Bigger and Better Space for OPTM Physical Therapy Saratoga
March 19, 2015
When OPTM Physical Therapy needed more space at their location in the Quito Village Shopping Center in Saratoga, the property ownership contracted with Toeniskoetter Construction to not only build out the new space, but to also complete construction by a hard deadline.
“We love being in this location,” said Fabrice Rockich, owner of OPTM (Optimum Performance Through Movement), a physical therapy center that provides education and rehabilitation services for patients of all ages and activity levels. “We knew we needed increased treatment space for our clients, and we needed to upgrade our accessibility. When the opportunity came up to take over the leases of four adjoining office spaces in our center, we took it, even though the timing wasn’t ideal. With the Toeniskoetter team on the project, though, even that problem was handled smoothly.”
Toeniskoetter created a phased construction plan that would allow for work to be done in the three unoccupied suites while waiting for the tenant in the fourth suite to vacate. The resulting 5,000 square foot facility includes areas for OPTM’s therapists to work one-on-one with clients, as well as offices, a laundry room, a reception area, and a staff area.
Everyone involved appreciated Toeniskoetter’s flexible approach. There were several moving parts that needed to align perfectly for this project to finish on time. Toeniskoetter’s active involvement in design input, on-site coordination, and quick response to changing conditions were key factors in its successful completion.
The work included completely gutting all four suites and adding new plumbing, accessible restrooms, walls, ceilings, doors, paint, fitted cabinetry and counters, lighting, and heating and air conditioning ducts. The project architect was Jim Fulton with ARC TEC, Inc.
“It’s a new space in an old building, in this case a kind of a landmark in the city of Saratoga.” said Toeniskoetter project manager Brett Johnson. “The public loves the center, and they don’t want to see it go away or be changed. It was great to be able to give OPTM a fresh space in this established center.”