Oshkosh Food Co-op Opens

August 3, 2021

The Oshkosh Food Co-op is officially open. Located on the ground level of the recently completed Brio, the 10,000 SF co-op is a full-service grocery store and the first of its kind in northeastern Wisconsin.

The co-op operates as a cooperative, member-owned business, where shoppers buy locally sourced produce that ultimately leads to reinvestment back into the community.

Construction on the co-op began November 2020 with a four-inch slab on grade and the structural steel envelope complete three weeks later. Build-out of the space began in mid-March with rough MEP and steel stud wall framing. Sheet rock began in early May with painting and equipment installation complete at the end of May. On a four-month schedule, Greenfire turned over the project in late June, one month prior to the July Grand Opening.

Greenfire served as the construction manager on the Brio and Oshkosh Food Co-op. Contracts for each project were held separately by their respective owners which meant each project was dependent upon the other. In order to complete the simultaneous build of each project, the team employed many of the same subcontractors. This strategy improved site efficiency, minimized risk, and ultimately maintained critical project schedules.

We would like to thank Oshkosh Food Co-op for selecting Greenfire as the construction manager on this transformational project. Thomas Sugar Designs, located in Fond du Lac, is the architect. The Greenfire team includes Kevin Hansen, sr. project manager, and Paul Kaare, superintendent. We are incredibly proud of our team for their resourcefulness, dedication, and expertise that made this project a success.

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