Shop Talk



Since being built in 1975, the current Maintenance Shop has served as the Sedgewick-based hub of a distributed network of County facilities used to store equipment and materials to support a wide variety of County operations. However, aging infrastructure and moisture issues with inherent health and safety concerns combined with a lack of space to maintain and repair a growing fleet of equipment — factors initially identified in 2012— have necessitated that the new shop be built.

Maintenance Shop Timeline

A brief overview of the significant events of the Maintenance Shop Project:

November 16, 2017 – The first wall panels are erected.

September 2017 – Construction begins.

August 2, 2017 – County Council unanimously approves Scott Builders Inc.'s proposed drawings with a contract cost of $7,124,080.54 for the Maintenance Shop Project, plus the additional costs of $97,000 for the upgrades and renovations to the existing shop building for a total contract cost of $7,221,080.54. Council also unanimously approves the Maintenance Shop Project's total estimated Class 'A' cost of $7,842,134.57 to include the following:

Scott Builder's Contract Cost $7,221,080.54
5% Contingency    $361,054.03
Furniture, Fixtures and Equipment (FF&E) Costs    $100,000.00
Geotechnical Investigation      $10,000.00
Site Topographic and Legal Survey        $5,000.00
3rd Party Quality Assurance Testing      $50,000.00
Project Management Consulting
Total Estimated Project Costs $7,842,134.57

May 24, 2017 – County Council awards the contract for design-build services to Red Deer-based construction firm Scott Builders Inc. Scott was one of five companies that submitted proposals for the project. Council also approves the planned expansion of the shop yard, along with the removal and replacement of the security fence around the yard. A Public Works crew prepared the yard site to provide additional space to accommodate the new shop. Meanwhile, Wetaskiwin-based Elligott Construction Ltd., is in the process of erecting the new security fence. Elligott was one of three companies to bid on that project.

March 30, 2017 – Flagstaff County puts out a call for potential sub-contractors. As instructed, local subs interested in possibly being part of the project contact the County to have their information included on a list, which is eventually forwarded to Scott Builders after the contract is awarded.

March 15, 2017 – An information display is set up at Flagstaff County's annual Public Open House, where residents are able to view sketches and ask questions about the Maintenance Shop Project.

November 24, 2016 – Flagstaff County issues a news release announcing plans to proceed with the Maintenance Shop Project.

Previous Updates

After plans for the Maintenance Shop Project were announced in November 2016, regular updates have been issued through this website.