Cannabis Facility Construction Expands into West Virginia with Design-Build Projects for Harvest Care Medical

By renovating former banks and drive-thru restaurants, dispensaries will be drive-thru ready

CHICAGO, IL (MAY 9, 2022) Cannabis Facility Construction (CFC), a national, full-service, cannabis design-build construction firm, is pleased to complete construction on a new Country Grown Cannabis medical dispensary for Harvest Care Medical in West Virginia. CFC is currently working on multiple design-build projects for Harvest Care. This Martinsburg location is a former bank building, making its existing drive-thru a logical choice for renovation to support customer demand for online ordering and speed of service once dispensary drive-thrus are permitted by cannabis regulations.

“We’re thrilled to enter the West Virginia cannabis market and partner with Harvest Care to support their entry into the emerging medical cannabis market,” said Andy Poticha, Founder and CEO at Cannabis Facility Construction. “Our clients value our longstanding cannabis design-build expertise and our ability to provide speed to market, which is essential to opening quickly and correctly.”

The new 2,650-square-foot Country Grown Cannabis medical dispensary is located at 1321 Edwin Miller Blvd in Martinsburg, WV in a former bank facility. The dispensary was designed to create a differentiated and welcoming customer experience with careful consideration given to ensure customer flow, easy-to-browse product displays and point of sale stations for speed of service and retail convenience. In addition to the retail space up front, the dispensary includes private consultation rooms for medical patients to discuss their needs with staff, secure vaults for inventory storage, back-office space, and a highly-advanced security system.

“Cannabis Facility Construction was a strategic design-build choice for us,” said Kevin Gibbs, Senior Vice President of Operations at Harvest Care Medical and Co-Founder of Merida Capital Holdings, a leading private equity fund in the medical cannabis space. “CFC’s extensive experience has positively supported our business and will allow us to efficiently start serving customers all across West Virginia in the near future.”

Cannabis Facility Construction has renovated, and is in the process of renovating, four Country Grown Cannabis dispensaries for Harvest Care Medical in West Virginia, including Martinsburg, Charles Town, Fairmont and Huntington.

Cannabis Facility Construction Completes Construction of Bloc Dispensary for Justice Cannabis Company in Valley Park, Missouri

CHICAGO, IL (APRIL 27 ,2022) – Cannabis Facility Construction(CFC), a national, full-service, cannabis design-build construction firm,recently completed construction on a new 3,400-square-foot Bloc Dispensary for Justice Cannabis Co. at 2093 Smizer Station Road in Valley Park, Missouri. The new medical dispensary is approximately 30 minutes outside of St. Louis and was previously a quick service restaurant with an existing drive-thru, making it appealing to convert and ensure traffic flow for speed of service and online order pickups, and to support a growing percentage of customers who prefer to order their cannabis online. Custom mill work complements the decorative wood and glass product displays, brick accent walls, LED display monitors, and highly advanced security system. Cannabis Facility Construction has renovated, and is in the process of renovating, seven facilities for Justice CannabisCo. in Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, New Jersey and Pennsylvania, including retail dispensaries and cultivation facilities.

Mosaic Construction Completes Multifamily Renovation of Monarch Point Apartments in Racine, WI

RACINE, WI (JANUARY 24, 2022) – Mosaic Construction, LLC, a full-service, commercial and multifamily design-build general contractor, recently completed the exterior renovation of Monarch Point Apartments at 3802 Monarch Drive in Racine, WI. The multifamily, multi-building project encompassed 31,000-square-feet of exterior enhancements, improving the overall aesthetic for residents and visitors.

“We’re thrilled to work in Racine improving another Wisconsin apartment community,” said Ira Singer, Principal at Mosaic Construction and Pleasant Prairie resident who leads the firm’s Wisconsin presence. “We’re proud that this latest value-added renovation project is contributing to an enhanced living environment for the residents of Monarch Point.”

Monarch Point Apartments features apartments in seven conveniently located, two- and three-bedroom apartment buildings on park-like landscaped grounds, with patios and balconies. The building’s exterior refresh included new wood siding, trim boards, soffits, downspouts, scuppers, full exterior painting, carpentry, and balcony railing replacements to match building standards.

Mosaic Construction also recently partnered with commercial real estate firms Founders 3 Real Estate Services to reconfigure retail space in Mt. Pleasant, WI; and with Mandel Group, Inc. to renovate the lobby at Beaumont Place luxury apartments in Whitefish Bay, WI.

CFC Completes Three New Design-Build Projects for Justice Cannabis Co. in Massachusetts, Michigan and Missouri

CHICAGO, IL (DECEMBER, 2021)Cannabis Facility Construction (CFC), a national, full-service, cannabis design-build construction firm, is pleased to have completed construction on three new dispensaries for Justice Cannabis Co. in Massachusetts, Michigan and Missouri.

“We’re thrilled to partner with Justice Cannabis Co. to support their recent expansion, and partner with them on multiple new projects in Massachusetts, Michigan, and Missouri, in addition to our previous work together,” said Andy Poticha, Founder & CEO at Cannabis Facility Construction. “Our ability to provide speed to market and deep design-build expertise has proven essential for our clients to open quickly and correctly.”

These three latest Bloc Dispensary retail projects include a 3,000-square-foot recreational dispensary at 200 East Main Street in Benton Harbor, Michigan; a 4,200-square-foot recreational dispensary at 461 Wareham Street in Middleborough, Massachusetts, one-hour south of Boston; and a 3,700-sqare-foot medical dispensary at 2093 Smizer Station Road in Valley Park, Missouri, approximately 30 minutes outside of St. Louis. The Valley Park location in particular was previously a quick service restaurant with an existing drive-thru, making it appealing to convert and ensure traffic flow for speed of service and online order pickups, and to support a growing percentage of customers who prefer to order their cannabis online.

All three dispensaries feature custom millwork, decorative wood and glass product displays, brick accent walls, LED display monitors, a highly advanced security system and exterior black metal paneling to create a welcoming customer experience.

“It’s been a pleasure working with Cannabis Facility Construction,” said JC Clark Evans, Director of Construction. “They were able to come in mid-project, complete high quality work, and collaborate with us to find solutions to help us expand and grow our business.”

Cannabis Facility Construction has renovated, or is in the process of renovating, five facilities for Justice Cannabis Co. in Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri as well as in New Jersey, including retail dispensaries and cultivation facilities.

Cannabis Facility Construction Expands into Virginia with Design-Build Project for Dharma Pharmaceuticals

CHICAGO, IL (AUGUST 12, 2021) Cannabis Facility Construction (CFC), a national, full-service, cannabis design-build construction firm, is pleased to have completed construction on a new medical dispensary for Dharma Pharmaceuticals in Salem, Virginia.

“We’re thrilled to partner with Dharma Pharmaceuticals to support their entry into the emerging Virginia medical cannabis market,” said Andy Poticha, Principal at Cannabis Facility Construction. “Our clients value our extensive design-build expertise and our ability to provide speed to market, which is essential to opening quickly and correctly.”

The new medical dispensary is located at 1634 W. Main Street in Salem. To create a differentiated and welcoming customer experience, careful consideration was given to customer flow between easy-to-browse product displays and point of sale stations so consultations and transactions can take place with social distancing in mind. In addition to the wood and masonry retail space in the front, the dispensary includes secure vaults for inventory storage, back office space, and a highly advanced security system.

“Cannabis Facility Construction’s ability to help us achieve speed to market is essential and one of the reasons we decided to work with them,” said Jack Page, Market Leader for Green Thumb, which acquired Dharma on July 1. “They provided the right value to convert the space into the medical dispensary and had the right experience to hit the ground running.”

For more information on these and other projects by Cannabis Facility Construction, visit www.cannabisfacility.net.

Mosaic Construction Completes Renovation of Expansive Workspace on Wacker Drive

CHICAGO, IL (JULY 21, 2020) Mosaic Construction, LLC, a full-service design-build commercial and multifamily renovation firm, is pleased to announce the completion of a new office renovation project for Expansive, formerly Novel Coworking, at 211 W. Wacker Drive. This latest project follows other successful renovations at Expansive River North at 420 West Huron Street and The Loop at 73 West Monroe Street in downtown Chicago. Together, these three projects represent a combined 9,400-square-feet of renovated office space to accommodate the increase of Chicagoans looking for productive workspace as they return to the office.

At Expansive Wacker Drive, Mosaic Construction converted an approximately 3,400-square-foot first floor office into a spec suite with private offices, an open concept office area and a conference room to accommodate a fully-connected, flexible working environment. They eliminated existing walls, opened up the ceiling, renovated the bathrooms, and added new lighting and a full kitchenette.

“Mosaic Construction is proud to contribute to a positive workspace environment for Expansive members,” said Ira Singer, Principal at Mosaic Construction. “We truly appreciate the trust and collaborative relationship we have working with the Expansive team and look forward to delivering more Expansive space to support their business in the shared office sector, both locally and nationally.”

Construction Plan and Prepare

Cannabis Facility Construction (CFC) recently partnered with the Illinois Craft Cannabis Association–ICCA to share insights into the construction design/build for members in preparation for the cannabis license awards announcement.

Construction Plan and Prepare was an educational webinar outlining what cannabis growers can do now to prepare for the build-out of their location. Topics covered included Design/Build vs Design-Bid-Build; Designing and Building for Efficiency, Flexibility, Safety, and Security; Time and Cost to build your cannabis facility; and Who’s the right cannabis contractor for you?

Andy Poticha speaks to Chicago NORML as part of the Social Equity Applicant Technical Assistance series

We are honored to be a part of Chicago NORML‘s Social Equity Applicant Technical Assistance (SEAT) series, serving as the design-build construction expert for aspiring cannabis entrepreneurs. Through SEAT and a wide variety of other efforts, Chicago NORML is empowering communities with a passionate and methodical approach to changing perceptions surrounding the legalization of marijuana. We are proud to support their work and the efforts of minority applicants entering the cannabis industry. Below, our Principal Andy Poticha speaks about the “must-knows” of designing and building cannabis facilities to deliver a unique customer experience while adhering to state and local regulations.

Cannabis Facility Construction Completes Construction on New Mission Dispensaries Location in Calumet City, IL

Cannabis Facility Construction (CFC), a national, full-service, cannabis design-build construction firm, is pleased to announce the completion of construction on a new Mission Dispensaries recreational and medical dispensary for 4Front Ventures Corp. in Calumet City, IL.

The dispensary, located at 1330 Torrence Avenue, across from River Oaks Center, opened to the public on December 15, 2020 and offers approximately 3,000 square feet of finished retail space, back office space for processing, a secure, oversized vault, highly advanced security system and plenty of parking.

Thanks to a program from the Calumet Region Enterprise Zone, identified by Cannabis Facility Construction, 4Front Ventures benefitted from tax-free construction materials and other real estate tax incentives throughout the renovation.

“We’re excited to have revitalized this building and delivered a beautiful dispensary in Calumet City,” said Andy Poticha, Principal at Cannabis Facility Construction. “It’s been a pleasure for us working with the Mission team who are always very detail-oriented and organized, making our job that much easier.”

As their preferred design-build partner, Cannabis Facility Construction has delivered multiple dispensaries for 4Front Ventures, including Ann Arbor, MI; Georgetown, MA; Montclair, NJ and on Chicago’s South Side.

“It’s a pleasure working with Cannabis Facility Construction as our design-build partner on this and multiple projects across the country,” said Robert Spence, Director of Facilities at Mission Dispensaries. “We decided to add additional air purification and air filtration components to our HVAC system at the Calumet City dispensary to further enhance our response to the pandemic, and the CFC team was able to adjust seamlessly mid-project so we could make a significant improvement to the indoor air quality for our occupants without delaying our opening.”

A leader in serving the construction needs of the cannabis industry since 2015, Cannabis Facility Construction has built more than 30 cultivation centers, processing laboratories and retail dispensaries customized for the needs of medical and recreational cannabis clients in ten different states.

Cannabis Design and Construction are Team Sports

Basketball, football, cannabis. What do these things have in common? They are all team sports. With the rigorous requirements for dispensary and grow facilities as well as the massive boom in the cannabis industry at the moment, “much like the complexities of operating a cannabis company itself, construction is no simple undertaking. Projects move like freight trains: There are thousands of decisions to make, and once you gain momentum, it’s difficult to stop on a dime.” Cannabis Facility Construction Principal Andy Poticha and Robert Spence of 4Front Ventures/Mission Dispensaries and Mission Calumet City Cannabis Dispensary break down fielding the right team for the job to cover your bases and produce the winning result in this Cannabis Business Executive article.