Travel Center, Gas Station, Roadway Improvement

Love's Travel Stops & Country Stores


Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores is a family-owned chain of more than 350 travel stops and convenience stores throughout the United States. SCJ has acted as the Engineer of Record on a large number of stores throughout the western United States.

The Napavine Love’s is a travel center which includes auto and truck refueling stations, overnight truck parking, a convenience market, and restaurants, on a 10-acre parcel. SCJ provided SEPA permitting, site layout, grading, drainage and utility design, roadway improvements, parking lot, water, sewer, stormwater, illumination, and a traffic signal.

This project was a large scale development for the City of Napavine, located at the gateway into the City. City staff was particularly concerned that the project be designed in a way to spur additional development in the area. Since Love’s has opened, applications for Starbuck’s, Wendy’s, a Hotel Chain and a Car Dealership have been submitted for properties adjacent to the Love’s project.

Our strong working relationships and knowledge of agency criteria allowed us to exceed expectations of both the owner and the public agencies with jurisdiction.