Contractor chosen for IKEA Oak Creek project

Store still on schedule to open in summer 2018

Architectural rendering of the future IKEA Oak Creek

Last updated on July 2nd, 2019 at 10:57 am

Chicago-based Pepper Construction has been named construction manager for the IKEA Oak Creek store project, which is expected to begin this summer for a summer 2018 opening.

“With contractors onboard, plans can proceed towards opening the future IKEA Oak Creek,” IKEA U.S. president Lars Petersson said in a statement. “This Milwaukee-area store will provide a more convenient IKEA shopping experience for current and potential customers throughout Wisconsin, complementing our growing Midwestern U.S. presence.”

Architectural rendering of the future IKEA Oak Creek

Pepper is a full-service construction management, design/build and general contracting firm that has built several IKEA stores including stores currently under construction in Columbus, Ohio and Fishers, Indiana.

Locally, Milwaukee-based Graef has been hired for civil engineering, Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren S.C. is serving as the local land use counsel and CBRE brokerage for site selection support.

Columbus-based WD Partners is serving as the architect.

The 291,000-square-foot IKEA Oak Creek store will be located on about 30 acres of land owned by Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Co., northwest of West Drexel Avenue and I-94.

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