Cedar Rapids Eye Care

Cedar Rapids, Iowa

  • Owner

    Cedar Rapids Eye Care

    Architect

    Bruggeman Design Group

  • Delivery Method

    Negotiated General Contractor

    Size

    8,000 sq. ft.

The building included a 6,000 sq. ft. optometrist’s office and a 2,000 sq. ft. dental office. The wood-frame exterior was comprised of fiber-cement board siding, pre-cast stone, brick and copper-barrel roof along with additional copper accents. The interior finishes were highlighted by radius walls, many layers of soffits, detailed millwork, copper column capitals and copper frame displays. The building featured cutting-edge technology, with LCD flat screen TVs in the waiting rooms, display areas and examination rooms.

Dr. Heying was a very involved owner. He and his father — often referred to as “Heying and Son Painting” — completed the interior painting and installed the ceramic tile and granite counter tops. The two worked side-by-side with the rest of the contractors throughout the project.

“Multiple times we were asked by other workers on-site how work was going and if we had picked up any other painting work,” said Dr. Heying. “They didn’t know I was the owner and that my dad and I were self-performing the painting. It really made us feel like we were part of the construction team.”