The Paramount Theater
Nielsen served as general contractor for the restoration of the historic Paramount Theater, which had been closed for the previous 30 years. The project was a challenge in many ways. Major excavation work to create a basement was performed while maintaining the integrity of the original structure. The project was completed on time through an excellent team effort among subcontractors and all involved. High-end finishes and upscale details made this a palatial project that will elude comparison for some time.
The project included the meticulous restoration of the theater, as well as the creation of new facilities that enabled the Paramount to step into its new role as a regional performing arts center—a modified fly loft, backstage areas, orchestra pit, a three-story annex building with a computerized box office, ballroom and meeting spaces, and a community rehearsal room.
Restored to its former glory, the Paramount Theater opened its doors to the public once more on December 15, 2004. Because of the efforts of so many, the Paramount is not only a place to remember the past, but to celebrate the future.
The Nielsen Partnership
Chad Hershner, former executive director of The Paramount Theater, says, “The Paramount was thrilled to have Nielsen Construction as the general contractor for the restoration and expansion project. Nielsen headed up a team of local and regional subcontractors who brought this rich, historical landmark theater back to life.”