Cobb County PARKS, GA
City of Kennesaw Splash Pad
City of Lake Worth, FL
50 Meter Outdoor Pool Renovation
Collier County Parks, FL
2 Outdoor Pools and a Water Park
City of Fairburn, GA
Duncan Park Pool
Sandy Beach Water Park
Cobb County Parks & Rec.
Seven Springs Water Park
City of Brookhaven
Lynwood, Briarwood and Murphy Candler Outdoor Pools
Athens/Clarke County, GA
Bishop Park Pool
City of Alpharetta
Wills Park Pool Renovation
City of Kingsport, TN
Kingsport Aquatic Center
Cherokee County Parks & Rec.
Cherokee Aquatic Center
City of Cumming Parks & Rec.
Cumming Aquatic Center
5/2007 – 6/2011
Description of Work
Developed the RFP for a Design/Build Team to design and build a 2,200sq.ft. Splash Pad. Managed and supervised design and construction throughout the project.
Surveyed and provided a comprehensive report for the City's 45 year old 50 Meter Pool. Report included several different options for renovations with budgets at varied levels of costs. The final recommendation to the City was to not to renovate due to the high costs, but to build a new family Water Park that would be more of a benefit to the community and be a self-supporting facility. (The City is currently studying their options as they have closed the 50 Meter facility down due to safety concerns.)
Survey outdoor pools and large water park for renovations and improvements. Provide written report with inventory of renovations and improvements with cost estimates for Board of County Commissioners funding considerations.
Developed plan, design, business plan and RFP for converting an Indoor Aquatic Center at Duncan Park into an outdoor shollow water pool with water slides, splash pad and new bathhouse. RFP was published in August 2015. Opened May 2016.
Water Park opened July 2015. As Consultant for the project, developed concept, design, and business plan for a private developer for a for profit water park operation.
Developed design and operational business plan for a $3.7 million county operated Water Park. Seven Springs Water Park facility opened May 2015.
Surveyed 3 outdoor City pools and develop plans for repairs and renovations. An RFP was developed for bidding out to general contractors and pool builders.
Developed Business Plan for operations of a 50 meter indoor pool.
Athens/Clarke County and City of Alpharetta were both 30 year old 50 meter Paddock pools. Surveys and written reports outlining pool renovations were prepared for the owners. The reports included descriptions of renovation for each item or area needing repair or upgrades along with budget figures and equipment listings. The reports were used to justify budgets, developing the RFP for a qualified pool contractor for the project.
Developed business plan based on an aquatic facility including an indoor 50-meter pool, instructional/therapy pool and indoor leisure pool. This facility also has an outdoor water park capable of daily attendance up to 1,000 daily. The business plan included operational expense and revenue budgets associated with the programs and projected attendance to the aquatic center. Kingsport Aquatic Center opened May 2013. Consultant's revenue and expenditures projections were met.
Developed business plan including program, staffing, facility operation schedule, expense and revenue budget and fee schedule. The $19.0m project included: an indoor 50 meter pool; instructional pool; and outdoor leisure pool. Cherokee County Aquatic Center opened May 2013. Consultant's revenue and expenditures projections were met.
Contracted to lead the City administration from the conceptual design through the architectural development; construction review and quality control; the development of the business plan (financial, staffing and programming); hiring/training of staff; and finally the opening of the facility in June 2011. The $15.0m project included: an indoor 50-meter pool; instructional pool; and an outdoor leisure pool. Consultant's revenue and expenditures projections were met.
Tom Bills, Cobb PARKS Construction Manager
I worked with Bob McCallister for several years during his time at Cobb County P.A.R.K.S. Together, and under his guidance, we were able to make many substantial and meaningful capital improvements to each of Cobb’s Aquatics facilities. Following his retirement, we did not hesitate to hire his new firm for consulting services in the planning and construction of the new and very successful splash pad feature in Kennesaw’s Swift-Cantrell Park. Bob is one of the best in the region.
Juan Ruiz, Asst. City Manager
"Bob was an absolute pleasure to work with. He is extremely knowledgeable in his field. He provided us with a thorough report displaying an assortment of different options to review for our Aquatics Development project."
Barry Williams, Director & Rick Garby, Parks Superintendent
"Your aquatic consulting service really opened my eyes for the needs for our three aquatics facilities in Naples Florida. Your insight budgeting for this year and years out really put into perspective what our needs are and what needs to be budgeted at the appropriate time looking to future. This will and has helped us secure the funding needed from our Budget Department."
Tom Barber, City Administer
"Well, we did it! The new Duncan Park pool and splash pad opened on schedule to three days of great weather and maximum allowable attendance. Thanks so much for bringing your talents and experience to bear to make this construction project successful. The teamwork, attitude, communication and work ethic were great from start to finish and as a result Fairburn now has another top-flight facility for the community to enjoy."
Jeff Franklin, Developer
Eddie Canon, Director
Gary Schussler, Asst. Director
"The City of Brookhaven gave him no more than a month to evaluate, inventory and provide services for the renovation of three severely outdated and under maintained pool houses and pools...Bob's ability to look past the hurdles...allowed our staff to open and operate fully renovated...by May of 2015."
Gary Lash, CEO
Keith Sanders, Project Manager, SPLOST
Mike Perry, Director & Lisa Cherry Deputy Director
"His knowledge and understanding of aquatics maintenance and operations helped formulate a realistic renovation plan that will be efficient and cost effective for the City to implement and manage."
Chris McCartt, Asst. City Manager
Bryan Reynolds, Agency Director
"We contracted with Bob to help us create a business plan for the first three years of operation...The plan was overwhelming supported by our Board of Commissioners...it was remarkably accurate in predicting our initial staff needs, our costs and our revenue potential through the first three years."
Greg Little, Director
"His dedication and attention to detail throughout the precess allowed us to avoid costly poor decisions and crucial mistakes that seemingly plague projects of this nature."