TTU residence halls getting facelift

COOKEVILLE – Two Tennessee Tech residence halls will soon have an updated look and feel for students. Cookeville-based contractor J. Cumby Construction has begun work on renovations of both Jobe Hall and Murphy Hall on the university’s campus.

While most of the work (such as upgrading the mechanical, plumbing and electrical systems) won’t be visibly noticeable, students will still see new floors, ceilings, doors, paints and casework throughout the buildings. J. Cumby Construction has played an active role in several projects at Tennessee Tech over the past few years, including renovations to M.S. Cooper Hall, Pinkerton Hall, Henderson Hall, the T.J. Farr Building, Southwest Hall and South Hall, as well as creating a Live and Learn center at Warf Hall.

“Residence halls play such an important part of a student’s campus life, and our team is honored to have been selected to make these improvements to Tennessee Tech’s on-campus living areas,” said Justin Cumby, owner of J. Cumby Construction and a 2005 graduate of Tennessee Tech.

The project is broken up into two phases, with construction on both buildings currently underway. Jobe Hall is scheduled for completion in July, while the work at Murphy Hall will wrap up in the middle of December.

J. Cumby Construction, located at 165 W. Broad St. in Cookeville, is a full-service commercial, industrial, emergency restoration and water and wastewater construction company, offering general contracting and construction management services. For more information, visit or call (931) 526-5158.

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