State records show that a contractor from western South Dakota submitted the lowest bid for the initial phase of mass grading at the shooting sport complex that the state Department of Game, Fish and Parks will be building near Rapid City.
Dakota Redi-Mix Inc., based in neighboring Black Hawk, offered to do the grading for $5,878,008. The company is owned by the McKillop family of Gillette, Wyoming. Other bids received were:
$7,800,000 from Zandstra Construction Inc., based in Rapid City;
$8,062,515 from Rounds Construction Co., based in Brookings; and
Good job, Dakota Redi-Mix, saving GF&P millions of dollars it doesn’t have for dirt work! But $5.9 million is more than half of the original projected cost and over a quarter of last spring’s estimate. GF&P had better hire a really good fundraiser… and start selling some naming rights!