Russo Power Equipment is a family owned and operated power equipment sales, maintenance, and landscape supplier that started on the northwest side of Chicago in 1970 as a neighborhood hardware store. They have grown into one of the Midwest premier power equipment and landscape dealers. From professional landscapers to weekend warriors, Russo’s large selection and knowledgeable staff can meet the needs for every home project. In 2007 Russo Power came to Studio21 Architects to upgrade their existing Schiller Park facility with the goal of creating a distinct brand image that had previously been lacking. The existing brick and block building’s warehouse aesthetic was softened with horizontal siding and the nondescript entrance was enhanced with tower design and large logo signage that has become a hallmark of future designs. Since then Studio21 has worked with Russo to design three new stores in Naperville, Frankfort, and most recently completed the new Elgin store that went into a 104,500 square foot former Walmart building. Studio21 has worked closely with Russo Power on each project to develop the interior space plans as well as the exterior redesign of each of the buildings to develop the Russo Power identity.