Gateway to Brookfield project “Dennis Mobil” makes a signature statement
Dennis’ Mobil has occupied this site for over 53 years. When the Owners Dennis & Judy Treiglaff and their daughter Paula Treiglaff-Brown decided to completely raise and rebuild the site they partnered up with Art Sandridge of Construction Solutions-Midwest, LLC to design and build their new project.
The design challenge was to maximize the use of the site by getting 6 MPDs, a 100’ tunnel car wash, 4,000 square foot convenience store with a 900 square foot 2nd floor.
The City of Brookfield deemed this site a “Gateway to the City” so the exterior finishes has to be exceptional. A cut stone veneer was used at the Store and car wash and the canopy columns along with EFIS at the upper portions of the store to get a level of finish that the City was happy with.
The interior of the store is unique because of its graphics package and the main store open two story atrium design. The graphic included a distinctive coffee island arch element. The arch theme was carried out at the food island near the coolers and again at the deli area. The history of the site was portrayed by using photos of key points in the sites history which are displayed in the atrium area.
All the interior finishes used speak of the quality of the facility and of the Owners. The customers shopping experience is enhanced as a result of quality interior finishes that were used. Faux finish wall painting, porcelain tile on the store floor, porcelain wall tile at the back counter of the deli area and full height ceramic tile in both the men’s and women’s restroom all say quality.
The Express Auto Spa is about the most dramatic total renovation that we have ever done! This facility was an existing tunnel car wash that was far past its prime and needed major work to bring it back to a useful design and life as a car wash.
The site and building had been used as a car wash for over thirty years. Demolition and reconstruction was not a viable option for the site since updated zoning ordinances and set back requirements in the City of Waukesha would not have allowed the building to be built as close to the street as the current building. With a larger set back from the street the site would not work.
The demolition portion of the project included gutting out all of the existing interior to the walls including the existing concrete floor, old electrical, plumbing and old car wash equipment.
The exterior walls were stripped to the concrete block sub-strait, the roof was removed and replaced with a new Duro-last roof, and new windows were cut into the existing street side exterior wall. Part of the east end of the building was removed and new space was created for a detailing area.
EFIS was used to resurface and update the exterior of the building plus decorative awnings were used for accent. A 3’ high cut stone wains cotting was used for additional accent design.
A new landscaping package was designed and installed to further enhance the curb appeal of the project.
A canopy was installed over the toll booth area to create protection from the weather while customers are making their car wash purchase option selections.
90 days to complete $1,850,000 Cenex Convenience store/Car Wash, Farmers Coop Oil - Olivia, MN
An aggressive 90 day schedule is all that it took to completely raze and rebuild the the existing out dated gas station/convenience store for “Farmers Coop Oil” project located in Olivia, MN.
Construction Solutions-Midwest, LLC worked with Farmers Coop Oil to design a project that “felt residential” in nature. As you can see the end design and selection of materials accomplished this goal very nicely. From the use of a pitched roof with Architectural Dimensional shingles to the hard board side and block wains cotting and earth tone color choices the whole project gives their customers a feeling of coming home.
The total scope of the project included the demolition of the existing outdated Convenience store which was originally an old service garage and two residential houses, al new 6 MPD gas island, revamped diesel island. The site was completely redesigned to include drive lane and stacking for a new 2 bay car wash, car vacuuming island, 6 MPD gas island and parking for semi truck/trailers on the site.
As with any project today lighting and security had to be considered in the design phase of the project. The cashiers had to be able to maintain a clear line of site to both the gas islands and the diesel island. The security system that was installed has cameras strategicly located to be able to see all of the pumps, the car wash traffic stacking area, both car wash bays and ingress and egress to & from the site. The site is extremely well lit at all locations to insure that Farmers Coop Oil’s customers feel safe at all times.
The interior of the store was professionally designed By C-Stores Systems in Madison, WI to provide maximum site lines from the cashier’s area. A large Coffee island with bakery case. Additionally a food court area was developed for Farmer’s Coop’s Grab-N-Go fast food program.
The walk-in cooler and freezer have triple pane glass doors with LED lighting instead of the traditional standard fluorescent lights.
The entire building was designed for maximum energy efficiency and site’s energy usage controlled with an “Energy Management system” manufactured by Emerson to minimize energy usage.