Work is on schedule to open Sky Zone’s new Trampoline Park at 195 Enterprise Way in CenterPoint Commerce & Trade Park West in Pittston Township by October 1st.
Mericle Commercial Real Estate Services is wrapping up construction on the building and the Sky Zone team has been busy installing trampolines and equipment for open jump, the SkySlam court, SkyFitness classes, Ultimate Dodgeball the Foam Zone and more. The Sky Zone facility in CenterPoint East recently closed to accommodate the move.
“The new facility will provide ample space for us to provide exciting new jumping innovations and amenities that guests of all ages will enjoy,” said Sky Zone General Manager Jeff Bowne. “While we don’t want to let out too many surprises, we are outfitting the new building with an ultra violet lighting system to allow for glow jumping.”
After hosting hundreds of thousands of customers since its opening in CenterPoint Commerce & Trade Park East in 2014, Sky Zone Pittston made the decision to construct a larger, 24,000 square foot building one mile away.
Sky Zone was named “America’s Most Promising Companies List” in Forbes for 2015, 2014, 2013, #2 on Franchise Times’s list of “Smartest-growing Brands” for 2015, and #15 of 100 in LA Business Journal’s “Fastest-growing Private Companies” for 2014.
Sky Zone is the creation of entrepreneur Rick Platt, who originally intended for the trampoline courts to be used as part of a new sport with professional athletes. In 2004, Platt spent $2 million to build a 17,000-square-foot trampoline arena in Las Vegas (then known as SkyMania Fun Center) and to hire athletes for the sport, which would have included rotating hoops and mid-air acrobatics.
Sky Zone, as a sport, failed. However, local skateboarders soon showed an interest in playing in the arena. Rick charged $8 per person and Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Park— the world’s first all-trampoline, walled, playing courts, designed by top engineers, welders, and carpenters— was born.
Founded by Robert K. Mericle, Mericle Construction Inc. self-performs virtually all aspects of development and construction, using its own in-house personnel, Mericle Construction is better able to control costs and fast track delivery schedules to meet its clients’ needs. It fashions itself as a throwback to the “master builder” of old when experienced craftsmen self-performed all aspects of the construction process.