Koch Corporation has been a leading installer of security and detention windows in facilities across the US and Alaska for the past several decades.
Koch Corporation has installed Hopes Steel Guard Series Steel Detention Windows in prisons across the US for several decades and remains a leading installer for these products with over 30 years experience. Hopes Windows has been a long standing leader in the production of detention and security windows during their 100 plus years of business. It is said that Hopes windows often outlast the buildings in which they are installed! We install even the most difficult security and detention windows despite the odd shaped openings many of the aged buildings present. Often there is an issue with asbestos and lead due to the age of the buildings but Koch is able to self-perform all abatement mitigation.
Orleans Correctional Facility, Albion NY
Orleans Correctional Facility is a medium security prison for men, located in western New York in the town of Albion. This facility, built in the early 1980s was originally erected to house 542 male inmates; today the prison has the capacity to house 1,082 inmates. Over the years, the complex of buildings on the 45 acres of land has expanded from 11 buildings to 45 buildings. Because the complex was erected quickly and expanded the capacity often, the buildings were in need of renovation and updating. In 2009, Koch Corporation installed energy efficient Hopes detention windows.
Wende Correctional Facility, Alden NY
The Wende Correctional Facility, located in Alden, NY was originally the county jail for the surrounding Erie County. Built in 1923 by Morris & Allen, Inc., the facility was designed by the renowned prison architect, William Beardsley. The Wende family had donated the land on which the prison complex sits, to the county for a park. The park was used as farmland to grow food for the inmates of the Erie County Penitentiary, located on the west side of Buffalo. When the need arose for the Erie County Penitentiary to be expanded, the country jail was sold and a maximum-security prison was built at the present site. In 1983, the state of New York purchased the Erie County Penitentiary from Erie County and today, there are 49 buildings on the site of the Wende Correctional Facility, with the ability to house 961 inmates. In 2008, when the state realized that the physical condition of the prison facilities needed renovations, Koch Corporation was chosen to install new windows and self-perform the asbestos abatement necessary for the upgrade. Energy efficient security widows were installed. The windows were made in Erie County, NY by Hopes Windows. Hopes Windows has become a long standing leader in the production of detention and security windows during their 100 years of being in business. It is said that Hopes windows often outlast the buildings they are installed in!
Oneida Correctional Facility, Rome NY
At the time of renovation on Oneida Correctional Facility in Rome, NY, 1200 inmates were incarcerated in this medium security prison. This facility, consisting of 47 buildings, some dating back to 1886 also provided food service to all the other New York Prisons. Working with the Kideney Architects, Koch Corporation installed energy efficient security windows and self-performed asbestos abatement throughout the job. Currently this facility is vacant and is now for sale by the state of New York.
Mohawk Correctional Facility, Rome NY
Mohawk Correctional Facility is a medium-security, male facility, located in Rome, NY. The 150-acre campus was originally a residential facility for the developmentally disabled. In 1988, Mohawk was converted into a prison. Currently Mohawk houses over 1,400 inmates. There is a regional medical unit which has a 112-bed maximum-security skilled nursing facility on the grounds of the Mohawk campus. In 2012, after winning the contract through the competitive bidding process, under the direction of the New York State Design and Construction Office of General Services, Koch Corporation installed windows throughout the campus made by Hopes Windows and Doors.
Clinton Correctional Facility, Dannemora NY
Clinton Correctional Facility, a maximum-security prison, is located near the Canadian boarder and is the largest prison in the New York system. With approximately 2,900 inmates, and being one of the oldest prisons, having opened in 1845, the buildings were in dire need of new, energy efficient security windows. The Clinton campus actually consists of two components. There is the “Clinton Main”, which is composed of maximum security cells, and Clinton Annex, also a maximum security area but consists of dorms and room-style housing which is similar to that found in medium security facilities. After being awarded the contract for this project through the competitive bidding process, under the direction of the New York State Design and Construction Office of General Services, Koch Corporation’s bonded window installation team self-performed all necessary abatement in this facility and replaced the old windows with energy efficient, detention-rated windows made locally in America by Hopes Windows.
Great Meadows Correctional Facility, Comstock NY
Great Meadow Correctional Facility is a maximum security prison for men, located in Comstock, New York. The prison includes a Special Housing Unit confining inmates in disciplinary segregation, a Behavioral Health Unit for inmates with long term disciplinary and mental health problems, an Alcohol and Substance Abuse Treatment Program and a variety of educational, vocational and treatment programs. Opened in 1909, on a 1000 acre campus. Given the age of the buildings, the State of New York Design and Construction Office of General Services, wisely targeted replacing the windows to improve energy efficiency. Koch Corporation won the contract to install the new detention windows through the competitive bidding process and they installed Hopes Window’s, which are manufactured in America.
Greene Correctional Facility, Coxsackie NY
Greene Correctional Facility, a medium security facility for men located in Coxsackie, New York, has a population of 1,754 inmates, with a capacity of 1,821. In addition to the regular medium security prison area on the campus at Greene, there is also a 15-bed Special Housing Unit (SHU) that confines inmates in disciplinary segregation. There is an Alcohol and Substance Abuse Treatment program, along with a variety of educational and vocational programs housed there as well. The State of New York Design and Construction Office of General Services, put out for public bid, the replacement of the detention windows and Koch Corporation was the successful bidder for this construction project. Koch Corporation installed the superior quality detention windows, which are made right in the state of New York by Hopes Windows.
Wallkill Correctional Facility, Wallkill NY
In the 1930s when Wallkill Correctional Facility was designed by the renowned architect, Alfred Hopkins, there were some very unique features in the design of the facility. Some of those features were recreation rooms for each floor of the prison buildings, classrooms in the basements and two chapels built in close proximity to the housing units. The most unique feature for that time period however, was the fact that the individual cells did not have plumbing, but rather there were bathrooms connected to each gallery, and the cells (more accurately called, rooms) were not locked, unless by the inmate who had the key.
Though the building had these and many more “new” features for the 1930s, the State of New York Office of General Services recognized that upgrades were needed on this aged building complex. Part of that renovation included replacing the old windows. San Fanandre Justin Architects, known for their expertise in the area of Forensic Architecture, were the primary architects on this renovation. Koch Corporation was chosen through the public bidding process to be the expert installer of the detention windows made by Hopes Window, Inc See our project evaluation report HERE.
Fishkill Correctional Facility, Beacon NY
Fishkill Correctional Facility in Fishkill, New York is a medium security prison for men operated by the New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision (DOCCS). Fishkill, located 70 miles north of New York City, was constructed in 1896 and began as the Matteawan State Hospital for the criminally insane. Today, Fishkill houses approximately 1800 inmates, operates as the Regional Medical Unit for southern New York’s prisons and offers a wide-range of educational programs including Pre-General Equivalency Diploma (Pre-GED), General Equivalency Diploma (GED), English as a Second Language (ESL) and the only Commercial Arts Program in a New York State prison. Hudson Link for Higher Education in Prison sponsors a Bachelor’s degree in Organizational Management through Nyack College at the Fishkill Correctional Facility.
Some of the unique features at the Fishkill facility are their “Puppies Behind Bars” program (raising puppies to be guide dogs for the blind or service dogs for wounded soldiers coming home from Iraq and Afghanistan) and their Correctional Industries program in which inmates manufacture items such as beds, chairs and computer furniture which is sold to the local governmental agencies.
Given the age of the buildings, Koch Corporation was well suited to the task of self-performing the necessary asbestos abatement and installing the detention windows made by Hopes Windows during the recent renovation and updates that were done by the State of New York Office of General Services See our project evaluation report HERE.
Bedford Hills Correctional Facility, Bedford NY
Located in Westchester County, approximately one hour from Manhattan, Bedford Hills Correctional Facility is New York’s only maximum-security prison for women. It also serves as the reception facility for all women inmates entering state custody. The capacity of the facility is 972. The reformatory opened in 1901 under the jurisdiction of the State Board of Charities. At that time, the prison housed women that had simply committed a misdemeanor. Over time, the facility underwent several changes with regards to the focus of why a woman might be sent to Bedford and today it is the maximum-security prison for women. Although designated a maximum-security institution, Bedford has the appearance of a campus, with red brick buildings which are surrounded by razor-wire fences. In 1990, the prison had a guard tower for armed guards added to the facility. The majority of housing is cell-style, although there is an honor cottage on the grounds in which twenty-four women may earn the privilege of living with less restrictive confinement. Koch installed the new detention windows, made by Hopes Windows and self-performed the necessary asbestos abatement in the aged buildings of the Bedford Hills facility. The project was managed by the State of New York Office of General Services.
Sing Sing Correctional Facility, Ossining NY
Sing Sing Correctional Facility is classified as a maximum security correctional facility and is located in Ossining in Westchester County, New York. The facility is for males 16 years of age and older. There is a special housing unit on the campus and Sing Sing offers academic education, as well as many specialty training programs. During peak capacity, there have been 2,300 men housed at Sing Sing. Built by the inmates of the prison system in 1826, from stones cut from a local quarry, Sing Sing is one of the most famous prisons in all of the United States. The concept of inmates spending time in “the yard” originated at Sing Sing, yet ironically, for the first 80 years, Sing Sing was operated with a code of behavior modification known as the “silent system” and inmates were not allowed to talk to each other, much less sing!
Given the age of this campus, there was heavy asbestos abatement required and Koch Corporation’s highly trained asbestos abatement team self-performed all of the required mitigation. Koch also installed new Hopes detention windows, while working under the direction of the State of New York Office of General Services.
Chautauqua County Jail, Mayville NY
The Chatauqua County Jail was built in 1939 after the original county jail had been burned down when it caught fire. The jail is under the direct supervision of the Chatauqua County Sheriff and can house up to 252 inmates. Under the supervision of the Chautauqua County Department of Public Facilities, Koch Corporation replaced the windows in the County Jail with Hopes Windows detention windows and Koch also performed all the necessary asbestos abatement.
Cuyahoga Hills Juvenile Correctional Facility, built in 1969 is a medium and minimum security facility for juvenile males. Situated on 30 rolling acres of beautiful land in Ohio, the complex consists of eight open-dormitory style living units. Koch Corporation replaced the windows, original to the buildings with energy efficient detention windows made by Hopes Windows, Inc.
East Moline Correctional Facility, East Moline IL
The East Moline Correctional Center was built in 1980 and has a capacity of 1,268 male inmates. Also on the grounds there is the capacity for a 116-inmate work camp. Through the public bidding process, Koch Corporation was awarded the contract to install new detention windows made by Hopes Windows. The architect on the project was Kenyon & Associates and the contract was overseen by the Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity.
IN State Prison, Michigan City, IN
Indiana State Prison was established in 1860. Initially the Indiana State Prison was located in Jeffersonville, Indiana. When space at that site became a problem in 1860, the land in Michigan, IN was purchased. By the turn of the century the prison was expanded to double the original size. Today, the prison can accommodate 2233 maximum security, male prisoners. There is also minimum-security housing on the grounds. Koch Corporation, working under the direction of the State of Indiana Public Works department, after winning the contract through the public competitive bidding process, installed detention windows made by EFCO. Given the extensive experience Koch Corporation has in the area of detention window installation and asbestos abatement, this was an excellent fit for the Indiana State Prison.
KY Correctional Institute for Women, Pewee Valley, KY
The Kentucky Correctional Institute for Women, located in Shelby County, KY, is on of the two state prisons for women in Kentucky. Opened in 1938, it houses all levels of inmates, including death row inmates, and can accommodate 726 inmates. Koch Corporation installed detention windows made by Hopes Windows. The architect on this project was Patrick D. Murphy Company.
Indiana Womens Prison, Indianapolis, IN
Working under the direction of the State of Indiana Office of General Services, Koch Corporation, after winning through the public bidding process, acted as the general contractor on a renovation project at the Indiana Women’s Prison. Shaffner-Heaney window systems were placed and HM Doors were also used to complete this project. Given the fact that the Indiana Women’s Prison was established in 1873 as the first adult, female correctional facility in the country, the building needed some energy efficient correctional windows. Koch Corporation is very adept at working in medium and maximum correctional facilities (which is the classification for this particular facility), as they have specially trained and bonded crews that routinely work in detention facilities.
Juvenile Detention Services Center, Baton Rouge LA
“I wanted to convey to you and your team praise by the Puerto Rico Historic Preservation Office. During my recent meeting with PRSHPO at their offices in Old San Juan this past August, Santiago Gala, architect with the PRSHPO, gave great compliment to the replacement windows at the Degetua + Nazario complex. As you may remember, during the planning of the window-replacement project, PRSHPO was concerned about the compatibility of the replacement windows on this mid-century modern complex.” Read More Here
David J. Anthone – LEED AP Regional Chief Architect GSA Northeast and Caribbean Region
“This contractor was, perhaps, the most professional window installation firm I have worked with in my twenty six years in this business. Under less than ideal circumstances, not of the contractor’s making, this project could have become a disaster for all involved. Instead, with the dedication and professionalism of the Koch Corporation, from management to on-site labor, the project ended up as an outstanding project for everyone, especially the owner.” Read More Here
Geoffrey Grimes – Architect, Lawther Hall Window Replacement, University of Northern Iowa
“The contracted work being accomplished by Koch Corporation appears to be very well coordinated and carried out. The windows being installed appear to be of a very high quality in fit and finish and should provide many years of satisfactory service. The job site is completely free of any debris and continually monitored for cleanliness by the contractor. This contractor could and should be considered and rated as an outstanding performing contractor.”
Inspection Report – Franklin Co., Illinois Housing Authority
“This office would like to commend the project superintendent… and his crew for their performance of the window replacement. All work was performed in a skillful and workmanlike manner with minimum interference to the normal routine of the Medical Center. The nursing staff has remarked about the consideration that the crew showed for the patients and for the staff. The Building Management Staff has commended the crew for the cleanliness of the operation. The replacement of Phase I windows was substantially complete 11 weeks before the completion date of the contract. … Thank you for a job well done.” Read More Here
George J. White P.E. – Chief Engineering Service, V.A. Medical Center Salisbury, NC
“This testimonial really reflects our mission to serve our customer with excellence: “It is with great pleasure that I award Koch Corporation the Commander, Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Certificate of Commendation. Your firm demonstrated superior workmanship and management expertise during the replacement of windows in various building at the Marine Corps Combat Development, Command, Quantico, Virginia.” Read More Here