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East Central Illinois Service Group




Type of Construction

  • Restoration of Type III (A-2) Building constructed in 1918 for tenant use

  • Heavy Structural Reinforcement, Epoxy injection and roof replacement

  • Heavy Sandblasting and Floor Polishing

  • Demolition of all under slab/street utilities and supply all new domestic water, Fire Suppression, Electrical Service and Sewer Service Systems.

Building Features

  • Utilized repurposed barn wood and cedar fence paneling at entry way, service counter, under bar

  • Original 100 year old concrete floors restored and polished in main bar area (2,500 Square Feet)

  • Original Fire Rated Door Restored and displayed in Private tap room

  • Storefronts and Signage were redesigned to match original appearance of 1920’s Car Dealership

  • Removed and Restored Original Exterior Doors to enhance historical appearance of building

  • 124 x 26 Permeable Paver Beer Garden for outdoor entertainment and seating.

  • Multi RTU Heating/Cooling Systems, ERV and Wireless Temperature sensors for maximum comfort and efficiency

  • Suspended Reclaimed Cedar Ceiling at Entry way Featuring Carved Pour Brothers Logo Centerpiece

  • 28 Beverage Taps with Wireless link from Tablet to “Pour Card” monitoring customer consumption

Size of Project:

  • The Building Shell equates to 10,080 Square Feet

  • Tenant Build out was approximately 5,000 Square Feet

Contract Value:

  • Shell Restoration and Construction: $782,000.00

  • Shell plus Tenant Build out: $1,002,000.00

Length of Construction

  • Shell Restoration: 4 Months (April Through July)

  • Tenant Build Out: 34 Days (Late July and completed last week of August)

Work Self Performed

  • ECI executed 26.5% of the work performing various portions of rough Framing, Finish Carpentry, Concrete, Doors/Hardware, demolition and 100% of the HVAC.

Merit Shop Participation

  • ECI solicited bids from Several sub contractors regardless of labor affiliation. Of the 14 Contractors that performed work, 3 were ABC Members and 8 were merit shop contractors.