Adaptive Reuse at U-Haul Moving & Storage of Gurnee

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860 Waveland Ave   Gurnee, IL 60031

(847) 782-1385

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  • Mon-Thur: 7 am–7 pm
  • Fri: 7 am–8 pm
  • Sat: 7 am–7 pm
  • Sun: 9 am–5 pm

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(847) 782-1385

860 Waveland Ave
Gurnee, IL 60031

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Office Hours

  • Mon-Thur: 7 am–7 pm
  • Fri: 7 am–8 pm
  • Sat: 7 am–7 pm
  • Sun: 9 am–5 pm
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  • 24 hour customer return
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Adaptive Reuse in Gurnee, IL at U-Haul Center of Gurnee

Building History

In 1947, Joseph Rashkow founded a humble supply company on the south side of Chicago named the Arrow Lumber Company. The single store expanded into two stores under the leadership of Rashkow's son, Ronald Rashkow. In 1971, Ronald changed the name of the company to Handy Andy. Eventually there were 72 Handy Andy stores spread across Illinois, Wisconsin, Indiana, Ohio, Missouri, Mississippi, Michigan, Tennessee, and Kentucky. The company supplied a mix of lumber, hardware, plumbing and home/lawn goods. 

The Gurnee Handy Andy building was built in 1980 and U-Haul acquired the building in 2017. Adaptive reuse building conversions allow U-Haul to promote infill development to meet citizens’ needs while preserving the natural resources and land normally required for new construction. Adaptive reuse also allows resources to be focused on integrating environmentally thoughtful features into the existing building rather than creating waste in the form of demolition and using valuable resources for new construction. 

Environmental Impact

Serving U-Haul customers since 2017, this facility was built through adaptive reuse of an abandoned building. Adaptive reuse promotes infill development in an effort to strengthen communities, with the following benefits achieved at this site: 

  • 638 tons of metal manufacturing & transportation prevented 
  • 2,614 tons of new concrete pours avoided 
  • 3,276 tons of construction and demolition debris prevented 

Energy-efficiency and waste-reduction programs at this facility provide the following estimated benefits each year for the Gurnee community:

  • 3,612,014 lbs greenhouse gas emissions prevented 
  • Steel Use

    Steel Production 638 tons (579 tonnes) of steel manufacturing and delivery saved to date

  • Energy Use

    Energy 0 kWh annual energy savings

  • Concrete Use

    Concrete 2,614 tons (2,372 tonnes) of new concrete pours avoided to date

  • CO2 Emissions

    Emissions 3,612,014 lbs (1,638,399 kgs) of greenhouse gas emissions prevented

  • Landfill Debris

    Landfill Debris 3,276 lbs (2,973 kgs) of construction debris prevented

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