The Town of Highlands, North Carolina ("Town") is seeking to hire a qualified Construction Manager at Risk firm ("CM@R") to provide preconstruction and construction management services for a new fire station in Highlands, NC ("Project"). Through this Request for Qualifications ("RFQ"), the Town is seeking Qualifications Statements from interested and qualified firms.
The new Fire Station will be constructed in the town limits at 149 Franklin Road, Highlands, NC 28741, across from the existing post office.
The new Fire Station will have a two-story area in the administration portion of the building with a seven (7) bay, drive-through apparatus floor. The second level will house sleeping quarters, restroom/shower facilities, exercise room and common/living room area.
The Project is currently in the programming and design phase. The Town anticipates substantial completion of the Project by January 2021.
The CM@R must have experience as the prime at-risk contractor, design builder, or construction manager (either individually or as the major joint venture partner) for the construction of a minimum of three (3) similar size or larger fire stations to be considered for further evaluation.
Qualifications Statements shall be submitted in both electronic and hard copy no later than 2:00 p.m. EST on February 10, 2020. Responses must be prepared in conformance with the guidelines described in this RFQ. Responses received after the deadline will not be considered.
Electronic qualification statements shall be submitted electronically in PDF format to The e-mail subject line must be as follows: "CM@R Qualifications Statement - Highlands Fire Department New Facility."
In addition, three (3) bound hard copies shall be mailed to: Josh Ward, Town Manager, Town of Highlands, P.O. Box 460, Highlands, NC 28741. Paper copies must be received by the deadline.
All responses are subject to public disclosure under the North Carolina Public Records Law. To the extent permissible by law, the Town agrees to keep confidential any confidential proprietary information included in a response, provided that: 1) the respondent identifies the confidential proprietary portions of the response; 2) the respondent identifies as confidential and proprietary only those portions of the submittal that actually are confidential and proprietary; and 3) the respondent states why protection is necessary. Respondents shall not designate their entire response as confidential and proprietary, nor shall they so designate information that is already public.
In submitting a Qualifications Statement, each firm agrees that the Town may reveal any materials contained in such response to all the Town staff and the Town officials involved in the selection process and to any outside consultant or other third parties who serve on the Selection Committee or who are hired by the Town to assist in the selection process. Furthermore, each firm agrees to indemnify and hold harmless the Town and each of its officers, employees and agents from all costs, damages, and expenses.
Please contact Stacey Pazzula at Pinnacle Architecture at (704) 847-9851 or for complete RFQ package. #557246, 1/23/20.

Having qualified as Executor of the Estate of Donald L. Brehm, deceased, late of Macon County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons having claims against the estate of said deceased to exhibit them to the undersigned Executor, in care of B.J. Kilgore, Esq., Van Winkle, Buck, Wall, Starnes and Davis, P.A., Attorneys-at-Law, 11 North Market Street, Asheville, NC 28801, on or before the 9th day of April, 2020 or this Notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons indebted to said estate will please make immediate payment.
Susan Brehm Fasano, ExecutorEstate of Donald L. Brehm
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