Fischer Commercial Flooring, Inc.
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Fischer Commercial Flooring, LLC
Flooring Manufacturer: Tarkett
Customer: Roundup Memorial Hospital
Project Manager: Thomas Fischer; President- Fischer Commercial Flooring, LLC
In a case that can only be called the perfect partnership, Tarkett and Fischer Commercial Flooring teamed up on a rural hospital remodel at Roundup Memorial Hospital in Roundup, MT.
The remodel was paid for with COVID grant money given specifically to have the flooring redone. Over the many years of the hospital’s existence the floors had been re-done a number of times. Further, buildings which had been separate now came together with slabs of varying heights increasing the challenge of this install.
Additionally, the grant paying for the flooring stipulated that the work must be done by June 1st, 2021. In January of 2021 the flooring hadn’t yet been specified, much less ordered. The install also had to take place in a facility that was fully occupied, thanks in no small part to the COVID Pandemic itself. Items would have to come together quickly, holding to a specific budget, and keeping in mind that this remodel would have to maintain it’s effectiveness for 10-15 years.
Adding to the challenge of completing this project, there were no architects, designers, or General Contractor working on this project. This project would have to come together with the team work of the Owner’s Rep, Fischer Commercial, and Tarkett. These parties would be responsible for ensuring the correct materials were used, the project schedule, and occasionally work that was outside of their scope.
New finishes being available that weren’t available on previous installations within the hospital, the new flooring would have to be durable, maintainable, healthy and safe. Working with Tarkett flooring, Fischer Commercial Flooring was able to assemble a suite of products that addressed most of the needs within the hospital. By the end of February, samples in hand, bids fully submitted and accepted, the approval was given to order product. According to the plans assembled by Fischer Commercial Flooring, there would be 104 phases to this project.
Worked commenced in March on a full-time schedule. Working through the details of last-minute schedule changes, infection control, and areas of the building that were found to be dilapidated, the challenge of this project was relentless. ALL of the floors required some form of leveling which needed to be done quickly so that area of the hospital could be opened for use. This would allow the housekeeping staff to move patients to the completed area while the flooring install teams moved to the next.
This project consisted of the entire hospital; Food Service, Administration, Emergency Departments, Operating Rooms, Senior Living, Physical Therapy, and all Corridors. In all this installation contained approximately:
• 1,000 s/f of ceramic (installed on feature walls and wet areas)
• 500 yards of carpet
• 70 yards of walk-ff matting
• 27,000 s/f of LVT & LVP installed in a pattern, Tarkett’s Latitude Stone with others
• 1,600 s/f of EcoGrip (Food Service)
• 770 square yards of flash-coved sheet vinyl, Tarkett’s IQ Optima, Safe-T Sheet, and others
• Approximately 550 sheets of underlayment
• 400 bags of leveling
• Lots of patience and hard work
Despite numerous setbacks, schedule changes, scope of work changes, take-out meals, long days and nights, and the continuation of a pandemic, the project was successfully completed before June 1st.
Drawing on years of successful work in healthcare facilities, Fischer Commercial Flooring, LLC completed the project on time and on budget. Working with Tarkett, who provided this lead to Fischer Commercial, this project is considered a huge success in the area.
Our thanks to Kevin Bunick from Tarkett for the great lead on this project and the teamwork. Thank you to Katie Shero, Facilities and Procurement Director at Roundup Memorial Hospital, for giving us the opportunity and for having faith in us to complete the project.