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The Black Sheep Social Club features “Great Gatsby” era ambience at its finest. Every detail exemplifies how much time and effort has gone into this exciting new addition to downtown Cedar Rapids. We’re proud to have helped make this renovation such a success!

The four-story, 100-year-old building has approximately 10,600 sq. ft. per floor. There is also an addition to the south for bathrooms and the elevator. A fifth-level features a lounge for the owner’s condo, which is half of levels three and four. There are seven unique and luxurious condos above the social club, several of which are either occupied or ready for occupation. The project cost on this multi-use facility, which combined commercial and residential space, was just over $4 million.

We had two workers on site for just over two-years to do the entire renovation, which included:

  • Demolition of the existing piping system for the entire building
  • Adding a lower-level ramp with radiant hot water heat
  • Domestic water booster system for the entire building
  • New cast iron drain waste and ventilation system for the entire building
  • All copper water lines with 1.5″ color-matched PVC jacketed insulation throughout the building
  • Instantaneous Navies® hot water heaters throughout the building
  • The owner’s condo has a Navies® combination unit to serve the radiant indoor heat and domestic hot water needs
  • Multi-level slide from the owner’s living room to the social club
  • New plumbing and separate gas systems for the condos, Black Sheep Social Club, and the future Clock House Brewery
  • Installation of the new brewery began in June 2016

Call us at (319) 396-7055 or toll-free at 1-800-728-7055 to discuss how we can help with your next project!

Feed Iowa First is so grateful for what Brecke has made possible by plumbing our pack house.

feed-iowa-first.jpgFeed Iowa First has 12 farms that equal about 25 acres of vegetable production. This year we produced almost 30,000 lbs. of vegetables, of which, 100% was donated. All of the vegetables need to be washed before going to Meals on Wheels, Mission of Hope, Green Square Meals, HACAP, and food pantries.

Prior to the pack house plumbing we operated out of buckets and a hose. Brecke made it possible for us to safely and sanitarily wash the vegetables in a professional system.

The system they built is amazing. They plumbed in three wash tubs, a hose outlet so we can wash things outdoors, drainage for our lettuce spinner, a.k.a. washing machine, two sinks, floor drains, and an amazing grey water capturing system so not a drop of water is wasted in our system but is instead recycled into irrigation.

We could not move forward in our mission to combat food insecurity without the partnership and support from concerned companies like Brecke Mechanical Contractors.

Sonia Kendrick
Feed Iowa First

The new Casey’s in West Union is keeping things cool, thanks to the experts at Brecke. We installed the walk-in coolers, freezers and ice machines in the new building. So, the next time you’re in West Union, you can thank us for the cold one!

Call us at (319) 396-7055 or toll-free at 1-800-728-7055 to see how we can help you keep things cool!