November 27, 2009 in Business

New therapy facility to offer indoor pool

By The Spokesman-Review
 
J. BART RAYNIAK photo

Justin Chapman and Anthony Simone from Imperial Pools work on the therapy treatment pool at the new Youthful Horizons Physical Therapy at 325 S. University Road in Spokane Valley. Baker Construction is building the facility.
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The next swimming pool to open in Spokane Valley will be indoors. It’s the heated therapy pool being completed inside the new office building of Youthful Horizons Physical Therapy at 325 S. University Road.

Building co-owner David Owan said the 6-foot-deep, 14-foot-wide, 24-foot-long pool will do double duty once it opens in early January. It will be used by clinic clients for aquatic exercise and therapy. Outside of clinic hours, Owan intends for community members to also use the pool.

“We like to think it will be used for people dealing with arthritis, for water aerobics and for pregnancy classes,” Owan said.

Youthful Horizons has about 24 workers at an office building at 13607 E. Sprague Ave. Once it moves into the two-story building, the clinic will take about 22,500 square feet. Another 7,000 square feet in the building will be leased by other businesses.

Among other amenities, the building has geothermal air conditioning and heating.

Spokane-based Baker Construction is handling the $2.5 million project.

Architects will occupy Bissinger Building

Spokane architectural firm Bernardo Wills Architects PC will start moving into the remodeled and expanded downtown Bissinger Building in February.

Built in the 1900s, the Bissinger, at 153 S. Jefferson St., is a two-story brick office that will have a 4,000-square-foot addition on the west side of the building.

That two-story addition, along with 24 parking spaces, replace the demolished former warehouse used by window company Pella Corp., just west of the Bissinger.

The $1.9 million project includes remodeling the 18,000-square-foot Bissinger Building. The original brick structure once bore the words “Bissinger & Co. Tannery.” Most recently the building was used by a cabinet maker.

Contractor opens real estate brokerage

General contractor and custom home builder Larry Kloetsch, president of RSVP Construction Inc., has opened a real estate brokerage in Spokane under the name of RSVP Real Estate Group Inc.

Kloetsch, the designated broker, said he plans to use a business model similar to that of his brother, Steve Kloetsch, CEO of RSVP Real Estate Inc. in Bellevue, Wash. That nonfranchise brokerage has grown to 181 agents in nine months.

Though the two companies are separate entities, the firms will network their sales across the state and may consider future statewide expansion, Larry Kloetsch said.

RSVP Construction was established in 1971 and will continue to provide custom homes, remodeling and commercial construction, Kloetsch said.

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