Updated living quarters for first responders
overview of project
Daniels Construction recently completed work on the Deforest Fire and EMS building, including the demolition and remodel of existing living quarters and common room, as well as a new addition with 10 sleeping rooms and 4 new bathrooms/showers.
The remodeled space has a full kitchen, new seating area, and custom entertainment center. The new addition also includes a courtyard/patio space.
Daniels Construction self-performed the demolition, concrete work, site work, utilities, casework/cabinetry in the new kitchen, and rough carpentry.
Andy Nevar was the superintendent for this project and Jake Cates was the Project Manager.
Subcontractor work included:
TJ Electric – new lighting/data/alarm/etc.
Prime Mechanical – new rooftop unit and HVAC system for remodel and addition.
Pertzborn – plumbing utilities for 4 new bathrooms and kitchen.
Dave Jones – new sprinkler system for remodel and addition.
Statz and Harrop – new walls in addition and remodel.
Rivera Construction – painting of addition and remodel.
Badgerland Erectors (steel provided by Skyline Steel) – new structural steel framing for addition.
Hartford Landscape and Supply – small planting area and new grass outside of addition.
Maly Ceramic Tile – new carpet and tile in addition and remodel, tile in bathrooms, tile backsplash, faux brick tile accent wall.
Midwest Rock Tops – new countertops in kitchen.
Precision Ceiling Systems – new suspended ceiling in addition and remodel.
Rural Masonry – CMU and Veneer brick for new addition.
- Deforest fire fighters performed some of the existing interior wall demolition as part of their wall breach training
- Revised lighting package to save costs on fixtures and reduce material cost
- Changed project schedule to fall start time to avoid overtime and conflicts with material delays
overcoming lead time issues
This project was originally supposed to start in the spring of 2022, but due to the ongoing lead time issues with material and equipment the project was pushed to a September 2022 start date and was wrapped up in May of 2023. This tight project schedule meant that it was important to stay ahead or on schedule. The job was run very efficiently and Andy had excellent communication and coordination with the subcontractors.
Representatives from the village of Deforest that were involved with the project have expressed continuous praise for the quality and attention to detail from start to finish. They are very happy with the end result and the Fire/EMS guys all love their new living space.
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