GATES Construction, has completed a multi-phase remodel at the Lee County Emergency Operations Center (Lee EOC). The project involves 6,000 square feet of interior renovations to accommodate a larger operating space for the Lee County Emergency Operations team. The project has transformed the existing storage space into two new conference rooms, expanded the overall capacity of the break room, added a security access vestibule in the entryway corridor, renovated the emergency information hotline room and added a 200-square-foot freezer. Response and recovery is a whole community effort and the Emergency Operations Center is the county’s primary coordination center during disasters. When disaster strikes, the EOC houses over 100 dedicated staff from various agencies and is a key component of Lee County’s preparedness efforts. GATES also served as Construction Manager for the original 29,000 SF building construction which was completed in December 2012. The renovation was designed by BSSW Architects.