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Preconstruction plans for the temporary campus are underway

SAN CARLOS, CA—(June 19, 2002). Wentz Group, a leading California-based general contractor for 28 years, has been awarded a $2-million contract by BridgeView Academy to construct the temporary campus for the new BridgeView Academy school in Foster City. Pre-construction plans for the school, located opposite the Foster City Community Center on Shell Boulevard, have begun. Construction will begin in September and completion is slated for January 2003 at which time recruitment of students and faculty will commence. The temporary campus is designed to launch Grades 6 and 9 accommodating 160 students in Fall 2003. In Fall 2004, the campus will expand to include Grades 7 and 10, accommodating 320 students. Construction of the BridgeView Academy permanent facility is scheduled to commence in 2003 and will include several phases of construction.

Designed by Kwan Henmi of San Francisco, CA, the BridgeView Academy temporary campus will be constructed on a 15 acre parcel and will include a total of 14, 24 x 40 foot module buildings in 2003 and grow to 25 module buildings in 2004. The campus will include classrooms, science labs, art studios, technology labs and administration buildings. As the general contractor, Wentz Group will manage the project and installation of the modular facilities including the foundation, utilities, telecommunications system and civil work. In addition, the campus will have permanent and temporary landscaping with a variety of trees and a turf play field.

"We’ve been working with Wentz Group from the conception of this project," said Phil Lighty, member of the board of trustees for BridgeView Academy. "Wentz Group has an impeccable reputation and they have proven to be a collaborating partner. They have an excellent relationships with the City of Foster City and Planning Departments, which has been an essential component in the planning and preconstruction process of the project."

About Wentz Group

Wentz Group provides management, construction and engineering services for leading corporate users, real estate development firms and institutions with specific emphasis on hospitality projects, retail shopping centers, tenant improvements, office buildings, industrial facilities and distribution centers. Among the many projects currently being constructed by the Wentz Group is The Laguna Beach Colony, a 275-room, Five-Star resort in Southern California. In Northern California, the firm is building Creekside Plaza, a 204,380-square-foot office development featuring a single, four-story building with two, three-story buildings and a 63,882-square-foot parking structure in the city of San Leandro.

Wentz Group prides itself on providing Five-Star People and Five-Star Service to its clients through extensive, hands-on experience and principal involvement in every aspect of construction projects.

Wentz Group is a leader in its market areas and is nationally ranked as one of the largest firms of its type. Wentz Group was ranked among the top contractors in the nation in ENR's Top 400 Contractor's list. The company has its corporate office in San Carlos, California, and regional offices in Irvine, Sacramento and Livermore. For additional information, visit the Wentz Group Web site at www.wentzgroup.com

For more information, contact:
Susan Slone
or susans@wentzgroup.com

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