Clayco and Venture One Real Estate have broken ground for the new Stella & Chewy’s headquarters in Oak Creek, Wis. Elected officials participated in a formal ground-breaking ceremony June 12, joining representatives from both companies.
The 164,000-square-foot building will replace the company’s existing headquarters in Milwaukee.
Clayco serves as the design-builder and is working in partnership with developer Venture One. Clayco’s design firm, Forum Studio, serves as the architect. The project will be completed in early 2015.
“Our team is taking the utmost care in creating a space that not only meets the company’s growing needs but feels welcoming to the individuals and their pets who will be here each day,” said Kevin McKenna, executive vice president at Clayco.
Stella & Chewy’s is an all-natural pet products manufacturer. The 23,700-square-foot facility is a freezer/cooler building with production and distribution space, as well as administrative offices. Forum Studio’s innovative design is pet-friendly and includes an outdoor dog run.
Stella & Chewy’s will be the first tenant in the 220-acre OakView Business Park being developed by Wispark LLC. The new facility sits on an 18-acre parcel of land near the intersection of Howell Avenue and Oakwood Road.