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Aquarium Retail Holdings: All Pets Emporium

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SITUATION > Aquarium Retail Holdings, operating under the brand name All Pets Emporium, is a full-line retail chain with locations in Florida. The company was seeking a general contractor to renovate 20,000 square feet of unoccupied space for their newest location. The challenge was an aggressive deadline and coordination of complex underground water filtration system for the tanks.

ACTION > By providing a preconstruction system in the early stages of the project, we were able to protect the client by bringing the project into budget. Throughout the entire construction process, All Pets benefited from T&G’s “Total Project Delivery” - from pre-planning and conceptual design through final completion. Work included demolition, sophisticated MEP, installation and plumbing for salt-water aquariums large enough to accommodate sharks and eels. Major challenges included installation of custom millwork, fabrication of custom design elements and coordination of the owner’s salt-water tank design to accommodate the complex structure and underground filtration system. T&G owners were accessible and involved through completion.

RESULTS > All Pets Emporium’s top management gave T&G high marks for excellent workmanship and service: “What made this a positive experience was T&G’s ability to understand business, build an experienced subcontractor team and find alternative solutions to structural challenges while preserving design intent,” said Scott Nash, CFO. T&G is now considered a business partner and the preferred contractor for All Pets – with new locations scheduled to open every 10 months.