James McHugh Construction Co. has completed a $64 million program to renovate and expand historic Riverside Brookfield High School. Because of significant cost savings, McHugh added eight additional classrooms to the scope of the project while keeping to the original construction budget.

Every phase of the project opened either early or on time despite a massive flood in fall 2008 that forced 6 ft of water into the basement, knocking out the new electrical service and equipment and forcing the school to close for more than a week.

McHugh completed the majority of the work while school remained in session, phasing the work carefully to minimize disruptions to RB’s 1,400 students. All academic and extracurricular programs continued without a hitch.