TTU taps J. Cumby Construction to enhance campus centerpiece

TTU taps J. Cumby Construction to enhance campus centerpiece


COOKEVILLE – The focal point of most college campuses is usually the University Center. The same is true at Tennessee Tech University, where the Roaden University Center is scheduled to undergo a major expansion. University officials selected J. Cumby Construction to manage the project.

The upgrade calls for a two-story expansion that will increase the size of the two eating areas within the building. Additionally, the multipurpose room on the third floor will also undergo a renovation and remodel to allow for more usable space.

“I spent quite a bit of time in the cafés and the multipurpose room during my time at Tech,” said Justin Cumby, president of J. Cumby Construction and a 2005 TTU graduate. “Having ample space for students to eat and hang out between classes is important to the campus environment. Tech is always looking at ways to enhance the college experience, and the University Center expansion is one step in that direction.”

The project is slated to begin before the end of September, and will take close to a year to complete. However, students, faculty and staff should notice little impact on their day-to-day lives on campus, as the University Center will remain in full use throughout the construction.

For more information about J. Cumby Construction, call (931) 526-5158 or visit

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