The Palatine Public Library District board has approved a construction contract for the renovation of the main library, and the work is expected to start next month.
The library board awarded the $3.7 million contract to Chicago-based F.H. Paschen, which was selected among 17 proposals ranging from $2.9 million to $4.2 million, plus additional costs for technology. The company was the low bidder when all alternates were accepted, library Executive Director Jeannie Dilger said.
F.H. Paschen’s past work includes interior renovation at the Naperville Public Library and several branches of the Chicago Public Library. The company “understands our need to provide a safe environment while we keep the building open to the public during renovation,” board President Andrea Vanderhoek said.
The library board also awarded a $183,332 moving contract to Iron Mountain. The furniture will be provided by Interiors for Business, Office Revolution, and Library Furniture International at a total