Healthcare Laundry Chooses Design-Build For Cost Saving Solutions

ARCO/Murray was brought in to develop a project solution once the GC price came over-budget.

ARCO/Murray recently completed a 14,400 square-foot build-to-suit healthcare laundry facility in St. Joseph, Missouri for Mosaic Life Care  who was looking to replace their existing laundry with a new state-of-the-art facility to improve efficiencies and provide additional capacity. ARCO/Murray provided a complete design-build solution including laundry facility layout, architectural and engineering design, permitting, construction and final equipment connections.

Mosaic started the project using a traditional plan-and-spec approach using local designers and general contractors. However, after initial pricing was higher than expected, Mosaic partnered with ARCO/Murray to develop a project solution that met the original budget requirements. Under the design-build approach, we are able to provide our client with an upfront price, so unexpected and rising GC costs are never an issue. With ARCO/Murray you can feel confident that your project will be under budget, knowing that we take on the risks associated with fluctuating costs so that you don’t have to.

Construction began in July 2017 and was completed in just under 7 months. The new laundry includes a central dock, 800 square-foot mechanical room, office area and production space. Loomis Brothers Equipment Company provided Milnor washroom and Chicago Dryer finishing equipment. Kannegiesser ETECH provided the rail system.