DJ Construction first moved ground for this not-for-profit organization in 1982, when the (then) Boys Club was built on a hillside in north Goshen, replacing a house that originally accommodated the club. Since then, the relationship has spanned decades.
The primary purpose of this organization is to provide a wide range of supervised activities and delinquency prevention services for children and youth of all ages and backgrounds while building character and developing leadership skills. As such, the Boys and Girls Club of Elkhart County’s building plans always have specific construction goals to meet their needs.
In 2000, a Goshen “Blue Ribbon Committee” ushered in a new facility. Of the 30,380 total sq. ft. touched, 21,380 sq. ft. was new construction and the remaining 9,000 sq. ft. was renovated from the original building. This facility yielded several national awards, including a model club design by the National Boys & Girls Club of America, and the prestigious “Award of Excellence” presented by the Associated Builders & Contractors of Indiana.
In 2007, DJ built the new Boys and Girls Club facility in Middlebury, where the 22,200 sq. ft. building provides a safe place for over 300 students daily. The multi-level, steel/masonry building showcases high ceilings, angled and curved walls, and many windows for natural light.