2016 Home Avenue Water Tower Grounding Project

General Information

Project Location(s): 11 West Home Avenue
Project Status: Completed
Bid Opening Date: August, 23, 2016
Start Date: October 17, 2016
Tentative Completion Date: November 21, 2017
Contractor: Misfits Construction Company
Construction Engineer: Terra Consulting Group, LTD.
Design Engineer: Terra Consulting Group, LTD.
Awarded Contract Amount: $104,000.00
Funding Sources: Water Supply Fund


This project consists of the installation of electrical grounding equipment on and adjacent to the water tower located at 11 West Home Avenue. The project also includes other related work, including earthwork and grading, removal and replacement of chain line fence, installation of a concrete spill pad, and placement of topsoil and sod.

Bidding Documents


Organization Organization Address 
Misfits Construction Company 233 South Wacker Drive Suite 8400
Chicago, Illinois 60606
Mextel Communications 800 Maple Lane
Bensenville, Illinois 60106
Frontline Communications 1292 Humbracht Circle Unit B
Bartlett, Illinois 60103

Project Updates

Posted Date
 March 3, 2017 This project is now complete.
 December 16, 2016 A final change order will be presented to the Board for consideration at the 12/19/2016 Board Meeting.
 November 25, 2016 All work is complete. Staff is working to closeout the project.
 November 18, 2016 Restoration efforts continue.
 November 11, 2016 All installation work is complete and restoration efforts are underway.
 November 4, 2016 The copper for grounding grid has been installed and welding of the various pieces has begun.
 October 28, 2016 Excavation for the installation of the grounding system have begun.
October 21, 2016  Misfits Construction was in laying out the project. Construction activities should begin next week.
September 30, 2016 A pre-construction meeting was held this week. Construction is anticipated to begin in the middle of October.
 September 16, 2016 A contract was awarded at the Board Meeting on 09/12/2016. A pre-construction meeting is scheduled for 09/27/2016.
 September 2, 2016 Staff is working to prepare a recommendation for the Board at the 09/12/2016 board meeting.
 August 26, 2016 A bid opening was held on 08/23/2016. Staff is working to confirm the contractor is qualified to perform the work.
August 5, 2016  This project will be advertised on 08/05/2016. The bid opening will be held on Tuesday, August 23, 2016 at 10:00 AM at the Public Works Department, 11 West Home Avenue, Villa Park, IL.