Electric Case Study: 826 Valencia Tenderloin Center
McMillan Says “Aye Aye” To 826 Valencia
In the fall of 2015 when Mike Scribner of BCCI Construction got involved in expanding children’s writing program 826 Valencia, aka The Pirate Store, he called McMillan to partner up on renovating their new Tenderloin location at 180 Golden Gate, a former liquor store. After twenty years of working with Mike, we said yes before we even knew what we were getting into. By ribbon cutting in May 2016, McMillan contributed:
- Rebuilt entire building system, including SRO hotel upstairs, with new switchgear.
- Took lead on infrastructure repairs and power distribution.
- Received “Superhero Award” from partner BCCI Construction.
The new pirate store (with the literacy center hidden behind a secret door) has been a big hit with local kids. Our largest community outreach project to date, McMillan was happy to contribute by bringing the old building up to code with modern energy efficient solutions.