Project Update: GlobalTranz
November 2017: In celebration of their completed office space, GlobalTranz hosted an open house and grand unveiling of their new employee gym. Willmeng’s Renee Hurtado, construction administrator; Dean Lutgen, project manager; and Zach Huff, field engineer, were on the project and attended the event.
“GlobalTranz employees said that the gym looked awesome and that they were very impressed with how it turned out,” said Hurtado. “The CFO of GlobalTranz, Renee Krug, expressed thanks to us for working with her on changes throughout the project, and said she was very pleased with the results.”
“We just wanted to say thank you for all the hard work you did for us on our gym! It’s beautiful and wouldn’t be so successful without all of your efforts,” said Angie Tessmer, vice president of purchasing at GlobalTranz, in an email. “All of our hard work paid off. We look forward to working with you on any future projects!”
April 2016: Home to more than 500 employees in the Phoenix Metropolitan area, GlobalTranz continues to track as one of the fastest growing technology companies in Arizona. The logistics software giant, specializing in freight management services, recently relocated its corporate headquarters to the Riverwalk in Scottsdale. The move brings all local operations for GlobalTranz under one roof.
Willmeng Construction led the tenant improvement project as the general contractor, combining two facilities into one modernized 70,347 square foot space for GlobalTranz. Developed by the Alter Group, GlobalTranz occupies roughly 50% of the RTech building, which is part of a $400 million mixed-use business park at the Riverwalk. Some of the project highlights include vibrant colors, a unique building structure, and an open-concept workspace.
Willmeng President James Murphy said, “The project presented some challenges, as the scope evolved from a multi-phase tenant improvement to incorporating a full lobby renovation complete with a tire chandelier, and the expansion of the parking lot.” The parking lot upgrades involved the addition of more than 700 parking spots and 60 covered spaces, as well as site phasing and improvements surrounding existing occupied buildings.
Evolutions design was the architect, Cody Phelan was the project manager, and Dan Roelle was the superintendent. According to GlobalTranz, the new corporate office promotes happier and more productive employees. The facility will allow GlobalTranz to continue to expand operations from its corporate office in Arizona.
Read more on GlobalTranz in The Phoenix Business Journal.