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Coaster Company of America Moves to New Distribution Center

Furniture World Magazine
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Article Summary: The new Coaster Company facility consists of 385,000 SF of warehouse space with 60 dock doors for general receiving and shipping, and parking for 60 trailers.


In 2003 Coaster finalized negotiations with Seefried Properties on a new distribution / call center to be built on an 18-acre site in RiverPark, Seefried's 230 acre master planned Business Park located just south of the DFW International Airport. Bob Moore Construction was the General Contractor, Teague Nall & Perkins in Fort Worth performed Civil Engineering duties and Realacorp America in Atlanta, Georgia managed A/E and structural design for this 405,000 SF build-to-suit project. "When construction started there were less than nine months before Coaster needed occupancy," said Brian Flaherty, Director of Development with Seefried Properties. "The real catch on this project was that it started raining in late fall and did not stop until late spring. Despite the weather Kyle Whitesell and Jerry Clem, Bob Moore's project management team, really came through for us. Seefried was able to grant Coaster early occupancy for rack installation, allowing them to bring in over 600 truckloads of product and begin operating out of their new facility by mid July, 2004. Meeting the client's deadline is always critical on any build-to-suit project, and Bob Moore beat it." The new Coaster Company facility consists of 385,000 SF of warehouse space with 60 dock doors for general receiving and shipping, and parking for 60 trailers. Three oversized grade-level doors serve Coaster's "Will Call" business. The 20,000 SF finished office area includes a 15,000 SF furniture showroom, a 2,500 SF customer service area and 2,500 SF of office / break room space. To support Coaster's call center operations, the building is served with three 100 pair copper lines and is fiber optics capable. "From start to finish this was a smooth project," said Kyle Whitesell, Senior Project Manager for Bob Moore Construction. "The biggest challenge we faced was the fact that the property was 1,000 feet from the closest paved road. The project was a two-way race to completion, with Seefried Properties working the road and utilities towards the facility as Bob Moore was building the shell. Brian is a true professional and did a great job of ensuring the public and communications infrastructure did not slow down the building's construction. As a result, we were able to deliver the facility ahead of schedule." "This was the second building Bob Moore Construction has done for us in RiverPark," said Flaherty. "Bob Moore worked hard to win our business up-front and their performance and commitment to quality earned them the right to be one our preferred contractors on future projects. They were very professional throughout the process and understand the unique requirements that arise during a build-to-suit project. I know Coaster is very satisfied with their new facility which means we're very satisfied with Bob Moore." About Coaster: Coaster Company of America has been an importer and distributor of fine furniture in the United States and Mexico since 1979. The company offers a diverse selection of casual and formal dining furniture, entertainment centers, home theater chairs, couches, futons, bedroom sets, bunk beds, daybeds, occasional tables, curios, wall decor and many other accessories for the home. Coaster maintains regional distribution / call centers in California, Illinois, Georgia, Florida and Texas. They market their products through a retail network that covers more than 40 U.S. states and Mexico, from their seven branches in California, Illinois, New Jersey, Georgia, Florida and Texas, and through their own catalog for dealers and end-users. About Bob Moore Construction, Inc.: Established in 1946, Bob Moore Construction, Inc. designs and manages quality commercial construction projects in Texas and across the United States. Bob Moore Construction has delivered a wide range of commercial and industrial building projects for some of the most recognizable companies on the Fortune 500 List. The company combines the latest innovations in construction technologies and practices with traditional values like customer service and integrity to deliver quality construction projects on time and in budget. This blueprint of success has made Bob Moore Construction one of the most reliable, largest volume general contractors in North Texas. For more information about Bob Moore Construction, visit www.bobmooreconstruction.com.

Furniture World is the oldest, continuously published trade publication in the United States. It is published for the benefit of furniture retail executives. Print circulation of 20,000 is directed primarily to furniture retailers in the US and Canada.  In 1970, the magazine established and endowed the Bernice Bienenstock Furniture Library (www.furniturelibrary.com) in High Point, NC, now a public foundation containing more than 5,000 books on furniture and design dating from 1620. For more information contact editor@furninfo.com.

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