Commercial Construction & Contracting Experience
Proudly Serving Clients Across Western New York
For over two decades, Holdsworth Klimowski Construction has been a trusted name for general contracting services in the Greater Rochester, NY area. We pride ourselves for providing reliable construction services for a variety of industries and clients. Our firm has extensive experience in successfully completing multi-million dollar projects for major public and private sector clients. We are proud to be the company of choice for general contracting, construction management and design/build services in Western New York.
Providing construction services for healthcare facilities takes specialized experience and care. It requires the contracting company to efficiently work without interrupting or interfering with the vital healthcare services the facility provides. The team at Holdsworth Klimowski Construction (HKC) focuses on quality workmanship to ensure our worksites meet precise standards for safety and functionality.
We are proud to have built our reputation on our experience in healthcare facility construction. Our work includes, but is not limited to: intensive care units, operating rooms, MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) & CT (computed tomography) scan rooms, emergency departments, outpatient surgical facilities, cancer centers, and patient care units.
Our healthcare construction experience includes work at:
For more than 15 years, we have completed numerous construction projects for Highland Hospital, an affiliate of the University of Rochester Medical Center. Projects include a two-story addition to the Imaging Science Department, a 10,000 sq. ft. expansion of the Maternity Department, and an $8 million dollar expansion of the Emergency Department. HKC has also completed renovations of the Ambulatory Procedure Center, the Orthopedic Department, and the Breast Cancer Center, among many others.
University of Rochester Medical Center
Holdsworth Klimowski has worked closely with the University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC) for more than 20 years. We have completed hundreds of projects in both research buildings and patient care. The URMC is a world-renowned center for medical education, dental education, medical research, and medical services.
Unity Health System
Holdsworth Klimowski Construction has worked in Unity Hospital and within the Unity Health System since 1993. We have completed numerous projects including an acute dialysis center, imaging science suites, and a 23-hour observation care facility. We have also worked in other Unity Health System facilities including the women’s residence, the adolescent residence, the admitting department, and on the Unity St. Mary’s Campus.
Jones Memorial Hospital
In order to continue providing vital emergency services to patients, Jones Memorial Hospital needed to expand and renovate their Emergency Department. Holdsworth Klimowski Construction was selected to renovate the entire Emergency Department. This project involved demolishing the old entrance and rebuilding it with a new glass-enclosed vestibule. In addition, the waiting room and reception area was expanded. We also built a new patient admission and administrative office. Interior construction included renovation of six rooms including patient exam rooms, the central nurses control station, medication storage room, and the patient triage center.
Our firm is proud to have a long and successful history of working with both private and public educational institutions. We have worked in both K-12 schools and at major colleges and universities. We are proud to be the contracting company of choice for a number of renovation, construction, and expansion projects including: university lecture halls, Olympic-size swimming pools and high school gymnasiums.
Our education market experience includes work for:
Rush Henrietta CSD
Working closely with the Rush Henrietta Central School District, Holdsworth Klimowski Construction (HKC) completed a major $12 million multi-phase project involving work at both Burger Middle School and Roth Middle School.
At Burger Middle School HKC constructed a new library, a new 700+ seat auditorium, and a new gymnasium. At Roth Middle School we constructed a cafeteria addition and new loading dock. We also completed substantial interior renovations throughout both Roth and Burger Middle Schools.
Our $16 million project for the Waterloo Central School was essentially a renovation of the entire school complex. It involved constructing a 125,000 sq. ft. high school and then converting the old high school into the middle school.
This major construction initiative included building a very large “triple-size” gymnasium, and the creation of a new library, cafeteria, auditorium, and kitchen.
Included in this major construction initiative, was the building of a very large, “triple-size” gymnasium, and the creation of a new auditorium, library, cafeteria, and kitchen. The custom-made millwork paneling throughout the auditorium, library, and gymnasium lobby was completed by HKC craftsmen and is a great example of the experience, talent, and ability of our staff.
The $7 million project for the Avoca Central School District included the construction of a new bus garage and maintenance building, an addition to the music department and chorus room, an expansion of the gymnasium, and numerous renovations and upgrades throughout the existing school.
Holdsworth Klimowski Construction worked closely with the Brighton Central School District to complete a major $6.5 million, multi-phase construction project to upgrade the existing high school, add a new two-story classroom addition, and construct an Olympic-size swimming pool.
We were responsible for completing every aspect of the new construction and renovation. This included site work, demolition of the existing swimming pool and surrounding building, and coordination of ongoing school operations while construction was completed throughout the facility. At the center of the project was the redesign and construction of the new Olympic-size swimming pool with custom-built steel bow trusses and surrounding exterior glass. The new pool was installed with very high-end finishes and new locker rooms and reoriented 90-degrees vs. the position of the old pool.
University of Rochester
The University of Rochester (U of R) was founded in 1850 and is one of the nation’s leading private universities, with just over 4,500 undergraduates. Over the last 20 years, HKC has completed various construction projects for the U of R. This includes a $7 million addition to Helenwood Hall School of Nursing. This addition included upgrades to administrative offices, a new auditorium, a student commons, and large classrooms.
Holdsworth Kilmowski Construction has also completed work in Gavett Hall, Hutchinson Hall, the Simon School of Business, the Bausch & Lomb Building, and the Rush Rhees Library, including new meeting and conference rooms. We also completed construction on the new Wilson Commons Starbucks and completed an addition and renovation to the President’s residence, a historic Rochester home.
Alfred State College
To complete a $6 million construction project on the campus of Alfred State College, Holdsworth Klimowski Construction worked directly with the State University Construction Fund. Alfred State has over 3,200 undergraduates and was founded in 1908.
This project included completing a major renovation on all four floors of the Engineering Technology Building. HKC built new classrooms, machine shops, and labs. We also completed asbestos abatement, installed new windows, and constructed a new mechanical penthouse structure on the existing roof.
Working directly with the State University Construction Fund, we completed a $2.5 million construction project on the campus of the State University of New York at Geneseo. One of 13 universities or four-year colleges in the SUNY system, Geneseo offers 54 degree programs in a range of disciplines.
This project involved implementing infrastructure improvements at Newton Hall. This included roof replacements and architectural renovations of the common areas, as well as installation of a new cooling tower, new mechanicals, and fire protection and electrical systems. HKC also installed a new elevator, conducted asbestos abatement, and replaced windows throughout the building.
A large portion of a business’ success is due to the facilities in which business is conducted. The team at Holdsworth Klimowski Construction works with corporate clients and architects to develop and complete a full range of commercial construction projects. Our goal is to deliver a product is cost-efficient and effective for the needs of business owners.
Our commercial construction projects include:
Getinge USA Inc. is a leading distributor and manufacturer of advanced infection control products. Holdsworth Klimowski Construction completed a $5 million renovation of Getinge’s Rochester facility in 1997. The project included multiple areas of work, phasing, substantial factory upgrades and a complete site work package.
Since that initial project, we have completed several other maintenance projects for Getinge. In 2008, HKC was hired by Getinge as construction manager for a 3 phase renovation project with a budget totally $3 million. Phase 1 involved the construction of a 20,000 sq. ft. upscale office space, including a new entrance at Getinge Sourcing. Phase 2 involved constructing a new 17,000 sq. ft. state-of-the-art showroom at Getinge USA. This showroom is used for displaying their inventory of medical sterilizers, operating room lighting, dental equipment, and more. Phase 3 consisted of a 8,000 sq. ft. renovation of additional office space, a technical resource area, and a combination kitchen and breakroom facility.
Valley Cadillac Hummer
Valley Cadillac-Hummer is one of Rochester’s most established automotive dealerships. In 2004, HKC completed a $2.5 million project for the dealership. The project consisted of construction of a completely new state of the art dealership building. This also included the creation of a Hummer “test track” adjacent to the new dealership.
Part of Wayne Medical Group, The Commons in Williamson is an office complex that caters to predominantly healthcare/medical tenants. Our $3 million project with this client included the construction of a new 20,000 sq. ft. medical office building and an 8,000 sq. ft. motor sports facility. This project required high-end finishes and extensive site work.
The contractors and construction professionals at Holdsworth Klimowski have the experience to plan, manage, and successfully complete renovations to municipal buildings, including historic buildings. We are are proud to have a long and successful history of working with county, state, and municipal authorities.
Our municipal construction and renovation work includes:
Ontario County Jail
Our $7 million, 130,000 sq. ft. project for Ontario County included the construction of a new 276-bed jail. The brick and block building includes state-of-the-art, pre-cast modular cells, new administrative offices, and a central sheriff’s office.
Monroe County Community Hospital
Monroe Community Hospital (MCH) provides quality long-term care to individuals with chronic or complex health issues. It is a county-owned, 566-residential health care facility, serving residents as young as eight weeks to adults more than 100 years old.
The two major projects HKC has completed for MCH total more than $4 million. For the Crossover Building, we completed a masonry restoration, completely re-pointed the building, and reconstructed a parapet wall. MCH is a historic build, and our experience in historic preservation was a key to successfully renovating the main floor. Our team skillfully reconstructed the ornate plaster arches and sculptures, and installed precast concrete concrete and brick, arched and radius structures to match the historic Romanesque Revival exterior. Many areas of required high-end finishes include terrazzo floors, mosaic tiles, and custom fypon fabrication.
Genesee County Sheriff’s Building
The centerpiece of our $3.6 million construction project for the Genesee County Sheriff’s Department is a completely new 20,000 sq. ft. facility. This incorporates engineering, administration, and the 911 Communications Center. This project also included constructing a separate vehicle garage for sheriff patrol cars. The site work included erecting a large communications antenna, creating parking areas, and more.
Auburn Correctional Facility
For the Auburn Correctional Facility, a maximum security prison in Auburn, NY, Holdsworth Klimowski Construction completed extensive interior renovations. Our team completely gutted and then rebuilt the existing mental health unit. HKC also demolished the entire third floor of another building in the complex, which was then reconstructed for use as administrative offices. An enclosed connecting “cat walk” between that building and the main facility was then built. We installed new detention windows and screening in all the renovated areas.
Churches & Historic Building
The team at Holdsworth Klimowski is proud to work on renovation and construction projects for historic buildings and churches. We recognize the importance of projects like this and the social responsibility we have to preserve buildings with architectural significance. We are proud to have the experience to successfully plan, manage and complete historic building renovations to churches and other structures.
Our construction experience on churches and historic buildings includes:
Saint Paul’s Lutheran
We worked closely with the owner and architect to complete a design/build plan to bring this project within budget at $1.8 million. In addition to renovations to the church and sanctuary, we completed construction on a new 12,000 sq. ft. addition. We also completed extensive site work including retention ponds, a bus loop, parking, and a soccer field.
The new 12,000 sq. ft. building incorporated a pre-engineered, metal building structure. To provide comfortable, year-round heating and cooling, a high-end, state-of-the-art mechanical system was installed. This new structure is connected to the existing school to create a new atrium and restrooms. All work included wood wainscot, high-end finishes, and more.
Saint Anne Church
This $2.5 million renovation involved working in both the church and rectory. During the project, we constructed a new concrete and brick exterior entrance and vestibule and added a new social hall and kitchen. Both the main entrance and social hall incorporated high ceilings and windows. We completed all work with high end finishes including oak railings, banisters, and staircases.
Saint Thomas Episcopal
For our $350,000 renovation project to the historic Saint Thomas’ Episcopal Church, we constructed a new elevator shaft and installed a new elevator in the center of the existing building. We relocated the building’s utilities and new meeting rooms and offices were constructed. All work included wood finishes that match the original architectural design.
The construction of Christ Church began in 1855 on land bought from a nursery on East Avenue. The first service in the new brick building was on Christmas Day of that year. In 1894, English architect Robert Gibson designed the church interior. It is decorated with Tiffany mosaics and stained glass.
Over the past 15 years, HKC has completed various phases of a Master Renovation Plan. This includes exterior masonry repair, copper gutter replacement, roof repairs, and repairs to custom woodwork and ornate interior plaster. Our team has also made structural repairs to maintain the building’s historic integrity and preserve the bell tower.
Hochstein School of Music
Since 1920, Hochstein School of Music & Dance has served as Rochester’s community school of the arts. Each year, an exceptional 140-member faculty teaches more than 4,000 Hochstein students.
Holdsworth Klimowski Construction completed a $1.1 million renovation of the Hochstein Music Performance Hall. This is the centerpiece of the Hochstein complex and resides in a historic 18th Century Church. Location and the need to keep the school operating during construction were among the many challenges of this this unique project. The HKC team successfully completed upgrades of structural, plumbing, electrical, and mechanical systems, constructed a new stage—matching the unique wood and plaster—and completed a restoration of the gold leaf dome.
Mount Hope Cemetery
Mount Hope Cemetery has served as a final resting place for over a third of million people since 1838.
The 197 acres contain mausoleums dug deep into hillsides and everywhere you can see myriad symbols of Victorian funerary art. Among its most famous residents are civil rights leader Frederick Douglass, women’s rights leader Susan B. Anthony, and Kodak founder George Eastman.
Throughout the years, Holdsworth Klimowski Construction has completed numerous restoration projects to the cemetery’s historic Upper Gatehouse. These include rebuilding of concrete and sandstone exterior stairs, as well as complete masonry restoration. We also rebuilt the architectural railing system to duplicate the original design, added a new custom wood cornice to match the existing woodwork and installed a new slate roof. Our team has also completed various aspects of interior restoration and completed exterior painting.