New Commercial Building with metal framing under construction.

Whether you’re starting a new business or expanding an established company, you need a building! But the question is, should you try buying a pre-existing commercial property and make it your own, or should you do a custom commercial property buildout to fit your needs? Like any major decision, there’s no one-size-fits-all solution. The answer […]

Interior of building undergoing commercial renovation.

Is your commercial space no longer meeting your needs? Do you prefer meeting customers away from your job site? Maybe it’s time to consider a commercial renovation.  Commercial remodeling can make your building look and feel up-to-date, which, in turn, improves the impression you give your customers, increases the morale of your employees, enhances the […]

Several cement mason apprentices receiving on-the-job training while pouring and finishing concrete.

It’s no secret that the nature of employment opportunities is constantly evolving. Although no one knows precisely what the American job landscape will look like ten years from now, one thing is certain–skilled construction trades will continue to offer high quality careers. The demand and search for skilled labor is a constant concern for construction […]

Two workers in construction industry on jobsite wearing masks and bumping elbows due to COVID concerns.

The pandemic had a drastic effect on both the commercial and residential construction industries in 2020. Over a million jobs were lost during the shelter-in-place orders and forced shutdowns of mid-2020, with about 600,000 people hired in June as projects resumed. In most areas, construction was considered an essential business, which allowed projects to continue, […]

Framework of commercial facility under construction by local commercial contractors.

If you’re just starting to price your next commercial construction project, you may notice that national contractors sometimes appear to be cheaper than local construction companies. That’s typically because national companies can leverage their size to get better rates on materials, equipment and (sometimes) labor.  However, there’s a lot more to completing a construction project […]

Construction workers on new roof in progress for design-build project.

Are you taking the optimal approach to your commercial construction project? If you’re not familiar with the various delivery methods contractors utilize for construction services, you may think it’s all handled the same way—hire an architectural firm to design the project, then have contractors bid on the design. This traditional process is known as “Design-Bid-Build,” […]

Common Types of Construction Projects

It’s obvious that a commercial building’s construction process is different from residential construction for a homeowner. However, the requirements for commercial and industrial construction projects vary widely depending on the type of building being built and the intended purpose of the facility. Commercial building projects can be broken down into several categories, each with its […]

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Commercial contractors handling materials for commercial project on roof.

Whether you’re starting a new business, need to move to a larger warehouse, or just need to remodel your current office building, you’ll be in need of a commercial general contractor. This contractor manages your construction project: buying materials, hiring professionals, and covering liability issues. Pick the wrong contractor, and you can end up with […]

Construction worker looking over commercial project plans.

When business owners get bids for commercial renovation projects or new construction, budget is almost always a major concern. And, while most responsible business people will look to save money when it’s practical, there is a right way and wrong way to approach potential cost savings. The decisions you make upfront will have a huge […]