The New Ticket Booth: A Process

By Kristen Krobot, Reporter

The new ticket booth construction is done.

The people responsible for building the majority of the new ticket booth was the construction class from this year and last year.

John Speights, Ken Mistovich, Dave Fair, Raintree Builders, Kinsley construction, the SHS maintenance department, Jim Holley, engineering teacher James Rayburn, wood shop teacher Garth Hoffman, and technology and education teacher Jack Stoneberg all held vital roles throughout the building process.

Cabinets built by Hoffman’s class.

Stoneberg explained the long process and the steps leading up to the building itself.

“Dr. Molin came to Mr. Rayburn and myself about the possibility of having a collaborative project between the two of us. He also stated he would like us to have Rayburn’s class design a ticket booth and have the construction class build it. A student of Rayburn’s made a design for the booth. We then collaborated and met with many individuals to agree on the drawings for permit applications. Jim Holley on the school board was instrumental with this. Well, we had some approved plans, and John Speights from Cam Builders asked what  my kids were doing in class. I told him we were doing plans for a ticket booth, but there was no money for the project. He asked me to send him my material list, which the construction class figured out; I sent the list. Next thing I know, he has all the materials ordered and being sent to the school… Without John, this project would have never gotten started beyond plans. John also got Kenny Mistovich from LL Brick to donate the brick and Raintree Builders to put on metal roof,” said Stoneberg.

Students painted the inside of the ticket booth.

Students from the construction class built all the stud walls and the forms, placed the rebar for the concrete, and helped pour the concrete. Walls were set and secured; roof trusses, as well as plywood and tar paper, were put on the roof. Soffit boxes, windows, and the door were all put on by the students. Construction students ran electrical inside, insulated, and drywalled the inside of the ticket booth. Then, the inside walls and floor were painted and caulked.

Students working on the construction of the ticket booth.

Senior Aaron Fair was involved throughout the development of the ticket booth.

“We started out pouring the concrete, once the concrete was finished, we insulated the pad, and anchor bolts were set to attach the walls built from the construction class last year. Once the walls were set, we had to fasten them down on the anchor bolts. We had to attach the trusses to the tops of the walls, after we had properly fastened the trusses, we set plywood on top of them for the roofers, as well as finishing the gable ends of the roof. Afterward, we fitted everything properly. We insulated the inside walls and the ceiling. Next we put up the drywall on the inside, we attached the sheets onto the walls, and taped up the gaps and holes left in the sheets and had the painful experience of finishing the drywall, then we continued on to sanding and painting the inside. While we were finishing the inside of the building, the brick was being laid on the outside. Once the brick was laid, the lights were set up outside and other touch ups on the outside were completed. then the roofers had come and finished the roof, leaving the building finished, as well as the asphalt that was set outside,” said Fair.

Teachers and parents, as well as other volunteers,greatly contributed to the new ticket booth. Rayburn spent a lot of his time perfecting the plans for the booth. While, Hoffman and his class built cabinets for the booth. Throughout, Stoneberg solidified the donations and volunteers. As well as Dave Fair, who donated his knowledge about bricklaying.

Senior Shawn Spurlock was one of Stoneberg’s construction students.

“I have learned to keep patience because it was a long process to put everything where it needed to be and to be careful to make sure all my measurements were correct so nothing would be out of place. I have learned to communicate so we would know who did what and it was correct for where it needed to go. Everyone’s work ethic was great, they did jobs they knew how to do, and we made the project come together correctly in the end,” said Spurlock.