Major project completed for national retailer Burlington
In September 2014, H.J. Martin completed a major project for national retailer Burlington Coat Factory. The project primarily consisted of fixture installations in 49 total stores across the continental United States as part of a remodeling of the Home and Accessories departments.
The business relationship with Burlington grew out of H.J. Martin’s assistance in developing a Green Bay, Wis., store location in 2013. An off-price retailer of apparel, home and baby products, Burlington has more than 500 stores throughout the U.S. and Puerto Rico.
In 47 Burlington stores, which averaged 80,000 square feet in size, H.J. Martin personnel spent five to eight days at each location, working in an open-store environment. The work was phased in sections, allowing the stores to remain open throughout the remodeling process.
H.J. Martin also performed full-store fixture installations at three new Burlington locations, in Brooklyn, N.Y., Hanover, Pa., and Orlando, Fla.
Eight separate H.J. Martin crews, each consisting of 6-8 people, worked on the Burlington project. All stores were completed in the scheduled length of 1 to 1.5 weeks. For the 1.5-week stores, crews would split up to finish one store while starting the next store during the same timeframe.
Bret Woodland, a project manager in the Fixtures and Millwork Installation division, oversaw all of the work for H.J. Martin.
“We appreciate the confidence shown in us by Burlington,” says Edward Martin, H.J. Martin CEO. “We learned a lot about their stores when they located in Green Bay, and found that their store-remodel needs were an excellent match with our Fixtures and Millwork Installation division. We look forward to a long, mutually beneficial relationship with them.”
As part of the overall project, H.J. Martin performed additional work at nine Burlington locations in California. These items included carpet removal, floor prep, carpet tile installation and wall patching/painting.