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Walk Ons Sports Bistro

415 West Trenton
Edinburg, TX 78539

Participant information
Premier Building Systems
James Hodgson
18504 Canyon Road East
Puyallup, WA 98375
Phone: 800-275-7086
Email Address: info@premiersips.com
Website: www.premiersips.com

Category
Commercial/Industrial/Institutional Buildings under 10,000 sq. ft.

Project information
Walk Ons Sports Bistro
415 West Trenton
Edinburg, TX 78539

Date Completed:
April 2019

Dimensions of building (all floors of multi-story building):
108’ x 71’

Total sq. ft. of conditioned space:
7,826 sq. ft.

Built By (if different than applicant)
WW Smith Construction
Bill Smith
PO Box 71460
Phoenix, AZ 85050

Panels Manufactured By: Company Name (members only):
Premier Building Systems

Designed By (if different than applicant - SIPA will only recognize members)
Wright Engineering - Structural Engineer
Brian Von Allworden
7400 W Detroit St #170
Chandler, AZ 85226

Describe the end use of the building:
Restaurant

How did SIP construction help you get this job?
Number 26th of a growing Sports Bistro Franchise, this was the first to choose SIP construction with others now to follow. The key here was speed of installation and reduced energy/operating costs.

SIP wall thickness and core material:
9,072 s/f of 6" walls - EPS

SIP roof thickness and core material:
9,568 s/f of 10" Roof - EPS

Describe the benefits of using SIPs on this project. Did SIPs help save time, labor, construction costs, or energy?
With a desire to reduce operating costs and be environmentally responsible in their construction (philanthropy and community is a large part of their business model), speed of construction - especially with skilled labor shortages throughout the Southern States - were all three critical components in the decision to move the envelope to SIPS.

Describe any innovative design elements or structural engineering involved:
Large soaring ceilings inside (see pictures) required most of the design to be adapted by Wright Engineering Structural. The roof and wall spans are large and SIPS were able to accommodate the requirements for a large open atmosphere extremely well.

Were any solar panels installed on the project? If so, indicate the size of the system (judged only for High Performance Category):
No

Any additional comments on the project:
From Walk Ons website about their history & business philosophy:

There’s really no better way to describe the uniqueness of Walk-On’s Sports Bistreaux. We start every dish from scratch and use fresh ingredients to bring our mouthwatering, Cajun cuisine to life. And whether you’re here for dinner with the family, date night, cocktails with the girls or to watch a game on the big screen, we’re always happy to share our Louisiana culture with you.

When we opened the first Walk-On’s restaurant we wanted a great, family-friendly place for people to come enjoy great food, cold beer and sports. We’ve been so fortunate to accomplish that and much more. As we have grown, our customers and communities continue to welcome us with open arms. We want to give back to the communities in which we operate and thank our fans. We work to do this by supporting what is important in those communities. From golf tournaments, silent auctions, youth sports, local schools and more, we enjoy sharing our team, food, and fun throughout the community. We appreciate your support and look forward to supporting your next event!

Walk-On’s founders Brandon Landry and Jack Warner became fast friends as a pair of walk-ons (unrecruited and unsigned athletes who are unwilling to give up on their dream of being college athletes) on the Louisiana State University basketball team. Both worked hard and practiced even harder to earn and keep their spots on the team. Without a lot of true playing time, though, Brandon and Jack were able to discover that their shared interests and hopes went beyond the basketball court.

The most significant year in Walk-On’s growth followed two years of preparations focused on expanding the concept across the country through franchising. At the same time, NFL All-Pro Quarterback Drew Brees expressed an interest in the business and ultimately joined the Walk-On’s team as a co-owner. Success in sports and success in life often come from similar paths. Brandon Landry has turned the traits he learned as a college basketball walk-on into virtues that he shares freely with everyone on the Walk-On’s team as part of his life’s calling. Today, with over 100 locations in the works across 15 states, the sky is the limit. Walk-On’s operates with a mission of delivering a memorable game day experience with a taste of Louisiana created by an All-American team. Brandon regularly and proudly shares his goal with everyone on his team – To Win!

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Builder Information

WW Smith Construction
Bill SmithPO Box 71460
Phoenix,, AZ 85050

Panels manufactured by Premier Building Systems.

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