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E.W. Burman starts renovations to the former ToKalon Club in Pawtucket for The Public Archeology Laboratory (PAL) offices 

Warwick, RI – E.W. Burman, Inc. commenced with renovations to the former ToKalon Cub in Pawtucket. Constructed in the early 20th century by Pawtucket businessmen, the former ToKalon Club featured a grand central staircase, eloquent wood paneling, coffered ceilings, decorative wall finishes and a four-lane bowling alley in the basement.

Rehabilitating this building for office use involves extensive asbestos abatement and selective demolition with the introduction of all new mechanical, electrical, plumbing and fire protection systems in a manner that reflects and preserves the original historic features of the building.

The existing billiard and dining rooms are in the process of being carefully converted to office space and the basement, to which mid century bowling lanes were added, would contain climate-controlled storage for archeological artifacts. The former servers quarters and kitchen are being removed to allow for the construction of a new three-story stair tower.

With an accelerated completion scheduled for early September 2012, this two million dollar renovation will have Burman’s full attention to complete this project on time to satisfy the needs of their client.

E.W. Burman, Inc is a Warwick based General Contracting firm providing services to RI, MA, and CT. Founded in 1964, Burman has provided over 48 years of general contracting, construction management and design/build services to a broad range of clients including healthcare, educational, corporate, manufacturing and retail industries. More information can be found at