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SIP Retail Outfitter SD

2610 9th Avenue NE
Watertown, SD 57201


Commercial/Industrial/Institutional Buildings over 10,000 sq.ft.

SIPs Manufactured by Enercept, Inc.
Charlie Ewalt, Roberta Bartel
3100 9th Avenue SE
Watertown, SD 57201
Phone: 605-882-2222
Email Address: enercept@enercept.com
Website: www.enercept.com

Trav's Outfitter
2610 9th Ave NE
Watertown, SD 57201

Date Completed: July 2018
Dimensions of building: Overall exterior 136' x 224'
Total sq. ft. of conditioned space: 28,000 sq. ft.

Built By:
Tavis Uthe and Crestone Builders – Eric Skott
2610 9th Ave NE
Watertown, SD 57201

Designed By:
RS Architects
Justin Olson
2307 W 57th St
Watertown, SD 57108

Describe the end use of the building:
Trav's Outfitter is a large retail building. They sell all types of work, western, outdoor, and biker clothing and footwear.

Travis has calculated the potential energy costs for a building of this size and knew that he wanted to build an energy-efficient store. He also wanted a building that was structurally sound and would stand the test of time. SIPs fit the bill.
Travis wanted to use local businesses for materials and was familiar with Enercept SIPs. So, he was aware of the benefits of SIP Construction such as the speed of construction, the energy savings, and the ability to shut out exterior noise.

SIP wall thickness and core material: 6" walls with an EPS insulating core
SIP roof thickness and core material: 10" roof with and EPS insulating core

Mr. Uthe acted as his own G.C. for the $2.5 million dollar building, while continuing to operate and run his business. By using SIPs he was able to stay $100,000 under budget and finished 30 days ahead of schedule.

Engineering Technical Services designed glu-lam columns to be installed into the panels 8' on-center for additional transverse and axial strength, eliminating any factory or job site waste.  Over 260 jumbo panels were used for this project.

The building is heated with an energy efficient Natural Gas, forced air system.

Insulated, tinted, Low-E glass windows and doors were installed at all exterior locations. 12' x 14' x 2" thick insulated overhead doors were installed in the storage/garage area of the store. Ten windows on the south side of the building provide natural light to the sales floor.

LED lighting was installed throughout the store.

In this rustic, retail setting, the interior OSB skin of the SIP became the finished surface. It was painted to match the interior design. By utilizing this method of finishing, the owner was able to save thousands of dollars in additional building products (such as drywall), and labor, thereby reducing the building's overall carbon footprint, while still meeting code requirements, because of the sprinkler system.

Trav's Outfitter was a truly a 'grass roots' project as we took it from a concept in the owner's head to a finished building that serves as a retail store and a destination visited and shopped by thousands of people. This collaboration allowed a business to expand from a 3,000 sq. ft. building into a 28,000 sq. ft. building in a superior, highly visible retail location.

It is a total SIP design that features exposed SIP panels on both the walls and ceiling, with corrugated steel accents, and clear coated Southern Yellow Pine Post and Beam system. The floor and countertops are polished concrete.


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Builder Information

Crestone Builders
Eric Skott1425 9th Ave SW
Watertown, SD 57201

Phone: (605) 878-3555
Email: info@crestonebuilders.com

Panels manufactured by Enercept, Inc..

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