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Kopplow Construction Industrial Projects Mirror National Trend for Warehouse Demand

Doerr Lane Logistics Center
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Corporate Drive Industrial Complex
Corporate Drive Industrial Complex
SAN ANTONIO, TX — Kopplow Construction Company, Inc., a commercial construction company in San Antonio, is experiencing significant demand for industrial warehouses and distribution centers in the local market. This trend is consistent with a national surge in warehouse and distribution center construction, largely driven by the rise of e-commerce. The company has recently completed a 307,000-square-foot warehouse in Schertz, Texas, with another 511,000-square-foot warehouse under construction in nearby Selma. These projects are strategically located near the busy industrial complex at IH-35 and FM 3009.

Both of Kopplow’s recent industrial projects are owned by Baltisse-Ackerman & Co. Commercial Development. The completed Doerr Lane Logistics Center is leased to MEI Rigging & Crating, LLC, and Quality Custom Distribution Services, Inc. The Corporate Drive Industrial Complex in Selma is expected to be completed by May 2024.

“We're seeing a surge in the demand for industrial warehouses and distribution centers in our local market, which aligns with national trends,” said Tom Green, President of Kopplow Construction. “Companies are adapting to evolving consumer habits. Traditional office space construction is static, and our growth is in industrial and medical complexes, particularly along major interstate highways like I-35 and I-10. Fortunately, San Antonio is well-positioned for this growth.” 

Green further highlighted the importance of early involvement in projects. “We have been most successful when we are part of the project from the start, as we were with these two projects for Baltisse-Ackerman," he said. "By engaging with the owner and design team early on, we can identify cost-saving opportunities that benefit the entire project.”

“In today’s market with supply chain and construction cost issues, design and construction efficiency are important in making a development work. This is especially true in industrial development,” said Jeff Bryant, Senior Vice President and Principal at Ackerman & Co. “Kopplow worked with the design team through important design decisions to ensure we developed a quality product at the right cost. During construction, their focus on project details resulted in quality projects for both of our developments. They also helped work with local municipalities and utility providers to keep the project on schedule. Kopplow Construction has proven to be the right partner to work with on our industrial projects, and we look forward to continuing to work with them on future developments.”

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“Kopplow Construction has excelled in its partnership with developers, demonstrating exceptional project management skills. Their unwavering dedication to immersing themselves in crucial details has consistently elevated the production quality, leading to smoother leasing experiences for these properties,” said John Colglazier Jr., Partner at Partners Real Estate, which is handling the leasing for the projects in which Kopplow is involved. “I am delighted by the remarkable surge of industrial activity unfolding in Schertz, and eagerly anticipate further collaboration with Kopplow Construction on upcoming projects within the area and beyond.”

For 47 years, Kopplow Construction has managed the construction of an array of commercial projects from retail centers, medical office buildings, Class A office space, and auto dealerships to manufacturing and warehouses, schools, and churches. The company has been involved in the renovation of local landmarks including the San Antonio Botanical Garden and the former Buttercrust Bakery.

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