Gottschalks Fresno California

Gottschalks Fresno California

Gottschalks Fresno California

People often ask how we came to build in 7 states.  I am one of the more recent additions to the CDI family, so I had to ask what we did in Oregon, Arizona, Nevada, Washington etc.  In todays economy we truly focus on construction in the great state of California, but there was a time we seemed to be everywhere.

What I found was great little piece of CDI history. Back in the day (as they say),  we started remodeling for a local department store called Gottschalks.  As they opened new retail stores, we were called on to build them.  As they expanded and took over existing retailers, we were again called on to remodel them to corporate specifications.Screen Shot 2015-07-30 at 12.25.46 PM

As Gottschalks became publicly traded and began to invest in new markets by building brand new stores, CDI was their choice of contractor.  Now, when your client says they want to build a new 100,000 sf store in a neighboring state, can you turn them down? Of course not.

Back in Fresno we were able to build and record for time-lapse, the construction of the River Park Gottschalks (currently today its been remodeled into a Macy’s).  Take a look at this fun video.