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Meredith International Centre Bldgs 1-7, Infrastructure and Solar

In 2012, SRG Commercial (SARES•REGIS Group) gained control of a rare, large, undeveloped parcel of land in Ontario, off of Vineyard and the I-10 Freeway. The site was originally part of a high-density plan area, developed in 1981, consisting of office, retail, hotel, and residential space. With fluctuations in market demand, a plan was devised to develop a new, state-of-the-art industrial park providing three million square feet of building area on 150 acres. According to SRG, the site was entitled in approximately 12 months, encompassing a Specific Plan Amendment, General Plan Amendment, zone change, development agreement, and full EIR. Entitlements were completed in Spring 2015 and construction commenced immediately thereafter.

The new Meredith International Centre is a warehouse and distribution complex comprised of seven buildings. Oltmans Construction’s scope of work involved 14 separate contracts which included everything from the construction of buildings 1 through 7, to the interior build-out of all seven buildings, to infrastructure, and off-site work. The facilities are LEED Certified and include high-efficiency lighting, heating/cooling, and solar rooftops on buildings 2, 3, 6, and 7.


Soil reports showed that the site was fairly sandy, and since the land was undeveloped, the grading portion of the project had a short duration. The primary challenge was to level and develop all 150 acres of the site. The pads were all graded at once and adjusted to balance, but the first completed building had the most time sensitive schedule. Building 7 for QVC was completed in ten months, and included one million square feet of warehouse and distribution space. Street improvements included a total of 13,700 linear feet of new road, with 6,500 linear feet being opened to traffic, and included such improvements as landscaped medians; concrete paving; asphalt paving; storm drains; sewer, domestic and recycled water lines; SCE, Frontier and Spectrum communication lines; street lights; traffic signals (ten new and one modified intersection); two-inch city cable conduit; and landscaping. Improvements also included 32 new SCE services with meter pedestals, applications, inspections, and releases at each individual meter. Two bridges were widened by eight feet and 14 feet to include new foundations with piling, new precast beams, and concrete bridge deck and railings. Under the Corps of Engineer, storm drain connections were installed. A 30-inch, 780-foot-long sleeve for a sewer siphon was installed 40 feet deep, totaling 7,000 linear feet of major storm drains. All storm drains were equipped with diversion manholes and tied into two distilling basins.

Buildings 1-6

Buildings 1 through 6 range in size from 128,308 square feet to 573,889 square feet, and are LEED Gold Certified. All fully-leased buildings, Oltmans provided tenant improvements for:

      • Building 1 – The Wheel Group – 138,784 s.f.
      • Building 2 – Distribution Logistics – 553,136 s.f.
      • Building 3 – The Gilbert Company – 398,517 s.f.
      • Building 4 – Metropolitan Logistics Services – 128,308 s.f.
      • Building 5 – Metro Air Service – 155,291 s.f.
      • Building 6 – Best Buy – 573,899 s.f.

Buildings 7 – QVC’s West Coast Distribution Center

QVC’s first West Coast distribution center is a state-of-the-art, 1,053,225-square-foot, LEED Gold facility located off of the I-10 freeway in Ontario.


Oltmans installed solar rooftop panels on buildings 2, 3, 6, and 7. Each building received ~250kW of solar.

Total Building SF 3,001,160 s.f.

Meredith Site Area 150 acres

Orange Coast College Solar

Working as a subcontractor for SunPower Corporation, Oltmans Construction’s scope of work included the installation of 6 photovoltaic array carports at existing Orange Coast College’s Adams Parking Lot with associated electrical equipment and installation of a shade structure over accessible parking. This project was completed under DSA Jurisdiction.

Fixed Tilt Carport System Summary

  • 1070.10 kWP ≈ 1 MW
  • (2460) 435W Modules
  • 10 Modules/String
  • 246 Strings Total

Related site improvements include:

  • AC and Concrete Pavement Patching
  • Parking Lot Lighting Replacement at Area of Work

Installation Size:

1 MW

Boulder City Solar

Oltmans Construction Co.’s Solar Division was awarded a major contract to provide general contracting and construction services for SunPower Corporation’s Boulder City Solar project. Headed by Tony Perez, Vice President, construction of the 100MW solar project began early December 2015 with a completion date of late Fall 2016. John Silvas, Superintendent, states, “The scope of work involves constructing a 3-mile water line, over 553-acres of site prep and grading, onsite access roads, piles installation, and mechanical installation of the Oasis Ground- Mounted Photovoltaic System as well as complete project management, site and safety supervision. Once it is operational, the project is expected to generate enough electricity to serve the needs of more than 15,000 homes, based on estimates provided by the Solar Energy Industries Association. According to estimates provided by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the completed plant can be expected to offset nearly 192,000 tons of carbon dioxide emissions annually, which is the equivalent of removing more than 740,000 cars from Nevada’s roads over the next 20 years.

Installation Size: 100 MW

Oasis Ground-Mounted Photovoltaic System Summary

• 124,845 KW ≈ 100 MWac

• (287,000) 435W Modules

• 10 Modules/String

• 28,700 Strings Total

LADWP Layline (Solar)

Rooftop Solar Project, includes installation of 1.10 MW of rooftop solar panels.

Size1.10 MW

LADWP Capelin (Solar)

Rooftop solar panels installation of 1.11 MW.

Size:1.11 MW


Rooftop solar panels installation of 1.12 MW.

Size 1.12 MW

LADWP Van Nuys Air (Solar)

Rooftop Solar Project, includes installation of 84 kW of rooftop solar panels.

Size 847 kW

Moreno Valley Industrial Center

Located by the March Air Reserve Base and west of the I-215 freeway, Oltmans constructed Moreno Valley’s new industrial center with infrastructure site work and a distribution facility for tenant Deckers Outdoor Corporation. The project scope includes 795,571 s.f. of self-performed concrete for one concrete tilt-up industrial warehouse facility, mass grading, and 30kW of rooftop solar panels.

Square Footage 795,581 s.f.

Corac Alessandro Business Center

The project consists of a new LEED Gold tilt-up concrete warehouse spec. building, inclusive of initial office area tenant improvement; built-out for marketing purposes.

Building highlights include:

  • Type III-B, fully sprinklered
  • New, single-story, 579,807 s.f. concrete tilt-up building
  • 3,242 s.f. first floor office & 2,965 s.f. second floor office = 6,207 s.f. total
  • 576,565 s.f. warehouse
  • 84 – 9’x10’ dock high loading doors
  • 2 – 12’x14’ door to grade via concrete ramp
  • 32’ minimum clear height
  • ESFR sprinkler system
  • Fenced and secured truck yard
  • 613 car parking spaces
  • 31-acre land site (approximately 1,317,021 s.f.)
  • 3% skylights
  • Trash enclosure
  • Complete site work – landscaping, sidewalks, fencing, etc.

Total Building Area: 583,331 s.f.

Building Footprint: 579,807 s.f.

Spec tenant improvement: 6,207 s.f.

Amonix – Industry Corporate Yard

Oltmans Construction Co. acted as Construction Manager on the Amonix – Industry Corporate Yard project. The project consisted of one (1) 72kW DC Tower/Ground Mounted CPV Concentrated Photovoltaic Tracking System.

Champagne Solar / Rooftop Commercial

Installation Size

1.32 MW

Jurupa Solar / Rooftop Commercial

Installation Size

2.02 MW

Chino South Industrial Center Buildings 1-4

The Sares-Regis Group/Chino South Industrial Center Bldgs. 1-4 project, located in Chino, is a LEED Gold, approximately 2,000,000 s.f. concrete tilt-up industrial warehouse/office project valuing approximately $68,000,000. The project scope involved ground-up construction of four (4) buildings with interior buildouts for Buildings 1 & 2 for tenants EuroPro and Yokohama Tire respectively, and speculative buildings 3 & 4. The scope of the project involved mass grading 1.3 million cubic yards of dirt and the removal of existing oil and water wells during the grading process, placement of approximately 100,000 cubic yards of concrete for on and off site work and the addition of 3,000 lineal feet of new streets for the City of Chino.

To qualify for LEED GOLD certification, sustainable considerations include efficient stormwater quality and quantity treatment, water efficient landscaping, implementation of renewable energy with the installation of 765 KW DC rooftop solar energy system and accommodations for low-emitting, and fuel-efficient vehicles onsite.

The project is completed in three phases: Phase 1 – Buildings 1 & 2, Phase 2 – Building 3, and Phase 3 – Building

Square Footage

Gross Site Area: 2,840,429 s.f.

Total Building Area: 2,069,239 s.f.

Building 1: 799,052 s.f. / Building 2: 658,756 s.f. / Building 3: 522,267 s.f. / Building 4: 89,164 s.f.

Prologis / Southern California Edison SPVP #18

1.94 MW Solar Rooftop Installation at Kaiser Distribution Center #6

The project entails the installation of a solar photovoltaic system at the Kaiser Distribution Center #6. The system is an electricity exporter to the utility grid. The installation consists of new rooftop structures with static mounted photovoltaic modules. The system is interconnected to and is operated in parallel with the Southern California Edison electric grid.

PV Module: Trina / Inverter: Satcon / Design By: Blue Oak Energy

Construction Manager: Prologis Logistics Services Incorporated

Installation Size: 1.94 MW

Prologis / PPOA #05 / Southern California Edison SPVP #12

772 kW DC Solar Rooftop Installation at Prologis Park Ontario Airport (PPOA) #05

The project entails the installation of a solar photovoltaic system at Prologis Park Ontario Airport (PPOA) #05. The system is an electricity exporter to the utility grid. The installation consists of new rooftop structures with static mounted photovoltaic modules. The system is interconnected to and is operated in parallel with the Southern California Edision electric grid.

PV Module: Trina / Inverter: Satcon / Design By: Blue Oak Energy

Construction Manager: Prologis Logistics Services Incorporated

Installation Size: 772 kW