Archive for January, 2016

Spokane Rock – from dream to reality

January 13th, 2016

Spokane Rock Products provides concrete, rock, and sand to a wide array of commercial and residential clients in Eastern Washington.  They had just sold a portion of their company, and needed a new corporate office building that would be ready to move into within 6 months.  The new owner was moving into their old building, thus Spokane Rock had to vacate their former office, there was no option of staying if the project ran into delays.  After contacting Modern Building Systems on December 18, 2014 via an email inquiry, our sales staff got to work.


The first few telephone calls and emails helped establish the size of building and number of offices they would need, along with a rough target budget.  Over the next few weeks, Modern prepared a series of preliminary sketches for the client to review and comment on.   The client settled on a final layout featuring a waiting room that was added to the end of the main building, providing the extra room they needed while creating an attractive, contemporary roof and porch entryway.   Pricing, final changes, and signing the contract took another week or two, with the client approving on February 5, 2015.

Spokane Rock Products color elevation

The next few months entailed visits to the clients’ site to assist in finalizing their site-plan, which confirmed the building’s location.  Because the client was responsible for all site-work and permits, there were weekly emails and telephone calls to the client, helping meet our agreed upon scheduling.  The building plans were approved by the State on May 11, 2015, with the modules shipping on June 16th and 17th.  Two installation crews worked to crane the building onto the foundation, complete the roof, and help achieve substantial completion and client move-in on June 30th, 2015.

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The final building pictures reveal a contemporary, rustic building design, which showcased stacked stone wainscoting, commercial store-front windows, and an attractive front entry porch.  The customer was able to achieve their goals of building a cost-effective, attractive, new headquarters building, within their time deadline, and not interrupt their continuously running gravel pit operations. 
Spokane Rock exterior



For more information or if you’d like to discuss your proposed project, please contact Duane Harris @ 360-740-1525.

PicMonkey Collage - Spokane Rock





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