GVSUD researched several options: an addition to its existing structure similar to, but much larger than the facility addition done in 2003; purchase of "portable buildings," but there were little cost advantages to that; purchase or lease of an existing building in our area; or the purchase of land to construct a new facility.
Our existing facility's limited warehouse and storage space was a primary driver to expand GVSUD's footprint.
GVSUD had an addition built on to our current building in 2003 when we had 14 employees. During the past 17 years, we have grown to 43 employees and long outgrown the existing structures –administrative building and warehouse and inventory storage area.
The Board's research ultimately showed a new and larger facility to be the most efficient, cost-effective solution. GVSUD has both current and long-term needs for a facility with enough space to handle customers, house administrative and field employees, store inventory, and equipment.