Kansas City, MO

Square Feet:

GDI Construction created a 400,000 sf design-build distribution facility for Pure Fishing in just 5 months. The building consists of a 420′ x 950′ x 32′ clear height structure, including a 3,000 sf main office and a 2,000 sf warehouse office. Having a single location where Pure Fishing could receive all their imported product as well as consolidating their domestically made product was crucial to increasing market share.

The design began in March and construction started in May. Many challenges had to be dealt with in order to meet the project completion date, including a delay in construction of 30 days due to a massive amount of sitework and then 30 days of rain between May and August. Regardless, the project was successfully delivered on time in October.

“The successful completion of the Pure Fishing project has truly been a Herculean effort on the part of the GDI team. Due to the client’s logistics and operational needs, this project incorporated a very aggressive construction schedule and as such, the end date was critical. In spite of significant soil issues and delays due to record rainfall, the original project completion date was maintained. GDI has really, once again, performed for us.”

John Borkgren, First Industrial Realty Trust