St. John, IN

Lake Central High School

We provided electrical solutions throughout the academic, arts, music, and sports facilities.

Entrance view of Lake Central High School

Value Delivered

By upgrading electrical systems and technology, and replacing the school’s entire 15-kV power distribution back to the utility’s substation, EMCOR Hyre Electric Co. of Indiana, Inc. helped meet lighting and power challenges presented by this high school’s new construction and renovation.

Client Objectives

The client was upgrading their high school to include 560,000 square feet of new construction and 275,000 square feet of renovated areas, and needed comprehensive electrical solutions.


EMCOR Hyre Electric provided electrical wiring and equipment for a wide variety of spaces, including:

  • 3,500-seat performance gym
  • Two practice gyms
  • 50-meter swimming/diving pool
  • 1,200-seat auditorium
  • Black-box theater
  • Media center
  • Fitness center
  • Dance studio
  • Three industrial arts studios
  • Two band rooms
  • Two orchestra rooms
  • Three-story academic wing
  • Administration office suite
  • Football stadium
  • Varsity baseball field
  • Varsity softball field
  • Soccer field concession/ticket/restroom building
  • Parking lots

Throughout the facility, we also installed equipment and technology, including:

  • 15kV power distribution
    • Three 2500-kVA transformers
    • One 1000-kVA transformer
    • One 150-kVA transformer
    • Three MV-sectionalized outdoor rated switchgears
    • Four 8-foot by 8-foot by 7-foot manholes
    • Three six-foot by six-foot by seven-foot manholes
    • 7,500 feet of 15-kV cable
  • Electrical installation:
    • Three 3,000-A service entrance switchboards
    • One 2,000-A service entrance switchboard
    • One 4,000-A service entrance distribution panelboard
  • Technology installation:
    • Category 6 structured cabling
    • Addressable fire alarm system
    • Access control system
    • Video surveillance system
    • Networked paging system
    • Audio-visual cabling
    • Parking lot and facility lighting

In addition to providing electrical solutions, we helped construct this state-of-the-art high school’s new lighted football stadium, varsity baseball field, varsity softball field, and soccer field support building.

Client Background  

Lake Central High School is one of the fastest-developing schools in Northwest Indiana, and is part of the Lake Central Corporation, for whom we’ve completed more than 25 projects in 30 years.