Henry Bros. Co. participated in the groundbreaking of the Village of Mokena’s new, 45,000 S.F. police station on Wednesday, June 29. The new facility will be located at 10300 West 191st Street. It will feature state-of-the-art technology including video monitoring and access control, a defensive tactics area, a fitness center, an indoor firing range, a detention center, and administrative offices. The building will utilize an underground geothermal system to regulate temperature. The project architect is Studio GC. Construction will begin in July and is slated for completion in September 2023.
Joining the groundbreaking were Mokena Mayor Frank Fleischer and Police Chief Brian Benton along with many village officials and police officers. Henry Bros. Co. was represented by President and Owner Bill Callaghan, Jr., Vice President of Operations Bob Nielson, Project Manager Calvin Rink, and Project Coordinator Marcy Johnson. Studio GC was represented by Pat Callahan and Craig Meadows.
Mayor Fleischer paid tribute to the elected officials and staff who had the foresight to purchase the land and begin the planning process for the new station. Chief Benton remarked, “The new station will have a welcoming community plaza in front, as well as a large community room for hosting neighborhood meetings, training classes, and other gatherings. It will have a first-floor records section that will be entirely handicap accessible.”
Previously, Henry Bros. Co. made improvements and built additions at Mokena Elementary and Intermediate Schools, built the new Mokena Jr. High School, and built an addition for the Mokena Park District.