New eco-friendly facilities for a trucking company in Mount Joy, PA.
Here at Quarry View, we love working on commercial construction projects and using the details our customers give us to create their dream facilities. Family trucking company owners Phil and Ryan Garber of GFI Transport in Mount Joy, PA, approached Quarry View for much-needed new facilities. They wanted to create a shop that would be both eco-friendly and cost efficient in the long-term.
Previously, GFI was servicing their fleet of trucks and trailers in a building they’d outgrown and were operating their office out of two trailers. To ensure the project would be environmentally friendly, we used radiant floor heat and wood frame construction. They used recycled waste oil for their furnace and an energy-efficient heating and cooling system.
This construction project included a 5,000–square foot shop with concrete flooring and poured concrete walls with metal siding and roofing. GFI performs maintenance on their trucks and trailers year-round, so an adequate facility customized to their needs was extremely important. Scissor trusses in the shop opened the ceiling to 22 feet, providing more room to accommodate large equipment.
Along with the shop, we built a 2,400–square foot office for the team so they no longer have to work out of trailers. Aside from the eco-friendly features, we also installed metal siding and roofing, a block firewall, and a decorative timber frame construction for both the shop and office porches and the interior of the office.
The Garbers are thrilled with the layout and design of their new commercial facilities, and their employees love the pleasant, spacious environment, which has resulted in a smoother workflow.