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IEI Converts Historic Door County Highway Shop into New ADRC

historic building renovationIEI General Contractors’ expertise in historic building renovation was the perfect fit for Door County’s effort to breathe new life into its old highway shop building. IEI served as general contractor and provided a variety of renovation services in transforming the building into a new Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC) of Door County in Sturgeon Bay.

IEI Completes Historic Building Renovation of Door County Highway Shop to Resource Hub for Older Adults

Door County officials had a two-fold objective in dealing with their outdated highway shop on North Fourteenth Avenue in Sturgeon Bay and finding adequate space for the growing needs of the Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC). The county selected IEI General Contractors to transform the historic highway shop, conveniently located next door to the existing ARDC, into a completely new ADRC and Emergency Services building.

IEI, which earned the 2016 Historical Preservation Award from the Associated General Contractors (AGC) of Wisconsin for its work on the iconic Chase Stone Barn in Oconto County, was chosen to serve as general contractor for the Door County project.

The challenges in converting the 80-year-old highway shop into a modern ADRC facility included both structural and cosmetic issues. IEI crews made repairs to the wooden trusses of the old shop, and the company’s masonry team skillfully blended new stone work with the existing building stone so as not to look like a patch.

The Door County ADRC celebrated its grand re-opening on January 29, 2018. The new facility offers greater opportunities for staff to fulfill their mission as a resource hub for older adults, and adults living with intellectual or physical disabilities and their families. It also serves as a destination for residents to stay engaged and active in the community.

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