Commercial Job Tour

A jazzy efficient atmosphere, delicious sandwiches and good prices are a recipe for success at this local restaurant. "Jimmy John's Sandwich Shop" is located in an attractive row of red brick retail shops at 6130 Mineral Point Road in Madison, Wisconsin. Extensive remodeling was needed before opening their door in early 2002.

The owners Sam and Julie had met Richard Merlie originally when remodeling their home and later when discussing plans for a new home. When the need for a building contractor for their new business venture occurred, they called Rich at the R. L. Merlie Co.

Working as General Contractor with specifications set up by the corporate offices of Jimmy John's Sandwich shop the R. L. Merlie. Co. went to work demolishing and gutting the interior space. Concrete needed to be jack hammered, old piping and wiring disconnected. The space is rather long and narrow so coordinating schedules for all the tradesmen giving them enough room to work was a challenge in itself. Accommodating the many building code requirements for a commercial retail food establishment in that size of space required cooperation and teamwork on the part of all the trades. Once the framing and finishing were complete the commercial restaurant equipment was brought in, the sandwich board was hung and the signs lit.

Today in a space that is efficient and an atmosphere that in enjoyable "Jimmy John's Sandwich Shop" is open for business. 

Jack Hammering at Jimmy Johns After Jack Hammering
Jimmy Johns Interior 1 Jimmy Johns Interior 2
Jimmy Johns Interior 3 Jimmy Johns Interior 4
Jimmy Johns Interior 5    


2. Timber Frame Commercial

This Gambrel Timber Frame provided by  Hearthstone is made of White Pine and is covered on its exterior walls and roof with Structural Insulated Panels from Heartland EPS.

Our impressive Gambrel Frame is the main entry to a large Organic Food Cooperative in Southwestern Wisconsin. The three story Gambrel Timber Frame is in front of the main office building, which was built in La Farge Wisconsin.

Barn entrance to their new office building Building the Bents on the Ground
Installing the closure plates and angle braces Setting the Bents
Setting the last Bent Exterior
Entrance Finished View from Balcony
Finished Exterior    

Copyright 2002-2004 R.L. Merlie Company