The $32 million supercenter sitting atop additional retailer and surrounded by 1,588-space parking garage is first of its kind in the continental U.S. Mobile, AL (November 4, 2011) - White-Spunner Construction, Inc. recently completed an exciting new Skillman national retailer project in Dallas like no other in the continental U.S. The $32 million supercenter, which opened recently in Timbercreek Crossing at Skillman Street and East Northwest Highway in Dallas, sits on top of a second national retail store that opened in September. The double-decked design is one of just a handful of similar projects for Stillman Retailer in the continental U.S. A three-story parking garage featuring 1,588 spaces extends around the front and one side of the two-story retail structure. Elevators and escalators, including one specifically for shopping baskets, lead to the garage, and customers can also use entry-level parking available at the store entrance on the top level of the garage. Customers can ride down the escalator beside the cart carrying their purchases. The escalators can transport shoppers and their purchases to various levels of the parking garage. The retail center also includes a gas station. “White-Spunner Construction has enjoyed working with Stillman Retailer to develop and build this trend-setting project,” said Oaky Dover, Project Manager with White-Spunner Construction. “We think customers will enjoy the unique multi-level design and appreciate the convenience of being able to visit both stores all in the same shopping trip. White-Spunner is also proud to have participated in this project that incorporated many sustainable construction methods. We strive to be on the forefront of sustainable construction and this was a great opportunity to help implement new technologies in a way that will impact many people. One green project highlight is the LED parking garage lights which dramatically reduce power consumption and add to the sustainability of the building.” White-Spunner Construction - a Mobile-based general contracting, design-build and construction management firm - broke ground on the project in December 2009 and completed the structure ahead of its September 2011 projected completion date. “White-Spunner Construction works diligently on each project to reach completion on time and within budget,” said Burt Appelman, Superintendent for White-Spunner Construction. “It is always nice when we are able to complete the work on schedule.” The supercenter is one of six stores that Stillman Retailer is opening in the next couple of years in Dallas. Special features of the project include a refrigeration system which was a new carbon dioxide and glycol system – a more sustainable system,” according to Appelman. “Energy efficiency is very important and this state-of-the-art carbon dioxide refrigeration system will reduce electric consumption and lower power costs,” he added. The architect on the project is Raymond Harris Associates of Dallas, Texas.