Gateway to Success nearing completion

Gateway to Success Academy Superintendant/Principal Jamie Bandstra talks to Hardman Construction’s Marty Gamble, Tom Monton, Joe Rogers, Todd Schrader Bruce Lowing, and G2S board President Don Fallis Friday during a tour of the school.

SCOTTVILLE — It’s happening this month — the grand opening of Gateway to Success Academy in Scottville.

With a ribbon-cutting at 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 19, the Gateway to Success Academy, offering students a different approach to learning, has moved closer to completion with another major donation, this time $35,000 from Hardman Construction.

“We help the community. That’s what we do,” said Marty Gamble, co-owner of Hardman Construction. “Since I’ve been here, 15 years, every community project we have been a part of. … We’ve all benefitted from it. (Gateway to Success) is impressive.”

The Gateway to Success building is located on North Main Street. Formerly a grocery store, the building was built in the 1970s.

“It needed a second chance,” School Board President Don Fallis said. “This is the future.”

Last week, the 16,000-square-foot building, on 15-plus acres of land, was putting on the finishing touches, showing off technology-advanced,-driven elements of the building to Hardman Construction’s three owners — Gamble, Bruce Lowing and Todd Schrader.

See the full story in Monday's print and e-edition of the Ludington Daily News.