H.D. Fowler starts work on new building in Spokane Valley

A new wholesale distribution center for waterworks and irrigation equipment distributor H.D. Fowler Co. is under construction at 410 N. Park Road, in Spokane Valley.

Tim Grissom, senior project architect with Boise, Idaho-based Cole Architects PLLC, says construction on the two-story, 18,000-square-foot office, sales, and warehouse building started a few months ago, and the project is expected to be completed by late September.

Baker Construction & Development Inc., of Spokane, is the contractor on the project.

Valued at $1.9 million, the building will have 10,000 square feet of warehouse space. The remaining 8,000 square feet will be dedicated to office space.

H.D. Fowler’s Spokane branch plans to move from its current 8,000-square-foot center, at 6625 E. Sharp, which is about 15 miles northwest of the Park Road.

Grissom says Cole Architects will incorporate some steel elements into the design of the new building.

“It’s going to have a steel awning around the outside of the building, and that has some exposed steel pipe, which is one of the products they sell,” Grissom says.

The owner of the Park Road site is Bellevue, Washington-based Cittagazze LLC.

H.D. Fowler’s corporate offices are located in Bellevue. It has 22 centers throughout Washington, Idaho, Montana, and Oregon. The company opened its first branch here in 2000.

H.D. Fowler claims to be the oldest and largest independent, family-owned distributor of its kind.  The company originally was established in 1920 as Fowler Engineering