Press Release: 07.13.2018

New Elementary School Completed for Queen Creek USD

Faith Mather Sossaman Elementary School

Queen Creek Unified School District (QCUSD) and partners McCarthy and ADM Group Inc. completed construction of the Faith Mather Sossaman Elementary School campus in Queen Creek, Ariz. Teachers, students, parents, administrators and members of the community celebrated with a ribbon cutting and dedication on July 12, 2018, in time for the new school year. 

Faith Mather Sossaman Elementary School

The new $15.5 million, 85,000-square-foot elementary school campus was constructed to meet the school district’s growing student population in the area. The new school includes a media center, combined cafeteria and gymnasium space with rooms for music and band, 22 classrooms ranging from Pre-K to 5th Grade, as well as a Maker’s Space Lab and Computer Lab. The campus will also have baseball and soccer fields, in addition to playground areas and an outdoor learning space.

Faith Mather Sossaman Elementary School

“Our dynamic, high-tech, impressive design of this new school reflects the educational experience students are offered throughout Queen Creek School District,” said Ben Barcon, owner, ADM Group, Inc. “The district’s plans for Faith Mather Sossaman Elementary School incorporate a focus on STEAM learning (science, technology, engineering, arts and math).”

“Growing communities, like Queen Creek, benefit from having the ability to build new modern school campuses that address the educational needs of the community,” said Steve Poulin, vice president of operations for McCarthy’s Education Services group. “Working closely with our partners and the district, we accomplished the goals we set out to achieve, and thanks to extensive collaboration through the Construction Manager at Risk delivery method, we were successful at keeping the project on budget and completing it on the accelerated timeline and it opened in time for the new school year.”

About McCarthy Building Companies

McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. is the oldest privately held national construction company in the country – with more than 150 years spent collaborating with partners to solve complex building challenges on behalf of its clients. With an unrelenting focus on safety and a comprehensive quality program that span all phases of every project, McCarthy utilizes industry-leading design phase and construction techniques combined with value-add technology to maximize outcomes. Repeatedly honored as a Best Place to Work and Healthiest Employer, McCarthy is ranked the 14th largest domestic general contractor (Engineering News-Record, May 2018). With approximately 3,700 salaried employees and craft professionals, the firm has offices in St. Louis, Atlanta; Collinsville, Ill.; Portage, Ind.; Kansas City, Kan.; Omaha, Neb.; Phoenix; Las Vegas; Denver; Dallas, Houston; Albuquerque; and San Diego, Newport Beach, San Francisco, San Jose and Sacramento, Calif. McCarthy is 100 percent employee-owned. More information about the company is available online at or by following the company on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and Google+.

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