Connecticut Retail/Hospitality

Petco Taps KBE for New Location


Middletown, CT – KBE Building Corporation has been chosen for its 10th Petco construction project, this one in Middletown.

KBE will serve as general contractor for the $925,000, 13,500sf fit-out at the existing Middletown Plaza. KBE’s previous Petco projects include new construction and fit-outs for various stores and Pooch Hotels in Connecticut and North Carolina.

With 1,300 locations across the U.S., Mexico, and Puerto Rico, Petco provides products, services, advice, and experiences that meet its mission: Healthier Pets. Happier People. Better World. The Petco Foundation, an affiliated nonprofit, has raised more than $125 million since 1999 to help promote and improve the welfare of companion animals.

Completion is scheduled for late 2014. The project’s owner is Block & Kahan Properties, LLC, which is based in New Haven, Connecticut.



“We’ve enjoyed building and renovating various Petco locations along the East Coast,” said KBE principal owner and CEO Mike Kolakowski, who bought the firm in 2007 with fellow senior executives Eric Brown and Simon Etzel. “It’s been a pleasure working with a company that shares our commitment to philanthropy.”