Garner, North Carolina, Costco Opens

2021 was quite the year for us. And the November 17 opening of the new Costco warehouse in Garner puts a cap on a very long list of completed projects. Covering 16 acres, the 159,521 square foot warehouse and fuel station adds a fourth Costco location to the growing Raleigh/Durham area.

According to Byron Hood, Project Manager, this project faced some unique challenges, chiefly around site preparation and the construction of an on-site fire tank.

“Because local supply was insufficient for the warehouse’s sprinkler system, we had to build a 211,238-gallon water tank on the property. At the same time, we encountered local groundwater during the construction of several retaining walls. We resolved that issue by placing rip rap and crushed stone to create a stable base. Then we built dams and pumped out water one section at a time. It was a challenge, but it was all in a day’s work for us.”

With that kind of problem-solving attitude, we at SEI were able to complete the project on time and within the client’s budget. Giving Raleigh shoppers a new place to shop, just in time for Christmas.