Inver Grove Heights, MN
When Gertens Greenhouses Nursery & Garden Center decided to expand its facilities, they turned to KOMA. KOMA worked with Gertens to guide them through a process that included analyzing city codes and regulations; resolving water drainage, site-grade, and parking issues; creating a colorful light-filled design for a new 30,000-square-foot retail greenhouse and nursery; and providing a master plan for future expansion. The new glass and metal, agrarian-style facility features the business’s trademark red roof and awnings to connect old and new, while red trusses and clerestory windows accent the indoor retail space. Later, KOMA was hired by Gertens to help them navigate the Xcel Energy Design Assistance / Energy Rebate Program. This included gathering and organizing greenhouse product data and communicating that information to the Weidt Group, the energy analysis firm that works for Xcel Energy.