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  Q-Stop Connoco, Page 43Q-Stop Connoco
Design/Build, Construction Manager, Electrical & Mechanical Engineer, & Cost Estimator: 
Bart Berneking, Inc.
#100 Professional Parkway, Troy, MO 63379

Troy, Missouri
Total Square Feet: 8,104
Construction Period: Sep 1999 to Mar 2000

Construction Team
Construction Manager: Bart Berneking, Inc. - #100 Professional Pkwy., Troy, MO 63379
Structural Engineer: Ameristructure, Inc. - 762 Vista-Glen, Eureka, MO 63025
Electrical & Mechanical Engineer: Bart Berneking, Inc. - #100 Professional Pkwy., Troy, MO 63379
Cost Estimator: Bart Berneking, Inc. - #100 Professional Pkwy., Troy, MO 63379

When we started this project we knew it wasn't going to be easy (not many projects that have this much exposure are). We had already finished a convenience store thr previous year for the same owner in another small town south of Troy. The project seemed to be fairly easy due to the fact it was out by itself on a major highway with no surrounding buildings or any competition. We couldn't miss.

This project was different; we had competition with other convenience stores all around and talk of others coming into the area. The owner of this project wanted to accomplish two things. first it was understoof that the client is a very detailed person that wanted "firt class" finish and he wanted a lot of "Flash". The second was that he had other business adventures, so what he didn't want was any high maintenence or problem areas that would take up much of his time.

The interior layout of the building was adopted from the previous store, so with a little tweaking, and a lot more lfare the design was laid out. We wanted the exterior of the building to be eye catching from the highway. The entire building was designed aound the Nascar theme. We carried this same theme form the interior to the exterior with colors of black and white checkered with red accents. The interior 
of the car wash bays were finished in quarry tile, the pattern was again black and white checkered with a band of red. This we found to be cost effective due to the fact that we received the entire field tile on discount from the manufacturer. The exterior fascia was wrapped in a brushed aluminum along with a red neon strip which helped illuminate the building brilliantly during early mornings and hroughout 
the night.

The biggest challenge was the fact that our lot was narrow and deep and did not lay well for visibility to the car wash. So it was decided to stair step the building that would allow for visibility and car stacking at the car-wash bays. Under the canopy the owner wanted to have no shadows, as people would feel more comfortable to come in at night so we opted to use approximately sixty-four 
350-watt Scottsdale fixtures to illuminate this area. The same was done to the parking lot and car wash bays where lighting and the feeling of openess was of great concern, we even added glass between the bays in order to keep bling spots to a minimum.

The roof style was picked out due to many patterns we could choose from to help compliment the remainder of the structure and be very eye cathcing. The salt and pepper brick was a new peoduct that became available during the phase of the project.

After all the work was done we accomplished what we set out to do, which was to grab the customers attention and make a nice place for them to feel welcome at all hours of the day.

I would like to add a special "Thank You" to Vince Gabrunas with his design efforts in making this project what it is today along with my wife Nanct Berneking that helped in the overall design and got he was with the color of the roof, and to the rest of my design staff that had input on this project.

Exterior Walls - Storefronts: U.S. Aluminum.
Roof - Metal: ATAS International.
Floors - Tile: Dal-Tile.
Interior Walls - Metal Doors: CECO, Schlage; Harware: PBB Hinges; Exit Device: Rockwood, Dorma; Special Doors Overhead: Wayne-Dalton; Gypsum: James Hardie; Paint: Glidden; Toilet & Bath Accessories: Bobrick, American Standard.

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