Kids Coulee Renovation Unveiled at Groundbreaking

August 22, 2022 –

The Kids Coulee Playground at LaCrosse’s Myrick Park is about to receive a major renovation, as it was announced during a recent groundbreaking ceremony at the park.   

It’s been almost 30 years since the community worked together, donating their time and resources to build the kids play area at Myrick Park in 1994. Kids Coulee was built by over 3,700 volunteers, and it includes a variety of play structures and an amphitheater.

The overhaul of the city’s landmark playground will occur over several phases.  The first phase of the program includes existing playground restoration and updating.  The second and third phases will include construction of new features at the site. 

Americon is one of 15 businesses involved in the project that are financially supporting the Kids Coulee project, which is adjacent to the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse.  UW-La Crosse Director of Athletics Kim Blum saw it as a great opportunity to add this project to their “Building Champions” series.

Building Champions is a program that students can actively participate in, volunteering their time on projects in the area.  The program joins forces between UW-L, the City of La Crosse Parks, Recreation, & Forestry Department, and local businesses.  Blum noted that student-athlete interest and involvement in the project shows the importance of being active in the community.

Jake Buswell, Operations Director of All American Lumber, Inc. was on hand at the groundbreaking ceremony, representing Americon Construction.   “We’re excited that we were offered the opportunity to be a part of this project,” commented Buswell.  “Kids’ Coulee Playground is such a great feature in the City of LaCrosse. This renovation is going to serve the families and children of our area for decades to come, and maintain the status of LaCrosse as a family-friendly community,” continued Buswell. 

Buswell also noted that all three owners of Americon Construction are all University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse graduates, and were student athletes while enrolled.  “This is a great way for us to give back to the community, helping out a program that is important to the university, as well as the students,” concluded Buswell.

Americon Construction is a Design-Build construction firm located in Tomah, serving West-Central Wisconsin.  For more information about Americon, please visit AmericonConstructionCo.com, or call 608-377-7201.

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Specialty Residential Home Completed

August 15, 2022

Americon Construction was chosen by an area business owner to construct their new state-of-the-art luxury specialty residential home.  Although Americon does not focus on building residential single family homes, they graciously accepted the request to design and build it.

Special Interior Features of this Specialty Residential Home

The home, located in Western Wisconsin, features the finest in kitchen and bath design, including all granite surfaces, and modern lighting options throughout the home.  Each of the 4 bedrooms has its own attached bathroom and walk-in closet.

The main level features a 3-season dining room off the kitchen with full sliding glass patio doors, a large walk-in pantry, commercial size kitchen refrigerator & freezer. There’s also a granite kitchen table which seats 10 people.

The lower level features a large family room with large wet bar for entertaining, a fitness work out room, sauna, and glass walk out patio doors. The doors connect to a lower level patio underneath the main level deck and 3 season room.

Exterior Features

The home’s exterior showcases stone veneer, LP Smartside siding, a combination of asphalt roofing shingles, and All American Steel Standing Seam Roofing Panels, and the most energy efficient windows.

A modern new air conditioning system fully equips the 6,000+ square foot specialty residential home with the most efficient system available.  A full security system provides surveillance covering the entire perimeter.  In addition, also installed is a back up generator system to provide the entire home power in event of a power outage.

Americon Construction can build your specialty residential home; just contact our team today at 608-377-7201 or visit our contact page on our website.

Rolling Hills Project Rolls Along in Sparta

April 7, 2022

Americon Construction was selected to be the company providing framing carpenters to help build the new Rolling Hills Assisted Living facility in Sparta, Wisconsin.   Although being developed by another general contractor (Kraus-Anderson), most duties on this project are subcontracted out.  We are proud that they selected our experienced team of to help build this project – one that’s important to the Sparta community.

The new 80,000 square foot skilled nursing and assisted living facility is constructed of poured-concrete foundations, structural steel, panelized wooden walls, steel siding, and asphalt shingle roofing. Monroe County’s new facility will feature 50 skilled nursing beds, 24 Community Based Retirement Facility (CBRF) beds, and 24 Residential Care Apartment Complex (RCAC) beds, in addition to amenities such as barbershop, salon, bistro, outdoor green spaces, and various activities directed by Therapeutic Recreation Specialists.

Skilled Nursing Facility Wings C & D to include:

  • 50 beds in a neighborhood concept subdivided into 3 smaller households of 16-17 beds.  Each household provides a living room, dining room, country kitchen and activity space that accommodate residents in a smaller, more intimate environment.  One of the households is dedicated to residents needing short-term stay rehabilitation care.
  • 46 private bedroom suites with private bathrooms
  • 2 double bedroom suites with private bathrooms
  • Access to two outdoor courtyards, one of which is completely secured for resident safety.

CBRF Household Wing B Includes:

  • 24 beds dedicated to assisted living care in a neighborhood concept subdivided into 2 smaller households of 12 beds.  Each household provides a living room, dining room, country kitchen and activity space that accommodate residents in a smaller, more intimate environment.
  • All resident rooms are private suites with private bathrooms.
  • Access to an outdoor central courtyard that will be fenced for resident safety.

RCAC Household Wing E Includes:

  • 24 apartments dedicated to serving residents with assisted living needs who desire to reside in an apartment style setting.
  • 16 one-bedroom apartments and 8 two-bedroom apartments will be available for residents.
  • Each apartment will have a separate living room, kitchen, full bathroom, bedroom(s) and laundry.
  • Common living, dining and activity spaces will be provided for resident socialization.

Commons Wing A Includes:

  • The Commons area will contain all of the spaces for overall services that support resident life such as the Main Kitchen, Receiving, General Storage, Central Laundry, Administrative Offices, etc.
  • The Commons area will also include amenity spaces for all residents to use such as a Café-bistro, Large Multi-Purpose Gathering and Activity Room, Physical Therapy Gym and Salon.


Timeline:

June 2021 – Construction began

May 2022 – Parking lot to be paved
August 2022 – Owner Occupancy

Photo Credits: Kraus-Anderson & Chris Bergeron, BergeronMedia.com

Pets & Animals Get New Home

Jackson County recognized the need of a new animal shelter (humane society) for the community.  They had outgrown their old smaller building.  Americon was selected for the project, and in late 2019, the project commenced.

In July of 2020, the pets moved in with their caretakers.  This facility has over 20 individual kennels, with both bright and dim lighting options, individual exterior attached space for each kennel, office space, exam rooms, welcoming (meet & greet) rooms and an outdoor run space. It is located just outside of Black River Falls, WI.

To adopt a pet, please contact the Jackson County Animal Shelter, by visiting the Jackson County Animal Shelter Website.

To see the full gallery of images for this project, click here.

Onalaska Public Works Addition

Americon recently began an addition to the City of Onalaska, Wisconsin Public Works department facility on Mason Street.

There is a 9,400 square foot addition, that will house snow plows, and include a new brine room. This facility will include 11 new overhead doors.

Thank you to the City of Onalaska for choosing Americon Construction to handle this project.