We are extremely honored to be selected by The Gialamas Company and NSI, a division of West Bend Insurance, to provide architecture, engineering and construction services for Sauk Trails Plaza II, a beautiful five-story office building coming soon to the corner of Deming Way and Fourier Drive here in Old Sauk Trails Park. We have a great team assembled and we've enjoyed working collaboratively with both firms to begin to define interior and exterior spaces for both work and enjoyment. Following is a press release issued jointly by The Gialamas Company, NSI and Iconica. We'll have project progress updates as we work toward our December 2017 completion.
Madison, WI October 10, 2016
The Gialamas Company is proud to announce a prominent addition on one of the few remaining large parcels in Old Sauk Trails Park. Sauk Trails Plaza II, a 160,000 square foot, five story building, located at 1255 Fourier Drive, will be completed in December 2017. Timelessly clad in stone and glass, the building will be located at the north entry into Old Sauk Trails Park and will be the sister building to Sauk Trails Plaza. George Gialamas, CEO and Founder of The Gialamas Company, says the project underscores his long held belief that, “Companies understand the importance of high quality space and service and the benefit this brings to their most important asset; their people. Developing commercial buildings with an emphasis on this concept has been the main mission of The Gialamas Company for the past 40 years. We are excited to be bringing a great company, NSI, back to Madison with this new development”.
As the major tenant in the building, NSI, a division of West Bend Mutual Insurance Company, is working with local build firm, Iconica, in designing their employee-focused office space. “We love the ten foot ceiling heights and floor to ceiling windows planned for this office,” says Gary Klein, Vice President of NSI. “Our design will provide opportunities for collaboration as well as a variety of alternative work spaces.” NSI is looking forward to the state-of-the-art fitness facility and outdoor patio area with landscaping that will be designed to complement the beauty of the building, all of which helps attract and retain their growing employee base.
Kevin Carey, of The Carey Group was selected by NSI to assist in the search for their new office space. NSI is thankful for his dedication to locating the perfect “partners” for the future. Recognizing their own values of customer service and cooperative teamwork, NSI selected The Gialamas Company and Iconica for development and construction. “We began working with Iconica several months ago to clearly identify our space needs. When we began talking to The Gialamas Company, and found they’ve had a strong relationship with our chosen design-build team, it was a bonus,” Klein explains. “I can’t tell you how excited our associates are to have a property manager who understands that the relationship between tenant and property management goes beyond a contract, and is truly a partnership.
Sauk Trails Plaza II will offer the most advanced sustainable design amenities in the areas of energy, water efficiency and air quality. The HVAC technology will include a Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF) system to create a comfortable and productive work environment for employees as well as significant energy savings. During construction, the on-site recycling and materials goal is to divert 80% of construction waste from landfill and to utilize as many finishes with recycled, rapidly renewable resources and regionally harvested materials.
About The Gialamas Company:
Founded by George and Candy Gialamas, The Gialamas Company, Inc. specializes in Class A Commercial Real Estate in Madison and the surrounding area. For forty years, we have brought our expertise in real estate development, brokerage, leasing and management to the City of Madison and State of Wisconsin. The Gialamas Company’s fully integrated in-house staff and maintenance team, combined with our distinct knowledge and experience, ensures the highest level of service in all facets of the company. For more information on The Gialamas Company, visit www.gialamas.com.
NSI, a division of West Bend Mutual Insurance Company in West Bend, Wisconsin, offers specialized insurance and safety programs for niche markets like childcare, social service organizations, and sports and leisure. NSI also is a standard market for construction and commercial bonds. Created in 1999, NSI is a top 100 employer in Dane County. Since 2010, West Bend has been named a “Best Place to Work in Insurance” by Business Insurance, placing in the top four companies in the large employee category. West Bend has also consistently been included on the Ward Group’s list of the 50 top-performing, U.S.-domiciled property/casualty insurers.
Iconica is an integrated build firm focused on innovative architectural and engineering solutions delivered by in-house construction managers. Iconica has been working with The Gialamas Company for over 30 years and is a leader in commercial office design and construction in Southern Wisconsin. For more information on Iconica, visit www.iconicacreates.com.
For additional information, contact:
Cathy O’Donnell, Operations Manager
The Gialamas Company, Inc.
8040 Excelsior Drive
Madison, WI 53717