We are excited that our award winning library team has been selected for the renovations of the iconic Weber County Main Library.  This branch is located in our home town of Ogden, UT and takes great pride in the services it offers to our community.  Our team consisting of Phil Clawson (Project Manger), Casey Hales (Superintendent), Kristie Wiggill (Project Assistant), and Kelley Graves (Project Accountant) have recently completed two other library projects; Salt Lake City Public Library System's Glendale Branch and Davis County's Headquarters Library in Farmington.  Wadman also constructed Weber County's Ogden Valley Branch.


Standard Examiner Article:

OGDEN — Contentious delays and rising costs have complicated completion of the final two projects in Weber County’s five-year capital plan to upgrade its libraries. Nevertheless, officials say they aim to stay within budget and maintain quality construction. 

In 2013, voters approved a $45 million bond to finance four projects. But the planned $5 million renovation and expansion of the North Branch at 475 E. 2600 North in North Ogden stalled for months, amid disputes with city officials in Harrisville, Pleasant View and North Ogden over site location and adequate parking.

The construction contract for the $16.8 million renovation of the 48-year-old Main Library, at 2464 Jefferson Ave. in Ogden, went out to bid earlier this year, and Weber County Library Director Lynnda Wangsgard told board members Tuesday that three responses came back, all “considerably higher than what we thought we needed to pay to complete the project.

The project was then reissued as a Request For Proposals, which Wangsgard said allows more latitude to negotiate. All three companies again responded, but still came in higher than what the county wanted to spend.

“However . . . after reviewing the responses to the RFP, we have determined that it would be in the best interest of the county to enter into contract negotiations with Wadman Corporation,” Wangsgard said.

According to Wangsgard, Wadman pledged to match the quality of its construction handiwork on the LDS Payson Temple.

“We won’t settle for anything less than the best workmanship, and that’s what they’re committed to accomplishing,” she said. If all goes well... (Read More)

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The Weber County Library top floor is currently undergoing renovations in Ogden, as seen on Wednesday, August 3, 2016. Due to the incredible weight of books and shelves, the building was designed to hold far more weight per square inch than the average building. The Weber County Main Library was "designed like a highway overpass," Executive Director for the Weber County Library Lynnda Wangsgard said. The concrete walls and beams are so strong that the library currently does not need posts on the top two floors.