The new J.H. Hart Urban Forestry headquaters is composed of 12,000 square feet of open span, covered vehicle staging, 2000 square feet of shop maintenance and 2,600 square feet of office space, with an additional 2,600 square feet of mezzanine for future growth over the office area.
The prefabricated steel structure features an open span of 128 feet over the 130 foot long vehicle staging area with three 24 foot wide and one 12 foot wide sectional overhead doors at each end to facilitate the movement of vehicles into and out of the facility. The separate shop maintenance bay includes an 18 foot long by 42 inch deep inspection pit and a 170 square foot shop foreman’s office with an integral tool crib area. The office area houses four company executives, their administrative assistants, rest rooms, storage closets and a staff break/meeting area. The interior finishes are composed of carpet, tile and seamless acrylic flooring treatments, painted gypsum walls and suspended acoustical ceilings. The break room features a wall to wall service counter with cabinets and food service appliances. The buildings exterior is composed of split face masonry up to a height of 8 feet with pre-finished metal siding above the masonry extending to an eave height of 19 feet. The roof is composed of “galvalum” metal roofing with opaque skylight panels allowing natural lighting into the shop staging areas.
As a sideline to its urban forestry operations, J.H. Hart recycles wood cutting by-products into landscape mulch on the 3.5 acres adjacent to it’s new headquarters building.