New Holland Brewing Teams With Elzinga & Volkers On $1 Million Beer Garden Expansion
Holland, MI – Just in time for summer – Elzinga & Volkers Construction Professionals partners with New Holland Brewing on a $1 million expansion which includes a new 5,000 square-foot beer garden and patio deck with covered and uncovered outdoor seating. The beer garden, which opened at the end of May, will be the center of action at this weekend’s 2013 Hatter Days Street Party on Saturday, June 8th.
It took the collaborative group comprised of designers, builders and brewers only 12 weeks to complete the expansion, which includes seating for over 100 additional guests, a renovated commercial kitchen, doubling the overall size with new equipment and cooking capabilities, expanded dinning menu options, new family restrooms and renovated bar area. The team met daily to discuss the unique details of the project and to make refinements to the overall design andschedule.
“Having the project team within blocks of the site was critical to completing this unique project in such a short time period,” said John Parker, Project Manager and Vice President of Project Development at Elzinga & Volkers Construction Professionals. “Our craftsmen fabricated the steel that make up the custom canopy with a pre-oxidized finish that is meant to look aged.”
Andrew Baer Architect was the project’s architect. Andy has been working with New Holland since they moved to downtown Holland to occupy the old hardware store on the corner of 8th Street and College Ave. Andy, Dave White and Brett VanderKamp assembled this unique team of artists and contractors to implement their unique modern/rustic, community oriented environment. The concrete and perforated metal panel patterns, along the beer garden fence were designed by local artist, Rick Weese. The concrete was cast by Terry’s Precast Products. Slats from whiskey barrels used in the production of Dragon’s Milk® (a barrel-aged New Holland beer) were used as a wainscoting in the rear entry to the pub.
“Any time you can count on local businesses and the community to bring their collective minds together, great things happen,” said Dave White, Vice President of Retail Operations at New Holland Brewing Company. “We couldn’t be happier with this unique public space for people to enjoy good beer, spirits and food with their friends and family. We’re about creating experiences and we think this renovation will give people a place to enjoy their lives.”
Other West Michigan firms involved in the project include Landscape Design Services, Inc., Van Rhee Plumbing, Inc., Hoekstra Electrical Services, R A Holmes Construction Inc., Total Fire Protection Inc., and D 9 Systems Inc.
The public is invited to check out the new addition at 66 East 8th Street, Holland, Mich. this Saturday, June 8th at the 2013 Hatter Days Celebration beginning at 4:00 p.m.
About Elzinga & Volkers Construction Professionals
Elzinga & Volkers Construction Professionals is a leading provider of construction management services serving clients nationwide since 1945. Locally owned and headquartered in Holland, Mich., the company specializes in delivering the highest quality construction management and consulting services to a wide variety of industries including senior living, health care, manufacturing and food processing. It has been named Michigan Contractor of the Year and recognized nationally as a Best and Brightest Company to Work For. Visit us at www.elzinga-volkers.com. Find us on Facebook/ElzingaVolkers, and follow us on Twitter @ElzingaVolkers.
About New Holland Brewing Company
Since 1997, New Holland Brewing Company has been creating authentic beer, spirits and food while providing great service. New Holland brews and distills at two locations in Holland, Mich. With just under 150 employees, New Holland sells its beer and spirits across a growing regional landscape, while anchored in the upper Midwest. In 2012, the production facility underwent substantial development including the tripling of brewing capacity through outdoor fermentation, the addition of a centrifuge and the expansion of their Dragon’s Milk cellar. In 2013, the company is expanding its distilling capabilities, renovating the downtown Holland Pub & Restaurant and focusing on the integration of Mich.agriculture; hops, wheat and barley, into several new and existing brands. www.newhollandbrew.com – @NewHollandBrew – facebook