Pictured at the Cassidy Best-One groundbreaking, from left to right, are Kyle Schuhmacher, Ketone Partners; John Zurcher, Best One Tires; Jeff Krusinski, Krusinski Construction; John Greuling, Will County Center for Economic Development; Tom Ahern, Cassidy Tire; Kristie Ahern, Cassidy Tire; Bryan Ahern Cassidy Tire; Rick Ahern, Cassidy Tire; and Bob Mallo, Corporate Connection Consultants.
OAK BROOK, IL (October 6, 2021)—Krusinski Construction Company held a ceremonial groundbreaking to mark the beginning of ground-up construction of a 19,000-square-foot Cassidy Best-One Tire & Service automotive center within the Rock Creek Logistics Center in Joliet. Ketone Partners is the developer of the project, located at 3100 Channahon Road.
This represents the first location for the recently formed alliance between Cassidy Tire and Best-One Tire & Service. The facility will provide truck and automotive tire work, and general vehicle maintenance. Cassidy Best-One Tire & Service anticipates opening this location in early 2022.
The building at 3100 Channahon is being constructed on an approximately three-acre site within the logistics center that is owned by Ketone. The new automotive center, made of precast material, will be equipped with 20 drive-in doors, 10 service bays and 1,000 square feet of office space. The site will include nine parking stalls and seven trailer parking stalls.
“Krusinski Construction is pleased to be part of this project, which signals the beginning of a great new venture and opportunity for Cassidy Best-One Tire & Service while at the same time advancing the progress of Ketone’s Rock Creek Logistics Center,” said Ryan Lehman, Project Manager, Krusinski Construction Company.
In addition to the project team members, Will County Center for Economic Development members and public officials from the City of Joliet were in attendance, including Mayor, Bob O’Dekirk.
Rock Creek Logistics Center is a 263-acre business and logistics center that offers direct access to Interstate 80 via Houbolt Road and Interstate 55 via Route 6. The center is adjacent to the future Houbolt Road extension and Des Plaines River Bridge. Adjacent to the building now under construction for Cassidy Best-One is a travel plaza being planned by Ketone. Given the level of truck and automotive traffic that goes through Joliet, this location represents a great growth opportunity for Cassidy Best-One Tire and Service.
The Krusinski Construction team includes Ryan Lehman, Project Manager; Michael Metz, Project Executive; Josh Peterson, Project Engineer; Ed Zygowicz, Senior Project Superintendent; and Erin Anderson, Project Coordinator. In addition to Krusinski Construction and Ketone Partners, the project team includes Cornerstone Architects, architect, and Jacob & Hefner Associates, civil engineer.
ABOUT KRUSINSKI CONSTRUCTION COMPANY
Founded in 1973, Krusinski Construction Company is a leader in providing comprehensive construction services by creating long-lasting partnerships. KCC delivers solutions to complex building projects in the Chicago metropolitan area with national reach in a wide-range of industries. KCC is an active member of the U.S. Green Building Council and is a founding member of Citadel Group, an alliance of seven “best-of-class” regional construction-related companies in 17 cities that have affiliated to serve the needs of national clients. For more information on KCC, visit www.krusinski.com.
ABOUT KETONE PARTNERS
Ketone Partners, LLC is a full-service real estate development, management and advisory company with national experience in the acquisition, development and management of commercial & agricultural properties. Using its individual, professional and proven real estate development experience, Ketone maximizes the financial returns of projects by actively managing the real estate planning, permitting, bidding, financing and construction process. For more information, visit www.ketonepartners.com.
ABOUT CASSIDY TIRE CENTER
Cassidy Tire, owned by the Ahern Family, was established in the greater Chicagoland area back in 1914.Cassidy currently has 15 locations, specializing in retail, commercial, and OTR business. For more information, visit www.cassidytire.com.
Best-One Tire & Service, owned by the Zurcher Family, is based out of Monroe, Indiana and began back in 1948. Best-One services customers with over 250 locations in 28 states, specializing in retail, commercial, agricultural, and OTR business. For more information, visit www.bestonetire.com.