Clay And Associates DDS, PLC New Clinic Construction Was A Fort Dodge, Iowa Community Project

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Clay and Associates, DDS, PLC recently moved into their new clinic located at 1905 North 15th Street in Fort Dodge, Iowa. The construction of the clinic main contractor was Primus Dental Design & Construction along with several local companies.

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“Dr. Clay was fantastic to work with! He came to us with a clear vision of his desires which made the process easy and enjoyable.." touts Sue Lewis, Primus Dental Design and Construction

After making due with an under-sized facility, Dr. Clay determined it was time to consider building a new facility in order to better meet patient needs. That meant not only updating the technology and space, but providing an office that was aesthetically pleasing as well. Primus Dental Design and Construction was selected as the perfect partnership for the project.

Dr. Clay came to Primus Dental Design and Construction with a vision of a nice commercial space that offered a “homey” atmosphere. It was important to maintain a professional office appearance, but also fit in well with the surrounding residential area.

The cedar shake and stone exterior along with white trim tie beautifully and seamlessly into the existing neighborhood. Interior design highlights include stone accents at the entry and seating areas, and arched entries into the treatment rooms that complement the free standing dental cabinets. The warm wood tones and subtle paint colors throughout give the office that desired home-like feel. Not to overlook the younger patients, Dr. Clay requested a children’s area designed specifically for them. This playful area has built-in games on both the floor and the walls. The fully modern office boasts 12 treatments rooms along with brand new x-ray, lab, sterilization, and related equipment. Henry Schein Dental is the supplier for dental equipment.

“Dr. Clay was fantastic to work with! He came to us with a clear vision of his desires which made the process easy and enjoyable. His easy-going and caring nature not only made him a delight to work with, but is evident in his design ideas that were largely patient comfort driven.” touts Sue Lewis with Primus Dental Design and Construction.

Projects like this are routinely partnered with the area contractors along with recommendations from the client, and the Clay and Associates DDS, PLC clinic was no different. Site work, framing materials, electrical, plumbing and HVAC along with some of the interior finishes and landscaping were all provided by local Fort Dodge companies and contractors.

Patrick Leiting with Carpet World Flooring America describes the flooring used at Clay and Associates DDS, PLC. “Milliken Commercial Carpet Tile was installed throughout all offices, common areas and corridors; a commercial wood grain luxury vinyl plank in all exam suites and main lab; a commercial stained concrete luxury vinyl tile in breakroom/bathroom; a slate porcelain tile in restroom; and a walk-off commercial tile in both entries.”

Windows for the new clinic were supplied by Pella Windows. For this building, Pella Impervia Fiberglass windows were used for all the exterior openings. The Pella Impervia Fiberglass windows are built from a Duracast material, a Pella patented, five-layer engineered fiberglass composite, ideally suited for all climates. This series of window was chosen by Primus Dental Design and Construction due to extreme durability and low maintenance of the fiberglass product, as well as Pella's Limited Lifetime Warranty.

Doyle Excavation was hired to do the site work, storm sewer, water services, sewer services, and exterior paving. “The excavation side of our company did the work with Jason Doyle in charge. The general contractor was really good to work with. The project went very well and working with general contractor and the owner was a pleasure,” states Mike Doyle, Owner of Doyle Excavation.

The local Beisser Lumber provided framing lumber/wall & roof sheathing/roof trusses, roof shingles, metal soffit & fascia, vinyl shake siding for gable ends and miscellaneous exterior trim items.

The roof shingles used are from Owens/Corning, and are a specialty shingle designed to withstand major hailstorms. In the Fort Dodge area hail is a fairly common occurrence and the storm in June of 2014 resulted in the replacement of hundreds of shingles on roofs all over Fort Dodge. This was one of the concerns in designing the new clinic. Beisser Lumber helped to address that concern by providing these specialty shingles.

Other area contractors included Bemrich Electric who provided electrical and phone system services and Riley Armstrong Plumbing and Heating for the plumbing and HVAC services.

Great Western Bank saw the vision of Dr. John Clay as not only a great partnership but a valued addition to the Fort Dodge community. Kirk Yung, Group President with Great Western Bank states, “Great Western Bank in Fort Dodge provided financing for Dr. Clay’s new office and is proud to be associated with the project.”

Clay and Associates DDS, PLC new clinic is open and taking new patients. Extended hours along with the addition of dental associates and a pediatric dentist are just a few examples of the expanded services now available. The new clinic is located at 1905 North 15th Street, Fort Dodge, IA. For additional information call 515-573-7601, visit them at and follow along with Facebook, Twitter and Linkedin.

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