Facility Will Serve Donco’s Fleet Maintenance Needs for Its Growing Business
Robust growth in utility meter service and gas distribution construction is prompting Donco,LLC to build a new shop maintenance facility to more efficiently serve its customers. Donco has tapped Contegra Construction Co. to build a 21,500-square-foot maintenance and office facility at Lake Front Parkway in Edwardsville, Ill. The building will emerge from the ground in September, but already specialized radiant heat flooring is being installed. Contegra is targeting an end of year completion for the building.
“As Donco and our customers continue to grow, so does our fleet of vehicles and specialized equipment,” said Candice Fowler, Donco president and owner. “This expansion will allow us to provide a wide array of services to minimize the total life-cycle cost of vehicles and equipment, while improving efficiency and reducing down time for our work force.” Donco’s service fleet consists of more than 200 vehicles. It serves customers in Illinois, Missouri and Wisconsin.
A key feature of the maintenance facility is the 4,000 linear feet of hot water piping embedded in the floor of the maintenance zone to efficiently provide radiant heating. The pre-engineered metal structure building will feature insulated tilt-up panels and a metal roof. It will be accessed via 10 large overhead doors.
Donco’s fleet will be maintained in eight service bays equipped with engine diagnostics and drop hoses for venting exhaust. The building also features an infrared-heated wash bay. The building includes 3,000 square feet of office space and a mezzanine storage area.
Donco, LLC is a woman-owned firm serving Illinois and the Greater St. Louis metropolitan area. It also recently received a world-class certification from the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) and ranks No. 26 on the St. Louis Business Journal’s list of 50 fastest-growing private companies and No. 17 on the publication’s list of largest woman-owned businesses.
Donco has more than 300 employees in five divisions: metering and gas construction services, electrical design (Utility Design Services), information technology (Fowler Technology Services) and management services (Fowler Management Services). For more information about Donco, LLC go to https://donco.co/
Joining Contegra on the project are JF Electric, Icon Mechanical, Bergmann-Roscow Plumbing, Kane Fire Protection, Keller Construction, Federal Steel and VeeJay Cement Contracting.
Based in Edwardsville, Ill., Contegra is one of the St. Louis area’s largest general contractors and serves a national customer base that includes industrial, institutional, municipal, medical, multi-family, office and retail projects. Its capabilities include building developer- and owner-driven projects and site development. Learn more at www.contegracc.com.