Client Focus – Albertsons
McAlvain doesn’t only build remarkable structures. We are proud of the long-lasting, quality relationships we have built with our customers throughout the last 41 years. Periodically, We would like to showcase one of our many valued customers highlighting the services they provide and how they contribute to the communities they serve.
McAlvain has a long history building with Albertsons. The Albertsons Sundries Warehouse was the first project McAlvain took on. Since then, our team has completed 30+ projects for Albertsons across the Pacific Northwest. Most recently, McAlvain completed a 12 pump fuel center and 3,100 SF C-store on Apple Street in Boise.
Currently, McAlvain is constructing a new 63,000 SF Albertsons grocery store in Star, Idaho. It is the first Albertsons to be constructed in the City of Star. Another new grocery store in Meridian will break ground early this summer.
In 1939, Joe Albertson, a former Safeway district manager, took $5,000 he saved and $7,500 he borrowed from his wife’s Aunt Bertie, and partnered with L.S. Skaggs to open his first Albertsons store on 16th and State Streets in Boise, Idaho. Joe knew the keys of running a really great store, and it was all about working hard for the customers: give them the products they want, at a fair price, with lots of tender, loving care. Joe was innovative, too. He had one of the first in-store magazine racks in the country along with a scratch bakery and fresh ice cream made in-store. He worked hard, seven days a week, on his vision to build his company, and through his inspiring work ethic and tireless determination to run the best store, the first store thrived. Just two years later, he had opened two other stores in neighboring communities and grew the fledgling company’s sales to over $1 million by the end of 1941.