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Are you planning for growth and expansion in the new year? Start thinking now about upcoming commercial renovation projects – this is not something you want to manage on your own. Owners need to work closely with experienced commercial construction professionals to see high returns and increase overall property value. Here’s what you can expect before, during, and after your commercial renovation project in 2023.

The Commercial Renovation Journey

Before you even start your search for qualified commercial construction contractors, you need to create a plan. What is your goal during the remodeling project? Why are you remodeling? How much are you looking to spend, and how will the remodel increase property value and tenant rental prices? Take a deep dive into the financial analysis of remodeling; these numbers will come up frequently throughout the entire process.

Once you’re clear on a plan and a budget, get quotes from a few contractors. Remember that the cheapest option isn’t always the best. Check portfolios and references, and be clear and upfront with your expectations. Once you’ve chosen a contractor, they will be able to answer any additional questions you may have about the remodel. Property owners will also need to decide whether the building can continue operating as usual or will need to shut down temporarily. Some businesses may even need to temporarily relocate to minimize disruption.

Project scheduling, preparing the property, purchasing materials, and any required demolition will happen before construction starts. Working with a team that will handle the entire remodeling process — from the design to the post-construction cleanup — will put property owners’ minds at ease and streamline workflows and communications.

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Does Your Commercial Building Need to Be Renovated?

Aside from wear and tear on the physical structure, there are several reasons why you would want to renovate a commercial space.

  • Safety Features: Older buildings that haven’t been renovated in some time could lack modern safety features that prevent accidents and improve employee safety. Adding these preventative measures pays off over time by reducing liability costs and building a culture of safety.
  • Cosmetic Issues: Outdated fixtures, architecture, and design could leave a lasting impression on customers — and not a good one. Use a renovation to help rebrand and refresh your business, expanding your customer base and increasing ROI.
  • Improve Productivity: Warehouses and distribution centers face exponential growth due to changing shopping habits, and redesigning these spaces can help boost efficiency and productivity. Growing revenue is a sure sign of ROI.
  • Increase Sustainability: Now more than ever, customers want to invest in businesses that support green and sustainable practices. Bake this value into everything you do by choosing a commercial renovation plan with sustainability at the core.
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Use G. S. & S. Construction for Your Next Commercial Renovation

The best way to get the most out of your commercial construction project is by working with a commercial construction contractor who has experience. A contractor who offers design-build services can identify issues before they lead to cost or scheduling overruns. From the ground up, any commercial construction project starts with a team that can read blueprints, tackle permitting, comply with local building codes and zoning ordinances, manage labor, and clean up when the work is done. Communication needs to be prioritized along the way as well.

G. S. & S. Construction – an award-winning, 4th generation company – can promise both. Your project could be a corporate headquarters, a start-up company, a law firm, or a multi-use office building. Regardless, any project from the ground up begins with contractors that can read blueprints and elevations, expertly grade a site for drainage, sewage, and parking, and install water, sewer, gas, and fire sprinkler lines. Crews must set rebar and pour foundations, build walls and install the roof and any windows or doors before moving inside.

These construction elements may sound routine, but they are anything but; mistakes at any stage can be expensive and time-consuming for the client. G. S. & S. Construction project managers think ahead and constantly communicate – with the client, the project’s architect, suppliers, and their crews – ensuring that preparations and materials are ready at each step in the chain. Contact us today to learn more!