W.A. Rose Construction remodeled the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) building in Hayward a few years ago, so we were delighted to be selected to remodel the UFCW meeting hall in Martinez.
The project scope included two kitchens and four restrooms. We reconfigured the main kitchen’s layout by removing an entire exterior rock wall and installing a large insulated window, letting light into the break room. The UFCW is located on a busy street, so we used insulated windows to help cut down on ambient noise.
We installed new cabinets, interior doors, drywall and painted the walls a neutral khaki color to synch with other UFCW chapters. The kitchen required all new electrical to bring it up to code, and new HVAC included a kitchen hood exhaust fan. We also installed a new water heater, light fixtures and energy-efficient LED lights, along with durable Caesarstone countertops and luxury vinyl tile floors.
These upgrades represent significant improvements to a facility that had become dated and worn. It’s now safer, sunnier, more inviting and accessible. The upstairs kitchenette and gender-neutral restrooms are now complete. The W.A. Rose team expects to complete the remainder of the work on the downstairs kitchen and restrooms before the end of 2017.