Rockford Footwear Depot
Owned and operated by Wolverine World Wide, the Rockford Footwear Depot is downtown Rockford area’s premier provider of brand name footwear and apparel. Featuring collections of Wolverine World Wide products, The Rockford Footwear Depot offers a variety of selections from manufacturers including Bates, Caterpillar, Harley-Davidson, Hush Puppies, Merrell, Patagonia, Sebago and Wolverine.
Wolverine World Wide wanted to create a new retail outlet for their thriving shoe manufacturing business and at the same time, restore and renovate a 100 year old shoe factory. The project involved retaining the original charm of the original building. The solid wood floors were refinished, and heavy timber beams were left exposed, to add character and leave the feel of the old factory.
New entry areas were constructed to provided barrier free access at all levels. All of the single pane windows and skylights were replaced with energy efficient, insulated panel units.
Dan Vos Construction Co.
Steel Systems Inc