|Contractor:||Benson-Orth General Contractors|
|Engineer:||RISE Structural Associates|
HOM Furniture will build a flagship megastore in Bloomington to house all three of its brands — HOM Furniture, Gabberts and Dock 86 — by spring next year.
Construction began on June 1. The site will more than double the size of the current location – from 100,000 to more than 212,000 square feet, making it the company’s largest store.
Wells Concrete is current producing and erecting nearly 60,000 sq. ft. of precast for this new megastore. The exterior façade includes architectural insulated wall panels that boast beautiful white panels with a unique formliner and acid etch pattern. The lower portion of the panel is a black mix in a block fromliner pattern.
The development marks the greatest improvement for Gabberts as it moves from the Galleria, a high-end mall in Edina, Minn., where the furniture store has been for 60 years. The HOM store now at that Bloomington site will be razed to make way for a new 212,000-square-foot structure. The new complex will resemble one that the company has operated for several years in Little Canada, Minn., just outside Minneapolis and St. Paul.
The new Gabberts showroom will be two stories and larger than the existing store in Edina. A two-story HOM store and single-level Dock 86 will share an entrance but will be separate stores. The Bloomington flagship will be about 40,000 square feet larger than the Little Canada location.
HOM has 17 locations in the Upper Midwest. HOM ranks as one of the nation’s largest furniture retailers serving customers in the Upper Midwestern states of Minnesota, South Dakota, North Dakota, Iowa and Wisconsin.
|Wall Architectural Insulated 12” x 12’||40,770||88|
|Wall Architectural Solid 12” x 12’||79||2|
|Wall Structural Solid 12” x 12’||17,289||97|
For more information on this project, please contact Bob Geil.