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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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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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: 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. Here are answers to some frequently asked questions:

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What’s Happening at Souder Brothers Construction

Despite the brutally cold weather we’ve been having these past few weeks, things are heating up at Souder Brothers! As we near the end of the winter season here in PA and NJ we would like to take this opportunity to update you on the commercial construction projects we’ve been working on, and what’s on the schedule for spring.

Souder Brothers began construction on a 7,000 sq. ft. addition at Penn Valley Pump (Warrington, Bucks County, PA) in August of 2014. This new space will be used for offices and is expected to be completed in just a few short weeks! You can see some progress photos by visiting our Featured Project Page – Penn Valley Pump. Be sure to check our website frequently to see updated photos and the finished project!

Panels Being Crane Lifted - Penn Valley Pump Warrington
Panels being crane lifted into place at Penn Valley Pump in Warrington

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5 Benefits of Commercial Build Outs & Remodels

Are you considering renovating your commercial office space or upgrading the exterior façade of your building in the Philadelphia area? If so, you may be wondering if it’s really worth the investment. As industry experts, we’re here to help. We’ve put together a list of the top 5 benefits we have seen our clients experience from completing a commercial build out project.

Accent Wall Brightens A Room

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Commercial Bathroom Renovations & Upgrades: Why They’re Beneficial

You’ve probably heard that one of the most popular rooms to renovate in homes today is the bathroom, partially due to the high return on investment (roughly 85%).

Did you know that the same is true for commercial properties? If you’re a business owner or landlord contemplating updating, there’s no time like the present!

Commercial Bathroom Renovations
McCaffery Kia | Mechanicsburg PA

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Do you Houzz? Residential Remodeling Design Ideas

Houzz.com has taken the residential remodeling industry by storm. Never before has it been so easy to see literally thousands of design ideas in one place. Gone are the days when you had to physically purchase stacks of magazines to cut out photos to show to an architect or interior designer. With this great tool at your fingertips, planning your new space just got a whole lot easier.

For any readers not familiar with Houzz, let us tell you what you’ve been missing out on. Whether you’re a homeowner looking for ideas or a professional who wants to showcase a new project, Houzz has something for everyone. The online community provides a place for architects, interior designers, and contractors alike to post photos of residential construction projects. Homeowners can then browse the photos to get ideas for their own space.

Kitchen Remodel in Philadelphia
Traditional Kitchen Remodel on St. James Street in Philadelphia, PA by Horsham General Contractors Souder Brothers Construction, Inc.

When clients come to us and aren’t sure of what they want to do, we direct them to Houzz.

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