An office renovation is difficult enough. Between finding a temporary place for your workforce to laying out a budget and planning the project, you don’t need to deal with the added stress of a strained relationship between you and your contractor. Use these tips to help your company develop a great working relationship with your preferred contractor.
It may seem that one Maryland snow removal company would be like any other, right? All they need to do is show up with a couple of snowplows and clear your property. The truth is, however, just like choosing a heating contractor or a plumber, you need to take your time before hiring someone. Here are some tips that will help you make the right choice.
Properly maintaining a commercial roof can extend the life of the roof, of course. However, a well-maintained roof can also prevent interior damage to the building, too — since it can help reduce the chance of water damage or environmental exposure. One of the most challenging aspects for a building owner or manager is trying to determine when a roof needs professional care or repair. We’ve put together a commercial roofing checklist to help you determine when you need to call us for roofing maintenance. Use this list when conducting a self-inspection, and you’ll better understand when it’s time for professional assistance.
Perhaps the floors in your office are worn or maybe your building needs a stylish update that reflects your company’s branding. Before making a decision — and before calling your general commercial contractor — take a moment to consider the latest trends in commercial flooring. The most popular trends include reclaimed hardwoods, epoxy-based terrazzo and vinyl composite tile. Each option gives you the chance to not only install a durable floor, but also a floor covering that reflects your company’s branding. If you want to learn a little more about these materials, here is a quick overview of each:
Whether or not your Washington DC area business needs new flooring — it’s time to consider an update. New flooring trends can make maintenance easier on your company and help you create the right look and atmosphere within your workspace. Here are some options that work in a variety of industries:
Try New Trends in Tile
Instead of covering your floor with a solid piece of carpet, which can look a little boring, try the new carpet tile trend. This method uses small pieces of carpet arranged similarly to other types of tile. This look adds interest to your room, and it provides style options so you can create a unique design that fits your business’s logo or brand style.
Washington D.C. sets the example for the entire nation when it comes to the rules and regulations that are deeply imbedded in almost every government bureaucracy. Our elected and appointed officials make and enforce the laws, rules and regulations that we all must follow. Building and construction is one part of the local economy that is strictly regulated. The District of Columbia Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs (DCRA) is in charge of issuing permits and collecting fees for new construction as well as office and building renovations.
Why are permits for office and building renovations necessary?
While some people might think that all of the different permits you may need to do an office or building renovation are unnecessary and just a way for the government to collect more revenue, the permitting process is more than just another type of tax. Permits help insure that no shortcuts are taken during construction that may compromise the integrity of the structure and the safety of the occupants.
Commercial building owners who are considering building renovations have many issues to meet before starting.
Reasons to Renovate
Commercial building owners want maximum returns on their investment in real estate. As the life of a property grows older, reasons to renovate include:
- Equipment failure
- Renovation of newly acquired property
- Change in tenants
- Energy Efficient Upgrade
Ever walk into a store, coffee shop or office in the Winter and wonder why it’s so freezing cold? Ever walk into a public restroom only to find that the faucet won’t work because the pipes are frozen? What about stores and businesses where the inside of the building is warm and cozy, but there’s so much snow on the walkway that you can’t get in without soaking your pants? Many of the businesses found in colder areas go through Winter after Winter without the proper preparation. Premiere Works can help you to make your business a little more suited for Winter. Here’s how:
No matter how nice you keep your business inside, if people can’t get to the door, then it doesn’t matter. Simple snow shoveling can be a tremendous help in bringing in Winter business. It’s not just that an unshoveled walkway is unpleasant to walk through, an unshoveled business looks closed, no matter how bright the open sign. Premiere Works offers a variety of snow plow services including parking lots, stairwells, industrial parts, office buildings and more.
The cost a property owner will pay to install a commercial kitchen, whether in a home or in a restaurant establishment, varies significantly. The high-tech equipment, larger than average cooking surfaces, and code regulations are all factors in determining what this installation will cost.
Yet, this investment pays for itself in the long run. Ultimately, it improves efficiency and productivity, which could be key factors in building a successful kitchen.
What Factors Affect the Cost of a Commercial Kitchen?
In a survey conducted by RestaurantOwner.com, the estimated construction costs for an establishment can range from $49,500 (for a small location) to upwards of $279,807 for a high-end, larger establishment. These are averages. It is very likely that the cost of any commercial kitchen will range substantially for any location due to a number of factors. This includes the following. Continue reading
Hiring a construction company is a big step, and it can feel overwhelming. You want to make sure you’ll have an optimal experience and receive the final results you’ve envisioned. If you’re considering hiring a commercial construction company, make sure it has most if not all of the ten qualities listed here:
1. Licensed and Registered: Verify that the company you choose is licensed and employs licensed and registered workers. To remain in good standing, contractors must take continuing education classes and fulfill training requirements. Ask about the most recent courses they’ve taken and ensure they are current. Continue reading