Oltmans Construction Co. Begins Construction On The New Site Of The Outlet By E.L.S. In Azusa, CA

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Building Will Double Available Retail Space for Premier Discount Outlet

Oltmans Construction Co., a leading U.S. industrial and commercial general contractor, today announced that it has begun construction on a warehouse building in Azusa, Calif. to house one of Southern California’s premier discount outlets, The Outlet by E.L.S.

“Oltmans is pleased to have been selected by The Outlet by E.L.S. to complete its new 47,000- square-foot building at 880 South Azusa Avenue. The new location will feature concrete tilt up construction with a hybrid steel and wood roof,” said James Wu, Project Manager, Oltmans Construction Co. “One of the unique features of the new site is an on-site rainwater retention basin under the parking lot. This allows rainwater to naturally seep into the ground instead of immediately going into the storm drains.”

The Outlet by E.L.S., a hybrid warehouse store, gets its stock from big box warehouses and major retailers. It is currently located approximately five miles away in Monrovia, Ca. However, the building and land were sold via eminent domain to Metro Gold Line for a rail maintenance yard for the Foothill Extension. The Outlet by E.L.S. will operate in Monrovia until the new building is completed in July 2012.

“While we are sad to leave the location where we built our business, we are excited at this opportunity to grow even more in the years to come,” said Mark Charvat, co-owner, The Outlet by E.L.S. With this new building, we will be doubling our retail space to 40,000 square feet and also expect to double our revenues and add 25-50 employees during the next five years.” Along with Charvat, other owners of The Outlet by E.L.S. are his wife, Julie, and sons, Brian and Jason.

“Members of the community have stopped by the site to voice their support for the arrival of The Outlet by E.L.S. not only because it replaces abandoned buildings, but also because it is viewed as a positive influence on the local economy,” Wu noted.

During the construction, Oltmans expects to recycle 70-75 percent of materials involved in the construction including cement forms, cardboard, metals, and drywall. Other green features include obtaining concrete from local sources to reduce the amount of concrete truck traffic, construction of secure bicycle storage area to encourage bicycle use and weather based irrigation controllers to control the landscape irrigation.

About Oltmans Construction Company

Oltmans is a leading U.S. general contractor providing quality services and sustainable solutions for its customers. Founded in 1932, the company is based in Whittier, California. Oltmans specializes in constructing warehouse distribution centers, office buildings, worship centers, interior tenant improvements, retrofitting existing buildings and renewable energy projects. For additional information about Oltmans Construction Co., please visit our website at www.oltmans.com.

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About The Outlet By E.L.S.

The Outlet by ELS is a premier discount outlet providing a unique mix of merchandise and excellent service that brings excitement and value to our customers. We are a unique shopping experience offering merchandise from major retailers at discount prices. From clothes to electronics and home furnishings, The Outlet serves a wide variety of customers and their needs. Visit our website at www.theoutletbyels.com