John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Project Specs

  • Property Type: Publishing Company - Renovation
  • Our Role: Kitchen & Conference Area Renovations & Outdoor Pavilion
  • Architecture Firm: Mark Yarrington Architectural Group, Bridgewater, NJ
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Publishing Company Renovations

Hance Construction was asked to lend its construction expertise at one of Wiley’s busy distribution centers, built in the 1960’s. The company was first tasked with renovating the conventional structure to better meet the publisher’s needs. An oversized and underused commercial kitchen was removed and replaced with a lunchroom/café/vending area. Remaining floor space was used to accommodate a new computer lab, three offices and two conference rooms fitted out with white boards and other tools.

The other task was a 30’x30’ exterior columned pavilion featuring a wood trussed roof system, metal standing seam roof, eight decorated columns, maintenance-free composite trim on all exterior surfaces, as well as ceiling fans and lighting to maximize its usability.

While renovations were underway, Hance tailored services to the client’s need for uninterrupted production.

The facility manager, Bob Jankowski, couldn’t have been happier, saying “I’ve been very pleased with the quality of work provided by Hance Construction and their willingness to work on off-hours enabled us to sail through the renovation phase without any loss in operational productivity.”