Newsletter – Issue 07
2015 Begins with Economic Optimism!
Happy New Year! Labor markets are improving, lower energy costs have caused a boost in American spending, and economists are predicting a strong economy in 2015. At A.J. Brown, we are looking forward to helping our clients translate this positive outlook into corporate growth and renewal. If you are anticipating a design/build project, or want to renovate your commercial property as an investment in your company’s future, now is the right time to make your environment work for you.
Getting Fit in 2015
The new OrangeTheory Fitness in Rock Hill, Missouri, the first location outside the state of Florida, was completed by A.J. Brown in October. The interior construction required close adherence to the franchise concept using unique materials and finishes, as well as the installation of sound reduction systems to keep neighboring businesses happy. OrangeTheory boasts a unique, high-energy, scientific approach to interval training coupled with with motivational music and a team concept to engage patrons. Additional locations of this fast-growing fitness franchise are expected in the St. Louis area in 2015.
“The build-out of OrangeTheory Fitness Rock Hill was a first for me. Outside of some small home improvements I had never been involved in a construction project. A.J. Brown was with me every step of the way. They made sure I knew what was going on at all times, they explained each step to me and made sure that I was comfortable with it. Best of all, they got it done on time and within budget.”
Owner, OrangeTheory Fitness Rock Hill
High-End, High Rise Renovation at Financial Institution
Our team recently completed a gorgeous remodel with high-end finishes for a St. Louis-based international brokerage firm. Two floors of the Pierre Laclede Building in downtown St. Louis now boasts modern, sophisticated finishes including stone floors, wood panel wall systems, luxurious marble, and glass-front, individual brokerage offices. The complete gut remodel and construction project was broken into phases and any potentially disruptive activity took place at night out of consideration for other tenants in the building.
The brokerage firm will be updating all of their locations and, as a result of this successful collaboration, we look forward to a 2015 renovation elsewhere in Missouri.
“The folks at A.J. Brown have been fantastic to work with. For this size project, A.J. Brown made it look easy and that impressed me. I work on many projects – many not this large. Thirty-thousand square-foot projects are once a year around here. I did not have to give this project any hand-holding that I have to do with other general contractors on other projects at 10,000 square feet.”
Consultant, Financial Institution Administration
Major Medical Renovation for Motion Orthpaedics
Dr. Michael Milne and Motion Orthopaedics chose A.J. Brown to completely renovate both levels of their two-story medical office and surgical center near Olive and 270 in St. Louis, Missouri. Interior construction included addition of an elevator, an MRI suite, exam rooms, and an x-ray room. A state-of-the-art surgical suite was developed to include two operating rooms with pre- and post-surgical areas. Exterior improvements comprised painting, enhancement of common ground, and glass replacement. This multi-phase, total remodel project covered 75 percent of the building.