Special Needs Require Specialized Work
In 2009, Wanta & Son was initially approached to construct this 38,613 sq ft building for Zastrow the Beer Man, a beverage distribution company, located in Merrill, Wisconsin. One of the largest challenges of this project was that this project was located over an old gravel pit. Working with the knowledge that future additions could be possible, Wanta & Son organized to fill over a depth of 23 ft. With careful planning and problem-solving, they made sure that it was very compact and there would be no settling after construction. It remains perfect to date.
The owners wanted a newer building to help keep energy costs down. The original building consisted of a 2,128 sq ft high-insulated prefabricated cooler to keep beverages fresh, office space, a truck wash bay, and a repair shop. The office exterior was of unique design, utilizing masonry wainscot topped with Exterior Insulation and Finishing System (EIFS) wall finishing. The office interior features above-average attention to detail in the flooring, wood trim, and overall design finishes.
Wanta & Son was able to give Zastrow the Beer Man quality, economical, flexible construction that could be energy efficient and attractive, including forethought for future expansion. In 2012, Wanta & Son completed a 12,525 sq ft. cooler addition to the north-side of the building, rounding the total sq. footage to over 51,000 sq ft. The owner is very pleased with his energy costs being lower in the new and larger facility.
WINNER of Star Building Systems 2010 Master Builder Award for Best of the Small Warehouse Category and 2010 Master Builder Award for Best of the Wisconsin District