Grand Opening for Jordan’s Furniture in New Haven, First in CT


NEW HAVEN, Ct., Dec. 18, 2015 – KBE Building Corp. celebrated the grand opening of Jordan’s Furniture in New Haven on Friday, December 11, along with some very eager local residents. KBE served as Construction Manager at Risk for the $17 million renovation, which began construction in April. Access Construction is the Owner’s Representative.

Located at 40 Sargent Drive in New Haven, Jordan’s Furniture proved to be a very unique project for the $300 million construction firm, as it features the “World’s Largest Ropes Course.” The ropes course, designed by Ropes Courses, Inc., is just one way Jordan’s Furniture attends to its entertainment package feature.

In addition to this extravagant ropes course, KBE Building Corp., with the help of Waltzing Waters, supported the design and construction of a Las Vegas-style fountain equipped with lasers and a light show.

Jordan’s Furniture, New Haven | Project Highlights

The 193,000 s/f project, designed by architect BL Companies, encompasses the following scope:

  • renovation of existing building (two stories and mezzanines), formerly the home of the New Haven Register.
  • new entrance feature, signage feature, and canopy
  • new exterior doors and interior partitions
  • new single story detached pump house totaling approximately 514 square feet
  • roof patching
  • exterior site work including demolition of pavement; sidewalks and tree removal; utility coordination; new paving; plantings; concrete and brick paving; storm and sanitary drainage including infiltration system; off-site water line

The grand opening of Jordan’s Furniture marks KBE’s second project for the top New England furniture retailer. KBE previously built Jordan’s Natick, MA store, which features an IMAX theater along with the high-end furniture showrooms.

Jordan’s Furniture opened to the general public on Friday, December 11, 2015.

Pictures of the completed Jordan’s Furniture are available below:

Photo Credit: Chris Lawhorn 
Caption: Eager locals await the grand opening of Jordan’s Furniture in New Haven, CT

Photo Credit: Paul Burk Photography 
Caption: The 68 ft. Jordan’s Furniture sign was crafted out of 315 individual aluminum chairs

Photo Credit: Paul Burk Photography 
Caption: The World’s Largest Ropes Course at Jordan’s Furniture in New Haven

Photo Credit: Paul Burk Photography 
Caption: Interior at Jordan’s Furniture New Haven

About KBE Building Corporation

Located in Farmington, CT, Norwalk, CT, and Columbia, MD, KBE Building Corporation is a full-service, single-source commercial construction company strategically positioned to serve the Eastern and Mid-Atlantic U.S. Founded in 1959 and incorporated in 1966, the firm provides preconstruction, construction management, design-build, and general contracting services to clients in the retail, educational, senior living, federal, corporate, hospitality, health care, and institutional markets. KBE has managed more than $4 billion in construction volume over the last two decades alone and is ranked among Engineering News-Record magazine’s top 400 construction companies nationally. Learn more at

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