Your physical building is a key part of your business. It is something that your customers instantly recognize about your company, and where you and your employees will be spending a great deal of time each week. So, it is important to make sure that your building is safe, up-to-date, and overall, a place where employees and customers alike enjoy their time. But these are just a few of the key benefits of staying on top of building maintenance. Here are some reasons why building maintenance and construction are so crucial, and how a well-maintained building can guarantee continuous growth and success for your company.

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It is common, as the school year progresses, for construction and maintenance projects to be made to ensure the building’s longevity and safety. When the time comes to make repairs to your building, it is important to know the proper steps you should take, so that the job is completed on time and within your budget. Here are some useful tips that you can use to plan your school’s repair project, and make sure that your students, faculty, and administrators have an excellent school year!

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Every Builders Association member takes great pride in their knowledge and experience, and completes every project within their clients’ timeframe and budget. Our members have handled numerous public construction projects, making them the go-to source for any major city construction that needs completed. Below are some public construction areas that our members are familiar with and can assist in.

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Hiring a general contractor for a commercial construction project can be a difficult decision, and should require extensive research on the companies you are considering. A great way to gain more information is to simply ask questions when you make your initial inquiry. But what questions should you ask to help determine which company is right for your project? Here are a few specific questions you can ask a general contractor before making that decision. Read more

Medical facility property under construction.

Commercial construction is not a one-size-fits-all endeavor. Each client is unique, with individual requirements that have to be factored into their construction project. The construction of healthcare facilities is even more complex, with strict requirements to their design. Let’s look at some of the particular challenges that healthcare construction projects come up against.

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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 depends on your business, your location and the time/money you can allocate. 

Here are some factors to consider when choosing the course of your next commercial construction project.

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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 efficiency of your operation, and (surprisingly) can decrease your operating costs. But, how do you know when it’s time for commercial building renovation? If you notice any of these warning signs, your building is due for an update. Read more

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 contractors. Many young adults graduate high school believing their only respectable option is to enroll in college and pursue a 4-year degree. This has led to a relative shortage of qualified individuals to fill the needs of contractors.

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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, but only with the recommended COVID precautions in place. 

With more people vaccinated and infection rates dropping, we’re finally seeing hope for the end of the COVID-19 pandemic…along with skyrocketing construction demand (due to record-low interest rates coupled with substantial supply chain challenges). 

At the same time, COVID precautions are still in place for workers, while some changes made during the pandemic are being adapted to improve business methods in the future. Those adjustments go well beyond the use of personal protective equipment (PPE), and more frequent handwashing, though.

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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 than just economies of scale. Local general contractors bring expertise that can help your next project run smoothly, avoiding problems and delays that lead to major cost overruns. 

Let’s take a look at the top 8 advantages of working with a local business when completing your next commercial project Read more