Pruett’s Food began in 1946 in Copeville, Texas, and has expanded its footprint to Oklahoma and Arkansas. The family-owned grocery chain is known for its top choice meats, superior fruits and vegetables, and excellent customer service.
When Pruett’s wanted to provide a store to serve the residents of Hugo, OK, better than a large chain retailer, they hired Crossland. Our National Accounts division utilized their grocery/retail and volume building experience to make the new, cost-effective grocery store a reality.
And what a store it is; if Better Homes & Gardens had a grocery store section, the Hugo location would indeed rank #1! Inspirational quotes line the walls, the meat section is adorned with colorful paintings to delineate the source, and displays are perfectly arranged. From a produce area with three-dimensional “trees” across the ceiling to a sizeable neon-trimmed fish over the seafood section, the Pruett’s Food store provides a full sensory shopping experience rather than just a mundane trip to the grocery store.
The project was a ground-up building, constructed over a polished and sealed concrete slab, which adds to the modern look and experience of the store. Our team self-performed both the concrete and steelwork, which was critical in maintaining the schedule given extensive weather challenges. In addition to self-performing those core tasks, crews created project phases and focused on the critical path to keep the schedule moving.
Ultimately, despite many days of rain, the building was completed in six months – three days ahead of the contract schedule — and below budget.