HB Construction Builds $10M Boys & Girls Club With Funding From J.F Maddox Foundation
- Jun 25, 2014
By Anca Gagiuc, Associate Editor
J.F Maddox Foundation has offered funding for a new $10 million Boys & Girls Club facility at 301 E. Broadway St. in Hobbs. The philanthropic foundation invests in education, community development and social programs.
The general contractor on the project is Albuquerque-based HB Construction.
The new development broke ground early this week. It will encompass 28,000 square feet, replacing the existing club which was originally built in 1969 and that was formerly a Safeway grocery store. Two large gyms, a theater, an art room, administration wing, multi-purpose rooms, and a technology center are part of the project’s design. The outdoor area will feature a garden, a basketball court, a wall ball court, play fields, and a gathering area. The architect for the new facility is RMKM Architecture.
“Hobbs has changed dramatically over the years, but the Club has remained steadfast in its mission to provide a safe and secure place for kids, especially those most at risk,” said J. F Maddox Foundation President Jim Maddox. “The new facility will be a wonderful addition to the revitalization efforts in the downtown area, and we are especially excited about having this state-of-the-art building in an area that is close to the children it serves.”
The Boys & Girls Club of Hobbs currently serves approximately 1,200 children yearly at the Club’s four locations throughout Hobbs, including the Club’s three school-based sites at College Lane Elementary School, Stone Elementary School and Taylor Elementary School.
Photo courtesy of HB Construction