Whirlpool Case Study
The Beauty of Modular Construction
A comfortable and attractive work environment for more than 30 staff including executives.
The Waterloo Container Company looks like so many other manufacturing warehouses on the outside, but inside, you’ll find something unexpected. A gleaming white, two-story, in-plant office that allows office work and operations to coexist in convenient proximity.
The Building Program
To get everything into the available space, Starrco designed a two-story, 4,500 square feet office building. Three executive offices, office cubicles, and restrooms make up the ground floor. The floor above houses a large training room and a state-of-the-art video conference suite.
Interior windows and upgraded doors give the offices the light and airy feel Waterloo wanted. A central vacuum system built into the walls and a dual HVAC plant, which is hidden behind the building, are just a few of the custom upgrades.
For the wall color, the company decided to keep it simple and go with basic white – the durable finish has retained its good looks two years after install.
Modular Construction was the Perfect Choice
There were many reasons the company decided to opt for modular over conventional construction. Not least, Waterloo was put off by the upheaval and high cost of stick building.
The Starrco modular solution met the need for quality, speed, and value for money with very little disruption.
Waterloo considered different suppliers, but they decided to go with Starrco.
In addition to a price tag that was considerably lower than conventional bids, modular came with a tax benefit. It qualifies as tangible property, which means it can be depreciated in a fraction of the time it takes to depreciate a traditionally built structure that qualifies as real property under the tax code.