Dallas, TX, December 08, 2009 --(PR.com
)-- Following four years of double digit sales growth in the Dallas market, The Around The Clock Freightliner Group, LLC (ATC) needed larger facilities to serve their over-the-road and local fleet customers. Their solution was to build a new 200,308 SF complex along Interstate 20 in south Dallas.
Bob Moore Construction was the general contractor and Phil Fitzgerald with Fitzgerald & Associates in Oklahoma City was the architect for ATC’s dramatic 24+ acre campus.
“From the beginning of the planning process, our focus was on providing a customer friendly environment coupled with a facility designed to maximize overall operational efficiency,” said John Miciotto, Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for ATC. “The most important features for our customers were ease of entry and maneuverability while on the premises, and then unparalleled amenities inside of the facility.”
The site features extra wide driving lanes, several hundred truck parking spots and more than 30 trailer parking slots, along with a pet park with ten kennels for customers’ four-legged traveling companions.
Originally designed entirely as pre-engineered buildings, the project ultimately featured a blend of steel and concrete; the structures and roofs are pre-engineered steel systems from Varco Pruden Buildings (VP), and the two-story walls were created with tilt-up construction. "The building requirements and the nature of the jobsite resulted in an innovative mix of tilt-up construction and VP steel systems,” said Ed McGuire, Vice President of Construction for Bob Moore Construction and Vice President of the Board of Directors for the Tilt-up Concrete Association. “Because of this approach, the finished buildings look great and provide all the features and capabilities ATC needs. Just as important, the use of tilt-up construction allowed us to compress the schedule and deliver the buildings on time.”
On the interior, the two Service areas include sloped floors with 80 work bays and a fully equipped technician training facility in the west service wing. Also on the first floor is the Parts Sales department, with 65,000 SF of warehousing space. At the end of the first floor is a 3,500 SF retail store, selling a variety of OEM truck parts and accessories.
Executive and administrative offices are located on the second floor. The executive areas feature wood-covered floors and textured walls finished with a fine brown glaze, with wainscoting, chair rails and crown molding in luxurious wood. The dealership administrative area features open bays with modular furniture, carpeting, built-in office cabinetry and a variety of break facilities.
Mr. Miciotto is pleased with his company’s new home. “It exceeds all of our original expectations,” he said. “The feedback we have received has been nothing but overwhelming praise from customers, vendors and employees. Our customers tell us there’s not another commercial heavy-duty truck dealership like ours anywhere in the U.S.”
“This project features some remarkable interior finish-out work, and is a showcase for us as well as for ATC,” said Curt Hellen, Senior Project Manager for Bob Moore Construction. “Superintendent Steve Barrons and assistant superintendents David Splawn and Larry Langford managed a very fluid and complex project and did a stand-up job of subcontractor management and collaborating with the owner. ATC’s John Miciotto and Project Development Manager Freddy Stephens were some of the most fair, responsive and understanding owner representatives I’ve ever worked with. Their active leadership and involvement made it possible for us to meet the project schedule.”
“There were many variables under consideration in our decision as to which General Contractor we would end up doing business with,” said Mr. Miciotto. “While the total project cost was important, cost alone did not drive us to do business with Bob Moore Construction. It was also about our comfort level with the professionalism, knowledge and experience of the entire team at Bob Moore Construction plus the time frame in which they committed to complete the project. Our architect, Phil Fitzgerald, who has designed and built truck dealerships, bowling allies, and office complexes all over the U.S., said that he has never seen a General Contractor as structured and organized as Bob Moore Construction. If we were to ever build another facility, there’s no question Bob Moore Construction would be a general contractor of choice.”
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About Bob Moore Construction
A recipient of the AGC General Contractor of the Year Award, the AGC Summit Award for Construction Excellence and the Texas Building Branch-AGC Outstanding Construction Award, Bob Moore Construction has been one of the most respected commercial construction companies in Texas since 1946. A leading proponent of jobsite safety, Bob Moore Construction was one of the first general contractors in North Texas to be accepted into the OSHA Local Partnership program. The company's portfolio includes a wide range of commercial buildings, from warehouses and distribution centers to office buildings and retail stores. Whether it is providing general contractor, design / build or construction management services, Bob Moore Construction's goal remains the same: to deliver quality construction projects on time and in budget. Bob Moore Construction is a member of the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC), US Green Building Council (USGBC) and the Tilt-up Concrete Association (TCA).