Stone Creek Construction Group completed the build of a unique new fitness facility in Montvale recently. Also unique to the project: its woman-led team, with Project Manager Allison Koterba at the helm.
Stone Creek President Michael Bruno announced the May completion of Drop Fitness, for which the firm served as general contractor, June 17.
Over eight months, Koterba and her SCCG team gutted and renovated the 23,180-square-foot former gym.
According to Matawan-based SCCG, in Montvale the work included removing the entire front of the building to install 15-foot-tall windows, flooding the interior with natural light. Significant work also went into flooring at the space. After the team discovered issues with the concrete floor, Koterba and her team called a geo-technical engineer to evaluate the situation, ultimately leading to the removal and replacement of portions of the floor.
New York City concept Drop Fitness is based on offering four concepts under one room:
- Fhitting Room (HIIT and strength training)
- Humming Puppy (yoga)
- Physique 57 (barre)
- Mile High Run Club (running)
In addition to the studios are a training area, cardio, free weights, locker rooms with saunas and cold plunge showers, a kids club and café.
“My goal is to create a team and an environment for success” Koterba said, “and having open lines of communication and transparency with the client is key to having that happen. Our company is focused on regular and consistent communications with everyone involved and it absolutely makes a difference in completing projects on time and within budget.”
A member of CREW NJ, dedicated to supporting women in the sate’s commercial real estate industry, Koterba said she would like to see more women in the construction field. “Only 10% of people in construction management are female and it is even less when looking at women on actual job sites” she said. “It’s a great industry and our company wants to encourage more women to consider the field.”
SCCG is a sponsor of CREW NJ.