Dells Watersports Complex

Case Study

Project Scope

The Dells Watersports’ project was to honor and preserve the family legacy of the Zowin’s for their two sons. This expansion added much needed space for their growing business. They developed their vision for growth, their values of family and unity, and a mission to diversify their sales and service department.

This Butler Pre-Engineered Metal Building encompassed the Zowin family’s 40 years of marine experience by adding a showroom where you can browse new and pre-owned vessels and a service center with on-site marine techs to enhance the visitor experience of their full service marina.

Type of Construction: New Construction
Size of Project: 15,000 square feet
Duration of Project: 11 Months

Project Details

Coordination between Kingspan, Butler, the architect, the engineer, and Holtz Builders was required to marry the two design systems of the Kingspan Panels and the insulated panels.  Exterior cladding and stone veneer were placed over the insulated panels. Despite all the challenges that came with a pre-engineered metal building – availability of materials, availability and scheduling of subcontractor labor, and working through extreme weather conditions – the Lake Delton Watersport’s owners are poised for success for decades to come.

The Challenges

Delay of materials and the resulting subcontractor re-scheduling were two of the greatest challenges of this project. Supply chain issues delayed structural steel delivery for two months. This caused the steel crew to leave for a different job while waiting for the steel to arrive. The delay of the steel delivery and waiting for the crew to be available again, stressed the schedule.  As to not delay the interior construction process, temporary panels were constructed for window and overhead door openings due to a delay in those materials, so temporary heating could begin to dry out the building.

With the late fall concrete pour of the 10,000 square foot showroom floor, the subcontractor chose to break it up into three separate pours to minimize the chance of weather affecting the finished product and also due to a smaller finishing crew than desired. The use of a Telebelt and laser screen were used to help offset the smaller finishing crew. This state of the art showroom has a 90’ clear span of unobstructed space to display vessels. It also included a service counter, sales offices, a customer lounge, and two display mezzanines.  Carpeting was installed in the offices, lounge, and vestibule areas. The retail Point of Sale cabinets and countertop were positioned to create a comfortable and productive workspace.

Our Solution

Despite all these setbacks, the Holtz Builder’s team kept everyone informed through daily updates, extended walk-throughs and notifications of any changes. This ensured quality workmanship and minimized added time to the project by focusing on the progress of tasks that could be completed with the materials on hand. It was great to see our team members working collaboratively towards the end goal.

The Possibilities Are Infinite

Dells Watersports Complex