Unger Construction Co., Sutter Health and an incredible team of subcontractors and suppliers are uniting to bring to life the new Sophie's Place in Sutter General Hospital in Sacramento. This will be only the second Sophie's Place in the nation and will provide a home for individual and group music therapy, a recording studio and community music performance.
Sophie was the daughter of Ann-Marie and Kent Barton who tragically died at age 17 while on a camp outing. Sophie’s legacy, a love of music and of children, will live on in the voices and melodies that will emanate from her place.
After the project is complete, there will be a grand opening dedication and celebration that will involve some yet-to-be named musical guest who will help christen the room and inspire the kids. Steve Young, of 49er fame, and his wife are the financial drivers of the project along with generous contributions being made by the Unger team, including our stellar subcontractors.
Unger Construction has donated all pre-construction services, most of our overhead and all of our expected profit for the project. In addition, we have participated in fundraising activities and have solicited the below-mentioned subcontractor gifts.
The Sutter Hospital Sophie’s Place project is progressing nicely. Installation of finishes is ongoing. Painting, wood veneer, wallcoverings, and acoustic panels will be installed in the coming weeks. Unger anticipates completion and occupancy in February.
The interior design brings the room to life with wild musically inspired designs combined with modern architecture and eclectic colors.
Our subcontractor community has been a huge support of this endeavor. Many of the subs have donated labor and materials to the project. Coffey Building Group, GLP Painting Inc., Rex Moore Group, Intech Mechanical Company, and BT Mancini Co deserve our thanks and admiration for their contributions.