Western Nevada Supply will move to South Carson Street
Appeal Staff Writer
Western Nevada Supply Co. will relocate to a $2 million building on South Carson Street near where Highway 50 goes west to Spooner Summit. This area is expected to be a hot area for commercial once the freeway is completed in 2010.
Coby Rowe, Western Nevada Supply’s Carson City branch manager, said Thursday the 14,000-square-foot building will be completed in late May. Contractor Miles Brothers Construction broke ground on the project in late December.
“We’re outgrowing the current facility,” he said. “We’re going to move to carry more inventory and to provide better customer service.”
Western Nevada Supply leases a 7,200-square-foot building at 2443 S. Curry St. That location will close when the company moves to 5445 S. Carson St.
Moving near the new freeway is the appealing part of the expansion, Rowe said.
The section of the freeway from Highway 395 at Arrowhead Drive to Highway 50 East will open to traffic by April. Construction on the next phase, from Highway 50 to Fairview Drive, will begin this year. It’s planned to be completed in 2008. The last section to Highway 50 at Spooner Summit should be completed by 2010, according to a Nevada Department of Transportation spokesman.
“I think there is a lot of interest down in that area,” said Mark Beauchamp, a co-owner of Shaheen Beauchamp Builders. “I think it’s being looked at as a new retail area in Carson City. A lot of that is driven by the bypass.”
Shaheen Beauchamp Builders is working on the planned $10 million Bodine’s casino project, which will be located on the southwest corner of South Carson Street and Old Clear Creek Road.
Western Nevada Supply’s building will include a 1,600-square-foot showroom for its high-end plumbing fixtures. The wholesale company was started by Jack Reviglio and Bill Higgins in 1964 and expanded to Carson City in 1996. It also operates stores in Elko, South Lake Tahoe, Bishop, Susanville and Truckee.
It employs 22 people in Carson City. Rowe said the store added four full-time employees in preparation of the move.
— Contact reporter Becky Bosshart at firstname.lastname@example.org or 881-1212.
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