An official ribbon-cutting ceremony for Pressley Ridge’s Day School Pittsburgh playground project will begin at 10 a.m. Friday, October 25. The playground project was a volunteer effort made possible by The Walsh Group.
Those expected to attend the event, hosted by Pressley Ridge, include Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald; Susanne Cole, president and CEO of Pressley Ridge; Laurah Currey, chief operating officer of Pressley Ridge; Eddie Yongo, chief development officer of Pressley Ridge; T.J. Conley, program director for Pressley Ridge Day School Pittsburgh; students from Pressley Ridge Day School Pittsburgh; Kevin Swain, vice president of The Walsh Group’s Pittsburgh office, Chris Burns, chief estimator of The Walsh Group; Michael Norcutt, project manager of the Pressley Ridge playground project and estimator at The Walsh Group; and Frederick T. Episcopo, president of Wyatt Inc.
The $11,750 playground project was made possible through Kevin Swain, Chris Burns and Michael Norcutt from Walsh; Fred Episcopo and Craig Curdie from Wyatt Inc.; and employees from A. Martini Inc.
“Pressley Ridge is humbled by the generosity from Walsh Group, Wyatt Incorporated and A. Martini and Company. These volunteers donated a great deal of time; spending the better part of a weekend to lend their expertise to this project. Now, our students have a safe and secure place for outdoor activities and to be kids and have fun. We can’t thank them enough.” – Pressley Ridge
“Walsh Construction is proud to be a partner with Pressley Ridge and to assist in their efforts in doing whatever it takes to create success for children and families. We hope the opening of this playground today is another great day of smiles for Pressley Ridge and its community and we look forward to helping create more great days like today.”
– The Walsh Group
The playground project features:
- Relocated playground on a useful site on the campus of the Pressley Ridge Day School Pittsburgh
- New playground foundation
Since 1832, Pressley Ridge has understood that all children can change and grow and that all family can use support. The non-profit organization helps more than 5,400 children and families annually through Educational Opportunities, Foster Care Connections, Residential Options, and Community-based Support with locations in Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Ohio, Virginia, West Virginia, as well as internationally in Portugal and Hungary.
The Walsh Group has practiced general building construction since its foundation in 1898. Currently in its fourth generation of leadership, the firm has been a family held business since that time. The Walsh Group’s regional office is located on Penn Center Boulevard in Robinson Township. The company has experience with a wide variety of building, civil, and transportation sectors including treatment plants, rapid transit, highway and bridgework, educational facilities, warehouse/distribution facilities, athletic facilities, correctional facilities, office, design-build and more. The Walsh Group has invested more than $450 million in capital equipment and regularly employs more than 5,000 engineers and skilled tradesmen.