4 Ways to Refresh Your Commercial Building on a Budget

First impressions can make or break your business. A prospective customer, partner, or employee will form an opinion about your company within ten seconds of walking into your premises. Therefore, ensuring your commercial building looks the part is essential to your marketing strategy.

While effective, large-scale commercial renovation projects can be costly and disrupt your business operation for days or weeks at a time. These are distinct drawbacks for businesses looking to give their premises a fresh and enticing look without breaking the bank. Luckily, we have some suggestions to spruce up your commercial space that won’t require tons of time or money.

Strap in as we detail 5 ways to refresh your commercial space without breaking the bank.

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Project Spotlight: Manor College Veterinary Technology Facilities

In light of Employee Appreciation Day being last Friday, we wanted to highlight some of the amazing work our team has completed over the past few years.  Let’s take a look at Manor College’s vet tech facilities, the unique challenges this renovation posed, and how our crew solved them to yield a state-of-the-art suite for the program’s students and faculty.

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5 Ways Environmentally Friendly Products Can Fit Into Your Redesign

Buildings have an impact on the environment throughout their life cycles. They use water, raw materials, and energy, all resources that need to be conserved.  From the construction phase to the occupancy and renovations or even demolitions, buildings generate all kinds of waste and often discharge harmful emissions.

The good news is that there has been a positive global green building trend that indicates a rise in eco-friendly building activity globally. The movement not only benefits the environment but also benefits a business. 

Modern commercial construction is slowly becoming the leader in green building. However, there has been a steady rise in retrofits in existing buildings that offer hope to Mother Nature. If you’ve been wondering how to make your commercial space eco-friendly, the following ideas will go a long way.

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Creating Safe and Profitable Outdoor Entertainment Spaces

Inviting spaces for outdoor dining and entertainment aren’t just a fun way to improve your guests’ experience these days: during a pandemic, they may be your primary means of keeping your operation going.  Restaurants and other entertainment businesses with existing outdoor service spaces had a leg-up on the competition, and those who did not quickly pivoted to be able to serve guests in safe, open-air environments.

Whether you have an existing outdoor space you’re remodeling to better comply with social distancing regulations, or are designing an al fresco entertainment area for the first time, here are some tips for ensuring your commercial patio or deck accommodates your guests in a safe, comfortable, and appealing fashion.

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Commercial Renovations in the ‘New Normal’

We are all adjusting to the ‘new normal’ way of life amid this unprecedented pandemic. It may seem odd to some that construction is booming after the COVID-19 shutdowns. Let us tell you why this is actually the perfect time to begin renovations on your commercial space!

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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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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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Your Construction Team: What is My Project Manager Responsible For?

construction project manager

Knowing the roles of each member of your construction team is important. When you are interviewing general contractors for your project, make sure you know who will be part of your team. Some companies hand off responsibilities between the estimating and actual construction stages of the project, so the person you meet up front may no longer be involved when the project gets underway. It would be in your best interest to meet the whole team before deciding to move forward to make sure that you have a good feeling about your future project manager and everyone else involved. You’ll be working closely with them through the rest of your project. At Souder Brothers you will have the same team dedicated to your project from start to finish. Our goal is to build strong, lasting relationships with our clients.

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