United Natural Foods Incorporated

On-time &issue free

Fire Protection & Quell System Installation Services for Warehouses in the Milwaukee Area

Ahern’s knowledge and expertise in cold storage and warehouse projects led the general contractor to request assistance in the budget stages of United Natural Foods Incorporated's project at their Sturtevant, WI distribution center. After providing hard bid numbers and negotiating, Ahern was awarded the project. Ahern installed four Quell systems for the freezers, two DI preaction systems, one dry system, and 11 wet pipe systems. This was the first Quell design the Milwaukee office completed, and they completed the project on-time and without injury. The 457,584 square-foot facility is now home to 5,591 Ahern sprinklers and approximately 60,000 linear feet of Ahern pipe.

Expertise Provided

Values Delivered


  • Ahern’s designs were approved on the first submission, with no warranty rework

Meeting Deadlines

  • 100% on-time completion


  • No OSHA recordable events or lost-time injuries