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.

Smartwool Socks Buy Three, Get One FREE

Finding the perfect gift can be difficult. But we have the perfect gift idea: Smartwool socks!

Buy three, and get the fourth FREE. Lifestyle socks. Ski socks. Biking socks. Running socks. Kids socks. Choose from thousands.  We’re not kidding.  Bright colors, fun patterns, lots of padding, a little padding.  What they all have in common is merino wool.  Visit us in Downtown Wausau and we’ll tell you all about the special sheep and special construction that makes these socks so smart.  Mix and match and take the fourth home free when you buy three.  Sale ends — never!  We always offer Buy 3 Get 1 Free.  But selection is best through the holidays.

Smartwool prides themselves in making products you will love, and that will support all of your adventures. Their socks are made from ethically sourced merino wool. Merino wool is popular because of its warmth relative to weight. Not only do Smartwool socks serve their purpose and function, but they also feel great as well. Each fiber naturally helps regulate body temperature, transports sweat away as a vapor, and cancels out odors (they tested it themselves).Once you’ve tried Smartwool socks, you may not want any other type of sock on your feet! Stop by Shepherd and Schaller to shop our hundreds of Smartwool options!

Dungeon Sale 2018: Used & New Ski and Snowboard Gear

October 24-28, 2018

  • Wed, Thur, Fri:  9am-8pm
  • Sat 9am-5pm
  • Sun 11am-5pm

Dungeon Sale is Wausau’s biggest sales event of ski season!  If you’re brave enough to head to the basement of our 110+ 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 used items sell, you’ve got ‘Shep’s Bucks’ 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 2018-19 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 2018 is October 24-28.  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.  

 

 

 

Meet the Family: Sherpa Adventure Clothing

Meet the family: Sherpa. A small brand can change the world.

Sherpa, by it’s own definition, is a modern brand with ancient wisdom. It weaves together the latest designs and technology with the rich heritage and time-honored beliefs of Nepal.  They focuse on providing economic and social stability to the people of Nepal through steady employment, quality working conditions and educational opportunities for future generations. As a Sherpa-founded company, the adventure clothing produced embraces technical materials and designs, passes grueling tests in the Himalayas, and weaves a rich heritage of humility into every garment.

“Our footprint may be small, but the Sherpa heart is big with belief that a modest brand can lift people up, train and educate the next generation, even help reverse the ravages of poor governance and a changing environment,” they say.

At Shep’s, we respect the values, wisdom and experience that Sherpa shares. They match our own.

Meet the Family: Kupilka Dish Ware and Cutlery is at Shep’s

Meet the Family: Kupilka
 
Support nature with a cup. KUPILKA – Adventurer’s Great Companion – products are made from their very own biomaterial with EKOenergy. (Hint: it’s mostly wood! That’s something we can appreciate here in the Northwoods right?)
 
The Finnish company’s products are made from natural fibre composite which favours the use of renewable energy sources. The wood for the material comes from the certified forests in Finland. Both the products and the material are manufactured in Finland using EKOenergy. Kupilka one of the first companies in the world to start using green electricity? The wide operating temperature of the product (-30 °C – 100 °C) together with the resistance of the material ensures durability and a smaller carbon footprint. At the end of the life span the products can be recycled, incinerated for heat energy or returned to the manufacturer for re-use. KUPILKA packaging is made from recycled cardboard which can be recycled or burned. So cool!
 
Like the other brands we choose to partner with, Kupilka invests in it’s employees and community, locally and globally. Check out their site to learn more and visit us to shop this unique dish ware and cutlery only at Shepherd & Schaller in downtown Wausau.