Gale Communities and Emery Sapp & Sons Partner on New Construction Projects
LEE'S SUMMIT, MO (April 20, 2010) - Gale Communities and Emery Sapp & Sons (ESS) have once again partnered to spur commercial and residential development in western Lee's Summit. Gale Communities, the master developer behind New Longview, Winterset Park and Arborwalk, has engaged ESS to provide the infrastructure and ground work services for the most active commercial construction project in Lee's Summit since the Summit Fair shopping center began two years ago. Residential expansions in New Longview and Winterset are also underway.
The retail project at New Longview includes six pad sites on five acres, with 80,000 square feet available for development. Ground has already been broken on two of the six sites, which will be home to McDonalds and Phillips 66. On the residential side, seven new home contracts with an average lot price of $96,000 have been signed on the west-side of Lee's Summit at Winterset Valley and New Longview in the last 30 days, creating the need for a new, seven-lot plat in Winterset, also being built by ESS.
"I think it's safe to say that nowhere else in the area is seeing this much new commercial and residential construction," said David Gale, the driving force behind Gale Communities. "After 35 years in the development and construction industry, we've tried to learn how to wait out the inevitable down cycle. Although our momentum slowed over the past three years, we've been able to maintain. This new activity indicates a strong, cyclical rebound."
ESS, an employee-owned contractor with offices in Kansas City, Springfield and Columbia, Mo., remained active during this difficult time for many in construction. The diversity in the scopes of work performed served the company well. In addition to the work with Gale Communities, ESS has landed other high-profile Lee's Summit infrastructure projects, including the $14 million Strother Road Interchange and widening of MO-150.
"We are celebrating a 10-year partnership with Lee's Summit and Gale Communities that started with the Ward Road expansion," said Brian Johanning, ESS Project Manger. "Development in Lee's Summit is part of what brought ESS to Kansas City, and it has been a good springboard for us. ESS has brought on more than 100 new employees in their Kansas City metro office. Ten years ago many of these employees were commuting from the Columbia office. Now they live, work and spend their money in communities like Lee's Summit in and around Kansas City."
About Gale Communities
Gale Communities offers land planning, development, construction and management services specializing in large acreage, mixed-use, commercial and residential applications. A proven approach to community involvement assists municipalities and property owners to redefine and create public spaces sensitive to the natural and built environment ensuring quality, sustainable developments. Gale Communities began creating and enhancing communities of lasting value in the Kansas City metro area in 1990. Its founder, G. David Gale has international business experience and brings state-of-the-art perspective to community building. For more information, visit www.galecommunities.com or contact David Gale at 816.761.9292 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Emery Sapp & Sons (ESS)
ESS provides construction infrastructure services to commercial, residential and public works clients. Founded in 1972, in Columbia, Mo., on the ideal that staying in business tomorrow means providing excellent service to our customers today, ESS was recently identified as one of the fastest growing businesses by The Missouri Economic Research and Information Center. The Kansas City office focuses on Site Development & Grading, Erosion Control, Underground Utilities Installation, Paving & Structural Concrete, and Project Management. For more information, visit www.emerysapp.com or contact Dyanne Bean at 816.517.5558 or email@example.com.
The Lee's Summit Economic Development Council (LSEDC), a public-private sector partnership, is the city's designated marketing and product development arm to retain and attract business. LSEDC is devoted to improving the economic well-being of residents and businesses in Lee's Summit. For more information visit www.leessummit.org or contact Jim Devine at 816.525.6617 or firstname.lastname@example.org.