Century Courthouse Getting New Roof, Repairs For $311,710

May 10, 2022

The Billy G. Ward Century Courthouse is getting a new roof and repairs.

The Escambia County Commission recently approved a $311,710 contract with Centennial Roofing for the project. There was one other vendor submittal for the project from E. Cornell Malone Corporation, but the company did not submit required documentation at the time the bids were received, according to the county.

The base bid of $231,420 will remove the existing built-up roof and replace it with a new TPO (thermoplastic polyolefin membrane) roof, as well as make minor interior repairs. Another $35,290 will replace the fascia metal and gutters around the building, and another $45,000 will repair a sagging beam between the two outer columns on a porch.

The building houses offices for the Escambia County Clerk of the Court, the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office, and a small courtroom.

The structure at 7500 North Century Boulevard is concrete masonry and brick veneer. It will built in 1976 and was renovated and expanded in 1997. The original structure is 2,750 square feet with the expansion adding an additional 2,120 square feet plus attached carport, for a total roof area of approximately 6,910 square feet.

Pictured: The Billy G. Ward Century Courthouse. NorthEscambia.com photo, click to enlarge.


15 Responses to “Century Courthouse Getting New Roof, Repairs For $311,710”

  1. Mary on May 14th, 2022 4:21 am

    This is N U T S

  2. Conrad fuller on May 13th, 2022 5:35 am

    Buy your own roofing supplies,use the same guys that do other buildings repairs you are paying them anyway.(it’s like this if roofing supplies cost 150,000 the job 300,000 or more) use your own maintenance crew they will love the overtime and you will the save tax payers money.

  3. Bill on May 12th, 2022 2:40 pm

    What are they patching the roof with? Hundred dollar bills?

  4. Concerned Citizen on May 11th, 2022 1:55 pm

    The average cost for roof should be $4000 – $5,500 per 1000 sq. ft. this contract is for $45,175 per 1000 sq.ft.over (8) times the amount. What is wrong with this picture. This contract should be reviewed

  5. Debbie on May 10th, 2022 11:19 pm

    Wow… who’s friends brother-n-laws cousin got a nice contract with the county resently? That’s some serious dough for that job . Looks like more contractors need to look into where the county list their jobs and start bidding on them . They are giving you reference amounts in this article just bid a few thousand under these numbers , win the bid and still walk away smelling like a rose….

  6. Steve Turner on May 10th, 2022 10:03 pm

    Need tag office and driver license fishing and hunting license back in this building we should not have to drive halfway to Pensacola and make appointments and wait forever to buy our tags etc our tax dollars need to support our end of the county

  7. Panhandler on May 10th, 2022 8:50 pm

    Alms for the poor…

  8. retired on May 10th, 2022 6:25 pm

    folks you have got to remember kick backs. @ EMD “new TPO (thermoplastic polyolefin membrane) roof”

  9. Bob Dye on May 10th, 2022 10:25 am

    This is long over due. The need for a new roof was identified over 6 years ago. Budget constraints kept it on a back burner way too long. The Facilities Maintence Department can only do what it is funded to do. Replacement has been on the annual budget request for years. I am glad the County is finally able to catch up on projects like this.

  10. Don cooper on May 10th, 2022 9:23 am


  11. EMD on May 10th, 2022 9:18 am

    I just had the mother of all roofs put on my house by the best crew ever. I thought it a bit high, but it was done right and by the best I’ve seen. That courthouse is not big enough to cost that much. Are they putting on a metal roof? If not, this price sounds really ridiculous, Are they replacing ALL of the wood underneath also? If not, that price sounds way off to me..

  12. fisherman on May 10th, 2022 9:13 am

    @ Fred Sartwell
    That high inflated price has to cover the kick backs that are required I guess. There’s no way that 6910 square foot roof should cost that much. With all the other roofing companies in this area and only two bids with one being disqualified something isn’t right.

  13. Fred Sartwell on May 10th, 2022 8:57 am

    based on these numbers the roof is 3,306.00 per square of roof, 100 sqft/sq. Not to mention the gutters and facia metal must be made from copper for that price. Seems the price may be a bit inflated or am I missing something

  14. Elijah Bell on May 10th, 2022 7:40 am

    Roof needed repair. If the end product isn’t made of top grade metal the county is getting screwed.

  15. sam on May 10th, 2022 7:33 am

    not much need for it now. wish the drivers license were still issued there. the north end gets nothing now days.

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