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Pensaukee Volunteer Fire Department - Pensaukee, Wisconsin

Integrity Engineering & Design, LLC

Posted: December 29, 2023 | Projects

The Town of Pensaukee is a growing Wisconsin community 30 minutes north of Green Bay. The Pensaukee Volunteer Fire Department serves the township of Pensaukee, including the communities of Brookside, Oake Orchard, Kunzer Beach, and Pensaukee. 

Photograph courtesy of Integrity Engineering & Design, LLC

The volunteer fire department had outgrown its original station, built in 1975. The new Pensaukee Fire Station is a 7,240-square-feet, two-story fire station designed to serve the needs of 26 volunteer fire fighters and paramedics. The new station replaces the old station, and incorporates design features that support the practices of the fire service. 

The Pensaukee Volunteer Fire Department provides lockers for the crew. Since it is a volunteer fire department, no sleeping quarters were needed. The facility also includes three deep apparatus bays for vehicles to house six total vehicles if needed. 

The new facility’s exterior is metal with wood, and a standing seam metal roof. “The major design goal of the project was to meet the space and equipment needs of the fire department while not exceeding budget,” says Kelly Kueper. “With budget in mind, it was also a design goal to create a modern and aesthetically pleasing building. Metal was ultimately chosen because it is a low-maintenance and high-performance material to protect the building envelope. 

The town council decided the wide selection of metal roofing and wall panel profiles and colors from McElroy Metal would be the best long-term solution for this new facility. 

“The old building simply could not meet the needs of the community and updated firefighting technology,” says James Jones, Senior Project Manager at Muza Sheet Metal, Oshkosh, Wisconsin. “After assessing budget and functionality, metal systems were selected for the new station’s walls and roofing. The durability and cost-effectiveness of metal panels made them the ideal choice.” 

The Wisconsin winter made the installation a little more challenging, but everything was completed by January 2023, and everyone was pleased with the outcome. 

“Our team faced the challenge of installing the systems during cold winter months, but through careful planning and coordination, we stayed on schedule and overcame the weather-related difficulties,” Jones says. “Of all the building’s excellent features, we were particularly proud of using multiple metal panel colors and profiles. The eye-catching red panels paired with the grey and natural Sandstone roofing create visual interest while meeting all performance requirements.

“The new Pensaukee Fire Station made smart use of architectural metals and provides an essential service for the community,” Jones added.

Integrity Engineering & Design, LLC
2637 Tulip Lane, Green Bay, WI 54313

Structural Engineer
Integrity Engineering & Design, LLC
2637 Tulip Lane, Green Bay, WI 54313

Mechanical Engineer
All HVAC Design, LLC
W556 Wrightstown Road, Kaukauna, WI 54130

Electrical Engineer
Hanson Design Group, LLC
5056 Big Valley Road, De Pere, WI 54115

Plumbing Engineer
Facility Engineering Consultants, LLC
2301 Riverside Dr, #13, Green Bay, WI 54301

General Contractor
Mike Koenig Construction Company
3502 Behrens Parkway, Sheboygan, WI 53081

Location: Pensaukee, Wisconsin
Date Bid: Mar 2022
Construction Period: Mar 2022 to Mar 2023
Total Square Feet: 7,240
Building Sizes: First floor, 6,090; second floor, 2,150; total, 7,240 square feet.
Building Height: Total, 31'3".
Number of Buildings: One.
Basic Construction Type: New/Wood frame.
Foundation: Cast-in-place, reinforced concrete, slab-on-grade.
Exterior Walls: Wood framing, metal.
Roof: Metal.
Floors: Concrete.
Interior Walls: Wood stud drywall.

Click here to view the full cost details for this project in the January/February 2024 issue of DCD