Construction-management firm IMPACT Strategies of Fairview Heights, Illinois, today announced it has completed construction of the first Illinois retail location for Academy Sports + Outdoors. The 62,000-square-foot store is located at 1574 Highway 50 in O’Fallon, Illinois in the high-volume Lincoln Crossing retail development. The retailer hosted its grand opening on November 18, 2016.
IMPACT Strategies began foundation excavation the third week of May and continued with an aggressive schedule that enabled the company to turnover the store to the client just 150 days after the start of construction. Tilt-up construction was used to accommodate the store’s fast-track delivery. IMPACT Strategies worked with architect Harrison French & Associates of Bentonville, Arkansas on the project.
Mark Hinrichs, president of IMPACT Strategies, said, “Tilt-up construction has many advantages, including cost containment, fast-track schedules, architectural aesthetics and durability. Using this method proved to be the most efficient approach for this project allowing us to overcome excessive weather delays to meet the client’s aggressive deadline.”
Academy Sports + Outdoors is a premier sports, outdoor and lifestyle retailer with a broad assortment of quality hunting, fishing, and camping equipment and gear along with sports and leisure products, footwear, apparel and much more. The Texas-based company has more than 200 stores nationwide with plans to aggressively expand into the Midwest. It currently plans to soon open a store in Manchester, Missouri, a suburb of St. Louis, approximately 40 miles from O’Fallon, Illinois.
IMPACT Strategies, Inc. specializes in Retail, Commercial, Medical, Senior Housing and Education construction and offers comprehensive construction services including design-build, general contracting, construction management and pre-construction management