The marketing folks had a dream, the owners believed in it, and C. A. Taylor brought it to life.
Jeff Boone, owner of Cowpokes, and Carl Harlan, owner of C Bar C Arena, knew that they wanted to enhance an existing equine facility with a western retail storefront. By harnessing the power of collaboration, communication, and vision, they combined forces along with C.A. Taylor to marry an existing structure to a brand new one. During the construction process, the importance of communication would be paramount, as thousands of people continued to stream through the doors for their respective shows and events.
In order to ensure the experience and convenience for facility guests continued, C Bar C had a limited footprint to offer. C.A. Taylor worked alongside Cowpokes to plan a building that would maximize square footage for retail space while also giving the team an organized inventory storage area, offices, conference room space, and usable receiving space. By adding a Cogan mezzanine, going "up" made all the difference.
Combining and existing building to a new one cannot always be an easy task when it involves a high-traffic facility. By putting their heads together, the team envisioned a vestibule that would allow for individuals to bypass the Cowpokes store and still gain access to the facility if they would like. Now, C Bar C was able to have a prominent front entrance for the first time in its history.
The Harlans and the Boones are busy people. Their businesses and lives were not stopping simply to focus on this project. With weekly events at C Bar C and the Boones owning two thriving businesses, C.A. Taylor worked diligently to manage communication, expectations, and approval timelines to maintain an on-time execution of a large-scale project for both entities.
C Bar C has been open for more than 15 years, so it was important to ensure the retail store complemented its facade but also had its own identity. In addition, C Bar C couldn't limit future visitors by taking away too many camping spots and access to the facility. C.A. Taylor created a dynamic footprint within limited space to ensure Cowpokes could maximize operations and C Bar C could maximize traffic flow and ease for its thousands of visitors annually.
Jeff knew his team would ultimately need inventory space, offices, and a breakroom. Those simply weren't fitting on the main floor. With his network of vendors available, Clinton contracted and added a Cogan mezzanine to the Nucor structure that allowed for "space in the sky" accessible by stairs to provide storage and quiet space for staff to maximize productivity.
Jeff has an eye for design, and that meant this project needed to have special touches throughout. Whether it was the floor sealant, window accents, or the custom front door, all of these dreams were made possible through Clinton's design meetings and previous experience in working with clients to make their vision come to life.