A $63 million wave of renovation and construction kicked off at High Point Regional Health in 2013, with most projects made possible in part by the hospital's merger with the UNC Healthcare System. Rentenbach Constructors began at the hospital's main campus to upgrade and overhaul much of the building's power and HVAC infrastructure. High Point Regional first filed for state approval for a $56.3 million package of projects in May 2011 , but an extended approval process by state regulators coupled with a downturn in High Point Regional's operating revenues have caused delays.
A driving force in the search that led to the UNC Health Care 2013 merger was the desire to find a partner that could help provide the capital necessary for these projects as well as future expansions and upgrades. High Point Regional started the process saying it was looking for a "strategic capital partner." In 2016, Blackstone Fire Control joined Rentenbach Constructors Inc. for the HPRH 3rd Floor surgical and cardiology expansion.
The project includes the renovation of over 50,000SF of existing hospital and extension of the 3rd floor structure over the emergency department. For a builder or tradesman who performs construction work in a fully operational multi-story healthcare facility, the precision of this work cannot be understated. The work is broken into numerous phases. Day work, night work, noise restrictions, sterile conditions, and traffic control are just a sample of the challenges that are entailed in this 3 year project.
At Blackstone, we don't recognize challenges - we see opportunity. And, fortunately, we will have countless opportunities day in and day out until the job is done.