Project Profile



Cash Wrap

Design-Build Success

From Desolate to Desired Destination

Sachse Construction was hired to provide design-build services while converting a 23,572 square foot building previously occupied by Toys-R-Us into a HomeGoods in Traverse City, MI. The scope of work included demolition, tenant improvements, and replacing the existing storefront with one better suited for the HomeGoods brand.

Sachse Construction hired a design professional/registered architect to design the space to the owner’s brand specifications. The Sachse Construction team was then able to review the drawings and provide guidance on any necessary changes from a constructability standpoint prior to building out the space to those specifications.

Due to extreme weather conditions and over four feet of snow on the ground throughout the duration of the project, the Sachse Construction project team had to quickly build a wood barricade in place of the demolished storefront to help insulate the interior space prior to building out the new storefront.

Inside the store, the team demolished existing cash wraps and interior partitions and fitted the new space with a wood-panel feature wall, signage, brand-new cash wraps, and point-of-sale systems.

When it came time to update the new storefront, the team painted the exterior insulation and finish system (EIFS) and hung new exterior signage and a new awning. While the original plans called for a standing seam metal awning, the vendor listed only provided the metal panels that would sit atop the awning. The Sachse Construction team researched new awning suppliers for the client, but all lead times proved too lengthy to meet the project’s 10-week schedule. The project team — with a vast network of preferred vendors and trade partners — proposed a durable fabric awning in place of the original to reduce lead times. The client agreed with the team’s suggestion and was satisfied with the final awning.

Upon completion, the desolate space was transformed into a refreshed retail destination.