Farmers Mutual Hail Insurance Company

Categories: Design-Build, Office
Owner: Farmers Mutual Hail Insurance Company
Size: 82,000 sq. ft. (1st Phase), 10,700 sq. ft. (2nd Phase)
Year Completed: 2006
Architect: DesignBuild Solutions
Delivery Method: In-House Design-Build

Project Description

This comprehensive design-build project involved constructing a two-story, 82,000 square foot building to house the corporate headquarters of Farmers Mutual Hail Insurance Company. Neumann Brothers' in-house architectural services provided an extensive space study to determine current and projected space needs including: an integrated floor plan that encompassed departmental divisions, interior design services, and a review of 35 sites to facilitate the final site selection. The headquarters includes offices, open office space, conference areas, a full service kitchen, a 110-seat cafeteria, and a fitness center. Features of the building are a 167-foot-long atrium enclosed by a barrel vault skylight, a circular boardroom, indirect lighting for office space, and a lower level production area equipped for full service printing needs. Custom millwork and intricate architectural details were used throughout.

Within a year after constructing the new building, Neumann Brothers was asked to complete the 10,700 square foot interior of unfinished space. The design-build work involved the painting, flooring, woodworking, and cabinetry for the open office and conference spaces. The project also featured extensive custom wood window walls built by Neumann carpenters and its millwork shop.