Grand Opening of the County of Riverside’s Department of Public Social Services (DPSS) – Perris, CA

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PERRIS, CA – March 30, 2014 – Ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the grand opening of the DPSS Perris project.

The Project Team - Department of Public Social Services, Perris CA

Congratulations to the DPSS Perris Project Team (from left to right):

Roy Cotterill, Partner (Perkins, Williams & Cotterill Architects), Brian Williams, Partner (Perkins, Williams & Cotterill Architects), Craig Rohrer, Project Manager (Oltmans Construction Co.), John Buckel, Owner/Developer (Capital Partners Development Co.), Mark Schlichting, Superintendent (Oltmans Construction Co.), Brenda Echevarria, Project Engineer (Oltmans Construction Co.), and Loretta Rivas, Estimator (Oltmans Construction Co.)

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony - Department of Public Social Services, Perris CA

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The New Facility

PERRIS, CA – The new, single story, 50,000 s.f. concrete tilt-up facility for the County of Riverside’s Department of Public Social Services was completed under an Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) approach which focused on a collaborative team effort to minimize cost and schedule risk. Oltmans provided design/build services and worked alongside the Owner/Developer, Architect, County of Riverside, Economic Development Agency, and the Department of Public Social Services to successfully complete a project that met all vested parties’ goals and needs. The project enabled the County of Riverside to consolidate three (3) of their offices into one (1) all-inclusive Regional Facility, which presently accommodates 190 employees and services approximately 2,000 individuals daily with financial assistance, employment as well as food and shelter needs.

The building’s exterior featured a terra-cotta canopy, stone facade columns, and glass/glazing. Full tenant improvement work included the build-out of the following: a large waiting room, classrooms, interview booths, private interview rooms, five (5) conference rooms, meeting rooms, computer rooms, kitchen/breakrooms, women’s and men’s restrooms and offices/cubicle area as well as an Information Technology room with a redundant air conditioning system and a double inner lock fire sprinkler system. Oltmans completed all onsite and offsite work including a 280-car parking lot, fencing, landscaping, new traffic signals, new median, street improvements, and new storm drain installation.

Square Footage

  • 237,837 s.f.; Net site area
  • 50,000 s.f.; Floor area
  • 1,992 s.f.; Canopy area
  • 51,992 s.f.; Total area