Experts Dish the Top Tips to Know Before Renovating Your Kitchen

It’s safe to say that most homeowners dream of renovating their kitchen. Whether it’s redoing the cabinetry, adding a new backsplash, or transforming the entire layout – a new kitchen will not only make the space more pleasant to be in, but it can also add functionality and increase your home’s value.

As exciting as the renovation process might be, it can also feel daunting. That’s why we reached out to remodeling and renovation experts for their best advice to help you get started. Be sure to check out these 12 tips before you begin renovating your kitchen.

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Time is Money: 4 Tips for Completing Construction Projects on Time

Completing Construction Projects on Time

When embarking on a construction project, each day that passes on an unfinished site is a day that the space could be open for business and potential revenue is being lost.  We understand that time is money and do our best to work efficiently with our clients to meet their deadlines.  Here are 4 tips for helping your general contractor stay on schedule and to ensure you’re completing construction projects on time.

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Commercial Renovations in the ‘New Normal’

Commercial Renovations

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 Questions to Ask During the Pre-Construction Phase on Commercial Projects

Pre-Construction on Commercial Projects

Often times commercial renovation projects can be much more complex than new construction. With so many variables it’s important to ask the right questions and put a solid plan together from the very beginning of the construction process. We’ve covered some helpful ideas in another pre-construction on commercial projects blog, and we are here today to offer you a few more helpful tips.

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4 Reasons You Should Start a Career in Construction

Career in Construction Souder Brothers Construction

If you’re in high school, starting college, or even just looking to make a career change, have you considered getting involved with a career in construction? While it’s not a highly-glamourized industry, construction is a constant. With so many different types of positions available, you just might find something that interests you! Here are a few things to consider if you’re thinking about entering the world of construction:

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2020 Office Fit Outs and Pandemic Construction Trends

Construction Industry Trends Pandemic 2020

2020 was the start of a new decade and has been an interesting one to say the least. Each year brings new construction trends and ideas to improve our businesses, but with the current pandemic situation companies are having to plan for things that were never thought of before.

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5 Questions to Ask your Potential General Contractor

If it’s your first time working with a general contractor, or even if you’ve been through construction projects before, it’s important to know what questions to ask a potential contractor. These are some questions we get asked regularly, and we hope the information is helpful to you if you’re about to take on a renovation project.

What type of clients do you work with?

Most general contractors have a niche market where they focus their talents. Some contractors will only work in certain markets, while others have a wide variety. Here at Souder Brothers we specialize in commercial and high end residential projects. We have experience in many other markets as well, and with 40 years in the industry we have the know-how to help you succeed on any type of project.

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Construction Trends: Labor Shortage in the Industry

The “Great Recession” is in our rearview mirror, and the economy — slowly but surely — continues to recover.

Construction — like banking and real estate — was one of the key industries hit hardest by the downturn of 2008, with thousands of workers laid off, and many companies shuttering for good.

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How to Avoid 3 Common Construction Scheduling Delays

We live in an era that values expediency. Instant gratification is crucial when it comes to how we eat, how we shop, and  — most importantly for our purposes — how we build.
One of the most common questions we get in the early stages of the construction project process is: “How soon can you start?”

The second most common? “What’s the turnaround time/how quickly can this be done?”

Time crunches have become the standard for our industry, with contractors under increasing pressure to get in, renovate or build, and get out.

And we’ve adapted accordingly, prioritizing our clients’ schedules and deadlines. We know that delays can be harmful, as there’s usually not much wiggle room built into a construction schedule.

That’s why it’s crucial to know what causes construction delays and how to avoid them. Here are three of the most common things that derail construction.

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Does Your Facility Have an Emergency Natural Disaster Plan?

Preparation is key

Every time we turned on the news in 2017, it seemed like we were reading about another natural disaster.

Hurricane Harvey. Hurricane Irma. Hurricane Maria. Tornadoes, wildfires, and blizzards, all of them adding up to well over $200 billion in damage. And that’s not counting more localized catastrophes like sinkholes and earthquakes.

And now it’s 2018. The start of a new year is often a time to reflect on the old one, and to prepare for the months ahead. For property owners, this is particularly important to ensure your investment is protected to the best of your ability.

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