Holland Construction Services has completed work on the new Missouri American Water North Service Center at 9040 Frost Avenue in Berkeley.
Missouri American Water Vice President of Operations, Jeffrey Kaiser, said the new service center is fully operational and has increased their efficiency by bringing 50 employees within a 15-minute drive of most customers in the area. This allows the utility company to respond more quickly to emergency main breaks and reduce travel times for customer service appointments.
"Strategically placing our North Service Center in Berkeley enhances our ability to provide outstanding service and reliability to customers across St. Louis County,” said Kaiser. "We have partnered with Holland on several projects over the last few years and are pleased the jobs have been done accurately and completed on time.”
The North St. Louis facility consists of a 12,640 square-foot pre-engineered metal building that includes approximately 7,660 square feet of office space and nearly 5,000 square feet of vehicle storage. The project also includes an additional 10,000-square-foot, pre-engineered equipment storage area, half of which is enclosed and the other half covered. Holland Project Manager, Eric Paulek, said this type of light industrial and commercial project is an area his team specializes in.
“This was a design and build project that we knew, from a timing standpoint, would need to move quickly because we had just over six months to complete it,” said Paulek. “Missouri American Water needed the facility to be fully operational by the end of the year so it was exciting for us to reach that goal and see the difference it is making for their customers. We’ve worked with Missouri and Illinois American Water numerous times over the past few years and value their partnership.”