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Optronics International Remodels with J.A. Wagner

by Andrew Harman / March 5, 2015

Optronics, International, America’s largest offshore vehicle lighting manufacturer, had outgrown their small leased space, so they purchased a larger existing building. This building needed to be retrofitted to meet their specific needs.  





J.A. Wagner Construction was chosen to complete the work for their new home. Both the first and second floors were large, open spaces and many offices needed to be constructed. 2,600 square feet of full-flake epoxy coating was installed on the first floor to withstand the constant, heavy traffic that would run through the space.

The upstairs was built-out and carpet was laid for sound absorption. Shipping and receiving offices were built in the warehouse and a stand-alone recessed truck well was abandoned. Many materials were saved and reused to help offset remodeling costs for the owner. Due to the nature of the lease, the project was run on an expedited schedule and finished on time and within budget.

“You set the bar extremely high for the competition. We had a seamless and enjoyable process getting the build-out completed. I personally do not think it could have gone any smoother!”

-Chris Lewallen, CFO
Optronics International


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Andrew Harman

Andrew Harman

Andrew has more than 16 years of experience in the commercial construction field. Growing up in a construction family, Andrew has always had a passion for building and designing. He earned his bachelor’s degree in 2007 from Purdue University School of Technology in Building Construction Management.