(PRWEB) September 30, 2004
September 28, 2004 Â ARLINGTON, TEXAS Â General contractor Bob Moore Construction has completed the 405,000 SF distribution center / call center for tenant Coaster Company of America and owner Seefried Properties.
The new distribution center is located in RiverPark, Seefried PropertiesÂ 230 acre master planned Business Park located in northeast Fort Worth. Teague Nall & Perkins in Fort Worth performed Civil Engineering duties and Realacorp America in Atlanta, Georgia managed A/E and structural design for this build-to-suit project.
"The real catch on this construction project was that it started raining in late fall and did not stop until late spring," said Brian Flaherty, Director of Development with Seefried Properties. ÂDespite the weather Kyle Whitesell and Jerry Clem, Bob Moore ConstructionÂs project management team, really came through for us. Seefried was able to grant Coaster early occupancy by mid July, 2004. Meeting the clientÂs deadline is always critical on any build-to-suit project, and Bob Moore beat it.Â
The new Coaster Company facility consists of 385,000 SF of warehouse space with 60 dock doors for general receiving and shipping, and parking for 60 trailers. The 20,000 SF finished office area includes a 15,000 SF furniture showroom, a 2,500 SF customer service and call center area and 2,500 SF of office / break room space. To support CoasterÂs call center operations, the building is served with three 100 pair copper lines and is fiber optics capable.
"The biggest challenge we faced was the fact that the property was 1,000 feet from the closest paved road," said Kyle Whitesell, Senior Project Manager for Bob Moore Construction. ÂThe Coaster construction project was a two-way race to completion, with Seefried Properties working the road and utilities towards the distribution center as Bob Moore was building the shell. Brian is a true professional and did a great job of ensuring the public and communications infrastructure Â including the extensive requirements for CoasterÂs call center operations - did not slow down the buildingÂs construction. As a result, we were able to deliver the distribution center ahead of schedule.Â
"This was the second building Bob Moore Construction has built as general contractor for us in RiverPark," said Flaherty. "Bob Moore worked hard to win our business up-front and their performance and commitment to quality earned them the right to be one our preferred general contractors on future projects. They were very professional throughout the process and understand the unique requirements that arise during a build-to-suit construction project. I know Coaster is very satisfied with their new distribution center / call center, which means weÂre very satisfied with Bob Moore."
About Coaster Company of America
Coaster Company of America has been an importer and distributor of fine furniture in the United States and Mexico since 1979. The company offers a diverse selection of casual and formal dining furniture, entertainment centers, home theater chairs, couches, futons, bedroom sets, bunk beds, daybeds, occasional tables, curios, wall decor and many other accessories for the home. Coaster maintains regional distribution / call centers in California, Illinois, Georgia, Florida and Texas. They market their products through a retail network that covers more than 40 U.S. states and Mexico.
About Seefried Properties
Seefried Properties, Inc. excels as a full-service real estate development company focusing primarily in Atlanta as well as other strategic southeastern and southwestern cities. In Atlanta, Seefried Properties, Inc. annually ranks among the top five commercial developers based on square footage leased, managed and developed. Seefried has expanded from its origins as a European capital investor in southeastern U.S. commercial real estate to become one of the most active builders of highly functional distribution / warehouse facilities in the southeast and southwest United States.
About Bob Moore Construction, Inc.
Established in 1946, general contractor Bob Moore Construction, Inc. designs and manages quality commercial construction projects in Texas and across the United States. Bob Moore Construction has delivered a wide range of commercial and industrial building projects for some of the most recognizable companies on the Fortune 500 List. The company combines the latest innovations in construction technologies and practices with traditional values like customer service and integrity to deliver quality construction projects on time and in budget. This blueprint of success has made Bob Moore Construction one of the most reliable, largest volume general contractors in North Texas. For more information about Bob Moore Construction, visit http://www.bobmooreconstruction.com.
Bob Moore Construction, Inc.
Jeff Schaefer, Information Manager