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Heroica Construction Tapped for RI School Building Task Force with Treasurer Seth Magaziner

Heroica Construction Tapped for RI School Building Task Force with Treasurer Seth Magaziner

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Jhonny Leyva, president of Heroica Construction, was recently selected to serve as a member of the newly founded Rhode Island School Building Task Force. The 18-member team, lead by General Treasurer Seth Magaziner and Education Commissioner Ken Wagner, has been initiated following the release of the 2017 “State of Rhode Island Schoolhouses” report.

This report was prepared for the School Building Authority (SBA) at the Rhode Island Department of Education (RIDE) and completed by Jacobs Engineering. Consultants conducted an assessment to evaluate the general health of physical facilities and determined a deficiency cost of $2.2 billion for all public schools across the state. Additionally, over half of the Ocean State’s traditional schools can only accommodate 71% of the average 2016-17 student enrollment rate.

As the leader of a local construction company, Mr. Leyva has the first-hand knowledge needed to correct the outlined deficiencies and effectively maximize resources. This knowledge has been built and tested with the successful completion of several projects for clients such as the North Kingstown School District, Achievement First School, Oliver Hazard Perry Middle School, and more.

“Building for the education industry is unlike any other industry. On one hand, you’re often faced with insufficient funding and have to be strategic with every cent. On the other hand, you’re responsible for creating a safe learning environment for children of every age,” said Leyva. “I’m looking forward to preparing recommendations with Treasurer Seth Magaziner, Commissioner Wagner, Director DiBiase, and the other outstanding task force members from the Rhode Island community.”

The next Rhode Island School Building Task Force is on Tuesday, November 14th from 4-5:30 PM at the DOA Conference Room B & C, One Capitol Hill, Providence. These meetings are open to the public.

For more information on Heroica Construction, visit https://heroicaconstruction.com/.

For more information about the Rhode Island School Building Task Force, visit http://treasury.ri.gov/treasury-divisions/rhode-island-school-building-taskforce/.


About Heroica Construction:
Founded in 2007, Heroica Construction began as a small residential painting company with a Rhode Island client base. Since then, the company has formally transitioned from a specialty contractor to a self-performing general contractor servicing multi-family residential, commercial, and institutional work throughout the East Coast.


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