Commercial Construction Best Practices: Why one Chicago Commercial Construction Firm Melted for These Cupcakes

Commercial Construction

In fact, Chicago cupcake restaurants and food trucks are popping up all over the place. However, the best Chicago cupcakes Englewood Construction ever had were the ones from our latest Chicago education construction job.

Commercial Construction Predictions and Trends for 2013

Commercial Construction

Michigan Avenue in Chicago is seeing a mix of high-end retailers and value retailers, a trend that will continue in 2013 in markets across the country. To do this, let’s focus on the famed Magnificent Mile in Chicago.

Commercial Construction Trends: The Highs and Lows of 2016

Commercial Construction

With December here, it’s time for our annual post reviewing some of the positives – as well as a few of the challenges – that shaped the commercial construction business in the past year.

Trending: The Rise of Prefab and Modular Commercial Construction Techniques

Commercial Construction

Something we’re hearing a lot about in our industry right now is the growing trend and popularity of prefab and modular commercial construction solutions. Commercial Construction Best Practices Construction News and Trends General Construction commercial construction materials

How to Choose the Best General Contractor to Partner with for your “First” Commercial Construction Project

Commercial Construction

One of our current commercial projects at Englewood Construction is a new Farm & Fleet store we’re building in Romeoville, Ill.

2015 Commercial Construction Industry Highs and Lows

Commercial Construction

Writing our annual “Highs and Lows” commercial construction blog post was a bit more difficult this year because, on the whole, 2015 was pretty great for Englewood Construction and many others in the construction industry.

3 Solutions to Help Solve the Commercial Construction Labor Shortage

Commercial Construction

Bill Di Santo, president of Englewood Construction (second from right), and the Englewood accounting team receiving recognition from the Chicago Chapter of the Construction Financial Management Association (CFMA) for participating in their 2014 Accounting Intern Program.

Englewood Construction: Ten Years of Providing Leading Commercial Construction Services

Commercial Construction

When we set out to found our own commercial general contracting firm, we pooled together decades of knowledge across all commercial construction sectors to build a leading national general construction firm.

Looking Back at Commercial Construction 2014 – The Year that Was

Commercial Construction

While it was a good year for commercial general construction, it was by no means a record setting year. These are the three most important commercial construction trends I will take from the commercial construction industry in 2014.

Englewood Commercial Construction News: Two of the Best Words in Business…We’re Hiring

Commercial Construction

As commercial construction news reports say business continues to pick up, we are happy to see some new faces around the office at Englewood Construction. That’s right; we are adding staff to our national commercial general contracting firm in what has been a very robust period of activity.

2015 Commercial Construction Industry Trends and Predictions

Commercial Construction

It has been another whirlwind year at Englewood Construction and we are happy to report that our predicted 2014 commercial construction trends came true, which has meant a lot of new projects on our end. We have seen a refreshing amount of ground-up commercial construction projects recently.

Six Ways to Control Rising Commercial Construction Costs

Commercial Construction

Englewood recently began work on Season’s 52 in Chicago. Construction season is upon us, and you know what that means…rising commercial construction costs. The summer always brings more commercial construction activity, more bids, and, as a result, higher pricing.

How to Decrease Commercial Construction Costs by Reusing the Right Items

Commercial Construction

Recently, our director of operations Chuck Taylor was featured in a Chicago Tribune article based on the reporter’s curiosity about a hotel peephole he kept in his office. When working on a commercial construction retrofit , you never know what items you may come across.

Commercial Construction Real Estate Trends from ICSC 2014

Commercial Construction

For one week each year, the commercial construction industry converges on the desert city as national retail construction firms, retail brokers and retailers all get together to make deals and plan for the following year.

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How to Avoid a Commercial Construction Scandal

Commercial Construction

This quartet from Englewood Construction has almost 100 years of combined commercial construction experience among them -- (l to r) Chuck Taylor, Bill Di Santo, Kim Redmond and Rod Frank. The best Chicago construction firms play by the rules and do business above board.

Why Commercial Facility Maintenance Is Your Best Insurance Policy

Commercial Construction

Being a national commercial construction general contractor can be an immensely rewarding profession. There is always a sense of pride and accomplishment after completing a retail construction, restaurant construction and commercial construction project for a client.

Predictions and National Trends in Commercial Construction

Commercial Construction

It’s that time of year when our team predicts the commercial construction trends for the upcoming year– from what’s on tap for Chicago retail construction to national restaurant construction and hospitality construction. The future home of an hhgregg in Joliet, Ill.

Commercial Construction CSI – How to Uncover the Demons in Your Construction Site

Commercial Construction

We were pulling a feeder cable through a Chicago retail construction project when we heard the explosion. At one point or another, even the best Chicago commercial construction contractors are susceptible to a construction site demon. KA-BOOM!

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Restaurant Commercial Construction Trends: Why Restaurant Construction is Booming

Commercial Construction

As noted early this year, 2012 was a great year for Englewood Construction as we saw our commercial general contracting activity increase immensely. Going into 2013, we thought momentum in the commercial construction industry would carry through.

Best and Worst of 2010: Commercial Construction Trends

Commercial Construction

I’ll say it again, 2010 was a rebuilding year for the commercial construction industry. So I’ve created a commercial construction checklist for what we considered the highs and lows of 2010 commercial construction trends.

Commercial Construction Tips on Dividing a Retail Box into a Multi-Tenant Space

Commercial Construction

We frequently get asked the question, “How many tenants do we need before a general contractor can give us commercial construction budgets for a shopping center construction job?” became a multi-tenant commercial construction job…. What was once an Ethan Allen store in Wheaton….

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Commercial Retail Construction: How to Manage Today’s New Major Shopping Center Development

Commercial Construction

In commercial general construction, trends come and go…and, sometimes, come right back again. For instance, in Chicago, the Fashion Outlets of Chicago debuted on August 1 , marking the area’s first new Chicago shopping center development in 20 years.

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Commercial Construction Highs and Lows of 2011

Commercial Construction

As 2011 comes to a close, it’s time for us to look back on the commercial construction building trends , news and projects of this past year and share our thoughts on the highs and lows in the industry. In fact, our commercial construction budget work was back to 2008 levels.

Five Predictions for Commercial Construction Trends in 2012

Commercial Construction

It’s that time of year when our team predicts the 2012 commercial construction trends – from what’s on tap for Chicago retail construction to national restaurant construction and hospitality construction. What commercial construction trends do you think we’ll see in 2012?

Commercial General Construction 2014 Highs and Lows

Commercial Construction

As we close out another year, we wanted to take a look back at the commercial construction trends that defined 2014 and highlight some of the highs and lows. According to a recent article from Crain’s Chicago Business , signed contracts for construction projects in the Chicago area were at $4.3

Commercial Construction Tips: Six Best Practice Resolutions for 2011

Commercial Construction

January is a great time to create a commercial construction checklist of resolutions to help improve your commercial real estate business in the coming year. Schedule a commercial construction preventive maintenance visit.

Understanding Today’s Separation of Landlord and Commercial Tenant Construction

Commercial Construction

as mall owners and retail tenants figure out who will be responsible for commercial construction services in a “build to suit” shopping center construction space. This space has virtually been untouched by a landlord’s commercial construction general contractor.

What Wal-Mart in Pullman Means for Chicago Retail and Restaurant Construction … and My Heart

Commercial Construction

The recent Chicago City Council approval of a second Wal-Mart in the city limits is excellent news for Chicago’s commercial construction industry. All in all, Chicago general commercial construction contractors should see an uptick in work.

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Chicago Approves First Use of CLT, Don't Expect High-Rises Anytime Soon

ENR Construction

Chicago has its first CLT commercial building, but is still waiting on approval for high-rises

Chicago Casino Construction: How to Deal the House a Winning Hand

Commercial Construction

The pending downtown Chicago casino will involve a different set of construction challenges than the Rivers Casino in Des Plaines (shown here). In Chicago commercial construction news , everyone knows the big buzz right now is on the pending Chicago casino.

Reporting “Live” from the CWA Awards – A Commercial Construction Checklist for Better Networking

Commercial Construction

Anyone who knows me knows I love to talk about commercial construction trends and share the latest commercial construction news. When I was breaking the ice by asking people where they were from, I couldn’t believe how many people were from the Chicago area.

Commercial Construction Building Material Costs: Buy Now or Later?

Commercial Construction

Commercial construction contractors can save clients thousands of dollars by knowing the right time to buy certain materials. I heard a Home Depot ad on the radio recently targeted to commercial general contractors that made me pause.

Is Your Commercial General Contractor More Relevant Than You?

Commercial Construction

Every blog I’ve written for the award-winning HardHatChat popped up, interviews with media about the state of Chicago construction jobs – it was all there. build” as a preferred domain for the commercial construction and development industry, but we feel strongly it will be embraced.

National Commercial Contractors Bring Success to Nation’s New Boom Towns

Commercial Construction

Commercial construction is making a slow-and-steady comeback in most markets nationwide, but if you are looking for a good old-fashioned commercial construction boom, there is really only one place to look in the country right now—North Dakota.

Commercial Construction Checklist for Retrofitting a Shopping Center in Today’s Climate

Commercial Construction

It’s a mixed bag of commercial construction news for shopping center developement. Make sure the commercial construction team you hire not only has shopping center construction experience, but also retail and restaurant construction experience.

Commercial Facility Management: 4 Steps to Prep your Facility for Winter

Commercial Construction

Here in Chicago, the arrival of October means the season’s first snowfall and blast of cold weather could come any day. At Englewood Construction, one of the services we offer as a national commercial construction firm is a full Facilities Management Group.

What a Chicago 2016 Summer Olympics Means for Chicago’s Retail and Restaurant Construction Industry

Commercial Construction

There’s no doubt that local businesses will have much to celebrate if on October 2, 2009, Chicago wins the 2016 Summer Olympics bid. But just how would Chicago hosting the Olympics affect the city’s restaurant and retail construction activity ?