DJ Construction Breaks Record on Jayco Facility
DJ Building Largest Facility Since 1954
GOSHEN – November 12, 2014— In 2006, DJ Construction built a 136,000 sq. ft. manufacturing facility for a local RV manufacturer, making that building the largest footprint the locally-owned construction company had built as a single project…until now.
Late July, DJ broke ground on a new 173,200 sq. ft. manufacturing building on Jayco RV’s campus in Middlebury.
DJ’s project manager and 23-year employee Pete Garber puts the size of the production building in perspective: “The new building at Jayco will be 770 feet long, so it is longer than two and a half football fields.”
Bob Schrock, CEO at DJ Construction, said, “This year marks our 60th year in business, and I think it’s pretty neat that we’re constructing our largest building during our anniversary year and that it’s for a longtime repeat customer.
“Jayco’s values are similar to ours which is a big reason why our relationship has become what it is. We appreciate the trust Jayco’s leadership has put in us, and we will continue to do everything we can to warrant that trust in the future.”
According to Garber, the new facility will be used to produce Jayco’s Entegra Coach Luxury RV motorhomes. Along with 173,200 sq. ft. of production and accessory space, the two story facility will also include a two-story office area and nearly 30,000 sq. ft. of mezzanine accommodations for assembly and storage.
In all, the building, including surrounding concrete aprons, encompasses nearly eight acres of ground, half of that under roof, confirmed Schrock.
Tadd Jenkins, president of the Jayco Motorhome Group said, “This new facility will allow us to meet the demands of our product in the market space. We’ve seen significant growth over the past year or so and it became evident a new building was necessary.
“We’re thrilled to be paired with DJ Construction again” continued Jenkins. “They did an exceptional job for us in the past and I’m confident they’ll do it again with this new facility.”
The project is estimated to be completed by the second quarter, 2015.