Peace River Electric Cooperative Administrative Office
The Manatee Service Center is a new 7,450 SF one story administrative office for Peace River Electric Cooperative, Inc. (PRECO) located on Arbor Green Trail at the SE corner of State Road 70 and Lorraine Road.
The building serves as a dual-use structure that houses engineering and design staff in one part of the building with the balance of the building being utilized by member services personnel who accept payments and resolve other member inquiries. The engineering portion of the building is comprised of engineering staff offices, an employee break/lunch room, and open floor space currently utilizing cubicles for workspaces. The member services area of the building is comprised of two conference rooms, member service personnel offices and a walk-up payment area adjacent to the main lobby of the building. A unique feature to the building is the two lane drive-thru area utilized by members to make payments while remaining in their vehicles.
Building interior finishes consist of porcelain tile in the restrooms, carpet tile flooring in the remaining areas, and aluminum storefronts at the offices. The exterior finishes consist of glazed thin bricks, painted stucco, and fiber-reinforced paneling.