St. Louis-based construction company completes 50th store in five years for fashion boutique Altar’d State

A St. Louis-based construction company has completed construction on its 50th store they’ve built for a fashion boutique chain in five years.

Knoebel Construction announced that the 50th Altar’d State boutique store has finished in Lone Tree, Colo.

The construction company has worked with the retail chain since its inception in 2012 and has assisted construction for their retail stores across 26 states in the country.

According to Knoebel Construction, the building of these unique brick-and-mortar stores offer a tailored shopping experience.

“Our goal is to create a brand that represents the local community,” said Mary Beth Fox, chief branding officer for Altar’d State. “It’s important for our design team to put a little extra love in every store we build, whether it’s a special sitting room or design elements that tie in the local style.”

The new store located in Lone Tree features Colorado-influenced furnishings such as a rotating display window platform with graphics of Aspen tree trunks and Aspen leaf design accents.

The store also one of the first to implement checkout video monitors that will display messages about various charitable causes Altar’d State supports.

According to Knoebel, the construction company turns over each Altar’d State store in a 77-day timeframe. Each store features elements that are unique from the other stores across the country with designs often evolving during the construction process.

“Changing the face of retail means looking for partners that are aligned with our vision,” said Fox in a written statement. “Every store is like a custom home, specific to the market. We partner with Knoebel Construction because they embrace what we are looking to do as a company. Not every general contractor is willing to go the extra mile and adjust to design changes along the way. Knoebel jumps on board, embraces the challenge and are part of developing solutions to create the best store environment.”

“Knoebel Construction has been with Altar’d State almost since its inception,” said Matthew Mabie, president of Knoebel Construction. “We have seen the brand develop and evolve, but our store development team’s focus has never shifted. On every project, we help Altar’d State create a beautiful environment and a unique shopping experience that provides a place of rejuvenation and conveys the Altar’d State commitment to giving back.”

Altar’d State is a success story in today’s retail climate. Since its start in 2009, the company has expanded from 13 employees to nearly 1,500. Today, Altar’d State operates nearly 90 boutiques in 30 states, with plans for continued growth.

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