Mackenzie Keck Construction Expands to State-of-the-Art Headquarters

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Showcase Facility Synthesizes Green Building Technology with High-End Custom Design

Our headquarters enables new clients to witness first-hand the craftsmanship, detailing and realization of custom design that distinguish our projects

Mackenzie Keck Construction, Inc., a leading provider of general contracting, construction management and consulting services for upscale retail clientele and other commercial enterprises, announced the opening of its new headquarters at 301 Round Hill Drive in Rockaway, NJ.

Formerly headquartered in Hackettstown, NJ, the company has national offices in California and international offices in London, UK and Karlsruhe, DE. The state-of-the-art, 50,000 square-foot facility in Rockaway is designed to be a showcase for the high-end custom design work that has come to distinguish Mackenzie Keck Construction.

Founded in 1990, the company continues to expand geographically and with additional client services. The most recent developments include the MK Full Service division to provide project integration and facilitation, and the acquisition of green consulting firm, Global Thinking.

"The core values of our company are reflected in our new headquarters," said Dan Keck, founder and CEO of Mackenzie Keck Construction. "This facility demonstrates that a building can - and should - offer innovative design, environmentally-friendly operation and a high degree of versatility."

The interior detailing of the headquarters building draws upon the aesthetic of Mackenzie Keck's retail clientele, which includes Abercrombie & Fitch, Urban Outfitters, M&M's World, Mars Snackfood, Under Armour, Louis Vuitton, Salvatore Ferragamo, Gucci, Luxottica, Helmut Lang, Lancôme, L'Occitane, Theory, Versace and others.

"Our headquarters enables new clients to witness first-hand the craftsmanship, detailing and realization of custom design that distinguish our projects," said Vikram Reddi, president of Mackenzie Keck Construction. In addition to offices, gym and warehouse, a large prototyping area provides clients the ability to experience their new design as a 'vignette' or in its entirety.

Rather than building from the ground up, Mackenzie Keck chose to "recycle" a former ice cream distribution facility that included offices, a freezer warehouse, and distribution center. The well-insulated warehouse was ideally suited for the operations of a sister company that produces custom architectural concrete, and the office wing provides ample growth opportunity for Mackenzie Keck Construction.

In the building's open office areas, energy-saving HID lights supplement extensive natural daylight, with warm fluorescent task lights providing balanced lighting in offices and work areas. Artisan concrete sheaths the new central stairwell inserted to bring additional natural light into the building. The 'dressed' stone block evokes the image of an ancient ruin. Leather-like concrete panels clad the Key, a modernistic element inserted to frame the entrance and two-story lobby.

Founded in 1990, Mackenzie Keck Construction has grown from its New Jersey roots to offer national and global general contracting, construction management and consulting services for upscale retail and other enterprises. Mackenzie Keck's projects have included industries such as apparel, furnishings, fashion and beauty, spas and hospitality, restaurants and galleries, corporate interiors and other sectors.

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