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Newsletter – Issue 19

Newsletter – Issue 19
May 14, 2019 A.J. Brown

Newsletter – Issue 19

A.J. Brown Manages Eye Care Associates Renovation

In December 2018, Eye Care Associates of St. Louis opened a second location at 9806 Watson Road in Crestwood, Mo. The renovation project was professionally managed by the team at A.J. Brown.

The new building, which was previously occupied by a Sylvan Learning Center, features five exam rooms, two testing rooms and a spacious lobby where glasses, lenses and contacts are sold.

Eye Care Associates, which was founded in 1894 and currently has four doctors on staff, continues to have a location at 15 The Boulevard, across from the Galleria Mall in Richmond Heights, Mo.

Securing the Building

A.J. Brown assisted Eye Care Associates in purchasing a 2,450-square-foot building for its second location. The location has sufficient parking and its larger lot allows for the possibility of building expansion.

Interior Design

A.J. Brown brought in one of its partners, St. Louis-based JEMA, to coordinate all architecture for the project. JEMA is a group of architects, interior designers, urban planners, craftsmen and inventors.

JEMA focused on the interior design with Eye Care Associates. Like with all of its projects, the firm focuses on creating places that promote and enhance social, economic and environmental well-being.

Project Details

Like it does more than 90 percent of the time, A.J. Brown used a “design-build approach” with Eye Care Associates. The project delivery system is a method to deliver a project in which the design and construction services are contracted by a single entity known as the design-builder or design-build contractor.

A.J. Brown provided all supervision, permits, equipment, tools and labor for the work at Eye Care Associates. It performed all dumpster and disposal services in addition to doing a final site clean-up. Once the actual work commenced, the project construction schedule spanned for approximately three months.

Preliminary steps included cleaning up a storm water swale. The specialties category was highlighted by the installation of new awnings. Under mechanical, A.J. Brown did significant work on the plumbing and HVAC systems in addition to installing a new 10-ton roof top unit. Electrical work was also performed.

A.J. Brown provided a project superintendent and project manager. The duo was on-site throughout the process and available to the client to ensure total satisfaction and quality control.

More on Eye Care Associates

Eye Care Associates of St. Louis provides comprehensive ophthalmologic services for all ages. Building on a history of 125 years, it features an experienced, knowledgeable team of professionals who are committed to providing patients with state-of-the-art medical and surgical care.

Services include routine eye exams, diagnosis and treatment of eye disease, refractive surgery (including LASIK, PRK and Phakic IOL), surgical restoration of sight through cataract surgery and prescription and dispensing of corrective lenses (including specialty contact lenses).

Eye Care Associates also has a full-service optical shop. For more information, visit To schedule an appointment, call 314-842-3130 (Crestwood) or 314-863-4200 (Richmond Heights).

More on A.J. Brown

Founded in 1991, A.J. Brown is a general contracting company which serves a variety of clients throughout the United States. It specializes in managing construction projects from inception to completion in the office, retail, commercial, entertainment and industrial arenas across the country.

A.J. Brown assists clients with site selection, preliminary estimating, architecture, engineering and problem solving. Its highly-regarded team of construction and project management professionals has the experience to assist with everything from design development to owner occupancy.

A.J. Brown is based in Chesterfield, Mo.

How Can We Help You?

We would love to help with your next construction project. Please contact Principal Doug Rendleman today at 636-537-3636.