Ground-Up Construction of True North Full-Service Gas Station & Convenience Store – Bartlett, IL


From May to December 2021, MRG Construction (MRGC) tackled an extensive ground-up construction project for True North in Bartlett, IL. During this seven-month project, the once vacant 3.5-acre plot transformed into a full-service station that includes a fueling station, diesel island, convenience store, and gaming facility within the store.

Prior to the commencement of this project, the MRG Construction project manager needed to cultivate a team with a variety of skills and areas of expertise to meet the needs of the client. Each project that MRGC accepts possesses different needs and conditions that are essential to making the project successful. Through extensive conversations with the client, we evaluate what course of action would be most efficient and effective and determine the individuals within our group that would be most compatible with the requirements of the project. Once the client accepts the scope and statement of work, the plan is established, and the team is assembled, we begin construction.

The successful results of this project astounded and delighted our client True North. Originally a multi-acre plot of grass, this newly converted property now serves the Barlett community as a modern full-service fuel station that is comprised of not only a gas station, but also includes a convenience store with a refreshment & snack section and an adult gaming attachment. This facility illustrates that service stations are capable of being both visually appealing structures while also serving as multi-functional spaces. The exterior of this property is composed of brick and stone, exuding a sophisticated yet welcoming presence. Inside the store, the sleek subway tile backsplash and herringbone flooring compliment the modernized exterior design and brighten the space. The multiple accent lights and sconces adorning the walls both illuminate the space and serve as décor. In the kitchen, our team installed an industrial fridge and other essential appliances that will aid in making day-to-day employee tasks more efficient. MRGC fit all bathrooms with solid surface countertops which are accentuated by the ceramic tile found on the floor and walls. Our highly qualified team of accomplished construction professionals completed the installation of the electrical, plumbing, and HVAC systems and performed landscaping on the exterior.

MRG Construction is honored to be part of another successful ground-up construction project. We thank True North for the opportunity to create and customize a modernized full-service station for them.