The interior work on this project included reworking the existing showroom floor plan (relocating a restroom and removal of various partitions), new floor finishes, and new furniture. The exterior work on the project consisted of new exterior surface to the showroom constructed with architectural horizontal metal panels and an aluminum composite metal panel system, a new vehicle canopy, a new entry tower (visible to I-94 traffic), and custom Ford-Lincoln signage. The entry tower is designed to resist 90 mile per hour winds and is supported by a special foundation that is independent from the showroom walls and foundation system. Work on the project began in July 2016 with construction being completed in the fall of that year. During design and construction of the project, O’Harrow Construction coordinated the work with the owner to minimize disruption of Seymour Ford Lincoln’s business operations and achieve the overall remodel and visual retailing requirements of the auto manufacturer.
Construction began in December of 2016 on a 41,474 square foot warehouse expansion of Alro Steel’s existing facility, increasing the total area of the Charlotte facility to 121,821 square feet. The addition consists of a pre engineered steel structure supported on a reinforced concrete foundation. Existing foundations at the interface between the existing and new buildings where modified to accommodate increased loading from the new structure. The 40’ high exterior walls of the addition use panel rib metal siding. Approximately 96% of the new warehouse area has 20 ton overhead crane coverage. The exterior site and associated pavement was designed to facilitate operations for trucks and forklifts. The addition is approximately 14 ft taller than the existing warehouse to provide better overhead crane clearance. The roof transition from new to existing was configured to reduce the susceptibility of roof snow drifts. This transition required careful planning and sequencing to keep the existing and new buildings watertight during construction. During construction, O’Harrow coordinated the work with Alro Steel to minimize the impact of construction on Alro’s normal business activities. Occupancy for the addition is scheduled for mid 2017.
O’Harrow Construction Company has completed construction of the $583,000 CP Federal City Square. The structure, built to house the historic Glidden Parker mural, is the centerpiece of the new Horace Blackman Park in downtown Jackson. The unique structure incorporates a stage for performances, amphitheatre style seating, a space for a rotating art exhibit and the glass mural. The 9 foot by 28 foot mural was commissioned for the Consumers Power Company (now Consumers Energy) headquarters. When the company relocated to a new corporate headquarters two blocks away, the mural was taken apart, crated and stored. As the building neared completion, the 45 section mural was put back together in an O’Harrow shop, re-welded by a team of four and installed. O’Harrow Construction, the contractor for the project, began installation on Monday, completing the job around 3 p.m. Wednesday. A group of four rewelded the pieces together and repainted the frame. In an article on M-Live, Supervisor John Lueder said “This is the hardest job I’ve ever done,” as he cited the unique shape of the building posing challenges for the project. Lueder and his group hauled in 15 crates of glass. There are about 1,800 pounds of glass and 400 pounds of steel in the 0.75-inch thick mural. Finishing touches included installing lights to back illuminate the mural, HVAC and security systems, signage and trim. The mural, designed and created by sculptor Glidden Parker of colored, faceted glass is an illustration of the city’s history of power generation and distribution.
Construction began in March of 2015 on a 38,000 square foot warehouse expansion of Alro Steel’s existing facility, increasing the total warehouse area to 250,000 square feet. The addition consists of a pre engineered steel structure supported on a reinforced concrete foundation. The exterior walls of the addition use an 8’ tall strip of decorative industrial resistant masonry below panel rib metal siding. The warehouse addition was designed for full 20 ton overhead crane coverage. The exterior site and associated pavement was designed to facilitate operations for trucks and forklifts. Careful planning and sequencing was required to keep the interface between the existing and new buildings watertight during construction. O’Harrow is coordinating activities with Alro Steel to minimize the impact of construction on Alro’s normal business activities. The project is expected to be completed in the fall of 2015.
Construction of this 81,000 square foot state of the art complex for Alro Steel began in April of 2015. The new facility consists of warehouse and office space and is located on a 14 acre parcel of land within the city limits of Tulsa. The site, utilities, and building are designed to meet the owner’s current needs with provisions for future expansion. The warehouse area consists of high bays with an eave height of 44’. The warehouse was designed for full overhead crane coverage (10 tons or 20 tons). Design of the foundation for the building includes special sub base material to address expansive soils. Exterior walls of the building utilize a combination of decorative metal and prestressed concrete insulated sandwich panels. During the design phase of the project, O’Harrow Construction coordinated efforts between the pre engineered building manufacturer and the prestressed concrete wall manufacturer to optimize the design and the construction sequence. The estimated completion date for this project is spring of 2016.
New Body Shop for Grand Ledge Ford Lincoln Grand Ledge, Michigan This project consists of the design and construction of a new 11,000 square foot body shop within the owner’s existing property. The new body shop building is comprised of prefabricated steel building frames with decorative metal panel exterior walls. The new building includes work areas (including a paint booth), office space, customer lounge, and restrooms. O’Harrow Construction provided engineering services to design the new structure and worked with the City of Grand Ledge to obtain the necessary approvals and permits for the project. During construction, O’Harrow Construction personnel coordinated activities with Grand Ledge Ford Lincoln to allow for the normal operation of the business. The project construction was initiated in March of 2015 and will be completed in the summer of 2015. Grand Ledge Ford Lincoln is a full service car dealership supplying Ford and Lincoln vehicles and associated services to their customers.
Alro Steel’s existing 25,000 square foot steel distribution/processing/warehouse facility is currently being expanded with a 49,000 square foot “wrap-around” addition. The “wrap-around” addition will create a drive through bay with overhead crane access. The new addition was configured to minimize snow drift loading on the existing building. Customized foundations for the addition incorporate the existing building foundations to resist the heavy snow loads prevalent in western New York. The addition includes extending existing crane runway girders into the new structure. Construction started in July 2014. The new structure will be enclosed in the fall of 2014 and prior to winter weather. The project is scheduled for completion in early 2015. During the expansion, construction activities were coordinated with Alro Steel personnel at the facility allowing Alro’s normal operations to continue with minimum disruption.
Commonwealth Commerce Center Jackson, Michigan The Commonwealth Commerce Center is a 400,000 square foot multi-use facility providing custom space for conferences, banquets, office, retail, education, and storage. The initial portion of this multi-phased project consisted of the reconstruction of existing parking areas and adjacent street, an improved vehicular entrance and parking layout for the facility, an upgraded new enclosed main entrance to the building, accessible approaches with concrete retaining walls to the new entrance, improved exterior lighting, and landscaping enhancements. The ambitious schedule for this phase of construction required starting work in October of 2013 and completing critical items (concrete curb, sidewalks, and hot mix asphalt paving) prior to cold weather in mid November 2013. O’Harrow personnel coordinated construction activities and informational signage with the Commonwealth Commerce Center to allow for normal vehicular and pedestrian access to the facility during construction of the project.
Seymour Ford /Lincoln Body Shop Jackson, Michigan The current Seymour Ford/Lincoln dealership at this location was designed and constructed by O’Harrow Construction in 2004. Our ongoing project consists of the design and construction of a separate 9,750 square foot body shop and expansion of the dealership’s lighted parking area. The new body shop building consists of a prefabricated metal building with reinforced masonry and decorative sheet metal exterior walls and includes work areas (including a paint booth), office space, and restrooms. Utilities and site work requirements were considered for the building location and the owner’s operations. O’Harrow personnel coordinated construction activities with Seymour Ford /Lincoln to allow for the normal operation of the business during construction. The project should be completed in the fall of 2013. Seymour Ford/Lincoln supplies Ford and Lincoln vehicles and associated services for their customers.
America 1 Federal Credit Union Vandercook Lake, Michigan The existing building at this location was originally designed and constructed by O’Harrow Construction in the mid 1990’s. The current project consists of the design and construction of a 1,320 square foot addition that includes office space, restrooms, and renovations to the front entrance of the existing building. The addition uses wood framing with brick veneer, roofing, and exterior trim that matches the look of the original building. Additional parking areas were also provided for customer convenience. O’Harrow personnel coordinated construction activities with America 1 to allow for the normal operation of the business during the renovation. The project is scheduled for completion in the fall of 2013. America 1 Federal Credit Union provides financial services to members in the mid Michigan area.