Lima Family YMCA 


This project houses the Lima YMCA and Lima Memorial Hospital’s Wellness Center. The building is three stories, totaling approximately 111,000 square feet. It is a conventionally framed high bridge structure consisting of brick and metal, and an exterior glass curtain wall. This contemporary design features a bowed clerestory allowing natural light into the corridor, which runs the length of the building. This facility contains three basketball courts, three racquetball courts, a swimming pool and spa, locker rooms, classrooms, and various other activity rooms. LMH conducts all sports medicine outpatient therapy at this location, which also has a therapy pool, and other rehabilitation equipment.

In the last four months of construction, Tuttle was suddenly hit with $1.4 million change order. This change order was over and above the 150 add/deduct change totaling over $1 million. Despite this, the schedule and the completion date were not compromised. The project was completed under budget, under schedule, with not lost time incidents, and without any litigation.

Tuttle Construction’s management style, design services, and value engineering greatly exceeded the owner’s expectations. The YMCA director Bill Blewitt stated, “We are always elated… the project progressed and came together in such a gorgeous way.”

Tuttle worked with multiple owners and numerous project stakeholders on this multi-prime project. Partnering and teamwork were the key elements to this project’s success. The Lima YMCA/Wellness Center won Tuttle Construction the coveted 1998 Build Ohio Award in the New Construction Over $10 Million category.

Project Owner

Lima Family YMCA
345 S Elizabeth St.
Lima, Ohio 45801

dates & numbers

Project Contract Date: April 7, 1997
Project completion date: September 15, 1998
Contract Amount: $11,392,432
Project type: Negotiated General Contractor


Vintage Archonics
8205 Lima Road
Fort Wayne, IN 46818

Orcutt & Associates
25 Bridge Street
Yarmouth, ME 040

our team

Tuttle Construction, Inc.
880 Shawnee Road
Lima, Ohio 45805

Project Manager: Mark Rodgers
Site Superintendent: Denny Schultz