By Rachel Pritchett
BANGOR — Tompco-Triton, Inc., of Bremerton, has been awarded a
$19.5 million contract to renovate the insides of two aging
bachelor enlisted quarters at Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor.
The work at the submarine base includes complete renovations of two 70’s-era bachelors enlisted quarters located on the upper side of the submarine base near the gymnasium, exchange and galley. Both are two-story, hotel-style facilities, and house permanently stationed junior enlisted sailors and Marines.
The aging buildings were constructed in 1977 and 1978, and renovation work of this magnitude has not been done since.
An interior remake on one will bring it up to current seismic and energy standards, and will include new antiterrorism features.
The interior on the other building will be totally reconfigured into suites, each containing multiple bedrooms that share dining space, a kitchenette and laundry. The new set-up is more efficient and saves money, according to a statement from the base.
Design work is to begin very soon and the project will be done by spring 2014. Sustainable principles are being implemented.
Tompco-Triton is a joint venture of two Bremerton construction companies, Tompco, Inc., and Triton Marine Construction Corp.
The two firms have worked together on several projects previously and now are finishing up work on an exchange at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island.
“So the timing couldn’t be better,” said Jeff Tompsoncq, Tompco chief executive officer.
Tompco-Triton was one of three bidders on the contract. Tompson received word Monday that the combined company was the winning bidder.