Compass Commercial Services, Ahmann Design and Fusion Architects Move into 2014 with New Opportunities

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Ahmann Companies' reputation continues to prove itself in an ever-changing marketplace as one of quality, unique design with attention to detail.

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Having all entities of development under one roof saves valuable time and money as well as collectively working together to produce the very best product available- Joe Ahmann, President

Fusion Architects, together with Compass Commercial Services and Ahmann Design Inc. offer a vertically integrated process that is unmatched in the Cedar Rapids/Iowa City area. Because the architect, builder, master planner and draftsmen are all located under one roof, the teams are able to communicate directly with each other saving clients both time and money. Because the Ahmann Companies are working on all aspects of the project from design conception to the actual building of the project to the final property maintenance after the building is complete, they are able to adjust fees to save clients money by keeping everything under one roof. In many cases, they are also the property developer so they're aware of all issues that may affect a client's project throughout the design and building process.

The work of Compass' evolves on a daily basis in the NewBo neighborhood with the corporate headquarters of Geonetric. Appreciating the style and nuance of this bohemian neighborhood, the facility will further enhance the revival of this area as one of the key attractors to the City.

New and conceptual projects also exist in area previously devastated by the flooding in 2008. Ellis Village and Kingston Village in Cedar Rapids and the Iowa River Landing in Coralville are just a few additional projects proposed by Ahmann Companies and taking shape to further enhance the communities involved.

Ongoing projects include a multi-use, 6-building commercial/retail complex at the corner of Blair’s Ferry and Edgewood Roads in NW Cedar Rapids called The Fountains. The multi-million dollar venture will change the dynamic of this area providing office and retail space further enhancing exposure and traffic which will contribute to economic revenue. It has already received significant media exposure with regular updated progress featured in both the Cedar Rapids Gazette and on KCRG news. Public interest is strong and there is a genuine sense of excitement for its scheduled completion.

In the center of downtown Cedar Rapids is the site of one of the iconic structures of the city’s history; The John Blaul’s Sons Co. Warehouse Building more recently known as The Great Furniture Mart. Renovations have recently begun and the Fusion design team has been working tirelessly to bring this structure up to modern standards and conveniences while maintaining its classic structure. It is scheduled to re-open this, it's 100th Anniversary year.

These, as well as numerous other projects keep everyone with Ahmann Companies very busy and are just a few examples why Compass has been recognized over the last two years as one of the Fastest Growing Companies in the corridor by the Corridor Business Journal.

Ahmann Design continues its success with many large homes designs currently under construction throughout the corridor. This residential arm of the Ahmann Companies is also scheduled to release its latest catalog of plans sometime this March just in time for the summer building season.

Keeping eyes on quality and detail focus each team to work together fluidly and effectively. Everyone involved eagerly anticipates the vision and success that has been acheived, to continue for years to come.

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