(PRWEB) October 25, 2004
General Contractor Bob Moore Construction has completed the finish-out of the American Light Showroom in northeast Fort Worth, Texas.
Since 1982, American Light has promoted new lighting products and lighting design for office, retail and industrial / warehouse environments in the US, Canada and Puerto Rico. When they outgrew their 12,500 SF Fort Worth showroom, they chose to relocate to a beautifully finished 20,000 SF suite located in Mercantile CenterÂs Building B, in northeast Fort Worth. American Light, with their tenant agent Banner Commercial, worked with developer Mercantile Partners on this finish-out project. Bob Moore Construction was the general contractor and Fort WorthÂs RDF Architects and California firm After Image and Space were the architects.
ÂThe new showroom is tremendous,Â said Jim Whelan, Branch Manager for American Light. ÂWeÂre excited about it. Our customers and our employees have commented that they feel like itÂs a much nicer environment now than what we had before, a better environment to display what we do. As the manager, it's great for me to walk in every day to such a beautiful facility and hear the comments from customers, visitors and employees alike. In all of our showrooms we have tried to create THE place for the commercial public to shop for lighting and electrical products.Â
The new showroom features 6,600 SF of retail space. The design features a high tech architecture, with an open suspended ceiling grid, several dozen different types of lighting fixtures and 30Â curved walls that extend above the open ceiling grid. The exposed mechanicals above the grid and brushed aluminum and metallic laminate millwork further enhance the modern and industrial look. A large, barrel arched ceiling conference room allows employees to provide training seminars for their clientele, as well as doing in house meetings for staff. Three color booths demonstrate how various types and temperatures of light affect the visual presentation of product displays. The suiteÂs remaining 13,400 SF of space is dedicated to product warehousing, with three loading docks for shipping and receiving inventory.
ÂThis was a very dramatic architectural project,Â said Matt Mitchell, Project Manager for Bob Moore Construction. ÂThe aesthetic features showcase the incredible lighting products that were provided and installed by the tenant. I think we were very successful at delivering a showroom that is high tech and modern, that gives customers a good visual feel of the fit and finish for American LightÂs various products and services in a real world application.Â
ÂWorking with Bob Moore Construction was terrific,Â said Whelan. ÂIt wasnÂt the easiest finish-out project. We had a very tight timeframe when we need to be in our new space Â we needed to move in at the end of September and construction didnÂt begin until August. There were also some intricacies to the construction above the normal finish out, with the high curved walls and extensive millwork. The superintendents, Ray Garcia and Jon Sears, and everyone else did a bang-up job and really stayed on top of things to get it done on time. Bob Moore was a pleasure to do business with.Â
High resolution photos of the American Light Showroom may be downloaded at http://www.bobmooreconstruction.com/working/AmericanLight/index.html
About Bob Moore Construction, Inc.
Established in 1946, 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.