Project Description

Client: Gary and Diane Steen
Location: Burlington, Washington
Project Size: 16,500 sf
Architect: Fisher
Facility Type: Retail

In a time when many retail stores were struggling, Holiday Sports moved forward with a bold plan for building business.

Repurpose, Remodel, Recycle

The Three R’s of Today’s Economy

Exercising a new set of the three-Rs, Gary and Diane Steen chose to recycle an old printing plant, converting it into a destination fishing and hunting outfitter–with room to display trophy fish and game, along with offering classroom, seminar and warehouse space.

Fisher designed and built the remodel, repurposing the 25+ year old building into an outdoor sports store. Starting with an empty, 16,000+ sq. ft recyclable, the building was gutted and reconditioned with new electrical, heating and sprinkler systems, a new roof and a Northwest-style open-beam entry.

The Fisher team thrived in the collaborative work environment that requiredpatience and flexibility, adapting to the owner’s needs throughout the process.The crew to customer service to the next level, hauling the fixtures bought from a variety of auctions and integrating them into a well coordinated retail environment. Fisher’s crew took a huge sense of pride in the project and created a unique path of wildlife print impressions leading to the store’s front door.

Using the three-Rs of Repurpose, Remodel and Recycle was more than environmentally green, it delivered a green return. Choosing to work with Fisher’s design | build team, both for their experience and collaborative project approach, the Steen’s building is built to deliver on investment now, and for years to come.