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Four Corners Group: A Scalable Model For Rolling Out Great Nightlife Experiences Across The Country

The Four Corners Group (Owned By Sterling Bay) is known for its high-energy brand of bars around Chicago. In 2001, Four Corners opened its first neighborhood bar and has since grown to 12 different unique and fun locations.
Four Corners planned to build the Budweiser Brickhouse Tavern next to Wrigley Field and chose Encompass Connect to install the AV setup for the Bar. Four Corners was ecstatic with the planning, process, and final product and has been a loyal customer of Encompass.The Problem:
Federales opened in 2016 in Chicago and was the first brand that Four Corners decided to roll out nationally. To successfully open 10 locations all over the country, Four Corners needed an AV Partner that could mobilize and install the same high-quality AV experience in every Federales Bar.
Four Corners used a local company for most of its locations, but they were not equipped to handle a national rollout. They needed an AV partner that could travel, maintain their deadlines, plan every detail of the project, and communicate with full transparency throughout the construction phase.

Having completed the massive project in Wrigleyville, Encompass was the perfect candidate to handle all of the new national locations.

Our Solution:
Four Corners knew Encompass was the right partner for the job due to the national projects Encompass had already completed for some very high-profile restaurant brands. Doc B’s, Lou Malnati’s, CA Ventures, and Gibsons Group are multi-tenant and hospitality powerhouses that have entrusted Encompass to install A+ AV in all their locations.

Encompass Connect possessed the expertise to roll out a national platform of bars while maintaining the highest quality AV solutions that they are known for. These systems are often a much better AV experience than these companies had previously been accustomed to.

Encompass completed Brickhouse Tavern in 2016 and then Federales Denver in 2021. Currently, Federales Dallas is in the works and should be slated to open in Spring 2022.

The Results:
The entire process for both locations has gone incredibly smoothly due to the organization and attention to detail possessed by both Four Corners and Encompass. A great partnership has been formed based on professionalism, coordination, and a commitment to excellence.

All three locations are set up with video systems, PoE and IoT technology, structured cabling, surveillance, and crisp, clean (and loud) audio. All three locations are equipped with the same AV and IT infrastructure, making for better ease of use and more predictable budgeting.

Encompass installed video walls at Brickhouse Tavern that can put on and quickly change games for the sporty crowd. The audio is also very robust, as the customer base for Federales is known for being loud and energetic. Also, the structured cabling, complete with data drops and PoS stations, was done by Encompass Connect.

Encompass Will Outwork, Outplan, & Out-Execute Any Other AV company
Encompass prides itself on its ability to plan for any contingency for each project. We onboard our clients early while the building is under construction to work our way through every aspect of installation. We then work with the General Contractors and Electricians to coordinate all construction and installation phases to make sure time is not wasted.

Doing this makes our team members more efficient with their time, reducing the risk of missing deadlines or rushing to complete and leaving exposed wiring. This also allows us to neatly organize all wires, cables, and other infrastructure to make for easy maintenance (and smaller invoices)

Encompass can handle any size rollout for all hospitality and multi-tenant companies. We have demonstrated our ability to mobilize, plan, and execute our tasks all around the country, and we are ready to take on your next venture.

We will out-plan, out-think and out-execute any designer or installer you’ve ever hired.