A Kelowna RV dealership can now provide more value-added service thanks to the addition of a new steel building service station supplied and installed by Metal Structure Concepts (MSC).
Hired by Adventurer Group of Companies, MSC not only built the addition to Country RV’s existing facility, but it also installed the dealership’s original building at its six-acre, Highway 97N location in 2008.
With business booming, Country RV found it was short on service space, so it contacted MSC to provide a solution by adding to the existing metal building with a new 5,120 square-foot space.
“MSC was chosen because of an existing working relationship that we have had with them on similar projects,” says Bill Savoy with the Adventurer Group of Companies, which owns multiple RV businesses across Canada. “Their attention to detail, combined with the excellent service and communication with us made them a great choice. Having worked with them in the past, we expected the same level of service, and we were not disappointed.”
To add to Country RV’s existing 10,800 square-foot, pre-engineered steel building, which includes a showroom, parts department, mezzanine, offices and six service bays, MSC had to close off and seal the walls with full liner panel systems and had to match existing heights.
“As building codes have changed since the last time we worked on the building, we also had to upgrade the roofing and add additional insulation as a whole,” says MSC founder and owner Steve Ivanitz, whose family has been in the steel building industry since the 1960s.
Businesses looking to expand their operations often contact MSC.
“Some businesses hit that 10-year life cycle, and that’s when we get repeat calls that they are ready to add on,” Ivanitz says. “There are numerous economic benefits to this. Not only are metal building prices relatively stable, adding on to a business is going to double the service capacity, which was the case at Country RV.
“We knew when we did the first build for Country RV that they were eventually going to grow out of it. That’s why we designed the original building so that we could add on to in the future.”
The resulting building houses six service bays that are large enough to fit the motorhomes, fifth wheels, travel trailers, and other RVs that Country RV sells and services.
“They completed their work on time, and their team leader, Ernie Johnson, was a pleasure to do business with,” Savoy says. “The Adventurer Group of Companies was very satisfied with the overall experience and expectations. In the future, if another project comes up, we would certainly contact MSC.”
MSC has designed, supplied and installed pre-fabricated steel buildings ranging from 1,000 square feet to 200,000 square feet for industrial, commercial, agriculture, retail, storage, and community, multi-use operations across B.C, Alberta, Saskatchewan and northern Canada.
Besides Country RV, other recent MSC projects include a commercial steel warehouse for Okanagan Spirits Distillery in Vernon, a welding steel workshop at the Penticton campus of Okanagan College, a multi-building package for Pinnacle Renewable Energy Inc. in Entwistle, Alta., as well as 11 storage buildings for Grohman’s Mini Storage Ltd. in Nelson.
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