Lee Companies, Gary Jet Center partner on KGYY terminal construction

Construction of a new corporate flight center as part of Gary Jet Center´s (GJC) fixed base operation (FBO) at the Gary/Chicago International Airport (KGYY) will be a continuation of the successful collaboration between the Gary Jet Center and LEE Companies´ project management team, the firm said.

The center, designed by international architecture firm and aviation specialists Ghafari Associates, will be a state-of-the-art addition to GJC´s West Campus and will feature multiple pilots´ lounges, business center, conference room, and kitchen facilities. The interiors will be designed by the award-winning Chicago firm, Partners By Design (PBD). The new corporate flight center will also be LEED Certified.

Gary Jet Center is an aviation services company based at the Gary/Chicago International Airport, located 25 minutes from downtown Chicago. Family-owned and operated, the company provides fixed base operations to a variety of corporate and general aircraft, aircraft management services to over a dozen aircraft owners, Part 135 Charter operations, and two Part 145 Maintenance certificates.

LEE Companies is a Gary-based project and construction management firm that has been minimizing costs, maximizing quality, and optimizing schedules for its clients, from initial planning through final close-out, for over 40 years. The company is a member of the US Green Building Council and its project managers are LEED Accredited Professionals.

Founded in 1993, Partners by Design is an architectural and design firm located in Chicago, Illinois that provides interior design, planning, and architectural services. In addition to design and contract services, the firm specializes in environmental branding, building architecture, and national and international account work through its ONE Global Design membership.

Ghafari is a full-service global engineering, architecture, process design, consulting, and construction services firm. With 14 offices across the globe, the firm supports clients in sectors such as aviation, corporate, commercial, education, government, institutional, healthcare, industrial, and manufacturing.