Featured Project: Ivy Tech Community College Roof Repairs

Featured Project: Ivy Tech Community College Roof Repairs

Ivy Tech Community College is networked across the state and prepares Indiana residents to learn, live, and work in a diverse and globally competitive environment by delivering professional, technical, transfer, and lifelong education.

In 2015, the Kokomo campus was faced with the needed repair of aging metal roofs on buildings constructed in the late 1970s and 1980s. Mike Karickhoff, executive director of Facilities for Ivy Tech’s Kokomo Region, is no stranger to roof repair and replacement. Mike manages more 500,000 square feet under roof in facilities across the region’s  six central Indiana counties. You can only imagine the constant roof repairs his department faces.

Three Kokomo campus roofs that covered 83,042 square feet were reroofed using structural factory-notched sub-purlins from Roof Hugger of Lutz, Fla., and 24-gauge 180-degree Double-Lok roof panel system from Ceco Buildings of Columbus, Miss., protected with a 20-year Standard III weather-tight warranty. Included in the project were the Automotive Technology Building, the Technology Building, and the campus’ Learning Resource Center. The architect for the project was Darin Claxton of Dimensions Architects of Kokomo and the contractor was Love Contractors, Inc., of Gaston, Ind.

This project was completed using Love’s own crews led by Project Manager Mike Cassillas. Started in 1947, Love Contractors has about 20 employees and about 25 percent of their work is metal roofing. Jeffrey Love, owner and president of Love Contractors, said the Roof Hugger/Ceco Buildings partnership worked perfectly without any hitches. This was Love’s first Roof Hugger project, and, according to Mr. Love, it definitely won’t be their last. Read More


Ivy Tech Community College


Dimensions Architects


Love Contractors


Kokomo, IN

Project Size

83,042 square feet


Spring 2016