LA Fitness

LA Fitness

LA Fitness is the 2nd largest members-only fitness club within the United States.  They were founded in 1984 with the goal of providing the general public with access to the latest innovative exercise programs previously enjoyed in a few select markets.  LA Fitness offers classes, equipment and trained personnel to help their members reach their goals.  They were one of the first chain fitness clubs to be open and available to their members 7 days a week.  LA Fitness was also one of the first in the industry to offer childcare for the duration of their member’s workout.  They collectively had $1.2 billion in revenue during 2011 from their 600+ clubs located in the United States and Canada.

The new LA Fitness facility comfortably handles 783 people.  Carlson Construction enthusiastically lead the site development including the architectural, interior design, mechanical and plumbing infrastructure.

The enormous fitness facility incorporated multiple design challenges.  Some of the exercise stations included:

  • Full size basketball court
  • 31 bike spinning room,
  • Extensive open layout aerobics room,
  • Vast weight room,
  • In-ground lap pool with three lanes.




Menards is the 3rd largest home improvement supply and materials store in the United States.  They have mastered the ability to retain charm and unique character difficult to find in chain stores.  Menards was founded in 1960 as a family business, headquartered in Eau Claire, Wisconsin and had a revenue of $7.9 billion in 2013.  Menards has retained a family owned business atmosphere even though they have over 43,000 employees.  There are over 310 stores located in 14 states.

Carlson-Construction was awarded the project to oversee the design and construction of a large Prototype 5 store.   This included ensuring the standardized design of this type of store met local zoning ordinances and construction standards.  We were responsible for the building exterior, interior and the systems within.  This included laying utility lines, structural columns, electrical, plumbing, HVAC, etc.


Multiple Walmarts

Over the last six years, Carlson has completed over 50 projects for Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. in 13 states. The projects have ranged from the construction of new 185,000 square foot retail Super Centers, full-scale retrofitting and pavement reconstructions of distribution centers, four wall expansions of operational Super Centers and complete remodeling of existing stores.

Carlson has also completed many task order type contracts for Wal-Mart including traffic signals, utility construction, infrastructure replacement, wetland restoration, erosion control, environmental remediation, as well as numerous small and large projects required for the operations of the company. These projects have ranged in value from $20,000-$3,000,000 and have generally been completed on a fast-track scheduling process to address an imminent or emergency need. In the last two years Carlson has completed pavement reconstruction at nine distribution centers totaling over 50,000 tons of asphalt and 14,000 cubic yards of concrete while minimizing the disruptions to any of the operations of the 24/7 facilities.

Kurtz funeral home frankfort, IL

Kurtz Funeral Home

As a result of CCC’s past performance as the design/builder of multiple fire stations throughout the Chicagoland region, several Fire Chiefs and Fire Protection District officials recommended CCC to Kurtz Memorial Chapel and Ambulance Service.  At the time, CCC had completed eight fire stations for Districts that work closely with Kurtz.

In September 2006, Kurtz employed CCC as its design/builder for a new 11,000 s.f. memorial chapel in Frankfort, IL.  This highly finished building includes multiple chapels, administrative offices, family meeting rooms, a child care center and a kitchen.  Because of the inherent nature of Kurtz’s business, the building required the finishes and details necessary to provide a warm and inviting atmosphere.  The building includes hand finished oak trim, casing, crown molding and doors.  The octagon shaped cupola entry includes a fountain and vaulted ceilings.

Conrad's Harley Davidson

Conrad’s Harley Davidson

Job Description

The Carlson team was selected to provide construction management services for the construction of a new 78,000 square foot Harley Davidson dealership and factory service facility including all on and off site improvements.  The pre-cast concrete, glass, aluminum and steel facility was designed and constructed to showcase its dramatic Interstate 55 presence.

The factory service area included over 35,000 square feet divided into eighteen work areas for technicians. Power and exhaust connections were provided to each work station along with hydraulic lifts.

The show room featured specialty designed lighting fixtures to compliment the retail fixtures along with a gas forced air HVAC system with exposed duct work painted to create a corporate trademark look.  The floor system utilized a stained and polished concrete in a variation of colors.