Accepting Bids for a New Exterior Mural at Shepherd & Schaller

Calling local Mural Artists!

Built in the late 1800s, our building at 324 Scott Street, Wausau, WI is undergoing exterior maintenance and repairs. A new exterior logo sign and possible artistic mural are needed for Shepherd & Schaller, Wausau’s favorite Outdoor Store. Respond to our RFP and be part of our long history!

Contact: theresa@shepssports.com RFP Below:

The 1980s.
JC Penney tenanted the building in the early 1900s. The Record Herald building was removed prior to 1962, making way for on-site parking at Shepherd & Schaller

REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL

Shepherd & Schaller External Wall Mural/ Sign

Shepherd & Schaller Sporting Goods, Inc. 324 Scott St. Wausau, WI 54403Contact:  Robb Shepherd Business Phone: 715-845-5432 robb@shepssports.com

1. Background/Introduction

Shepherd & Schaller Sporting Goods, Inc. is an Outdoor Specialty Store, founded in 1949.  It is family- owned and operated in downtown Wausau. “Shep’s” is known best as the premier snow sports shop in Wisconsin as well as for premium brand merchandise and services for cycling, camping, paddling and water sports, plus clothing and footwear.  An e-commerce site, shepssports.com, was created in 2011 featuring live salesfloor inventory for select products. Shepherd & Schaller actively communicates and promotes via social media @shepssports.

2. Project Goals and Scope of Services

Shepherd & Schaller is seeking the services of a full-service muralist/sign company to develop and execute a new exterior mural that identifies and calls attention to the business while complimenting the building.  The project will be awarded to a responsive and responsible bidder based on design, value and professional capacity.

The selected party will be responsible for the design, development and installation of the mural.

3. Tasks include but may not be limited to the following criteria:

  • Design a full-color mural which includes Shepherd & Schaller’s logo, represents the company’s products and services, and is easy to read and understand by motorists traveling West on Scott Street in downtown Wausau.  
  • Produce/install full-color mural comprised of long-lasting, exterior-grade materials.
  • Provide a full-color rendering of proposed design (and subsequent redesigns until approved), all materials and tools for creation, production, installation, clean-up.
  • Confirm that proposed design and installation meets all city ordinances.
  • Other communications and/or installation and clean-up related services as required

4. Time and Place of Submission of Proposals

  • Anticipated Selection Schedule
  • The Request for Proposal timeline is as follows:
  • Request for RFP: July 15, 2019
  • Deadline for Bidders to Submit Questions: July 30, 2019
  • Shepherd & Schaller Responds to Bidder Questions: August 10, 2019
  • Selection / Notification to Unsuccessful Bidders: August 31, 2019

Respondents to this RFP must submit one original and two copies of their proposal delivered in person or by mail or freight service. Responses must be received no later than July 31, 2019. Responses should be clearly marked “RFP-Mural” and mailed or delivered to the contact person listed above.

5. Timeline

Shepherd & Schaller Sporting Goods, Inc. needs the project completed by October 15, 2019.

6. Elements of Proposal

A submission must, at a minimum, include the following elements:

  • Description of the firm/proposer that includes a general overview, names and credentials of creative team.
  • A one-page narrative outlining the firm’s strengths and distinguishing skills or capabilities as they might relate to the project.
  • A representative selection of sign and/or mural projects created for current and past clients.
  • A full-color rendering of the proposed design.
  • A list of proposed materials to be used along with an explanation of the installation process.
  • A proposed time-line for completion.

7. Evaluation Criteria

The successful respondent will have been operating as a muralist/sign company for a minimum of 12 months and/or successfully completed at least one similar project, plus possess full-service, in-house capabilities for complete project design and installation.

8. Possible Challenges

Summer 2019, Shepherd & Schaller Sporting Goods, Inc. is currently repairing and upgrading the exterior wall location for the mural, of which bidders should be aware.  The new surface will be a red brick colored EIFS “synthetic stucco” surface which is expected to be completed by September 15, 2019.

No specific mural size is required, rather prior Shepherd & Schaller’s historic mural should be considered as a baseline (photos attached.)  Shepherd & Schaller recognizes this allows for artistic interpretation and a variation in proposed costs.

9. Budget

Shepherd & Schaller Sporting Goods, Inc.’s budget for the project is not to exceed $2500, with preference given to lowest cost/highest value proposals.

Dungeon Sale 2019 is Oct 23-27

Dungeon Sale is Wausau’s biggest sales event of ski season!  If you’re brave enough to head to the basement of our 120+ year-old building, you’ll find crazy low prices on used and new ski and snowboard equipment for the entire family.

Shep’s accepts used gear through October 10 for consignment sale.  We help price it unless you know exactly what you want out of it, and keep only 10% consignment fee (when swaps keep 20%).  After your consignment items sell, you’ve got store credit to use toward the purchase of any of our products or services.

We set the used gear up alongside our own inventory of new gear (left over from last season) and make it easy by installing ski and snowboard bindings so you only have one price to consider.

Kids gear goes fast, so most years there is a line at the door before our Wednesday morning opening at 9:00am.  Have no fear, there is usually enough selection to satisfy shoppers all through the five-day event.  The basement is stocked with Alpine Ski, X-C Ski and Snowboard equipment.

You’ll want to shop upstairs too, where the latest 2019-20 gear is also on sale along with the season’s best outerwear, sportswear and accessories like helmets, goggles, wax, tuning supplies and more.  You can even combine the great used gear you find in the Dungeon with new equipment from upstairs at Shep’s low “package price.”  All clothing and accessories are at least 20% off during Dungeon Sale and we’ve got lots of other great specials going on.

To top it off we have crazy deals on shop work, like binding adjustments or re-mounts on dungeon gear for only $15, a full ski tune-up for only $34.99 (reg $55), and register to win a Free Granite Peak season pass which you can register for while you shop.

Once the Dungeon Sale is officially over, you are still free to shop the basement. (There’s just less to choose from!)

Oh yeah… don’t be alarmed when you leave the shop after the sale and run into a crowd on the sidewalk.  Shep’s is on the Paranormal Society’s Ghost Tour each year during Halloween Weekend.  Our spirits rarely make an appearance during the event though, so you’re safe in the Dungeon.  Mwaa ha ha ha  ha…

Dungeon Sale 2019 is October 23-27.  The sale is 9am-8pm Wed-Fri, 9am-5pm Saturday and 11am-5pm Sunday.  Dungeon Sale Rules

Suck up your courage, dig up the family and check our our frighteningly fun sale.  

Step Outside With Us

Sandals, shoes, boots, slippers: fashion but more more important than comfort, quality, durability. Chaco’s sandals or Salomon trail running shoes hit the mark and Shepherd & Schaller has them, plus Teva, Roxy, Sorel and more of your favorite brands.

Our selection is large. Many are shown here at shepssports.com, (be sure to click of the product photo to see more colors) but you’ve got to visit us in downtown Wausau to shop the full range. Here’s a peek:

Roxy Shawna Leather Sandals, $69
Roxy Pauline Sandals, $39
Smartwool! Shepherd & Schaller is Wisconsin’s largest Smartwool Dealer. Find Darn Tough socks here too and appreciate the difference that quality merino socks will make in your life. No exaggeration! They go perfectly with our shoes, obviously.
BUY 3 GET 1 FREE socks, ALWAYS!

Shop local. Share the love. Get a discount at Shep’s.

Visit our awesome *neighbors in downtown Wausau, show us the receipt from your same-day visit, and we’ll give you 10% off your purchase of our in-stock clothing and footwear.  Yes, you’ll get an extra 10% off our sale price clothes and shoes!  Buy some flowers, books, art or jewelry or grab lunch or drinks, then shop and save at Shepherd & Schaller.

SHOP LOCAL.  SHARE THE LOVE!

Click the links to find great places to shop and dine in downtown Wausau’s River District

Limit one 10% discount per transaction.  Discount will be honored on receipts from *neighboring retail stores and restaurants located in the Wausau River District coverage area. Receipt must be dated within 24 hours and presented at time of purchase. Offer is not retroactive and is not available at shepssports.com. Offer may be adjusted or cancelled at any time.

Charming shops and restaurants line Third Street in Downtown Wausau, just steps from Shepherd & Schaller Sporting Goods, Wausau’s favorite Outdoor Store since 1949. Be sure to explore the entire River District. You’ll be back for more!
http://www.wausauriverdistrict.org/business-directory

Bike to work week 2019

Bike to Work Week this year runs from May 13-May 19th. If you’re going to bike everyday for a week straight, this is your week to do it! Make it a goal. Give yourself a little more time to and from work and make it happen! Many bike enthusiasts will say there shouldn’t be a designated week for biking, people should just enjoy it any week of the year. For some it’s not that easy, and Bike to Work week is the perfect time to give it a try.

Biking has so many healthy benefits both Physically and Mentally (not to mention more money in your wallet.)

Here are just a few positive things biking can do for you.

  • Great way to start/end your day
  • Clears your mind, Stress reliever
  • Great Cardio workout without hard impact on your joints
  • calorie burn/weight loss
  • You will save money
  • Opens your eyes to things you may not see otherwise

The list goes on and on…

Some of us at Shep’s will be biking to work all week, heck some of us bike to work all year-round. So do yourself a favor and hop on your ride and GET TO WORK!