Ellis Stone Construction Company Receives 2014 BUILD Wisconsin Award
For the City-Times
Ellis Stone Construction Company receives an Associated General Contractors (AGC) 2014 BUILD Wisconsin Award in the Design-Build Renovation category for the Greenheck Health & Wellness Center of Schofield, Wisconsin. This adaptive re-use of an existing structure along with upgraded thermal insulation and other eco-friendly options made this a very “green” project.
The facility is a single source location for Greenheck employees and their families to receive clinical care and access to a fitness facility. The new clinic is a visible and public example of the Greenheck commitment to its employees, so finding the right location was important. An existing industrial building on a major street within the Greenheck campus was selected. Ellis’ design team, led by architect Steve Chizzo, developed the plans to show how the functional programs for the clinic and fitness gym would adequately fit, and also showed how the building could be expanded in the future if needed.
The 6,100 square-foot building incorporates the clinic and fitness gymnasium in a contemporary atmosphere, with a vestibule to allow after-hours access to the gym.
Architectural louvers, manufactured by Greenheck, are highlighted on the exterior of the building to emphasize some of the products manufactured on campus. Architectural metal panels, new canopies, and the large louvers create a modern make-over for the facility and distinguish it from the neighboring industrial buildings.
Greenheck is a family owned business in central Wisconsin that has grown over the years to be recognized world-wide for the quality institutional and commercial fans, dampers, louvers, tempered air and kitchen ventilation systems it produces. The humble roots of the founders have guided the company to recognize that continued investment in their employees is a key corporate value.
The BUILD Wisconsin Awards are a recognition of the skill, integrity, hard work, ingenuity, and commitment that goes into construction projects. A panel of construction industry professionals including an architect, engineer, facility owner/manager, city building official and university professor select the top outstanding construction projects.
This is the 12th year of the BUILD Wisconsin Awards and the eighth time Ellis has been honored with this distinguished award. Other award winning Ellis projects are: Delta Dental in Stevens Point, Mark Toyota Scion in Plover, Fox Valley Technical College Waupaca Regional Center, InteVation Food Group in Plover, Travel Guard World
Headquarters in Stevens Point, St. Paul Catholic Church in Mosinee, and the Stevens Point Well No. 11.
Ellis Stone Construction Company has been a recognized name in commercial and industrial construction services in North Central Wisconsin for over 80 years. Ellis provides general construction, design-build and construction management services throughout the Northern two thirds of Wisconsin.