Manitowish Waters is a small community in Northwestern Wisconsin known for its beautiful surroundings and vacation getaways. The town has its own non-profit, volunteer Fire Company which provides EMS, fire and rescue services for the town and surrounding communities. Their previous facility was becoming outdated and could no longer accommodate the town’s needs. Working with HGA and Market and Johnson Construction, Huffcutt helped build a much-needed new facility.
The new Fire Department is a 10,000 + square-foot building with four drive-through bays that house a fire engine, ambulance, ATVs and other rescue equipment. The facility also has training and fitness areas, a kitchen, offices, bathrooms, and showers.
Huffcutt supplied this project with 58 custom precast concrete wall panels. The designers worked with our team to choose a striking combination of colored concrete and a form liner that creates vertical shadows, similar to the shade and silhouettes found in the Northwoods. A light sandblast finished off the 11,000 square feet of exterior wall. It took approximately 7 days to erect the building, keeping the construction schedule on track for opening in the summer of 2021. We were honored to be a part of this project and look forward to seeing it serve the community for generations to come.