Plain City, OH - October 21, 2009 – Jennifer Nadalin is pleased to announce the completion of its latest construction project, the Otterbein Center for Equine Studies at Otterbein College. This brand new, state-of-art facility is located on 80-acres and includes a 52-stall barn complete with classrooms and a 90' x 270' indoor arena. The Nadalin Company, owned by Jennifer Nadalin, is a general contracting company that focuses on equine facilities and development properties. Nadalin is a civil engineer and professional horse trainer at Sugar Run Farm, a full service hunter/jumper stable.
The Otterbein Center for Equine Studies opened during the fall quarter of 2009 and has already doubled the size of the equestrian program at Otterbein College. This spectacular facility has a grand stand area, a wide concrete corridor that surrounds the indoor ring, classrooms, a reception area, offices, and living quarters. Large rooms were custom-built around the barn wings for tack and blanket storage, medical supplies, laundry facilities, and feed. The facility also includes indoor wash and grooming stalls, as well as a separate area for veterinarian and farrier services.
Along with her involvement in the construction of the venue, Nadalin also participated in the design of the outdoor portion of the project. Her background in horse care combines with her knowledge of footing, turn out, and manure management. The property includes several all-weather paddocks, large grass paddocks with run-in sheds, and beautiful wood fencing that goes on for acres. The large 200' x 300' outdoor riding arena has plenty of room for outside courses, giving students ample opportunity for practicing their riding skills. Nadalin also included ample parking for cars and trailers, as well as creating fire lanes when she laid out the plan for this project.
One of the key components of this project was the mechanical system. Nadalin designed an elaborate system to keep the facility dust free and keep the air quality clean for the horses. To do this, Nadalin made sure that fresh air was being distributed correctly and that “shared” air was kept to a minimum.
Nadalin was awarded the Otterbein Center for Equine Studies three years ago. The Nadalin Company teamed up with MDG Companies, but Nadalin was the lead project manager and coordinator, overseeing the development, design and ultimate construction.
During this project there were many issues that Nadalin had to work through. The development space was an old munitions site during World War II, and after an extensive clean up there were several EPA and zoning needs that needed to met. Nadalin also worked with the local community to keep them happy during the construction process, as well as create an environmentally friendly facility.
Robert Smith, who works for The Nadalin Company was the project superintendent, and helped make sure everything was going smoothly and running on time. The Otterbein Center for Equine Studies needed to be approved and ready by the Fall 2009 deadline.
"I love the scheduling part of a project," said Nadalin. "It was incredibly tough to get the project started with all the bumps in the road. That is the behind the scenes that no one sees, which is considerably more difficult than the actual construction part. However, that is one of things that we do best. When it seems like we hit a dead end, we bust through those walls and keep the project moving."
The Otterbein Center for Equine Studies is just one of many successful projects completed by The Nadalin Company. As the owner of Sugar Run Farm, Nadalin is an expert at understanding the necessary construction procedures for the horses needs as well as the client. Nadalin is able to work with someone who wants to build a new facility and is able to complete the entire project; or she can work with someone considering a new facility and can be the front end consultant that lays out a long term plan. Nadalin specializes in making a master plan and sequencing it to meet the customer’s needs and budget.
For more information about The Nadalin Company, please visit www.thenadalinco.com.
For more information about Sugar Run Farm, please visit www.sugarrunfarm.com.
Photo Credit: Jennifer Nadalin, the owner of the The Nadalin Company, recently completed the Otterbein Center for Equine Studies at Otterbein College. Photo Courtesy of Jennifer Nadalin. Photograph may be used only in relation to this PMG press release.