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    Construction underway!

    Construction underway!

    Business is boomin` here in Stuart Florida and evidence can be found right out of our (and Autogeek`s) front door! After years of planning the empty lot in front of our current building is no more as concrete has quickly been poured, and electric and plumbing laid. Progress has been rapid and it`s looking like walls will be up within the next week. Great to see new buildings being put up however one being erected here is somewhat bittersweet - as this lot was the host to several great car shows as well as the birthplace of Detailfest.









    From it`s inaugural year in 2006 to 2016, Detailfest was hosted on the front lawn of Autopia`s current location where the team quickly grew the show from a mere 12 attendees to several thousands detail enthusiasts, dozens of vendors and the biggest names in detailing. After record attendance in 2016 Detailfest was moved to the Palm Beach Convention Center in 2017.



    The building going up will be the same size and layout as our and Autopia`s current headquarters.



    Flash back to a month ago when construction started and this is what the lot looked like:









    And here is what we had at the beginning of the week.

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    Re: Construction underway!

    Just down the road there are several more construction sites underway or soon-to-be, including our very own new Headquarters! Check out the rendering of our new building:



    We are expected to break-ground on our new headquarters within the next 6-8 weeks, here photo from across the street from our new location:



    As you can see from these aerial photos, our new location is just a stone`s throw from our current headquarters - Also note all of the lots that sold next to us within a week of going onto the market:





    Our building is currently in line behind lot #1&2 on our south side which broke ground last week. This is going to be a 20,000 sq ft facility. Within that last week here is where their progress has taken them:



    To the north of our building we are also behind in line with a new neighbor in lot #11 which is slated to become indoor RV storage and will break ground just before us.



    For full updates of our building`s progress as well as the other construction underway on Jack James Drive, follow our Facebook Page we have dedicated to this project, McKee`s 37 HQ Build Thread
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    Re: Construction underway!

    Paul,
    Glad to see you resurface...You found a great home

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    Re: Construction underway!

    Cool

    Hope all is well
    Formerly the "Best Detailer", now just Super Wax Waster Man. Not necessarily tactful, but normally right. It`s good to be da King !!!

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    Re: Construction underway!

    Paul! yo!

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    Re: Construction underway!

    are these separate from the sonax owned company?

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    Re: Construction underway!

    Congrats, nothing like new digs.

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    Re: Construction underway!

    Congratulations on the new building. Looks like some fishing opportunities in the back yard. But only during breaks I`m sure.
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    Re: Construction underway!

    In a little less than a week the walls of the building across from our current location went up! This construction crew works quickly, as the first time I noticed that they had begun hoisting the walls in place they were already at this point:



    The walls were poured on top of the buildings foundation and then hoisted into position by crane. Once in place there are supports which have been secured to the wall section that are then bolted into the foundation. This method is called "Tilt-up" and if you look a the gif in the previous post you can see the walls which are at that point on the ground and waiting to be lifted into position.





    Here`s how the building currently sits:



    Our lot is still about a month and half away from breaking ground but I`ll be sure to keep this updated.

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    Re: Construction underway!

    Quote Originally Posted by Tc99m View Post
    Congratulations on the new building. Looks like some fishing opportunities in the back yard. But only during breaks I`m sure.
    Looks like I`ll have to go ahead and get a boat!

    Quote Originally Posted by trashmanssd View Post
    Congrats, nothing like new digs.
    Thanks Trashman

    Quote Originally Posted by tropicsteve View Post
    are these separate from the sonax owned company?
    To my knowledge it is separate from their company.

    Quote Originally Posted by donbeezy View Post
    Paul! yo!
    Hey donbeezy! Hope all`s well

    Quote Originally Posted by Ronkh View Post
    Cool

    Hope all is well
    All is swell Ron, great to hear from you

    Quote Originally Posted by KBsToy View Post
    Paul,
    Glad to see you resurface...You found a great home
    Thanks Ken, glad to be here.

 

 

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