Johnsonville Marketplace Located Across the Street from Johnsonville Headquarters on 150-Acre Existing Campus
C.D. Smith was the General Contractor for Johnsonville’s new marketplace. The Johnsonville Marketplace project included glulam beam construction. The term glulam is an abbreviated term that stands for glue-laminated timber. Glulam is made with multiple layers of solid wood lumber bonded together with high-strength adhesive to form a single structural unit. The project also featured polished concrete floors and had a unique building design with slanted and angled walls to match Johnsonville’s headquarters.
The store serves as a place to celebrate the company’s history. It's the only place in the U.S. that sells every type of sausage Johnsonville makes.
- Retail Store
- Expanded Parking Lot for Events
- Glulam Beam Construction
- Polished Concrete Floors
- Slanted + Angled Walls Mimicking the Headquarters
Discover additional information about Johnsonville Marketplace as it was being built from our Beneath the Hard Hat® Oct. 14, 2020 Project Update blog post. Learn more about our self-perform work and the glue-laminated timber engineered wood manufactured for building Ascent MKE, the world's tallest mass timber building.
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Architect and Construction Manager Video Summary of Johnsonville Marketplace Project
At Abacus Architects, we truly believe in relationships. We have 95% repeat clients, so relationships are what allowed us to be a part of this project. And we truly immersed ourselves in the Johnsonville way when we did the global headquarters. So their needs and expectations are very easily understood by us.
We’ve heard nothing but great news from this. It really resembles the headquarters across the street. It’s all directly linked to open communication. We were on the phone daily with our vendors, with our onsite superintendents, with Abacus, with Johnsonville and it was just direct communication as a team that allowed us to get from point A through all of the issues to the end product.
One the things that was really unique with this project was the structure. It’s built of six or seven different components and with an extremely tight schedule, our company self-performed all of the work, which meant that we had all of our guys here throughout, from day one to turn over, and it really allowed us to drive the schedule. Because to do a project of this magnitude in under six months was a great feat to accomplish.
The owners were kind of in and out of the state throughout the course of this project, so whenever we had them onsite, we made sure that we gave them all of our attention. We’d shut the site down and made mockups of every feature and color sample, put them on the ground, put them on the wall, put them in the space to really depict exactly what they were going to be getting from us. So that when this building opened, they knew everything they were getting, and they would be happy with every product that we supplied to them.
Exercise in design, in concept planning, in master planning, in the budget…there was a line drawn in the sand. Had we not had a contractor like C.D. Smith involved, I’m not sure if we would have hit that.
For how great these projects end up being or whatever people think of it, it’s really all about the team that goes behind it. Without Johnsonville, without C.D. Smith and without the team at Abacus, I don’t know if this would have happened this way. And we’re very grateful for all of them.
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