Furniture & Appliancemart Distribution Center
Stevens Point, WI
Delivery Method: Design-Build
Architect: Ellis Construction
Ellis was given the privilege to design and construct the original design and construction of 60,000+ square-foot facility, followed by 49,000 square-foot expansion. The owner then again retained Ellis for a design-build project to add yet another 50,000+ square-feet for a third phase to the distribution center. The total square-feet currently present at the site passes 150,000 square-feet.
Careful planning during the design phase of the original project allowed for a seamless addition that maintained the integrity of the design.
Due to the fact forklifts and tow motors move the majority of the product line; a flat floor was critical. Even slight variations in the level of the floor could cause safety concerns.
In addition to the Distribution Center, Ellis was the Design-Build firm selected by the owner for four of their stores, and the general contractor for a fifth store.