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How to Prep for a Commercial Retail Renovation

Discover how you and your team can prepare for a commercial retail renovation!

Discover how you and your team can prepare for a commercial retail renovation!

Renovating a retail store is a big step, and it involves a whole crew to accomplish an effective and high quality remodel. Because of this, commercial remodels can be daunting tasks. But there are several things you can do to prepare for your commercial remodel and help make the retail renovation process go more smoothly. Discover how you and your team can prepare for a commercial retail renovation! 

Set a Realistic Schedule

Scheduling is a crucial part of planning a commercial remodel. During the planning process, you’ll want to set a realistic timeline that will help you and your construction team strive toward a target end-date and prepare for any issues that may arise along the way. While construction may slow down business, you also can’t rush the timeline to get your doors back open quicker. This can pressure construction crews to cut corners or otherwise cause excess stress on site. Work with your construction manager to set a realistic schedule that works for everyone.

Prioritize

It’s important to balance your wants and needs in a remodel in order to keep the budget (and the schedule) under control. Be sure to prioritize the necessary changes and improvements over the wants or unnecessary changes. Consider the value of each of your goal projects for a commercial remodel during the planning process in order to effectively organize your priorities.

Use Employee Input

It’s a good idea to use employee input for an effective retail renovation. Ask your employees what can be improved about the work environment and what would help them work more effectively. Consider these suggestions in the planning process–employees may have insights that you would otherwise not consider that can really boost morale and improve the functionality of a workspace.

Interview Several Contractors

The right general contractor makes all the difference. Make sure you interview several commercial contractors before partnering with a general contractor that will be able to effectively meet the needs of your business and help keep your project on schedule and within budget. Make sure your contractor candidates have good communication skills, are well organized and can provide you a list of references who will speak to their skillsets and quality of work.

Work With Encore Construction

As a premier commercial general contractor, Encore Construction is proud to provide interior and exterior services in Baltimore, Maryland and beyond. We have an impeccable track record, an impressive portfolio, and an experienced team that is ready to tackle your next big project. Our results speak for themselves, and we’re proud of the work we continue to produce for our clients.

We have offices in Annapolis, MD and Tysons Corner, VA and we are happy to serve the Washington, DC, Baltimore, Northern, VA, and surrounding areas. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn for news and updates! Do you want to discuss your project with a member of our team? Visit our website, and call us at (410) 573-5050. We look forward to hearing from you!

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