South Coast Improvement, Co. Completes Renovation Projects for PA Pet Valu Locations

Dec 21, 2015 | News

South Coast Improvement Company (SCI), a design-build general contractor serving New England and the Mid-Atlantic states, completed three renovation projects for Pet Valu locations in Huntingdon Valley, Allentown and Palmyra, Pennsylvania. Pet Valu is a retail pet supplies store with franchise locations across Canada and the northeastern United States.

The three renovations totaled $787,000, with the largest project taking place at Pet Valu Huntingdon Valley.

At Pet Valu in Huntingdon Valley, SCI completed a retail fit-out and exterior renovation of strip mall originally built in 1955 for Kravco Company, LLC. This entailed the demolition of what was previously a Chinese restaurant and used video game store. The interior work included all new structural renovation as well as new electric, lighting, plumbing, new HVAC unit, installation of new sub flooring, new dry wall and paint and the creation of a new dog wash station, as well as other amenities.

The project also included work on the building’s exterior, which featured new EIFS on framed sheeted new façade, new store front glass, new business sign and awnings and thin brick pilasters .



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At Pet Valu in Allentown, SCI performed a vanilla box renovation complete with an interior fit. This included removal of a wall between Pet Valu store and adjacent vacant store space. SCI removed and cleaned all unused mechanical and electrical wiring, cut concrete for new soil line and built a new 2×6 wall for dog wash station.

The project also included installation of new electrical sub panel, electrical outlets and new lighting. New water hookups were installed with new plumbing and soil pipes to the new dog wash station. In addition, the interior was complete with new painted ceiling tiles, painted walls, doors, new emergency lighting, installation of new diffusers and new exhaust fan above dog wash station. SCI completed the while the adjacent store remained 100 percent operational.

At Pet Valu in Palmyra, SCI demolished the existing retail store space prior to the vanilla box renovation. SCI removed and cleaned all unused mechanical and electrical wiring, cut concrete for new soil line and built a new 2×6 wall for dog wash station. There was also an installation of new electrical sub panel, electrical outlets and new lighting.

New water hookups were installed with new plumbing and soil pipes to the new dog wash station. In addition, the interior was completed with new painted ceiling tiles, painted walls, doors, new emergency lighting, installation of new diffusers and a new exhaust fan above dog wash station.

“We created a retail division within our company earlier this year with projects like this in mind,” said Tom Quinlan, president of South Coast Improvement Company. “Doing good work under budget and on time are important. We also want to accomplish those objectives with little or no interruption to operations. We were successful on all those counts at all three Pet Valus.”

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