Press Releases

For Immediate Release
April 20, 2021

NEPTUNE, NJ, Grow America Builders, LLC (GAB), a national, full-service, cannabis design-build construction firm based in Northbrook, IL, has completed construction of a  Zen Leaf cannabis dispensary for Verano, NJ. The new dispensary, located at 2100 Asbury Avenue, Neptune City, NJ, had the grand opening on April 16 and offers over 4,000 square feet of finished space.

Construction of the dispensary started in mid-January, with the full-scale interior demolition of the former Smashburger, and received a certificate of occupancy in late March. The location includes a large open sales floor, sleek linear light fixtures recessed into the ceiling, large porcelain tiles, custom wall displays, and natural rift oak accents throughout, all consistent with the Zen Leaf brand. 

“It’s always a pleasure working with Verano and their design team, and this new dispensary was no different. This Neptune Zen Leaf will provide a phenomenal retail experience for the consumer” said David Fettner, principal at Grow America Builders. “As one of their build partners, our team has delivered multiple Zen Leaf dispensaries for Verano across the country, and we are honored that this will be the third Zen Leaf we’ve completed for them in New Jersey.” 

ABOUT GROW AMERICA BUILDERS

Grow America Builders is one of the few national construction companies solely focused on the cannabis industry and has built cultivation facilities, extraction labs, and dispensaries in every region in the continental United States. Principals David Fettner and Mike Kaulentis offer over twenty years of experience in almost every facet of construction and design. 

For more information on Grow America Builders or to connect with principals David Fettner or Mike Kaulentis, please visit growamericabuilders.com


For Immediate Release
March 2, 2021

Grow America Builders Announces the Construction of a Cannabis Dispensary in Lawrence Township, New Jersey.   

Lawrence Township Cannabis Dispensary to be a “state of the art” space.

Lawrence Township, New Jersey— 
March 2, 2021
Grow America Builders (GAB) is underway on construction of another New Jersey dispensary, this time in Lawrence Township. The new Zen Leaf dispensary will have over 4,000 square-feet of state of the art space, and the project will encompass both a full interior renovation, as well as an overhaul of the exterior.

The new facility will feature high open ceilings, natural wood display cases, rift oak accents, custom light fixtures and large four foot porcelain tiles. The spacious sales floor has been designed to comply with current Covid-19 measures, but also for the post Covid world where the consumer cannabis market will be in high demand.

“We’re beyond thrilled to be working on another project for Verano NJ,” says David Fettner, managing partner of GAB. This is our fourth Zen Leaf dispensary in the last year for Verano, and that familiarity allows us to work seamlessly with their first-rate construction and design team. We’re really excited to see this location open up in a few months. New Jersey has been a robust market for us and we consider ourselves fortunate to have an outstanding east coast team. We hope to continue this trend in New Jersey in 2021 as the state opens up for adult use.  

The construction schedule projects the dispensary to open in early Spring 2021.

Grow America Builders is one of the only national construction companies focused solely on the cannabis industry and has had projects in Illinois, Michigan, Arkansas, New Jersey, Arizona, Missouri, Massachusetts and West Virginia, among others.

Grow America Builders Announces the Completion of a Cannabis Dispensary in Lawrence Township, NJ.   Managing partners David Fettner and Michael Kaulentis, based in Northbrook Il, have provided construction services from concept and design through permitting and construction for over twenty years.

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For Immediate Release
January 28, 2021

Grow America Builders Announces the Construction of a Cannabis Dispensary in Neptune, New Jersey.   

New Jersey Shore Dispensary to Bring Legal Access to Many Consumers.

Neptune City, New Jersey— 
January 28, 2021
Construction is underway on a new Zen Leaf recreational and medical dispensary at 2100 Asbury Avenue, Neptune City, New Jersey. Grow America Builders, a national, full-service, cannabis design-build construction firm based in Highwood, Illinois, announced the news Monday. The facility will be run by Verano, NJ, LLC. The Neptune City location offers nearly 5,000-square-feet of finished space, and is taking the former homes of Smashburger and a men’s clothier. 

“GAB has delivered multiple dispensaries for Verano over the past couple of years in various states across the country,” said Michael Kaulentis, principal at Grow America Builders. “We’ve built many dispensaries in New Jersey, but are really excited to have the opportunity to build this high profile location right near the Jersey Shore where many consumers will have access to legal cannabis.”

Construction commenced in December by combining two adjacent units into one large space and has proceeded diligently while observing all Covid-19 guidelines. The high-concept aesthetic design will be consistent with other Zen Leaf dispensaries across the country; ultra-high ceilings, floor to ceiling windows, natural rift oak accents and massive four foot porcelain tiles are among some of the finishes that create a bright and inviting retail experience. Additionally, the large open sales floor and fourteen point of sale areas will allow an efficient consumer experience while also easily conforming to New Jersey social distancing measures once the store is operational.

GAB will also be working on improving the exterior with a new color scheme and awning, rejuvenating the curb appeal of the building which has stood vacant for months. Completion is expected in late February, 2021.

Grow America Builders

 Grow America Builders Announces the Completion of a Cannabis Dispensary in El Dorado, Arkansas.   Managing partners David Fettner and Michael Kaulentis, based in Northbrook Il, have provided construction services from concept and design through permitting and construction for over twenty years.

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December 14, 2020

Grow America Builders Announces New National Project Manager

Eric P. Long joins the cannabis facility design-build firm as demand for services grows

Highwood, IL—
December 14, 2020 Grow America Builders announced the newest member of their team.  Eric Long will manage all aspects of construction projects including coordination and oversight with owners, architects, engineers, designers, municipal staff, subcontractors, vendors, and site managers, ensuring that all clients’ needs are met.  “We consider ourselves truly fortunate to have a professional with broad and deep experience managing construction projects of all types, joining us to ensure the successful completion of our projects”, said David Fettner, Managing Partner of Grow America Builders. Before joining Grow America Builders, Eric served as Senior Project Manager for Kogen Friedman Development in Northbrook, IL and has over thirty years of experience managing construction projects of all types.

As Grow America Builders continues to grow Eric will support Grow America Builders’ commitment to deliver the highest level of service in the cannabis facility construction field. 

Grow America Builders offers over twenty-five years of expertise in construction projects of all types and has completed projects for industry leaders throughout the country.

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For Immediate Release
October 19, 2020

Grow America Builders Announces the Completion of a Cannabis Dispensary in El Dorado, Arkansas

Southernmost Dispensary in Arkansas to Bring Convenient Access to Many

El Dorado, Arkansas
October 19, 2020 Grow America Builders Announces the Completion of a Cannabis Dispensary in El Dorado, Arkansas.  The 4,500 square foot dispensary built amid the challenges presented by Covid-19 and hurricane Laura has passed its final inspection and is expected to open soon.

The project presented some unique challenges. said David Fettner, Managing Partner at Grow America Builders, LLC.  “A week after we broke ground, Covid-19 entered the equation. Then, just as we were hitting our stride, navigating through the pandemic, Hurricane Laura made landfall and created a new set of challenges. But we got through it all and we and the client are proud of how the dispensary turned out. Now comes the important part; helping patients and the local community access medical cannabis in a legal and responsible way.” 

Community Impact

This Zen Leaf cannabis dispensary located in Union County, AK is owned by Noah’s Ark LLC and will be the third dispensary to open in Arkansas’ Zone 8, which encompasses  Union, Pike, Howard, Server, Clark, Little River, Miller, Lafayette, Columbia, Calhoun, Ouachita, Dallas, Nevada and Hempstead counties.  The dispensary built by Grow America Builders will provide medical marijuana access to El Dorado and the surrounding areas.  Those in need of a medical marijuana dispensary have had to travel roughly eighty miles to the nearest dispensary.  Arkansas law provides for 20 licenses per zone, so watch for further development

Arkansas approves the use of medical marijuana in the treatment of; Alzheimer’s Disease, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), Cancer, Crohn’s Disease, Fibromyalgia, Glaucoma, HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis C,  Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD, Tourette’s Syndrome, Severe Arthritis and Ulcerative Colitis.  Clearly the presence of the dispensary will benefit many in the community.

Grow America Builders

 Grow America Builders Announces the Completion of a Cannabis Dispensary in El Dorado, Arkansas.   Specializing in the construction of facilities for the cannabis industry, managing partners David Fettner and Michael Kaulentis, based in Northbrook Il, have provided construction services from concept and design through permitting and construction for over twenty years.

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