HJ Martin – Glazing by H.J. Martin prominently featured in new Navitus building

Glazing by H.J. Martin prominently featured in new Navitus building

Posted on August 13, 2013 by

The September completion date nearing, H.J. Martin and Son had a major role in the new three-story office and call center of Navitus Health Solutions, located in Grand Chute, Wis.  Encompassing 70,000 square feet, one of the building’s most prominent features is its large expanses of glazing – work handled entirely by H.J. Martin.

Excavation began in the fall of 2012 on the eight-acre site, which sits adjacent to Highway 41 South.

In addition to the glazing, H.J. Martin’s work on the new Navitus building included the flooring, which currently is being installed, and interior drywall.  High-quality brick and cut stone also are featured in the building’s construction.

Ideal Builders of Madison, Wis., is the project’s general contractor.  Founded in Feb. 2002, Ideal handles many types of work, including healthcare, office, retail/hospitality, municipal, apartments/condos and laboratories.

The building was designed by Potter Lawson, an architectural, planning and interior design firm in Madison, Wis.  Celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2013, the company has been named #1 Commercial Architect by In Business magazine for four years running.

“We are excited to contribute to such a beautiful new building in the Fox Cities,” says H.J. Martin and Son CEO Edward Martin.  “The prominence of the glazing is work that our company and our employees will be able to point to with pride for years to come.  We appreciate the confidence that Navitus and Ideal Builders have shown in us.”

According to Potter Lawson, within the three-story edifice IT data services and building infrastructure make up most of the ground floor.  The Navitus call center, member services and training/conference rooms are located on the second floor.  The third story holds open office functions.

The heavy use of glazing and taller ceilings expresses the Navitus mission of transparency as a business model, says the designer.

Founded in 2003, Navitus Health Solutions is a full-service pharmacy benefit company headquartered in Madison, Wis.  Additional corporate campuses are in Appleton, Wis., and Austin, Texas.  Navitus provides services to government entities, self-funded employers, coalitions, labor organizations, third-party administrators and health plans.

Navitus will be relocating staff from its current Fox Cities office located at 5 Innovation Court.

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