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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.