that will be able to meet the criteria for Gold LEED Certification. This certification is known to be a prestigious environmental construction certification in the country and is awarded by the U.S. Green Building Council.
Corna intends to construct a sustainable building that is both eco-friendly and costs less to operate. The project will provide a contemporary touch to the headquarters. John McCarty, Project Executive at Corna Kokosing, said that Bob Evans expects the new building to hold out at least for 50 years.
The rural setting for the new headquarters demonstrates the modest beginnings of Bob Evans in Ohio. Corna reiterated that it is happy to be involved in this project and feels inspired to do exceptional work.
The project was initiated in April 2012 and is likely to be completed by 2013.
The Kokosing Group’s subsidiary, Corna Kokosing Construction Company is headed by Mark Corna and deals in education, health care, retail and manufacturing markets. The Kokosing Group has yearly revenues of $800 million and employs over 3,500 associates across central Ohio.