New Petworks Facility Timeline

New Facility Coming Soon!

Petworks Regional Animal Services, formally the SBK Animal Center, is in the process of implementing a new facility on East Stone Drive in Kingsport just east of Cleek Road, between Kingsport Used Tire and Clayton Homes. With Bristol, Tennessee joining the Sullivan County, Bluff City, & Kingsport joint animal control venture, now is the time to consolidate two aging and increasingly inadequate facilities to one larger modern facility. Preliminary plans call for a more animal and customer friendly facility, with ample parking and a large fenced in open space behind the facility.

Below you will find the timeline for the new Petworks facility with initial construction of the facility beginning in the fall of 2017 to be completed and operational by October 2018.

Upcoming Petworks Regional Facility

Petworks Regional Animal Services, formally the SBK Animal Center, is in the process of implementing a new facility on East Stone Drive in Kingsport just east of Cleek Road, between Kingsport Used Tire and Clayton Homes. With Bristol, Tennessee joining the Sullivan County, Bluff City, & Kingsport joint animal control venture, now is the time to consolidate two aging and increasingly inadequate facilities to one larger modern facility. Preliminary plans call for a more animal and customer friendly facility, with ample parking and a large fenced in open space behind the facility.

Below you will find the "Petworks" facility Development Timeline with construction of the facility beginning in the fall of 2017 to be completed and operational by October 2018.

March 2017

  • Transfer City lot to Petworks 
  • Acquire title insurance for all three lots
  • Petworks to purchase other two parcels of property 3/29/17
  • Boundary and topographic surveys completed
  • Site geotechnical exploration completed
  • Phase I environmental site assessment completed
  • Schematic design completed
  • Architect soliciting engineering bids
  • Architect developing the Architect & Engineers (A&E) owner's contract

April 2017

  • Petworks to receive, review, negotiate, and sign the A&E owner's contract
  • Petworks to select dog kennels & cat condos suppliers and models

April thru July 2017

  • Design Development by architects and Petworks
  • Construction documents developed by architect and engineers
  • Petworks to identify furniture, fixtures, equipment, and finishes
  • Petworks to review and approve drawings

August 2017

  • Construction documents out to selected contractors for bids
  • Petworks to receive, review, negotiate, select, and sign the General Contractor's contract
  • Petworks contact data, phone, and sccurity companies for quotes on equipment and installation costs

September 2017 thru August 2018

  • Facility construction
  • Petworks to select companies, design and order systems for data, phone, sound, and security
  • Petworks to select sign company and develop interior and exterior signage
  • Petworks to select and order appliances: e.g. refigerators, microwaves, dishwashers, washers, dryers, etc.
  • Petworks to order furniture, fixtures, equipment, and finishes
  • Petworks to select and order windows treatments and art work
  • Petworks to work with architect & contractor to select landscaper & plan
  • Petworks to work closely with architect and contractor during construction
  • Punch list developed by architec, Petworks, and contractor

September 2018

  • Certificate of Completion by architect, Petworks, and contractor
  • Punch list items corrected by contractor
  • Petworks and vendors place furniture, fixtures, equipment, and supplies


October 1, 2018

Initiate operations in the new facility!