Bethesda Wellness CenterWillmar, MN | October 2009 - April 2010
Willmar Electric Service is an international electrical installation company that sees projects done across the globe, yet when Bethesda Nursing Home in Willmar, Minnesota made public their plans to build a wellness center onto their facility, Willmar Electric Service jumped at the chance to make a difference in our own community. Contracting not only to install the electrical portion of the project, but also to design it, Willmar Electric was excited at the chance to help the elderly in our city. The project was set in two phases—the wellness center, followed by the pool. In the first phase, the construction of the wellness center, Willmar Electric provided and installed the data cabling, fire alarm, and nurse call systems throughout the new structure—helping create the most modern wellness center possible. The second phase, the creation of the pool, involved a design/build of a pool and spa. As both phases were connected directly to the existing nursing home, it was vital to maintain separation from the construction site to the up and running facility. Having been involved in numerous hospital construction projects prior to this project, Willmar Electric worked with the other construction crews, the general contractor and the client in order to make the addition of the wellness center almost unnoticeable to the residents at Bethesda. One way that Willmar Electric was able to accomplish this was by extensive use of pre-fab. Construction began on the site in early January, during the winter season which enticed the use of pre-fab throughout the project in order to keep work progressing forward. Weather was not the only obstacle addressed by constructing assemblies across town at the Regional Shop, Willmar Electric was able to keep the noise and bustle down for the residents that lived mere yards away from the construction site. The use of pre-fab also cut down cost and increased time efficiency. Willmar Electric was able to come in not only under projected hours, but also under the projected budget as well. Going Beyond what a normal contractor would do in order to provide our client with the best possible services. Our company continues to carry out our mission: People making a difference for other People.