West Des Moines Fire Station 17

  • Product: Pyramid skylight, unit skylights
  • Contractor: Brocon Services
  • Architect: Benjamin Design Collaborative
  • Specs:
  • CSI Code: 08 62 00 & 08 63 00
  • 24612

About this Project

If you are looking to plant roots in a midwestern town, you could do a lot worse than West Des Moines IA.  This growing suburb of Des Moines has been in the top 100 best places to live 3 times, most recently ranked 57th.  And if you are a hipster, West Des Moines is the 18th hippest town in the United States.

Cavalier Hotel Skylight
Skylight over pool Cavalier

If you are looking to plant roots in a midwestern town, you could do a lot worse than West Des Moines IA.  This growing suburb of Des Moines has been in the top 100 best places to live 3 times, most recently ranked 57th.  And if you are a hipster, West Des Moines is the 18th hippest town in the United States.

While the Hy Vee and the school district are among the top employers, the citizens of West Des Moines love their firefighters.  Fire Station #17 is home to the fire chief and 23 on-call firefighters. Dedicated in 1991, it’s also the home of the department training division which includes a 5-story training/burn tower.  The fire station also plays host to community events like pancake feeds and visiting preschoolers.

When it came time to renovate, Crystal Structures added 3 new 6′ x 6′ pyramid skylights and a grand pyramid above the entrance measuring about 15′ square.  Although not our largest project, being involved in upgrading the fire department is certainly a worthwhile endeavor.