Dick’s Sporting Goods
W.D.S. Construction, Inc. won a Gold Award from the Associated Builders & Contractors of Wisconsin’s Projects of Distinction Award program for this beautiful, two-story DICK’S Sporting Goods nestled in Northern California. Despite budget, design and schedule issues, this project was delivered on schedule and within budget, much to the delight of the retail client.
WDS worked very closely with the developer to value engineer the project, ultimately saving over $100,000. Ultimately, WDS turned the project over one month early to the developer and tenant.
WDS was chosen as the General Contractor, based on past experience with DSG as well as with two story prototype for Dick’s. WDS has worked on over 100 DSG locations across the United States from ground-up to remodel of an entire store, while the store remained open, as well as remodeling of rock walls, Nike/Under Armour/Adidas or other sections within the stores.
- WDS worked very closely with the developer to value engineer the project. A complete review of the building shell was completed which led to a revised set of drawings that ultimately saved the developer over $100,000.00.
- WDS also worked very closely with the tenant (Dick’s Sporting Goods) to complete a review of the Tenant Improvement portion of the project. Many cost savings options were discovered and implemented into the new drawings.
- The budget issues led to the project being severely behind schedule. The turnover for the project was originally scheduled for the end of February 2014. In the summer of 2013, this date looked to be in serious jeopardy. WDS had to determine how they were going to hold the final end date, because the fit out portion is approximately 24 weeks.
- WDS met with the subcontractors and owner to create a revised schedule that was very aggressive. All parties agreed to move forward with the new schedule and committed to making the February 2014 turnover.
- Ultimately, WDS and its subcontractors turned the project over one month early to the developer and tenant. It was a real team approach that left the owner and Dick’s Sporting Goods ecstatic.
- At the end of the project, the Owner said —
“(The project) was completed within budget and with a delivery date that enabled us to hand over the building to the tenant early. This translates into an earlier revenue stream, which is vital to any development company.”
WDS completed this project one month earlier than expected even though they faced many difficult challenges, including budget constraints, design issues, a nearly impossible schedule and many other factors. At the end of the day the client(s) were delighted with the work was completed as they were able to open the store sooner, and therefore create revenue earlier.