(Tacoma, WA) – In a further step toward fulfilling their mission to create America’s Car Museum, the LeMay Museum Board of Directors has appointed JTM Construction as the general contractor to oversee the construction of their new museum complex in downtown Tacoma. David L. Madeira, LeMay’s President/CEO said, “We selected JTM Construction for this project because of their deep experience executing class “A” building projects. We are also extremely impressed with their commitment to our vision to create a gathering place in Tacoma where enthusiasts from around the world will come to celebrate America’s love affair with the automobile.”
The new museum will be located adjacent to the Tacoma Dome in downtown Tacoma, Washington. The campus will encompass a 6.1 acre show field to accommodate special events and the Museum itself will include the administrative offices, an educational center and a vehicle display ramp among many other features in this state of the art facility.
Located in Seattle, Washington, JTM Construction provides expertise in multiple market sectors including class “A” office buildings, performing arts centers, museums, medical facilities, hotels, retails centers, parking structures and warehouse buildings. JTM’s Project Executive for the LeMay, Tom Titus, expressed his company’s enthusiasm for the project by saying “JTM is perfectly suited for this undertaking. Our employees have been instrumental in the construction of several notable projects in the greater Puget Sound region, such as the Museum of Glass, Tacoma General Hospital, and the recently completed Olive 8 Hotel Condominium tower in Seattle. This experience puts us in an excellent position to execute this extraordinary design. It is an honor to be selected as the primary contractor for a project of such importance for Tacoma.”
David Madeira indicated that there are still a few key items that need to be brought to a successful conclusion but significant progress is being made. “Like any project of this size there are a number of complex issues to resolve but we are optimistic that we will break ground this year,” said Madeira.
About LeMay – America’s Car Museum:
America’s Car Museum is dedicated to preserving and interpreting the LeMay Collection of automobiles and memorabilia, along with vehicles and artifacts it may acquire. The LeMay Collection was recognized in the Guinness Book of World records as the largest privately held car collection in the world. At its peak, the collection was in excess of 3,000 automobiles, motorcycles, trucks and other vehicles, plus more than 30,000 pieces of related 20th century Americana. Plans are under way to build a brand-new museum campus in Tacoma, WA to feature 1,000 cars and memorabilia. More information is available online at www.lemaymuseum.org.
About JTM Construction:
JTM Construction is a subsidiary of Fisher Companies, a privately held construction services company primarily active in the western United States. Our affiliation merges the expertise of JTM Construction with the five decades of experience of Fisher & Sons, Inc. and FSI Architects to make our team one of the Northwest’s most respected design/build commercial general contractors. www.jtm-construction.com