Owner: Benjamin Falls Holdings, LLC.
Project Size: 9500 SF
Completion: Fall 2014
Contract Type: Construction Management
Architect: Scott + Partners
Location: Berlin, VT
Our work at Walker Imports included the construction of a 2,000 square foot addition and the renovation of the 7,500 square foot service/showroom facility. We were challenged with completing all work while the business remained operational.
Within the addition, we installed a new sand/oil separator and two new service bays (one traditional bay with a 2-post lift and one floor mounted alignment rack). We built a technician break room and expanded the parts area.
The facility where the offices and showroom are located was built in the 1960s and was in need of a major renovation. We began by removing all interior finishes and bringing the building frame up to current building code standards. We reconfigured the existing floor plan to accommodate the new interior layout. This was a great example of re-purposing existing space to better utilize the square footage.
We finished the interior of the dealership to comply with the customer’s Volkswagen Image Program. This included specified porcelain tile, Pergo laminate flooring, full height glass partitions, custom finishes, and interior signage.
We improved the building envelope by replacing all of the exterior windows and doors, and installing closed-cell spray-foam insulation within all of the exterior walls and roof cavities. We installed new package roof top HVAC units and a new 3-phase electrical service, distribution panels, circuits, electrical devices and lighting.