El Dorado Hills, CA

Civil Engineering, Land Use Planning, Architecture, Fueling System Design, Permit Expediting

The Challenge

Arco ampm is a popular convenience store chain on the west coast, first originating in Southern California. Barghausen was contracted by our customer, Marc Strauch of Strauchco, for this particular Arco ampm project in El Dorado Hills. 

The project itself consisted of a 3,200-square ft. Arco ampm convenience store, including an 1,800-square ft. express automated car wash with an 80 ft. conveyor and eight fueling islands on slightly over 2.5 acres (one acre of which was wetland and stream). The site also required over 10,000 CY of fill, retaining walls, and a specialized storm water system to accommodate for the adjacent creek. 

Our team was faced with several unique challenges for the Arco ampm project. As previously mentioned, the project site was located adjacent a sensitive stream and wetland—in addition to being an average of 10 feet below the street elevation. 

Perhaps most challenging, however, was how vehemently opposed to the project the surrounding community was. To appease the community, our team incorporated custom architecture in a Tuscan theme—which is prevalent in the area’s newer developments. 

The Solution  

Our customer, Strauchco, engaged our team for the following services during the scope of the Arco ampm project:

  • Civil engineering
  • Architecture
  • Fueling system design
  • Permit expediting
  • Project management 
  • Construction administration

Why Barghausen?

Since 1982, Barghausen has provided high quality civil engineering, architecture, and land surveying services to residential and commercial clients nationwide.

From land use planning to fueling system design and more, Barghausen is a one-stop shop for not only sound project design, but also effective and hands-on project management - every step of the way.

Barghausen was founded with a deep commitment to customer service, expert engineering, and effective site planning. That’s why clients like Strauchco trust Barghausen with even the highest demand projects for over 30 years.