In 1963, Stowers Corporate opened its Knoxville facility on Rutledge Pike to serve its growing business. Now, over 50 years later, the company is still growing—and continues adding on to its corporate facilities.
An East Tennessee Cat® dealer providing sales, rentals, parts and service for Cat® machines, engines and generators, Stowers Corporate is nearing the completion of Phase Two of its Knoxville facility.
The company is working with general contractor Hickory Construction on the 16,350-square-foot, two-story expansion. This expanded space includes a training facility, new office space, large conference rooms and meeting space, two kitchens and restrooms.
The project broke ground in January 2017 and is set to be completed and have staff move in on August 12, 2017.
Hickory is close to beginning Phase Three of construction, starting in September. This phase is a complete interior renovation of the parts department and sales and support areas. The total area of the new renovations will result in a square footage of 19,000 square feet.
During Phase Three, Hickory Construction will update the life safety systems, electrical systems, HVAC systems and will change the interior layout of the space to provide a better customer and employee environment with increased efficiencies. The first stage of this phase will be completed within 12 weeks.
Both phases are designed by architecture firm Blankenship & Partners.
“We’re thrilled to work with Stowers Corporate on the expansion of their facility,” said Hickory Construction Vice President of Commercial Operations Chris Duncan. “Building trust on performance creates client relationships like we have with the Stowers family, and we’ve enjoyed seeing their company expand their operations over the years.”
Stowers Corporate President and CEO Wes Stowers finds that Hickory holds true to its reputation as a respected and reliable general contractor, as Stowers has worked with the company on multiple projects.
“We’re very pleased with Hickory’s high-quality work,” said Stowers. “Hickory performs excellent work while remaining on-schedule and within budget. We’re excited for the completion of our expanded facility.”