New Auto Dealership Design Innovation

The way people are shopping and buying has dramatically changed from days of the past. Industry innovation and new business practices are bringing new life into car sales and service centers. Customers want to take their business somewhere with a professional and comfortable atmosphere where they can put their trust. We’re bringing you some interesting information on the emerging ideas in the auto sales and service industry.

Open Concept Floor Plan

Opening up the floor plan of your auto dealership can bring new life into your space and improve the mindset of both employees and customers. Knocking down walls and eliminating barriers from the staff will create a transparency between your business and your customers. Gone are the days of private cubicles and secluded offices. It is becoming more and more popular to increase sightlines and make your space feel as big as possible. This allows for smoother sales processes and a more enjoyable purchasing cycle for all parties. This can also create more space in the showroom to showcase your newest vehicles.

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3 Ways a 3D Rendering Can Improve Your Construction Project

In the current landscape of the world 3D building and rendering is becoming more and more popular. New technology allows for realistic creations to help in many aspects of business, which is especially true for the construction field. Renderings can help bring projects to life in a way never seen before. Whether you’re planning a commercial construction project or a renovation to your home, a 3D rendering might be the perfect tool to show you your project’s endless possibilities. Here are three ways that the use of digital modeling can improve your next construction project.

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3 Tips for Making Your Renovation Stress Free

If you’re putting off a commercial renovation project because you are unsure of where to start or afraid to disrupt your work environment, you are not alone. A commercial remodel project is a big undertaking. We’ve compiled some tips on what you can do to make your renovation as stress free as possible!

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Three Ways to Save Money During Your Commercial Construction Project

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If you’re about to start a commercial renovation project, there are a lot of things to consider. Schedules, budgets, design selections, and so much more. Nobody wants to overpay for any type of service, including construction. Here are a few of our tips on how to save money during your renovation.

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The Souder Brothers Difference: How We Deliver Success

Does your contractor care about your project as much as you do? They should!

Here at Souder Brothers, the success of a project and the happiness of our clients is our top priority. Good enough is not good enough for us. What’s the difference between us and the other guy? Let us tell you:

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Six Signs It’s Time to Remodel Your Commercial Space

Are you proud of your business?

We don’t mean your employees or what you and they have accomplished. We mean the building itself. Are you happy with what you see when you walk in each day, or is time for a change?

Here are six signs it might be time to invest in some commercial building remodeling.

An old, terrible conference room in a crummy commercial building
If your conference room looks like this, it’s due for a remodel.

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5 Ways to Make Your Office Design More Efficient

A modern office with rows of computers

The fluorescent light that spends all day flickering on and off.

The conference room that’s always too hot, or always too cold.

The desk chair that never seems to be the right height.

Where we work can have a profound effect on how we work. It’s why smart managers take pains to make sure their offices are designed with efficiency in mind.

If you’re looking for a way to make your workspace a better place to work, you might want to consider incorporating a few of these office design ideas the next time you begin an office renovation.

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Important Pre-Construction Items for your Commercial Renovation Project

The pre-construction phase of your project is an important phase that’s often overlooked. Why is it important, and what’s involved? Do I need pre-construction services? Let’s talk about it!

Not all projects are going to require pre-construction services, but they can be invaluable for complex and complicated commercial construction projects. Getting a general contractor involved early on in the process to work with the architect and engineers can help achieve a better overall project. Contractors are able to offer insight into the actual construction of a project, rather than it just being evaluated from generic calculations and code standpoints.

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Commercial Construction: Get Answers to Clients’ Frequently Asked Questions

When business owners or managers are faced with heading up a construction project they may feel overwhelmed if it’s a new experience for them. You might be thinking ‘where do I start?’ If you’re in the planning phase of your project you’ve come to the right place.

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Why You Should Invest in a Construction Budget

Are you considering a major construction project, but not sure if it fits into your budget? How can you protect yourself from going too far down a path only to find out that you can’t afford it? Too often we hear about owners getting unrealistic budget numbers (or not even getting a preliminary budget cost), spending a significant amount of money on architects, engineers, and construction documents, and finding out after they’ve already invested thousands that their plan is over their budget. Let us help you make sure this doesn’t happen to you!

For large (and small) construction projects, a good starting point is to get a realistic budget from an industry expert. A good general contractor will be able to provide ballpark line item costs for your project based on their knowledge and experience from past projects. Many contractors do charge a fee for these services. In an ideal world, we like to get involved with a construction project as early as possible during the planning phase and work with the architect to provide our clients with the best experience and service possible.

Why should you pay for budget pricing up front? Think about it this way: you can either a) pay a minimal fee up front to a contractor to get a realistic budget for your project and adjust your plans as necessary or b) make a significantly larger investment to get full-blown design drawings and risk finding out that your project is over budget before it even starts.

So, how does it work? Our process is simple:

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