New Frank B. Fuhrer Wholesale Co. Facility Completed by ARCO Beverage Group Named Pittsburgh Commercial Development of the Year

New Frank B. Fuhrer Wholesale Co. Facility Completed by ARCO Beverage Group Named Pittsburgh Commercial Development of the Year

ARCO Beverage Group partnered with Frank B. Fuhrer Wholesale Co. to complete a new 350,439 SF state-of-the-art beverage distributorship in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The new facility nearly doubled the leading beer distributor’s presence in the local market and will be home to its Fuhrer Eagle Sales & Service division. With a 211,647 SF controlled-environment warehouse, a 29,783 SF draught cooler, and a 21,833 SF ambient warehouse, the facility will handle a high volume of beer and other beverages for the division. The facility also features a 28,666 SF office and will house over 100 employees. The expansion effort comes in response to the company’s need for increased capacity, as well as accommodation for future growth.

The project was awarded the CoStar Impact Award for 2024 Pittsburgh Commercial Development of the Year due to the facility’s capacity to expand product lines and offerings as well as a better working environment for employees. The new facility will allow Frank B. Fuhrer Wholesale Co. to continue to expand as a significant driver of business and economic activity in the local market.


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Schedule Saving Solutions

During construction, ARCO faced supply chain and weather-related challenges with the potential to significantly delay completion of the project. For example, procurement of the main electrical switchgear was going to be delayed several months, which would have delayed turnover of the building to the owner. However, ARCO was able to identify an alternative to purchase and redesign for the project to stay on schedule. The project also experienced more than double the amount of weather days that were included in the original schedule. Despite these challenges, ARCO was able to maintain the project’s schedule and finish three weeks ahead of the revised contractual completion date.

Project Details:

  • 350,439 SF Beverage Distribution Facility
  • 211,647 SF Controlled-Environment Warehouse
  • 29,783 SF Draught Cooler
  • 28,666 SF Office
  • 26,522 SF Drive-Thru
  • 21,833 Ambient Warehouse
  • 14,356 SF Point-of-Sale Area
  • 8,680 SF Truck Maintenance Building
  • 4,290 SF Dunnage Canopy
  • 1,537 SF Repack Area
  • 1,257 SF Forklift Room
  • 1,216 SF Draught Repair
  • Fire Pump Room
  • Electrical Room
  • Tilt-Up Construction with Insulated Metal Panel Construction at the CEW
  • 36’ Clear Height
  • Training Room with Operable Partition
  • Fitness Room
About Frank B. Fuhrer Wholesale Company

Frank B. Fuhrer Wholesale Company is a beverage wholesaler based out of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Frank B. Fuhrer Wholesale Company provides top quality service while representing the highest quality brewers and brands available in the market. Selling more than 15 million cases of domestic, imported, craft, and flavored malt beverage brands annually, the company is Southern Pennsylvania’s largest beer wholesaler. Frank B. Fuhrer Wholesale Company prides itself on the high standards of its employees who embody the company’s core values of integrity in action, fairness in service, and consistency in practice. For more information, visit

About ARCO Beverage Group

ARCO Beverage Group is a premier, full-service design-build general contractor with more than 30 years of experience providing beverage industry clientele with complete construction services throughout the United States. As the nation’s largest builder of beverage distributorships, ARCO has constructed or made modifications to over 200 beverage facilities nationwide. From new distributorships to expansions, conversions, and renovation, our team is expertly knowledgeable in the specifications and requirements for beverage facilities to run efficiently and successfully.

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