3 Reasons to Reach Out to Your General Contractor During the Commercial Construction Process

Commercial Construction

For the most part, a commercial construction firm’s job is pretty straightforward. Here are three examples of when you should reach out to your commercial construction general contractor.

4 Commercial Construction Trends for Restaurant and Food Service Projects

Commercial Construction

It’s already been a busy year for Englewood’s Restaurant Construction division, with a wide variety of projects ranging from ground-up new construction and interior renovations to commercial kitchen work.

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Commercial Construction Project Planning: 3 Warning Signs Your Budget Might Go Bust

Commercial Construction

Budget is always a major consideration for our commercial construction clients, and as a general contractor we devote significant time to the budgeting process. Commercial Construction Best Practices Commercial Construction Costs Commercial construction budget

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Commercial Construction 2017 Trends and Predictions

Commercial Construction

Rounding the corner into the final weeks of 2016, it’s time for our annual post predicting the commercial construction trends that will influence the industry in the coming year.

Commercial Construction Trends and Predictions for 2016

Commercial Construction

As we close in on the finish line for 2015, we’re happy to report it’s been a terrific year at Englewood Construction and for many others in the commercial construction industry. Commercial Construction Construction News and Trends Commercial Construction Trends

Facility Management & Maintenance: 5 Reasons to Partner with your Commercial General Contractor

Commercial Construction

Here are 5 reasons why you should partner with your Commercial General Contractor for facility management and maintenance: 1. When the commercial contractor that built or remodeled a facility also manages its maintenance, they are already intimately familiar with the building.

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

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.

Commercial Construction Predictions and Trends for 2013

Commercial Construction

It seems like we made commercial construction predictions for 2012 just yesterday, but once again, it’s time to put on the fortune teller hat and look into our crystal ball for 2013 commercial construction trends.

LEED Commercial Interiors can Save the Planet

Green Building Law Update

LEED Commercial Interiors projects present the best single opportunity for greening buildings. million existing commercial buildings in the United States today. million existing commercial buildings. Less than 170,000 new commercial buildings were constructed in the U.S.

Commercial Construction Project Management: Managing What You Don’t Control

Commercial Construction

I wouldn’t go so far as to call myself a control freak, but as a national general contractor, it’s part of the job description to be the one calling the shots and telling everyone what to do on a complex commercial construction project.

Trends in Construction: 3 Ways Technology is Changing Commercial Construction

Commercial Construction

The use of technology and apps for daily construction reporting, sharing photos and scheduling look-aheads has become common practice on today’s commercial construction job sites. Commercial Construction Construction News and Trends Construction Trends technology and construction

How to Avoid 3 Common Commercial Construction Scheduling Delays

Commercial Construction

Compared with a few short years ago, commercial construction moves at an incredibly fast pace today. Here are a few culprits to watch for in the early stages of any commercial construction project: 1.

The Most Successful 2013 Commercial Construction Trends

Commercial Construction

With 2013 behind us, we wanted to look back at the year that was in the commercial construction industry. Some of the 2013 commercial construction trends we predicted came to pass, some were more significant than we originally thought they would be and others emerged that caught our attention.

2014 Commercial Construction Industry Trends and Predictions

Commercial Construction

We are coming into the final stretch of 2013, a year that has been rather good for the commercial construction industry. This year, I thought I’d take a look at our lengthy, active bid sheet in making 2014 commercial construction industry trends and predictions in the coming year.

Commercial Construction Labor Trends & Hiring Strategies: Why Young Hires are Good Business for General Contractors

Commercial Construction

Hopefully, we’ll see some of those fresh young graduates heading toward a career in commercial construction. I’ll be watching to see how you find your path and leave your own mark on the commercial construction industry.

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. Nothing gets a national commercial contractor more excited than moving dirt.

Emergency Commercial Facility Disaster Planning: 3 Takeaways from Recent Hurricanes

Commercial Construction

As a national commercial construction firm offering emergency commercial facility maintenance and repair services, we know it’s never easy to deal with damage to any property, much less on the scale of what a major natural disaster can cause.

Client Relationships: 3 Reasons You Should Listen If Your Commercial Contractor Tells You No

Commercial Construction

Working with a commercial contractor on a negotiated-bid basis, as Englewood Construction does with long-term client American Girl, can minimize the likelihood you’ll hear “no” from your GC during the bidding process.

3 Solutions to Help Solve the Commercial Construction Labor Shortage

Commercial Construction

Activity is setting up nicely for commercial construction in 2015, but just as the industry seems to be back on its footing, the dreary recession of years past is giving us one last gasp of annoyance and pain.

5 Green Construction Practices that are becoming Standard Commercial Construction Procedures

Commercial Construction

Anyone in the commercial construction industry knows there are a variety of certifications and designations that individuals, companies and projects can achieve to show they follow a high level of green commercial construction practices.

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.

Commercial Construction Trends: Highs and Lows of 2017

Commercial Construction

As we close in on the final days of 2017, it’s time once again for our annual commercial construction blog post reflecting back on the positives – and the negatives – that have impacted our business and the industry as a whole over the last 12 months.

Commercial Construction Trends: Why More Clients Are Choosing the Design-Assist Model

Commercial Construction

Working with a client on a design-assist or design-build basis, as Englewood Construction is with the reimagining of Stratford Square Mall, allows the commercial contractor to provide valuable input during the initial planning stages.

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.

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.

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 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.

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

Commercial Construction

While I’m far from eager to start thinking about when snow-mageddon will hit, the change of seasons is a great time to talk about how your national commercial contractor can help make sure your facility is ready for winter.

2012 Commercial Construction News Review…The Year that Was

Commercial Construction

As we welcome in the New Year, it’s customary for us to look back at what the previous year meant to Englewood Construction and the commercial construction industry as a whole. Prior to 2012, it was almost impossible to find national commercial contractors that were expanding staff.

Six Ways to Control Rising Commercial Construction Costs

Commercial Construction

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. Plan for off-season commercial construction (if you can).

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.

Is Your Commercial General Contractor More Relevant Than You?

Commercial Construction

I tell you this because I think it’s a great example of how the commercial construction industry can stay relevant and keep current, despite the fact that there is very little innovation in the construction process itself.

How Trusting Relationships Build Better Commercial Construction Projects

Commercial Construction

Like most businesses, the commercial construction industry is a relationship business. The best work is typically done when a project is viewed as a partnership between a client and commercial general contractor.

Commercial Construction Best-Practices: How to Avoid Scandals

Commercial Construction

We never like it when scandal rocks the commercial construction industry. Commercial general contractors generally don’t find their way into the mainstream news unless it is for something negative, often involving criminal activity.

Commercial Construction Checklist for Reviving Stalled Commercial Projects

Commercial Construction

It’s not just foreclosed homes that are looking like a bargain to real estate investors in today’s market, but also distressed commercial assets. Bringing a stalled construction project back to life is easier to do if you perform the right due diligence.

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. Would you want to use a Chicago commercial contractor who lies to his client?

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.

Go for the Gold: 3 Keys to Finishing a Commercial Construction Project on Time

Commercial Construction

Involving your commercial contractor early-on for a large-scale project, such as this shopping center development Englewood Construction completed in Connecticut, allows the construction team to create a realistic timeline for key project milestones.