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

 

 

Zastrow the Beer Man distribution facility in Merrill, Wisconsin. Built by Wanta & Son, Inc.

Office front entryway and reception area.

Conference Room

Fully-insulated cold storage warehouse.

View of space from storage deck above office..

Cold kegs make happy customers.

A Local Craft Brewer Looks to the Future

 

Bull Falls Brewery, located in the heart of Wausau, WI, was growing at a rapid rate and needed to expand to meet their demand. In working with the City of Wausau, Bull Falls Brewery and Wanta & Son designed a building and exterior had to be integrated with existing structure, creating a "flow" with the original historical Ringle Brick Building. The unique lot size also proved challenging, as there were railroad tracks just east of the building and the need for accommodating large trucks.

After careful planning, Wanta & Son was able to deliver a building that fulfilled all their needs - we even left them with the capabilities to easily expand in the future. The new expansion included a cold storage room, gift shop, new brewing facilities, a loading area, and access for tours. Between the transition between buildings, we constructed special brick arches and a metal gate - not disturbing the historical wall.

After completion of the project, Bull Falls Brewery had the space to add canning machinery and was able to meet the ever-growing demands for their German-style beers, and we are proud to watch local businesses succeed. We'll raise a glass to them!

 

Bull Falls brewery Exterior

Brewing facilities

Mike and Don Zamzow, founders of Bull Falls Brewery

Complying to code, Wanta and Son devised a plan for custom stair and ramp access for all of Bull Falls Brewery's tours and employees.

Transition from former exterior wall of Tasting Room to new expansion.

Made of famed Ringle brick, the former exterior wall is now a design detail inside the gift shop.

Back of the expansion.

Service With A Smile

 

Located in Custer, Wisconsin, Wanta & Son worked with W.J. Filtz Trucking to create this one-of-a-kind structure.

 

 

"Butch" Filtz, owner of W.J. Filtz Trucking, and Randy Wanta

Exterior of W.J. Filtz Trucking

Upstairs Living Quarters

Upstairs Living Quarters

Wash Bay

The Shop

View of the office and upstairs living quarters

 

A Strong Relationship

Custom Glass Products, Inc. of Weston, Wisconsin, has been a longtime partner of Wanta & Son, Inc. 

 

Front office exterior of Custom Glass Products, Weston WI

Custom Glass Products, Weston, Wisconsin. Built by Wanta & Son, Inc.

Eric Reeder, President of Custom Glass Products in Weston, Wisconsin.

Production floor of Custom Glass Products in Weston, Wisconsin. Built by Wanta & Son, Inc.

Interior of Custom Glass Products in Weston, Wisconsin

 

Teamwork

Lincoln Contractor Supply was the product of teamwork.

 

Exterior of Lincoln Contractor Supply in Weston, Wisconsin

Exterior of Lincoln Contractor Supply in Weston, Wisconsin. Built by Wanta & Son, Inc.

Store Interior

Shop interior of Lincoln Contractor Supply in Weston, Wisconsin.

Additional stand-alone garage of Lincoln Contractor Supply in Weston, Wisconsin.