Kent, WA

DEB provided a second UPS system, an additional generator, as well as supplemental cooling to REI’s only data center in Kent, Washington. This project was the largest IT project REI had implemented in the last 15 years, and it was a very high-profile project. The critical nature of the project was driven by the fact that REI realized they had outgrown their current infrastructure to such a degree that they had negated all system redundancies. This risk was magnified by the fact that all work had to be completed prior to their “Black Out” period from November 24 to January 15, without any system shutdowns. DEB was able to deliver a completed critical facility successfully with uninterrupted business operations.

Project Highlights:

  • All work completed with no downtime to existing systems.
  • DEB created, managed and implemented a scripting system for all critical work on the project.
  • The entire data center was brought up to code after many decades of non-compliant


  • Sustainability: Recycling efforts resulted in 82% recycling of steel.
REI Data Center- Kent was last modified: January 6th, 2020 by Laurel Galipault