Farmer Brothers Evolution Project: Northlake, Texas

The Northlake, Texas, Farmer Brothers Evolution project is the next step in the company’s evolution and growth. Farmer Brothers envisioned a world-class, multi-functional campus that relocated its administrative functions from California to Texas and elevated their manufacturing capabilities. The design-build nature of the project meant decision-making needed to be fast paced and fluid with extensive stakeholder coordination to avoid impact to construction and production schedules.

The 540,000 square foot headquarters campus includes:

  • LEED® Silver Certified Administration building 
  • 127,000-square-foot manufacturing and roasting plant
  • 258,000-square-foot distribution center
  • 60,000-square-foot coffee bean receiving, storage, cleaning (with segregated areas for organic certification)

As owner’s representative Faithful+Gould represented Farmer Brothers interests by monitoring and managing the project schedule, objectives, and milestones; overseeing scope and quality planning; establishing and managing an execution strategy; and coordinating communications and decision making throughout the life of this project. Our support started with pre-construction planning and continued through commissioning and initial start-up of the process manufacturing system.

Farmer Brothers envisioned a world-class, multi-functional campus that relocated its administrative functions from California to Texas and elevated their manufacturing capabilities.

Faithful+Gould's services included cost and contract management, risk management, project cost reporting and master scheduling. We also provided key submittal review and confirmation of conformance with design intent, and oversight of construction quality. The project was performed as a Guaranteed Maximum Price contract, for which Faithful+Gould helped manage the oversight of design options, budget, and other important scope elements. Facilitating a collaborative environment, while protecting Farmer Brothers interests, was the key to success.

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