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KPAC Burtis Cold Storage

KPAC (Konoike – Pacific California, Inc.) is a leading cold storage logistics company.

The project involved the construction of a 77,812 s.f. warehouse/freezer/cold dock facility and included the NxtCold Ultra-Low Refrigerant packaged refrigeration systems, which was contracted directly with the owner. The products used on this project were the RSD 60 and RSD 150 Cooling Towers, and 8 Rooftop Units.

We worked closely with the vendors throughout the course of the project to coordinate and manage their various onsite construction changes. Our work included self-performed concrete services, furnishing and installing all of the electrical, plumbing, crane access, cooling tower platforms, roof curbs, insulated metal panels, TPO Roofing over Polyiso insulation over metal deck.

Building specifications include:

  • S-1 Occupancy Facility
  • Type III-B Fully Sprinklered
  • Warehouse/Freezer/Cold Dock = 77,812 s.f.
  • Office Space = 4,332 s.f.
  • Parking Stalls = 100
  • EV Stalls = 11
  • Bike Parking = 6 Bike Racks
  • Truck Loading Dock Provided = 11 Bays

Building Area: 77,812 s.f.

Cavotec

The Cavotec Group is a global leader in providing power supply solutions to clients within the ports and maritime, airports, mining and tunneling industries. Oltmans Special Projects Division’s scope of work for the Cavotec project included the tenant improvement of the first and 2nd floor office areas as well as renovations and upgrades to the existing 130,000 s.f. warehouse.

Office

The office tenant improvement involved the build out of new executive offices, conference rooms, research and development rooms, restrooms, and break rooms. Cosmetic changes to the office/lobby included new carpet and paint, and cut in windows at conference rooms with views into the factory/warehouse.

Warehouse/Factory

New test chamber, which maintains a constant temperature of 130o F to enable testing of Cavotec’s A/C Unit. Addition of warehouse restrooms, showers and breakroom. Updates in HVAC and electrical work including power feeds to tenant’s factory equipment, new bus duct throughout, and approximately 500 ft. of compressed air lines.

Exterior Work

Construction of new grade level ramps to two (2) 10’x16’ dock high doors, new flag poles, stairs/landing and door at building’s front entrance, a new transformer, and all new rooftop HVAC equipment.

Square Footage:

320,000 s.f.

Stater Bros. Master Plan & Campus Development

Winner of the Bernard B. Barber Jr. Award of Excellence 2008 and ENR California Award of Merit Winner in the Industrial Category, 2009.

Stater Bros. Markets is the largest privately owned supermarket chain in southern California. New facilities were needed to consolidate and replace eight existing facilities totaling 1,700,000 s.f. into a single 2,200,000 s.f. energy and operationally-efficient distribution facility. Consolidation and design for high-performance buildings were the goals to reduce the cost of operation and maximize efficiency. Oltmans was brought on board as the Design/Build contractor to achieve these goals. Oltmans provided construction management services, value-engineering services and hired regional architectural and engineering firms for an integrated project delivery.

The Stater Bros. Campus Development project included 5 major buildings:

Corporate Office

A state-of-the-art, 2-story, concrete tilt-up/steel entry building with aluminum panels that consisted of conference rooms, executive suites, computer rooms, training centers, an auditorium, interior and exterior break rooms, kitchen, exterior patio, and courtyard area.

Maintenance Building & Dispatch/Returns Buildings

The project included two concrete tilt-up structures. Building #1 was 45,000 s.f. with 10,000 s.f. of office space and Building #2 was 46,000 s.f. with 15,000 s.f. of office space. The buildings included 16,700 s.f. of interior improvements, as well as service bays, automated interior trailer wash, bridge cranes, truck and trailer wash equipment.

Dry Goods Building

The Dry Goods Building was a 1,200,000 s.f., cross-dock facility with 2-1/2 acres of tenant improvements and more than 160 dock positions. The 40’-clearance warehouse had 100’ wide continuous staging areas and a shrinkage compensating concrete floor with steel-armored joints and a Traprock hardened finish throughout. More than 900 skylights provided the majority of the required daytime illumination and energy efficient T5 fluorescent fixtures with motion sensors were installed for nighttime use. The building was completely racked and overhead trash conveyors continuously removed container debris. A forklift maintenance area with a 10 ton overhead crane was constructed within the building to service the client’s 500 forklifts. 48,000 s.f. was dedicated to forklift parking alone and the building boasts the largest and most advanced automated forklift battery maintenance system in the country. Enhanced security features included nearly 800 cameras which are monitored 24 hours a day. Since the facility is continuously operated, nearly 1,500 employees pass through the main entrance turnstiles daily via an advanced access control system.

Stater Bros. Climate Controlled/Perishable Building

The 700,000 s.f. cold storage distribution center was a 40-ft-high concrete tilt-up building with various climate control areas.

Temperatures in the building ranged from 55 to -20 degrees Fahrenheit. The roofing consisted of a high efficient single ply PVC membrane. To meet the budget and schedule challenges of the owner, this project was led by Oltmans Construction Co., which hired the project architect and structural engineer.

Square Footage

Corporate Office Building 120,615 s.f.

Maintenance and Dispatch 91,000 s.f.

Climate Controlled Building 700,000 s.f.

Dry Goods Building 1,200,000 s.f.

Total Including Site 2,200,000 s.f.

Stater Bros. Climate Controlled/Perishable Building

ENR California Award of Merit Winner in the Industrial Category, 2009

The 700,000 s.f. cold storage distribution center is a 40-ft-high concrete tilt-up building with various climate control areas. The multiple climate areas allows the shipping of all temperature sensitive products from one building.

This cold storage facility embraces a newer technology that is more efficient with its high performance industrial refrigeration compressors. A glycol system is utilized to heat the freezer floor, air curtains and cools the Banana Rooms.

A 60,000 lb. ammonia refrigeration system cools the entire warehouse facility. Temperatures in the building will range from 55 to -20 degrees Fahrenheit. The roofing consists of a high efficient single ply PVC membrane. To meet the budget and schedule challenges of the owner, this project was led by Oltmans Construction Co., which hired the project architect and structural engineer. The project required the early delivery of concrete floors in order to meet the owner’s requirements for a racking system installation. The phasing of the schedule required early ordering of the structural steel prior to completion of the building drawings and the permitting/plan check process.

The schedule required the general contractor to work closely with the design team for coordination of the early structural steel procurement and final installation of the racking system as well as maintain a close relationship with the subcontractors for scheduling, delivering and installation of the structural steel, racking system, and refrigeration coils.

Restaurant Depot – San Diego

The New Project


Oltmans demolished the old Kelco Facility to construct this new, insulated metal building with 40 ft clear height storage for Restaurant Depot. The project includes a 15,000 s.f. -5 degree freezer area with isolated and insulated slab and attached to a 40 degree refrigerated cooler area, warehouse with high pile storage racking, small offices, restrooms and truck dock. New site work includes a landscaped parking lot and driveway. Oltmans also self-performed all concrete work.

Historical Mural


The mural seen above is the “Kelco Historical Community Mural” created in 1992-1993 by Salvador and Gloria Torres. The mural was painted on the street-facing walls of what was then a Kelco-facility known as the Goldy Building, on the corner of Harbor Drive and Cesar Chavez Boulevard. As required by the City of San Diego, the walls of the mural needed to be preserved by Restaurant Depot. Oltmans worked with Restaurant Depot to make sure that the mural was safely and carefully extracted during demolition and construction. The mural walls were braced with a steel, earthquake-proof structure. Restaurant Depot continues to support and provide the funds for the restoration of the mural, which was made necessary by years of neglect, and is supervised by Salvador Torres himself.

Trader Joe's

Trader Joe’s

This unique design/build project consisted of an existing 500,000 s.f. tilt-up shell which was converted into a multi controlled temperature space. An additional 3,000 amp electrical service was installed to power the ammonia cooled refrigeration system and the eighteen (18) roof-mounted heat pumps. The 130,852 s.f. refrigerated space is cooled to 35° utilizing two (2) 200+ ton compressors, two (2) evaporator condensers and ten (10) evaporator coils. The 149,760 s.f. conditioned space is cooled to 65° by twenty (20) roof-mounted heat pumps and large prop fans which distribute cold air. Also cooled by the ammonia refrigeration system are a 6,000 s.f.”Cheese Repack Room” and a 1,344 s.f. “Blue Cheese Room”, which both feature epoxy-coated floors to maintain a sanitary surface and are kept at 40°-45° The “Blue Cheese Room” required dedicated refrigeration and air circulation to prevent active mold spore cross contamination with the other “Cheese Rooms”. The 223,010 s.f. dry storage space remains at ambient temperature, and required very few upgrades.

Square Footage


500,000 s.f.

Restaurant Depot – Las Vegas

New construction of facility for Restaurant Depot. 0 deg. freezer/cooler area, small office and truck dock with canopy.

Square Footage


60,000 s.f.

Restaurant Depot – Tucson

Restaurant Depot, the national restaurant supply store, celebrated the grand opening of their newly constructed Tucson, Arizona facility on November 14, 2012. The Tucson facility went from dirt-lot to Grand Opening in 5.5 months, with no delays to their Grand Opening. It is the fastest ground up project ever for Restaurant Depot.

The project is a new, 51,000 s.f. insulated metal building with 40 ft clear height storage. The project includes a 10,000 s.f. -5 degree freezer area with isolated and insulated slab and attached to a 40 degree refrigerated cooler area. It also features a warehouse with high pile storage racking, 3,000 s.f. office space, restrooms and truck dock. New site work includes a landscaped parking lot with carport and driveway.

Square Footage


51,000 s.f.

Restaurant Depot – Oakland

New construction of an insulated metal building with 40 ft clear height storage built on a 5 acre site with a Rammed Aggregate Pier foundation system. 15,000 s.f. -5 degree freezer area with isolated and insulated slab and attached to 40 degree refrigerated cooler area, warehouse with high pile storage racking, small offices, restrooms and truck dock. New driveways and site paving. Standing seam roof with 20 year no touch warranty installed.

Square Footage


85,000 s.f.

Restaurant Depot – Colton

This project is a ground up metal building with site improvements and includes the installation of isolated freezer slab, bioswale in site improvements, and relocation of power transmission lines to underground.

Square Footage


56,550 s.f.

Eastman Kodak

Eastman Kodak

Design build of a three-story office/digital film center including warehouse and distribution facility with one level of subterranean parking. Building constructed of structural steel with structural concrete decks and roof, aluminum curtain wall entries and a Structural F skin.


Special Features

First Floor: Temperature controlled film distribution facility.

Second Floor: Archival film vault featuring a rigid temperature/humidity controlled environment and a pre-action double interlock fire suppression system.

Third Floor: Offices and production facility for Cinesite digital film processing which includes a screening room, digital film processing rooms and executive office space.

Square Footage


117,854 s.f.