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Department Store
Kentwood, Michigan

Panel being lifted on jobsite
panel being lifted at jobsite 2
exterior of building with panels in place


Von Maur is a high-end, family-owned department store chain whose 32 stores in fifteen states anchor shopping malls. The longstanding Sears store at the Woodland Creek Mall in Kentwood, MI was demolished to make room for the Von Maur store build. The project began in August of 2018 with final construction set to be completed in the fall of 2019. Centerline Prefab constructed and Bouma Corporation installed 73 exterior Sto Backup panels that were installed in only 6 days, providing the building enclosure 39 days earlier than the original schedule. This provided a savings to the owner through the reduction in general conditions and temporary heat. Field laid masonry and spray foam insulation were applied to the panels by other trade contrators.


  • 90,000 sq ft store
  • 73 Sto Backup panels installed in six days
  • 28 foot high walls with approximately 123 linear feet of wall installed per day
  • Panelization saved 39 days from the orignal schedule
  • Top of panels prepared for site constructed elements